Not Going to OddCon Blues: Warning on Increased Automotive Intelligence
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the advice: "Never discuss your finances in front of your car," which wisdom is due to the uncanny propensity for these mechanical necessities to suddenly develop problems sufficient to soak up their weight in free cash. Now, however, I am dismayed to report that modern cars are capable of understanding and interpreting what comes over the car radio as well. How else to explain car number 1 coming up with, not just one, but a sudden constellation of symptoms, guaranteed not only to negate the effects of any upcoming tax rebate but to requisition any normally disposable income for the next two months. Therefore, be very careful what you allow your car to listen to: if radio news has any information that there might be an economic upturn sometime in the future, I recommend changing the station.
Oh, well. I hope giving a bunch of money to the mechanics counts as "economic stimulus," in which case we have done our part--.