The Week in Reverse

March 10, 2006

Charlotte may have won the NASCAR Hall of Fame, but here in Atlanta we still have this huge fishtank thingy and more Home Depots than you can empty a wallet at, and the nation's first "sewer mayor." Take that, Humpy!

Dieter Zetsche is taking a stand against bribery at DaimlerChrysler. So does that mean over at Volkswagen, they're taking allegations of company-paid hookers lying down?

We're preparing to be utterly charmed by Pixar's Cars movie. So much so, we're already writing the TCConfidential review. Really we're just rewriting our Brokeback Mountain review, and replacing every instance of "gay cowboys" with the words "huggable animated cars."

So maybe you'd be surprised to hear that a Canadian Web site was pilfering TCC content - or maybe you wouldn't be, since the stories this unnamed thief stole were those of much-loved Doug Flint. Imitation is flattery, but lifting whole stories and changing one or two words quite another. We'll leave it at that.

Jed Connelly won't be making the switch from L.A. to Nashville with the rest of Nissan. Was it something they said? Or maybe the thought of having to tell Wynonna Judd to keep the Harley racket down?

A growing number of roadside arrests now involve prescription drug Ambien. Drivers have reported waking up with no knowledge of speeding, having been in accidents, or having purchased tickets to Madea's Family Reunion.

And finally this week, gas prices seem to be heading up again for various reasons - high demand, instability in the Middle East, and our favorite standby excuse, "It happens to everyone."

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