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Some Days It’s A Miracle The Site Happens At All: Tales From The Slack

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Bill Garcia
Bill Garcia
22 days ago

They should make it a Mild ICE, aka a range-extended PHEV. They have plenty of small engines that could act as a generator. No clue where they’ll stuff it in though… maybe a trailer? ????

Last edited 22 days ago by Bill Garcia
Rafael
Rafael
25 days ago

You guys should purchase what’s left of Jalopnik and install Adrian as EIC

DialMforMiata
DialMforMiata
25 days ago
Reply to  Rafael

I was planning on purchasing what’s left of Jalopnik, but I was only able to find forty-seven cents in the couch cushions. I’m sure Spanfeller is looking for at least a buck.

Rafael
Rafael
24 days ago
Reply to  DialMforMiata

They’ve disabled avatars o Kinja, surely that should drive the price down at least a cent!

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
25 days ago
Reply to  Rafael

First editorial decision: change the background to black.
Second editorial decision: change the standard site font to Helvetica.

Last edited 25 days ago by Adrian Clarke
Rafael
Rafael
24 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

The Autopian could benefit from a dark mode, just saying…

VanGuy
VanGuy
24 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

Death to sans serif fonts!

Georgia is my go-to these days. I felt so betrayed when I learned the 1 and the (ell) were nearly identical on Times New Roman.

And then of course, few sans serifs can easily distinguish the capital (eye) and the lowercase (ell).

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
24 days ago
Reply to  VanGuy

Serifs are florid unnecessary decoration, and an offense to the eye.

Myk El
Myk El
24 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

I accept this, however, in a world with no serifs, I want abbreviating Artificial Intelligence to A.I. exactly as shown because I am sick an tired of seeing all these headlines talking about the future of some dude named Al.

Andrea Petersen
Andrea Petersen
26 days ago

Having spent north of a decade in the Fiat universe, it took me a minute to realize that actually yes, this is all a bit confusing if you’re not completely used to this brand of lunacy.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
26 days ago

I wanna know what the Soul Coughing reference was! Chump, change and it’s on! seems appropriately Adrian, but this was Matt, so…

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
25 days ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

Matt (not me, the other Matt) was listening to Super Bon Bon while writing one of the Morning Dumps. Wednesday maybe? It kicked off some good threads.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
25 days ago
Reply to  MATTinMKE

Thanks! I need to pay more attention to those it looks like – it’s usually the headline alone that can draw me in.

Taco Shackleford
Taco Shackleford
26 days ago

Still not sure if Adrian is letting us speak again…

The old 500 was available as ICE, BEV, and mild hybrid in Europe. So now just the old will be ICE, and the new will be BEV, and Mild hybrid? Is that what Adrian was trying to get across?

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
26 days ago

Oh good grief.
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
25 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

They were never as high as we made you think.

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
25 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

The average dropped when you returned

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
26 days ago

Angry Adrian is fun!

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
26 days ago
Reply to  Shop-Teacher

David: I can understand you’re very upset.
Me: You’ve never seen me very upset.

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
24 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

I have made similar comments to my students in the past.

Outofstep
Outofstep
24 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

This is me with newer friends. Older friends know what I’m like. Thankfully I’ve learned techniques to keep that angry asshole at bay… For the most part

США! США! США!
США! США! США!
26 days ago

I drove that mild hybrid engined 500 in Mallorca via 500 cabriolet rental. Not a good motor. I think 70-ish HP including the poweer from hybrid assist. I would guess it would make the new 500e awkward to drive. Plus, I think the battery pack is the floor in the 500e. How would that work?

Unimaginative Username
Unimaginative Username
26 days ago

Threatening to jump ship to the herbiverse is either so silly it can’t be considered even as a joke or so dire someone needs to do a welfare check on Adrian…

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
26 days ago

So good.

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
26 days ago

I love this so, so much.

Adrian’s frustration and stinger at the end is chef’s kiss.

I spend 95% of each job trying to crack people up (because I spend 95% of my time in life trying to crack people up) so this Helmholtz resonates deeply.

A. Barth
A. Barth
26 days ago

Will there be a performance variant?

Spartanjohn113
Spartanjohn113
26 days ago
Reply to  A. Barth

A 500e Mild Abarth?

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
26 days ago
Reply to  Spartanjohn113

Isn’t that a brand of cigarettes?

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
26 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

Nah, that’s Fiat 100s. Also available in menthanol!

OCS-BN
OCS-BN
26 days ago
Reply to  Spartanjohn113

Ebarth

AlfaWhiz
AlfaWhiz
26 days ago
Reply to  OCS-BN

Soon enough MBA boffins will figure it out and launch Abarth as separate brand, exclusively making aggressive-looking SUVs for narcistic people who want to think they are modern and sporty, while having no clue about cars. Oh wait, that’s Cupra.

Sensual Bugling Elk
Sensual Bugling Elk
25 days ago
Reply to  AlfaWhiz

My friends and I got a new Cupra as a rental in Austria this year, and this is how the conversation went.
Me: What car did we get?
Friend: This just says “CUPRA”.
Me: Oh nice, a SEAT Cupra!
Friend: I don’t know what the hell a Say-aht Cupra is, but this just says CUPRA.
*we approach the car*
Me: What the actual fuck is this slightly lifted MK8 Golf, and what happened to all the SEAT badging.

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