Daily Podcast: The Same, Only Different
I was more than a little hesitant about blogging the LA Auto Show, As someone who abhors officious glad-handing, detests news conference narcolepsy and despairs at anti-ergonomic brochure schlepping, my natural inclination has been to surrender that bit of cybertorial to the heavy hitters. But this year TTAC has a "proper" new blog. And our most excellent contributor Alex Dykes offered his services. So I guess you could say Frank and I just kinda wandered into the gig. Although Autoblog and Jalopnik offered ten times the coverage, I was strangely excited by our minuscule contribution to the genre. I felt like our take was not just different, but worthwhile. It confirmed my growing suspicion that yes, dammit, TTAC has its own unique voice. Sure, our detractors see us as nothing more than childish snipers (now there's an image). But there are plenty of you who "get it," who share our sense of righteous indignation at the unsustainable hyperbole generated at and by auto shows. Even better, I was amazed at the quality of your contributory wit and wisdom. Would you have found your voice elsewhere? Perhaps. But I'm proud that TTAC can provide a safe haven for a literate legion of angry, bemused and insightful intellects whose sardonic attitude in no way impedes their love for all things automotive. Thank you for making it all– all of of it– worthwhile.