Analog Annoyance

It is nice that the TV industry, or FCC, or whomever is mandating the switch to digital signal for Feb. 17, 2009 is running TV commercials. I have probably seen 30 now. And each time they try to address the densest possible individual that would be seeing said commercial. They talk slowly, and really work on their annunciation. And every time it ends with “TV’s currently hooked up to cable will not have this issue.” Fine. Then how come every single one of the 30 commercials I have seen has been on a cable channel!!! I have never seen one on a broadcast station, like the local CBS/FOX affiliate. Aren’t those the people you need to address?
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Let the Voyages Begin

I just completed what is the first of hopefully many trips to NY in 2008. This one did not consist of any racing (save for the jaunt to a local go-kart track), but since work took place on the dwarf car, I guess it counts towards the total. Last year I made something like 10 trips. I expect it to be comparable this year. It takes a lot to keep oneself entertained on these voyages, but I will try to relay at least one entertaining tidbit after each.
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2007 Racing Season In Review

2007 rolled around with a unique challenge: There was a second black car in the driveway adorned with Cg-Lock livery, but the similarities between the cars were few. The new Cg-Lock ride was for a foreign racing surface with foreign technologies, and the season would begin with nearly a complete dearth of usable information. We decided to have fun and become moderately acclimated without getting bogged down in the details. Before the season began, we elected to run with the ESDCA, which is the Empire State Dwarf Car Association. The schedule consisted of 30+ races at 7 tracks clustered around Syracuse, NY. The schedule was published in February, which gave us plenty of time to ruminate prior to the season. We wanted to wait a few weeks into the season to debut; however the debut was pushed back even further as we had a wee bit more car maintenance to complete than we anticipated. It took us until June, but we finally headed north towards the Canadian border to begin the season.
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Loss of a true racer

I suppose it is only fitting since I recently wrote about an athlete passing that another one with great meaning to me passed. I just hope the “happens in threes” mantra does not come true.

A week ago today John Blewett III died during a freak accident, involving his brother, in a NASCAR Modified tour race. As a student of the sport, I am well aware of the inherent risks and acknowledge them. It does not make the loss any less difficult.
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