Jul 192019
 

The boys and I stayed up last night to see the 2020 Corvette reveal—the first C8. I had hoped to be able to easily find a good version of the reveal video and drive-out itself, but this released-this-morning commercial gives you a good look.

The new Corvette is still powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8, making 495 bhp and 470 lb-ft of torque. (And, in case you missed it, it’s mounted in the middle of the car.) We learned at the reveal last night that it’s good for sub-3-second 0-60 times. Wow. We also learned that the 2020 Corvette will start under $60,000. Double wow.

Can’t wait to see it in the ‘glass!

 Posted by at 6:21 am
Jul 182019
 
  • Requesting prayers for a longtime favorite person with a beautiful heart facing a new situation not entirely of her choosing. Much appreciated.
  • The live reveal of the 2020 Corvette is tonight. The show begins at 10 pm CDT, and you can follow it here.
  • I’ve always had a relatively casual knowledge of The Beatles’ music, knowing the same two to three dozen songs most any music fan knows. Recently I’ve been listening to the albums on Amazon Music and broadening my exposure a bit. It’s been fun. It’s truly amazing how much they evolved and grew in such a short span.
  • I’m looking forward to people returning to the moon. Commercially and militarily, we need to be there. I expect to see a permanent human presence there in my lifetime—probably even before I’m old. I’m considerably less certain about seeing human beings on Mars in my lifetime, though. Departing from lunar orbit makes it a little easier, but it remains a considerably more difficult problem. Here’s a good piece that says as much. (Designing a one-way mission makes it easier too, but I’m not sure we’ll ever have the stomach for that.)
  • We’re halfway through the penultimate season of Justified. Still highly recommended. (Part of me still wishes we could watch Bosch forever, though.)
  • I’ve carried a Cross pen daily for 20+ years, but it’s always been a minor annoyance that the clips get loose, and now I think the quality of the refills has declined too. So reluctantly, I’m trying a new everyday soldier. It came with a gel cartridge, but I swapped it for a Fisher Space Pen ballpoint cartridge. We’ll see.
  • IndyCar at Iowa Speedway is a blast. Iowa is a 7/8-mile Thunderdome of speed, and it’s a kick to see IndyCars turning out 17-18-second laps at it. Check it out at 5:45 Saturday evening on NBCSN.
 Posted by at 8:25 am
Jul 152019
 

A moment ago, the bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein resumed. Each side will have 20 minutes today, with Judge Richard Berman to issue a ruling on Thursday. Hopefully, we may soon begin plausibly imagining that this sorry bastard will never again be free. More importantly, so may his victims. Jeffrey Epstein is a demonstrably unrepentant […]

 Posted by at 8:26 am
Jul 112019
 

All right, I’ve successfully incorporated progressive-lens eyeglasses into my life. I have an occasional odd moment, but mostly I don’t notice them now. I’ll switch between these and monovision contact lenses freely. Don’t see any need to try multifocal contact lenses anytime soon. H. Ross Perot, Eagle Scout, Texas magnate, vigilante rescue mission organizer, billionaire, […]

 Posted by at 10:00 am
Jul 092019
 

Convicted sex offender and human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday on a federal sex trafficking and conspiracy indictment. He is currently in jail, waiting for the resumption of his bail hearing on Thursday. I have a few things to say about this, and I’ll just make that my first point. I will join many […]

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