A bunch of urban explorers snuck into the Baikonur Cosmodrome to check out the Buran, Russia’s Space Shuttle, which has been sitting abandoned since the 1990’s in a gigantic sealed hangar. This takes giant brass balls.
Look at what popped up on Barnfinds.com this morning: a 1966 Chrysler 300 convertible the same color as Bob's. From what the commentariat says, it's in rough shape (it's in Louisiana) and probably worth nothing more than parts. This one is red over white with a white top, and features a 383 with air conditioning. I'd prefer having A/C, but the white upholstery and top look pretty lousy to me.
Fucking hell. Amazon apparently canceled Paper Girls, even though it was a hit with critics. I guess they didn't meet some kind of viewer metric. They say they're shopping it around to other streaming services; I hope to hell they can find a new home for it.
Looking for information on how to defrost the IH fridge, I stumbled on a YouTube channel run by a guy who does restorations on old appliances and other antique stuff: Vintage 55 Restorations has a bunch of interesting topics to browse through.
So my MotorTrend Online subscription lapsed about a year ago, and I've held off on renewing it for reasons I can't really explain. Dirt Every Day was always one of my favored shows on that channel: two guys cutting and welding and building crazy vehicles to take on crazy adventures. Turns out they've ended the show—no idea if they've cancelled it or if the hosts have hung up the towel. There are some other shows on the channel I like—it's the best place to see the old episodes of Top Gear, but I'll have to reassess whether or not I'll renew it now.
Wow! The Smithereens are releasing a "lost" album from 1993, when they were between labels and had some time to record. This comes chronologically after the 1-2-3 punch of Especially For You, Green Thoughts, and 11, three albums that were on heavy rotation for me in college.