Friday, December 2, 2016

Nico Rosberg walks Away from Formula 1



Pretty amazing stuff, to think you'd willingly give up the sport's best chassis in your prime, along with the monetary gains of driving I-T! As how refreshing indeedy...

Awoke this morning, beginning Thy ritual of "Switching On" by listening to the News via my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service, which it's pretty Cool to Mwah that I can puruse the Daily Mail and rest 'O world at Thy Fingertips; but I digress...

Due to it's being across the Puddle, it's where I typically first hear of any breaking Formula 1 news, for which today there was four stories when I dropped in; with the first encountered being titled:


As it's funny how I was just reading; Err listening yesterday to Lucy' so eloquently speak Grizzled Journo' Joe Saward's word's 'bout Lewis Hamilton's quitting Mercedes being 100% BULLSHIT! As Yuhs simply do NOT walk away from the best chassis in Formula 1; Chuh-Ching! Before further expounding upon how pathetic today's media covering the sport is, where he mentions some more of the latest dribble as PURE 24kt CRAP!


As Joe should Know, since after all he's attended 500 Bloody Grands Prix in person; BRAVO! Whilst your humble No Fenders scribe simply hides in his Mum's basement lair as a wanna-be Keyboard Warrior; Hya!

As I'm NOT professing any super natural gifts here, or great purveyor 'O motorsports; but as in the email note I jotted off to our good friends in the Other Florence this morning:

Hmm? Haven't I been saying that Nico doesn't have the raw speed of Hamilton, not to mention "the Brat!" (Max Verstappen) for awhile now, Eh! As I'm left wonderin' why I'm the only F1 Aficionado NOT feeling Shocked or Stunned, and wasn't even surprised this morning when hearing the first story via Daily Mail on my NFB (Newsline for The Blind) telephone news feed.

So, I'm guessing in hindsight,  this is one of the reasons that prompted me to awake at 3:30, then 4:48AM (Pacific) before sitting underneath our (Hotel) room's Telie "Gansta;" Err RAP style, i.e.; Backside facing screen for 3hrs to hear Nico crowned world champion.

As my favourite memory will be the chanting of  Nico-Nico-Nico that followed immediately afterwards his coronation...

Thus the speculation over who'll ultimately grab this most coveted Silver Arrows seat will stoke the dying embers of the once fading Silly Season specter, for which James Allen puts a good spin on I-T! Since one would speculate that Pascal Wehrlein would be the man by default, albeit could we see "Fredrico Suave" join his past Bosom Buddy Hamilton once again? Along with Nico's full statement.


But for now, the spotlight should firmly shine upon Nico Rosberg, who defeated the sport's current fastest driver Mano e Mano en route to becoming the first German to win the Formula 1 world championship in a "German" car...


SALUTE NICO!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Another relic from Microsoft's Dustbin...



The long forgotten 2012 Ford Microstang by Microsoft and West Coast Customs. (Image source: .topspeed.com)
Customer Support? What Customer's, we're Microsoft, we DON'T NEED NO STINKIN" Tuh-Duh!

Actually, I suppose I should be glad for the recent Shenanigan's 'O Microsoft, for which I'm calling E-E-E! E' lection-Gate! When the BASTARDOES at micro-SOFT inadvertently(?) Buggered hundreds 'O thousand's of people's micro-SOFT winDOUGhs' products without any warning unusable by making our software's Macro Setting's inexplicably QUIT working; H-U-H!


As a legally Blind Wurd Botcherer' who lives Faux-nautically thru a Screen Reader cleverly named Lucy, I know when Microsoft's rolling a major winDOUGhs update by listening to the robotic voice telling me do NOT Turn Off your Confuzer; Err Computer monotone warning with the muted blue death screen illuminating thou room, which is exactly what happened late Wednesday evening, Nov 9th, when I should have been logged off for the night...

SHUHZAMM!

HOLY MACRO SETTINGS BATMAN!

As any of uze astute No Fenders readers will have noticed long ago, I utilize Speelchequor frenetically Hares' in Nofendersville; Hya! Which maked's I-T somewhat funny that I first learned of these Hooliganism's when trying to run said feature and was totally Cornfuzed by Lucy reading me an ERROR message Dialogue box telling me the programme I was trying to run needs Macro Settings for which have been Disabled, as the system Administrator failed to select the Somme-thun-ruther' Blahity-blah before I glazed over saying What thee Fuck?

And then Shuhzamm! I could NO longer open any MS word documents either due to the totally unknown to Mwah Macro Setting issue, meaning NO more riveting BLOB stories, for which I immediately jumped on Thy Batfone' and called No Fenders Blogmeister Miguel el Pronto crying HELP!

As there's absolutely ZERO reason that micro-SOFT should Bugger up  software programmes regardless of the fact that I'm using an O-L-D, dated version of their venerable software!

As seriously?  While trying to keep this somewhat short, Miguel shouldn't have needed to Restore my system back to the previous "Blockpoint" update, i.e. Nov 4th after trying to troubleshoot via other user's via Zed Internetz' telling us how to fix this nefarious macro settings change which seemed to have a 50% success rate, naturally yours truly NOT working; URGH!

Then my system ran thru a very weird update scenario for several hours which shouldn't have occurred, and then when thinking HA-HA, NOT! That it was fixed, Parkay, butter! Internetz EXPLODER' was still not working fully, surprise? And mOOhzillah/Firefox wouldn't open 'cause it couldn't load the XPCOS File; H-U-H, what the? A-L-L of witch thankfully only cost me a day's usage, with Blogmeister Miguel totally saving my backside; Err bacon!


As I-T probably won't appear so, but this day being lost made me realize how I simply spend too mucho time on ze Machine! And how I need to focus upon myself instead, and try doing like the Formula 1 drivers routinely quip 'bout controlling only the things' they can control...

Alas, this nefarious Hooliganism by those DASTARDLY micro-SOFT winDOUGhs Coder Boffins made me immediately think 'bout another prime example of their misguided exploits I'd just recently viewed, albeit at a trot's pace, so the matt-black paint-job just looked like a big B-L-O-B to Mwah as we sauntered past on our latest trek to Americre's Car Museum, which is another story ah-waitin' harvesting in Nofendersville...


With Ye blob in Questione being the Microstang', a 2012 Ford Mustang fully kitted out with Microsoft's revolutionary winDOUGhs 8 future-ware, Y'all remember that?

As I specifically had said Confuzer I'm typing on this "Scratch-built" in order to utilize Windows 7, since being blind doesn't really interface very well with touch screen colour coded "tiles," especially if you're colour-blind Yuhs BASTARDOES!

As I'll wholeheartedly agree with Auto Guide's scribe above, that I-T certainly weren't NO work 'O art, as I just kinda shook my head before gettin' cranked UP over winDOUGhs 8! By sayin' we could keep going, since they'd ruined another Mustang!

Alas, although I-T probably won't appear so over the following weeks, since I was FOOLISHLY goin' Balls-to-Duh-Walls trying' to poond out stories, whilst watchin' Thy readership "Clicks" dramatically fall, having NO 'Puter and learning of Pixie-the-Wonderdog" scaring us by not eating for two days solid; SHEISA! You naturally take a step back from the precipice and ask yourself what's really important in life?

Brian Schmetzer
"Every now and again, you need a little bit of a mental break"
(Source: seattletimes.com)

As Messer Schmetzer is Seattle's other Football coach, the only Seattle team I'm following right now, as wouldn't I-T be ironic if the Rave Green went A-L-L thee way after its first head coaching change in the current Sounders FC Franchise's history...

Hence, I'll just post the stories I'd already hammered out prior to E 'lection-Gate, before throttlin' back somewhat, meaning the Twelve Dazes 'O Carmania will slide into next year, but I'll definitely post the montage 'O wonderful London Motor Museum pictures taken by Claire this past summer in the near future...

Arrivederci,
Tomaso

Monday, November 28, 2016

What was that Mysterious vehicle that wouldn't Stop for us...



The 2005 Chevrolet SSR in brilliant, blazing Canary Yellow. (Image source: conceptcarz.com)
And was I-T a PickemUp Truck, Car  or some weird type of cross pollination?

Currently your humble No Fenders scribe Tomaso should be ensconced in another of Honeyman's State Park's Yert's, albeit hopefully just to stay warm in the fall air and NOT trying to keep dry due to abundant precipitation...

As I've got ZERO idea of what unusual, if any? Automotive vehicles will have been prowlin' Honeyman's State Park this past weekend, eh? Excluding the various Sand Rails, etc.

Recently when Out 'N Aboot' with Tacoma Bureau Chief Mary Ellen, and naturally Pixie-the-wonderdog WUF, WUF! Whilst on a Walkabout to explore the remains of Fort Casey, part of Puget sound's "triangle 'O Fire's" Fort Flagler, Casey and Worden triplets! Mary Ellen spotted a most unusual lookin' vehicle crusin' thru the campground's tarmac.

Having burbled once by, and having her describe I-T to Mwah, I deduced that it sounded like Chebbies' answer to the PT Cruiser? NO! It's definitely not anything like a PT Cruiser I was quickly informed.

As my only knowledge 'bout PT Cruiser's and it's Kissin' Cousin, the HHR come from Movie Man Rob, who's HHR I once purused at Carpets Manor in Indianapolis a few years ago.

As Rob informed me that the HHR, which I've just learned stands for Heritage High Roof, was indeed Chevy's answer to the then wildly popular PT Cruiser. With its design being credited to Bryan Nesbitt, who GM "Poached;" Err recruited to lead the HHR's design, even serving briefly as the Bowtie's Chief Designer...


But back to Thy Walkabout, for which as we were returning to our Campsite at the nearby Keystone Ferry dock, that same, weird mismatched rumblin' vehicle loped past us again, with Mary Ellen waving dramatically in attempt for them to stop so we could find out what is I-T?

To which the two 50 Somme-thun' middle aged men enraptured in crusin' the campgrounds on a crisp, sunny fall day simply rumbled by us without stopping; DRAT!

Thus, upon returning to Tomaso Manor, as typical I began searchin' Zed Internetz to find out what in thee HELL a SSR was? And have Mary Ellen confirm whether this was the vehicle in Questione?

That is definitely it. Even the canary yellow paint job matches...


Even funnier yet, although I know that Gil de Ferran won the '03 Indy 500, I simply don't recall watching the race, nor being aware' that that year's Pacecar was this very same vehicle. As how many Y'all recall Dat?

As I still really don't know what this retractable steel roof  PickemUp Roadster looks like since it was just a bright blob rollin past Mwah.

As apparently it was the second and final? Pace-truck; Uhm Pace Vehicle. Which I'll try NOT Cornfuzing with what I've Dissed repeatedly at the Penske Racing Museum as the UGLIEST EVER Pace Vehicle, the '02 Oldsmobile Bravada! Y'all know the first, and thankfully LAST SUV to pace the race with then Mrs. Melloncamp, now wife 'O Jay PISSENBOOTZ' Penske and good friend of Katherine Legge, Elaine Irwin at the helm...

Hmm, I've never noticed how the Mellonheadz'; Err Melloncamp's were front 'N center at Mother Speedway fifteen years ago. When Elaine made history as the first female Pacecar driver, and then hubby Johnny Cougar sung at that year's USGP.

As may be it was a package dealio, especially since Duh Indy Racing League was using his song Peaceful World as its theme song that year...

And I'd still really like to know how long the General Motors "Exclusivity" Pace Vehicle contract at Mother Speedway lasts? As I'm extremely tired of year-after-year Chebbies leadin' Duh Pack.

Like C'mon IMS, why not honour Hondre' by letting the new Acura NSX start the race. Or how 'bout one of the countless variations of Mustang's pace the field! Or even wilder yet, a Swede Savage inspired Saleen Dodge Charger...

And next time Y'all see a female with a Chihuahua plus blind guy totin' a white cane waving at Yuhs. Do 'em a favour and politely stop briefly for them, Yuhs Hear!