Tuesday Night Snippets – Righteous and the wicked

….. and I don’t mean ‘wicked’, as in ‘cool’

Posting is light as I’m tied up during the day at the moment. Added to that, tonight is one of the busier evenings in my vocational life so it’ll be light tonight, too.

But here’s a few tidbits to get you started.

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RIGHTEOUS

I’ve always wanted to do this with some Saab chairs….

Saab Chairs

These are Saab 9000 seats, built into office-worthy chairs by Henrik B – and they’re for sale.

More of people doing strange things with Saab bits below….

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WICKED

GM, who we all figured were evil to some extent anyway, have brought down a PR disaster on their own heads.

They have admitted that the Chevy Volt, from which they’ve been harvesting massive fields of shiny, fluffy, smiley green credits in the public mind, is actually connected between the engine and the wheels.

We’ve all been told for the last three years that the Volt is a fully electric vehicle with an internal combustion engine providing charge for the batteries when they start to get low. Now it’s been revealed that at certain levels of depleted battery charge and vehicle speed, the engine assists by providing torque to the wheels.

Deceptive, and inherently wrong.

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WICKED

Google are being wicked because they’re testing cars that completely remove the driver from the task of driving. Yes, cars driving themselves and on public roads, at speed.

What’s worse is that they’re succeeding – a radio report here in Australia today stated the only accident reported so far is another car hitting the Googlemobile due to inattention.

This is the ultimate in automotive evil.

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RIGHTEOUS

Kangaroos trying to cross the road at Bathurst…….. once again this year, Skippy made an appearance at Australia’s biggest race.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz2oAgoEE8Y

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RIGHTEOUS

The Local, Sweden’s news in English, has got into the car review business, with a very complimentary review of the Saab 9-5.

Success for the new Saab 9-5 range seems assured. Beautifully designed and built to standards befitting a premium brand, I feel that like me, the company’s loyal customers will struggle to find much to criticise in what is arguably Saab’s most important new model ever.

Much more where that came from at the link above. It really is a cracker of a car.

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WICKED

Honda are promoting their updated Civic – featuring Brown!!

2011-Honda-Civic-UK

Not as cool as our brown, I’m afraid.

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RIGHTEOUS

Saab sold 5 cars in Bulgaria last month.

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WICKED

Aston Martin are truly wicked for pressing ahead with the Cygnet. A more nauseating badge-vehicle combination you will rarely find.

I can’t even show the picture here.

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RIGHTEOUS

OK, more people doing fun things with bits of Saabs.

Via Flickr – the Saab grille 🙂

Saab Grille

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