My not-so-secret reason for loving the SR-71? It may have done more to end the Cold War than any other plane, and it did so without firing a single bullet or dropping a bomb. It was all about Information and Truth — and outing those lousy Commie (and other) bastards. » 12/17/14 1:15pm Wednesday 1:15pm

I'd rather have "FCA" than "DaimlerChrysler" any day. Chrysler is much better off, name loss notwithstanding, with Fiat than with ze Germans. Because ze Germans, particularly under Jürgen, were assholes. Okay, that's not fair: They're STILL assholes, just slightly less so. I'm looking at you, Dr. Fuzzy-Face Zetsche. » 12/16/14 10:32am Tuesday 10:32am

I'm going to go ahead and throw this one out here, because I think it's at least worth discussing: General Motors went from recalling the ignition switch to basically putting extremely critical and fresh eyes on everything made in recent memory, which prompted huge recalls that are still ongoing. The vast majority of… » 12/02/14 9:49am 12/02/14 9:49am

American here. I fly them occasionally when on business in Europe out of necessity (location + schedule). They. Are. The. Worst. I avoid them whenever I can, but sometimes I'm stuck with them as the only option. By comparison, Delta is like having your own private jet with butler service. » 12/01/14 3:13pm 12/01/14 3:13pm