Last Call: Krash King Edition

Print may be dead, but as proven by the action-packed cover of this vintage Hot Rod King comic, it didn’t go out without a fight. I can’t stop marveling at all that’s going on in this image – the flying helmet, the shredding tire, the expression on the face of the Betty Boop’s driver – it truly is a terrible-tempered tea kettle.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 
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  1. Andrew Avatar

    I recently posted here about losing my job and looking for leads. I am happy to share that I’m employed again now and possibly thanks to your collective suggestion of using LinkedIn. When applying for a job, I looked up the company to see if anyone I knew was connected to worked there. I had one connection, fired off a quick email asking the acquaintance to send a note to the guy working there, he agreed to, and I got the job about a week later. I have no proof that’s what sealed the deal, but it can’t have hurt.
    It’s not in my field and isn’t the greatest paying job; won’t enable me to order any fancy new car parts – but it will put food on the table and give me some self worth while I figure out what to really do next. Thanks for your advice and support!

    1. nanoop Avatar

      It surely beats MySpace!
      It’s an improvement from the situation before – good luck with further endeavours!

    2. 0A5599 Avatar

      I’m glad it worked so quickly for you.

      1. Johnson Kevin Avatar
        Johnson Kevin

        It didn’t work out for him so quickly. He didn’t get a job in his chosen field. He took a demotion. It did work out in the sense that he’s able to fulfill his responsibilities as a man. However his pursuit of happiness has been stepped on.

        1. 0A5599 Avatar

          That’s a bit harsh. My advice was to use Linkedin to look up a company and then utilize the connections. Andrew did exactly that, and got a job within a week, in a tough economy. I consider that working quickly. It doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for him, and he can pursue “the” job (and happiness) while he has “a” job.

    3. dukeisduke Avatar

      Cool! Glad to see you landed on your feet.

  2. ptschett Avatar

    So I was behind someone the other day who had possibly the worst aftermarket LED tail lights I’ve ever seen.
    The vehicle was a early 2000’s Chevy pickup. The tail lights each had 4 vertical columns of LEDs, something like 10 per column; the 2 inboard columns were the marker lights, the 2 outboard columns were the turn/brake lights. They also had an LED center light that had something like 5 LEDs in it. There was so little difference in brightness between the 2-column tail light mode and the 4-column brake/turn mode that it was impossible to tell at first glance whether they were braking, or just had their lights on; the center brake light was the only way to tell, and even that brake light was so dim that it was hard to interpret accurately and quickly.
    Problem is, if they get rear-ended on account of their terrible modification, it’s still presumptively the fault of the car that was following behind…

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      There are plenty of crap LED lights out there. Just as bad are LED replacements for incandescent bulbs, like the 1157. I was behind an ’80s Chevy this morning. It was painted black and decorated like Dale Earnhardt’s Number 3. It had LED bulbs in the taillights, and the lights were dark, except for a bright dot in the center.

    2. mzszsm Avatar

      I was behind one in TN where the owner had replaced the taillights in his GM pickup with a single row of LEDs that went across the entire back under the tailgate. For the blinkers there were more LEDs in that same row near the ends that would blink. It was very hard to make-out any of it.

  3. Marto Avatar

    I just don’t get it. I just can’t get on board with it.
    The new NSX is just … ugly.
    I want to like it, but I just can’t. Anyone else think it is offensive?

    1. Manic_King Avatar

      I don’t think it’s offensive but front is too busy and sides are seemingly copied from Ferrari 599 (see trough buttress, air scoop after the front wheel). It’s been so long in development phase now that it looks old already.

      1. Marto Avatar

        It is somehow overstyled AND dull. It’s a soap opera of a design: all drama, no heart.

  4. dukeisduke Avatar

    I’ve always wondered, what was in the old Ziff-Davis logo? A knight on a horse? A unicorn?

    1. mzszsm Avatar

      Wasn’t it a pegasus?