Garrison Keillor returns to the little town we love and continues to chronicle the lives of our favorite folks. Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. This being Wobegon, lives collide and relationships develop in the oddest ways. Take Clint Bunson, the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts cars on below-zero mornings. For six years, he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks into an event of dazzling spectacle. The town is dizzy with anticipation - until they hear of Clint's ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes. In Keillor's words, "It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it - good loving people who drive each other crazy." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrison Keillor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000423/bk_high_000423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, did Christy destroy her dad's car 15 years ago by putting black tape over a flashing temperature light - and then continuing to drive? And is Dad ready to forgive and forget? It's one of our all-time favorite auto-familial disputes. Elsewhere, Andy got talked into replacing his front brakes to help stop a noise coming from the rear; Nancy's husband says she's risking death by keeping her air conditioning on recirculate; and should Mickey be concerned that she's on her fourth consecutive boyfriend who drives an '82 Honda? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: July 9, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/160709/rt_cart_160709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Karmen's husband is a "burper." At the gas pump, he shakes the car to get the air out, and more gas in. Karmen thinks this is wacko--which it is--but is her nozzle technique any less crazy? Elsewhere in matters auto-relational, Jim just noticed that all of his romances have been with women who drive Volkswagens; and Derek needs to get his beloved Jeep off the front lawn, before his wife gets him out of the house. Also, a passenger-side farting sound is causing some major embarrassment for Alicia; Paul needs to figure out why his wife's Hyundai is moaning before she gives birth; and Ben is wondering if a potato can really fill in for a radio antenna. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: July 14, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/120714/rt_cart_120714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three modern tales of wizards, magic, and silliness. "High Moon" is a Western showdown with magic and 50 meters. "Tell Them NAPA Sent You" is a story of a wizard, dwarfs, and auto parts. And in "Wizard Jack", the wizard accidently trades all the magical tomorrows for tango lessons. Featuring David Ossman and Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and a full cast. "High Moon": David Ossman, Kevin Swan, Jane Yolen, Richard Fish, Steve Perry, Kara Dalkey. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by David Emerson. Cover by Ken Fletcher. Recorded live at Minicon 32, March 1997, Bloomington, Minnesota. "Tell Them NAPA Sent You": David Ossman, Michael Sheard, Windy Bowlsby, Tim Wick, Irene Ruderman, Preston Ossman, Richard Fish. Sound effects by Jerry Stearns. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Convergence, July 2003, Bloomington. "Wizard Jack": David Ossman, Philip Proctor, Melinda Peterson, Jane Yolen. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Minicon 33, March 1998, Bloomington. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ossman, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008061/bk_blak_008061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CEO of Parkwood Corp, chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation, Morton Mandel has reached great success in both his financial and personal life. In his book It's All About Who... Morton talks about his humble beginnings from working a summer job for his uncle in the wholesale auto parts business, to owning that same business with his brothers in July 1940. Though Morton joined the Army in World War II and left the business world behind him, it wasn't until after the war Morton and his brothers took a hard look at why their business was struggling to turn a major profit. Morton and his brothers realized that in an over-saturated market you have to come up with a different solution to attract customers; that sometimes business owners need to take a step back to see what their customers really need. What they learned propelled them into the future to live richer lives both monetarily and in the quality of life. Now Morton shares what he has learned about what a CEO is worth and how to hire and maintain "A employees". AMA is a world-class leadership development provider in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our training is internationally recognized by nine professional associations and the majority of the Fortune 500 companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000295/bk_amai_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Oshawa Bus Terminal is located at 47 Bond Street West in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The building is owned by the City of Oshawa and incorporates a multi-storey municipal parking lot. City Council has adopted, in principle, the Downtown Action Plan, July 2005, which recommends that the bus terminal functions should be relocated from this priority development site. As this the hometown of General Motors Canada, the bus terminal has murals of the auto industry decorating the face of the structure. Eight panels represent each of GM's corporate values: Heritage, Diversity, People, Innovation, Safety, Environment, Customer Enthusiasm and Quality.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Fiat 500 is a city car built by Italian automaker Fiat since 2007. The car is currently produced in Tychy, Poland, by Fiat Auto Poland alongside the Nuova Panda and second-generation Ford Ka, released in 2008, all using the same platform. Strictly a four-seater, three-door hatchback and about the same length as the Panda and Ka, the 500 is almost identical to the retro concept car Trepiùno presented in 2004. The 500 may be badged in different markets as the 500, Nuovo 500 or Cinquecento. The car was announced on May 5, 2006 and the first images were presented on March 20, 2007. The car was launched officially on July 4, 2007, with 250,000 in attendance. This was the largest launch party held in the last ten years, a testament to the 500's huge popularity. The car was displayed in the squares of 30 cities in Italy for the launch.
The Hot Coffee minigame controversy concerns a normally inaccessible minigame in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, developed by Rockstar North. Public awareness of the existence of the minigame arrived with the release of the Hot Coffee mod, created for the version released in 2005 for Windows-based computers. This mod enables access to the minigame. The minigame portrays sexual intercourse between the main character and his in-game girlfriend. The name of the mod is derived from the girlfriend's offer for the main character to come into her home for "coffee" a euphemism for sex. Although the "Hot Coffee" minigame was completely disabled and its existence was only highlighted after the mod's release for the PC version in June 9, 2005, the assets for the minigame were also discovered in both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game, and people found ways to enable the minigame via console video game hacking tools. By the middle of July 2005, the minigame's discovery attracted considerable controversy from lawmakers and politicians, prompting the game to be re-rated as an adult game, and pulled from some shelves.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rudolf Uhlenhaut (born 15 July 1906 in London, 8 May 1989 in Stuttgart), was a German engineer and executive for Mercedes-Benz. He had a long association with the Mercedes-Benz racing programme of the '30s and '50s, and is best known for his road legal version of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR race car. Uhlenhaut was born in London, during his father's term as head of the London branch of the Deutsche Bank. Later the family moved to Brüssels and Bremen. As an avid skier, he pursued his studies in Munich. In 1931 he joined Mercedes-Benz, working under Fritz Nallinger on the development of the Mercedes 170V. In 1936 Uhlenhaut assumed leadership of the race car department. Auto Union dominated the 1936 Grand Prix season over the aging Mercedes-Benz W25. As a talented driver in his own right, he was able to spot the deficiencies of the chassis and suspension, however he never raced competitively as he was needed for his engineering skills. The replacement for the Mercedes-Benz W25, the Mercedes-Benz W125, remedied the chassis and suspension shortcomings and was much more powerful.