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This motorcycle sidecar has an NA Miata marker light and half of a Honda EG Civic taillight This motorcycle sidecar has an NA Miata marker light and half of a Honda EG Civic taillight

Spotted at the fancy Walmart by my office on one of my regularly-occurring lunchtime Walmart excursions: this BMW adventure bike with matching sidecar. It has lights on it. I recognized them.

You know you're in DC when you see a car driving around with a Bumper Bully flapping in the breeze You know you're in DC when you see a car driving around with a Bumper Bully flapping in the breeze

Street parking in DC can be a challenge. I often see cars in the city, and out in the burbs, driving around with Bumper Bullies still deployed. 99.9% of these cars have DC tags, even out in the burbs. Come on y’all, you’re supposed to put that shit back in the trunk when you’re done parking!

One of my neighbors might've gotten a BMW i8 Roadster One of my neighbors might've gotten a BMW i8 Roadster

Last night I happened to notice this BMW i8 Roadster parked in front of one of my neighbors’ houses. It has New Jersey plates, so you’d think it’s just visiting or something, but I’ve actually met this neighbor and it might be his. Maybe. If I’m remembering the right house, that is.

It's a well-known fact that the majority of Toyobarus at my gym are driven by people who are gym nuisances (UPDATED) It's a well-known fact that the majority of Toyobarus at my gym are driven by people who are gym nuisances (UPDATED)

Most of the people at my gym have at least halfway decent gym etiquette, but some of them are minor nuisances. I’m not sure who drives this blue Toyobaru, but the guy with the orange one is a major toolbag.

More often than not, it's a Lexus dealer More often than not, it's a Lexus dealer

SO YOU’RE TELLING ME IF I BUY A LEXUS, I’LL BE ABLE TO GET A LOANER CAR IF I BRING IT IN FOR SERVICE AT YOUR FINE DEALERSHIP ESTABLISHMENT? THIS IS A CONCEPT I HAVE NEVER BEFORE ENCOUNTERED, TELL ME MORE!

BMW extended the warranty on some random-ass electrical thing in my car, so I submitted a reimbursement request for some other random-ass electrical work I had done this year, juuuuust in case BMW extended the warranty on some random-ass electrical thing in my car, so I submitted a reimbursement request for some other random-ass electrical work I had done this year, juuuuust in case

BMW sent me a letter saying they were extending the warranty on the Footwell Module in my car, and that if I had repairs previously done on it, I may be eligible for reimbursement. I was like “dafuq is a footwell module?” but I did have the blower motor worked on and that’s in the footwell so maybe?

The Hyundai Veloster N runs on sweet blessed REGULAR UNLEADED FUEL The Hyundai Veloster N runs on sweet blessed REGULAR UNLEADED FUEL

Here’s a nice piece of news from Motor Trend: the EPA just posted the fuel economy figures for the Veloster N, and it runs on regular unleaded fuel. This is fairly unheard of for modern turbocharged engines in performance trims of mainstream brand cars, and any luxury brands. Yay!

These aliens on Star Trek are doing the Wakanda salute These aliens on Star Trek are doing the Wakanda salute

“Thanks for stopping our moon from crashing into our planet, Captain Picard!” (From the TNG season 3 episode Deja Q)

Sad news for the 4 people who were still holding out hope this would happen: the keyboard Moto Mod has officially been cancelled Sad news for the 4 people who were still holding out hope this would happen: the keyboard Moto Mod has officially been cancelled

A little company named Livermorium was trying to make a keyboard Moto Mod attachment for the Moto Z line of phones. But, now they’ve given up. Darn. But fear not, physical keyboard lovers! Livermorium is now supposedly shifting gears to making a whole phone with a keyboard.

Forget the Z3 M Coupe, the real Clown Shoe has C4 Corvette taillights and delivers Greek food on battery power Forget the Z3 M Coupe, the real Clown Shoe has C4 Corvette taillights and delivers Greek food on battery power

Yesterday I popped out of the office at lunch time to go get gas at the cheap-ish station a couple miles away. It’s on the main drag in the town of Vienna, VA. On my way back, I noticed something. What is this dippy little thing? A Meyers Motors NMG (No More Gas).

Time to switch me over to AT&T Prepaid, buh bye Verizon Time to switch me over to AT&T Prepaid, buh bye Verizon

Round and round the cheap cell phone plan merry go round we go again! I’m going to switch to AT&T Prepaid! When I moved to DC, I was on T-Mobile, but that didn’t work for me. Then I switched to Verizon prepaid, which also didn’t work. AT&T redid their plans, and has a cool multi-line discount calculator.

This is one hell of a slogan, and other random morning commute observations, with a Buick Regal Sportback sighting and other bonus content This is one hell of a slogan, and other random morning commute observations, with a Buick Regal Sportback sighting and other bonus content

Today on my drive to work I found myself behind this van for a business that sells defibrillators, and does CPR training. The slogan: “Our Business is Shocking.” I nearly died laughing at that, but at least if I did, there would be a defibrillator nearby.

Back-to-school traffic means crazy high dynamic toll prices on I-66 E from VA to DC Back-to-school traffic means crazy high dynamic toll prices on I-66 E from VA to DC

Interstate 66 is one of the main routes connecting Washington, DC to the Northern Virginia suburbs. For the final 10 miles of the commute in to the city, starting at the Beltway, 66 East is is only accessible to carpoolers, or people who pay a toll that changes with traffic volume.

My post-gym falafel joint is the safest place in Rockville, MD My post-gym falafel joint is the safest place in Rockville, MD

If a hitman wanted to find me, they wouldn’t have to try very hard. Just look for the stupid bright blue BMW in a suburban DC strip mall with both a gym and a Halal Guys. But...I’m ok with this.

BRB going to change my rapper name now BRB going to change my rapper name now

P DESTRIAN has a nice ring to it.

Shockingly, there is a 2019 Acura ILX, and it's still the same old previous-generation Civic, but now it has a Superman grille Shockingly, there is a 2019 Acura ILX, and it's still the same old previous-generation Civic, but now it has a Superman grille

A little over a year ago, I predicted that Acura would stop making the ILX, since it’s now noticeably worse than a Civic Touring, and that it would live out its few remaining days with the old Acura de-beaked beak grille. But here comes the 2019 ILX to prove me oh so wrong.

In the handicap section at the fancy Walmart there are two cars with handicap permits In the handicap section at the fancy Walmart there are two cars with handicap permits

Today I’ve been wasting time catching up on shopping that didn’t get accomplished over the long weekend. That meant and online order for store pickup at Home Depot, an Amazon order, and a late lunchtime stop over to the Fancy Walmart™ near my office (which gave me an excuse to pick up Chinese takeout).

An old Chevy pickup in naaaattuuuurre mannnnnn An old Chevy pickup in naaaattuuuurre mannnnnn

I had a mostly lazy Labor Day weekend. Now I’m back at work, boo! In between the lazy stuff we actually did go out and do Nature Things and also errands. Here’s an old survivor in the parking lot at one of those Nature Things: Brookside Gardens.

There are not one, but two, SRT vehicles with Mopar-themed vanity plates in my office parking garage There are not one, but two, SRT vehicles with Mopar-themed vanity plates in my office parking garage

Today I parked next to this SRT Durango that I’ve seen around the garage a few times. It also gives me an opportunity to post another pic of a different SRT vehicle with a Mopar vanity plate.

Essential PH-1 review: the cheap-as-hell, almost-flagship hotness Essential PH-1 review: the cheap-as-hell, almost-flagship hotness

The Essential PH-1 was severely hyped up last year before its release. To say that it didn’t fulfill the hype is an understatement. But now, a year later, it’s actually turned into a great phone at a great price. It probably took Essential too long to get to here, but now, I highly recommend the phone.

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