Wednesday, June 14, 2006
According to the AP, Mark Johnston paid $1.7 million for the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR roadster pictured above. Johnston is claiming that the car, one of five ever built of that model, had only been driven 10 blocks when an oil pressure warning light came on and the car failed to shift gears properly. It was later determined the car requires an entirely new engine and Johnston is suing DaimlerChrysler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA for either the cost of a replacement engine or a refund of his money.
Okay, off the top of my head, here's a quickie list of things I care less about than Mr. Johnston and his $1.7 million non-functioning Mercedes:
1. People Magazine's list of "hottest bachelors"
2. Reasons why the US should be optimistic about the 2010 World Cup
3. The list of refreshments to be served at the Karl Rove "I Wasn't Indicted" Victory Party
4. Excuses for why geese are the leading polluters of Lake Tahoe (I just want solutions)
5. Faux "Hurricane" Alberto (Thanks for the wall-to-wall coverage, CNN! Seriously, it hasn't made me stop watching you at all!)
6. A documentary that Reuters is telling us exposes Chuck Berry's "dark side". (And if you've heard the same stories, you'll know exactly what I mean. If you haven't, well, go enjoy the movie. I'm sure it's great.)
7. Pretty much anything Pres. Bush claims to be "upbeat" about
Like I said, just a quick list and not at all exhaustive. By all means, feel free to contribute some other ideas.