Monday, January 6, 2020

Killer Tumbleweeds, Flying Road Signs and The Dakar'

Is this a sign that Thee Apocalypse's here? As what a way to ring in the New year...

So much for starting off another year here upon No Fenders slowly, Eh? Although I'm still planning on taking it easy this month, especially since the JACKALOPES at Microsoft insist on my upgrading my Operating System's Software, BASTARDOES! Since we All know Change is Bad, Otay?

Yet whilst thou New year's was ushered in here in the Pacific Northwest with an unrelenting torrent of Rain! As Sing it 'Ol Lionel, All Night Long; Hya!

I just had to chuckle over the news regarding Killer Tumbleweeds in Warshington', Huh?

Yep, that's right Kiddies', as the story on The Seattle Times, where I first heard about It via my Newsline for The Blind telephone service - Noted how five cars and an 18-Wheeler' Semi-truck became ensnared in Killer Tumbleweeds standing some 15-feet tall in Richland, WA; Aye Karumba!

And then Thars' the News regarding some Hapless Driver having his vehicle Speared by a Flying Road Sign! Although it weren't just any 'Ol Automobile. Nope, it was a Corvette naturally; Crikeys!.

And lastly, this year's running of the famed Desert Rally Raid, the Dack Ar', which actually began Sunday, January 5th, sees NBC Sports beginning it's Half-hour Vignettes this afternoon 2PM Pacific Stateside. Presumably with Thee Voice 'O Indy Cars, nee Leigh Diffey. As Check your local listings.

As the 42nd edition of the Dakar will be contested in thou Desert Kingdom, nee Saudi Arabia for the first time ever this year. Comprising of 12 Stages and running from Jan 5th to Jan 17th.

Obviously, Snap! (Inside Joke Thar, as where Are Yuhs Jeffie' of One Lap Down Fame, Eh?) El Mucho Attenzione will be focused upon a Dakar Rookie by the name of Fernando Alonso, who joins the mighty Works Toyota Hilux PickemUp' Squad, which includes the reigning Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah.

But the Spaniard will face some stiff competition from X-Raid's John Cooper Mini's "Buggies," nee 2WD "Cars" with fellow Countryman El Matador', aka Carlos Sainz and Monsieur Dakar, nee St├ęphane Peterhansel, the cagey Desert Fox who boasts an amazing 13 victories to his credit having Somme-thun' to say 'bout Fernando hogging the limelight...