Published on 2011-10-22 21:42:01
Edited to add:
This post has since been syndicated by my friends at Jalopnik. You can read it over there and see the lovely responses from race fans. The title they used is not mine; I do not "let" my husband do things or deny permission to do so as I am not his mommy and he is not five years old. Regardless, as always I am extremely grateful to Ray Wert for promoting my work.
This isn't a funny blog post, or a snarky one, or one about auto shows at all. This is a blog post I composed in my hea [..]
Published on 2011-08-01 17:03:25
I have had it with these motherf-ing snakes on my motherf-ing car!
OMG I can't even watch this video without squealing in horror. Jesus. I would do the exact same thing and not pull over. What, were they supposed to give that snake the chance to climb in the car and eat their babies? It must have been in the engine block before they took off. OMG I am freaking out over this.
True story: One day my cousin was driving down the highway when a motherf-ing snake dropped into his lap. It was just a [..]
Published on 2011-07-23 17:50:51
I'm so naive. Perhaps it's because I'm white and grew up middle class, but I truly had no idea how much prejudice and hate existed in this world until I started doing auto show. I mean, I knew it was out there - everyone hears people they know say ugly things once in a while (and hopefully crosses those people off their list of friends) but I had no idea it was still on such a grand scale.
Thanks for another sucktastic life lesson, auto show.
So over the past x many years I've been doing this [..]
Published on 2011-04-18 18:15:27
In case you've been living under a rock for the last two years, everything wrong with the world is President Obama's fault. Budget crisis? Obama. Teen pregnancies? Obama. All My Children being canceled? Obama. That hangnail you've had for the last we
Published on 2011-04-01 01:08:06
"So, do you girls like jokes?" asked that day's grandpa du jour, wobbling ever-so-slightly from the heady mixture of his Coumadin and Bud Light.
I eyed him warily. In such situations I can't exactly brusquely say no and walk away, so with a heavy in
Published on 2011-03-13 11:23:47
The big auto story of last week was about how my nemesis Chrysler had a giant PR nightmare on their hands when an account executive from NMS mixed up his Twitter accounts and posted something (quite funny but corporately inappropriate) on the Chrysle
Published on 2011-03-04 23:29:31
God makes no mistakes, says Lady Gaga.
God might not make mistakes, but this guy did coming to the auto show with his face a mess.
Chicago. Night shift. Almost to closing. I see him coming from the side, from a distance. The peripheral view was "ma
Published on 2011-02-20 11:23:35
Why is your child dry humping my car?
No really, why is your THREE YEAR OLD CHILD DRY HUMPING MY CAR????
Somehow the radio still worked. Before the show starts our techs go in and remove a bunch of fuses, some for safety and some for the annoyance
Published on 2011-02-09 02:15:14
I often get asked (obviously by people who never go to auto shows) if any men work there. There are a ton of guys who do the same job I do, the exact same job I do, yet no one debates whether or not they actually know anything about cars or believes
Published on 2011-02-04 10:10:48
Volkswagon's Super Bowl commercial is already my favorite : )
Published on 2011-01-15 14:42:14
If we booth babes, who according to commenters on various auto blogs and websites are nothing more than window dressing and don't know crap about cars - if we booth babes know the difference between AWD and 4WD, then why doesn't whatever dealer guy w
Published on 2011-01-04 00:25:38
One of the happiest days of my 2010 occurred when I opened my auto show schedule for the 2011 season. Guess who's NOT going to Detroit, bitches? ME. I could only be more thrilled if I were being sent on a tantric yoga retreat with Mike Rowe.
Published on 2010-12-14 14:38:35
I love it when my auto show brethren share on Facebook the ridiculousness that happens to them in their own displays. This comment, from a particularly inventive visitor, is one of my favorites of all time:
"Are the airbags in this car on the inside
Published on 2010-11-20 14:35:26
A new insidious danger has entered my world. While traveling as often as I do has always had its annoyances, large and small (thankfully mostly small), it is about to get much, much worse.
Because now I'm going to be sexually assaulted at the airpor
Published on 2010-11-07 12:08:38
The 2011 model auto show season is nigh and I must prepare myself for the onslaught of germs and filth brought forth by the teeming masses I encounter daily.
I truly have no idea how I have not yet contracted hepatitis, leprosy, flesh eating disease
Published on 2010-11-07 12:05:10
I WANT A POLAR BEAR HUG!!!!! I will buy three Nissan LEAFs if I can have three polar bear hugs. I will buy zero Nissan LEAFs if the "polar bear" is actually a pervy sales guy in a fluffy white suit.
Published on 2010-10-13 14:28:25
The closest we will ever get to reenacting the hot candle wax scene from Body of Evidence with my boyfriend Mike Rowe.
Published on 2010-10-11 23:37:56
The auto show lost and found is a fascinating slice of anthropologic wonder. The things people leave behind can tell you a lot about what they truly value -- or, alternately, how much you've managed to blow their minds with your vehicle, to the point
Published on 2010-10-07 15:21:27
I am not the only person who has a problem with Unnecessary Trucks. I am also not the youngest, grouchiest, most knowledgeable or most vocal. No, that title must go to the 10-year-old son of a former Booth Bro.
Brendan, who worked as a product speci
Published on 2010-09-27 00:36:29
As you can tell, I'm an observer of people. I've noticed a recurring theme among the slice of Americans I get to spend time with on the auto show circuit: a desperate need for more episodes of What Not To Wear and a lack of dietary restraint.