By on August 31, 2007

matt.jpgSorry for the late post, Justin. My daughter's musical education demanded an emergency trip the Bundus to secure a larger violin from the only gray-haired man I've ever seen with a Beatles-style (a.k.a. bowl) haircut. Stepping out of the Volvo S80– a press car that my wife had scratched only hours before while choking on a mint in an underground parking garage– I noticed that the Bee Gees-era Chevrolet Caprice parked adjacent was adorned with a sticker: "RI State Troopers. Always there when you need them." I had to laugh. I mean, you pay a "donation" to a "benevolent fund" (how mafia is that) and you get this sticker that asks the cop not ticket you 'cause you reached into your pocket when a highly paid telemarketer ignored the national Do Not Call list to tell you how many police officers died so that some meths-crazed loser wouldn't interrupt the crucial last five minutes of Iron Chef America– like he just did. I say, if you're that worried, drive a Volvo S80. If ever a car discouraged rapid progress, this is it. In fact, the Caprice driver would have LOVED the S80; same floaty drifty dynamics, touchy brakes, unsupportive seats, slow and complaining engine and family-friendly packaging. In fact, it's the missing link! Anyway, I digress. Here's the podcast.

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