Fantasy WRC: Year-End Review / 2015 Preview

After eleven months and thirteen rallies we have at last, sadly, reached the end of the season. While the battle in the WRC may have been fairly one-sided, the battle in the Fantasy WRC was a close fight from start to end, with numerous lead changes and, thanks to the drop format, a surprise winner who took the win… » 11/19/14 1:45pm Wednesday 1:45pm

Fantasy WRC: Rally GB (Super short edition)

So instead of writing the Fantasy WRC preview I spent the weekend trying to figure out why my brake lines are now full of air (still a mystery). Ergo I forgot to write the preview and we're doing this super short. Y'all know how this game goes. All I can really add is NOOOOOOO! MIKKO! DON'T LEAVE US! Seriously, he… » 11/10/14 2:15pm 11/10/14 2:15pm

UHG2: The Chronicles of Mooch, Entry 3

So the last couple weeks were almost what one could qualify as "good." Mooch has been staying in his room, with only the occasional foray for food. We've learned to keep the good stuff in the third floor kitchen where he can't get to it. And I've learned to close the doors to the living room when I'm hanging out in… » 11/10/14 1:45pm 11/10/14 1:45pm

Watch 16 Minutes of Tarmac Bliss

When you strip it down to it's core, the foundation of rally is essentially the Jalop dream: find the greatest driving roads in the world and hoon them to the limit, all without having to worry about traffic or cops. Jari-Matti Latvala's on-board video from special stage 10 of this year's running of Rally de Espana… » 11/07/14 12:18pm 11/07/14 12:18pm

Outback XT: Talk me out of/into it, Oppo

Thanks largely to car cancer, and also-but-slightly-less to a number of lesser failures which individually wouldn't be a big issue to have fixed but together just aren't worth it, I'm getting rid of my '02 Outback. I knew from the start I wanted to replace it with a newer Outback (05-09), and started looking around. I… » 11/06/14 8:12pm 11/06/14 8:12pm

Battle of the Covers: Thriller (Halloween Request)

Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize your neighborhood. And whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down, must stand and face the hounds of hell, and rot inside a corpse's shell. The foulest stench is in the air. The funk of… » 10/31/14 12:34pm 10/31/14 12:34pm