We believe congratulations are in order. We've all officially made it over the hump to Thursday, and that deserves celebration in the form of these procrastination-fueling and boredom-destroying memes. You're welcome.
Q: What part of the chicken is the nugget? A: The carburetor.
The Frankenstein’s monster to Pimp My Ride’s Frankenstein, the E4 show Carjackers is the new thing we all have to worry about. On Carjackers, apparently, people have their car stolen by a loved one and turned into something horrible. Case in point, this woman turned her fiancé's car into a chicken nugget.
Let’s run that one again: Someone turned their fiancé’s care into a chicken nugget.
Sarah, the carjacker in question, decided that because her husband is “the chicken nugget man," he needs a “nugget mobile.” Just saying, if you’re future spouse is the chicken nugget anything, they should also be single again.
To be sure, the car looks awful and totally inedible. It’s the color of one of those foam pits you jump into at someone's gymnastics birthday party. Thankfully, you can’t smell through a TV set.
Also, to be sure that everyone knows what they’re looking at, i.e. not a car covered in scrambled eggs, it has a decal on the windshield reading “I <3 NUGGETS.”
Wait, they also turned a car into a giant dog.
Humanity, just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this.
Wouldn’t be great if your Uber driver didn’t have to put their hands on the wheel and could spend all their time looking at their phone?
That Utopia is now a reality for San Fransisco users in need of a ride somewhere.
Uber, the ride-share company that has all sorts of problems with labor and drivers assaulting riders, is cutting out the driver entirely. They are launching a fleet of self-driving cars to pick people up and drive them to the airport.
Of course, there are still people in the driver’s seat for the time being, but it’s only a matter of time before Uber realizes that the car can just drive itself, hence the name “self-driving car.”
Actually, there's a spefic reason for the driver: Legal loopoles! Because they’re the bad boys of the ride-share industry, they don't have to follow the law for these cars, which aren’t really street legal yet.
According to NPR, “Uber has started offering rides in self-driving cars in San Francisco without a permit for autonomous vehicles — defying state regulators, who say the permit is mandatory.”
“Wired magazine suggests Uber is exploiting a loophole of sorts, noting that the regulations, as written, apply to cars that have ‘the capability’ of driving without a person monitoring them. Uber is effectively arguing that its cars' autonomy ‘isn't good enough’ to require a permit, Wired writes.”
Isn’t that great, putting your life in the hands of a company who exploits a loopole because self-driving cars are cool or something?
Wouldn’t it be great if your car could scream along with you in traffic, frustrate you when you’re lost, or whine when it needs some gas? Your wish is Honda’s command!
According to The Washington Post, “Japanese automaker Honda will showcase a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show next month that is capable of understanding the driver’s emotions and developing emotions of its own.”
Drivers with road rage are gonna love this thing.
The car will harness “the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience,” says Honda (as well as every mad scientist in a movie about A.I. ever, but that’s besides the point). The concept car, called the NeuV, comes equipped with an “emotion engine,” an artificial intelligence that isn’t powered by your emotions, but rather learns from them.
“Honda expects the car will ‘grow up’ with its driver and share in his or her experiences, prompting the driver to feel the car ‘has become a good partner and thus form a stronger emotional attachment toward it,’” said The Washington Post in a terrifying sentence.
Honda will showcase this new concept car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show; though, it is unknown when it will be available for purchase, so the war against man and machine will begin.
Some people are born to be stunt drivers.
Take for instance, this driver from Albuquerque, NM. After dropping a friend off, he went out for some late e night Carl's Jr, when a red Chrysler 300 stopped in front of him. Confused, our would-be stunt driver begins backing up down the street and takes off across the streets of Albuquerque. It's nuts.
With the split screen created by the driver’s dashboard camera (one facing the windshield, the other facing the driver), you can get a sense of how intense this situation was. This seven minute is the best action movie of the year, and this dude needs a part in Fast 8.
Uber has officially decided that the people of Pittsburgh are disposable, as they have started using self-driving cars to pick people up there as their first test location.
Pittsburgh is known for having dinosaur-sized potholes...
With Pittsburgh's confusing-to-navigate-roads, the cars (and passengers) def have their tests ahead of them.
The reviews are in, and folks aren't pleased, but technology always marches onward...
Hey, it could be worse I guess.
Tesla recently pushed an update to software on the Model S and Model X that included a not-so-secret Easter egg. Elon Musk announced in a Tweet that if you press the autopilot button four times in quick succession, this rainbow road will pop up in the dashboard screen. Unfortunately, the new level doesn't include any theme music:
The Roselle, Illinois police department posting a picture of a car with a 15-foot tree sticking out of it on their Facebook page with this description:
A few weeks ago, a Roselle police officer saw a car driving southbound on Roselle Road with a 15-foot tree embedded in the front grill of the car. After stopping the driver, he also noticed the airbags had been deployed (apparently from hitting the tree). After an investigation, the Roselle officer arrested the driver for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive!
This dashcam video actually shows her driving around with the tree sticking out of her car:
It happens so fast but the reporter, Alex Savage, managed to jump out of the way in the nick of time. He posted a follow up video on Facebook assuring everyone he was okay and crediting his photographer, Chip Vaughan, with shouting the alert that saved his life.
Close Call!! Almost got hit by a car live on-air, heart still pounding.Posted by Alex Savidge KTVU on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
'Good deeds don't go unpunished,' demonstrated Mother Nature, or Jack Frost.
24-year-old Matthew Bove hit Twitter Monday morning to share a spectacular photo, which depicts an impossible stroke of bad luck. Or this dude dipped overcharged his karma bank recently. Either way Bove made the safe decision to leave his car overnight by a bar him and his friends had spent their evening at. So Kudos to Bove for making the right call.
What you see here is the icy aftermath of what's called the lake-effect phenomenon. This takes place when a cold front absorbs moisture as it passes over a big, warm body of water, and then tends to produce absurd amounts of snowfall.
For a moment there we thought this might be the latest in a string of prior Jimmy Kimmel vs. John Krasinski & Emily Blunt pranks. In case you were unaware those two star-studded teams have been exchanging Christmas-wrapped cars for blows in an epic ongoing prank war.
Here's something to make you smile.
A British man has created a drivable, adult-size version of the classic Little Tikes car. And it could be all yours if you get the winning bid on Ebay.
The colorful car was created by Mechanic John Bitmead and his brother Geoff back in 2013, and has been used to raise money for children's charities across the country.
The car is listed at £21,500, or $33,264, and has about 5,000 miles on it.
Florida Man took the night off from causing mayhem, and Florida Woman took his place.
Whitney Beall, a 23-year-old woman, was arrested this weekend for drunk driving after using the mobile app Periscope to live-stream her entire ride.
"I'm super drunk, I don't even know how to explain it," she says to start the 11-minute broadcast below. The entire broadcast lasted over 40 minutes.
With tips from viewers and one officer using their own Periscope account to spot landmarks, police were able to safely stop Beall.
"Officers advised that they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Beall, her speech was slow; her eyes were bloodshot and glossy," a Lakeland PD Facebook post said.
It seems Florida Woman got the attention she wanted. And luckily no one was hurt.
Using only actual paper and dozens of animators, PES made this gorgeous stop motion, flipbook-like story of the evolution of Honda.
Sure, it's advertising, but it's a thing of real creative beauty that looks so well-crafted in its handmade style.
They even made a really neat behind-the-scenes video:
PES is no stranger to beautiful, viral videos. They were the ones behind 2008's Western Spaghetti:
And the similar, but still lovely, Fresh Guacamole from 2013:
A variety of car manufactures have begun to make the car less of a viewing obstacle when you're driving around all those gnarly sk8r bois and CNET has put together a great round up of all the latest innovations.
One of the dumbest things highlighted in the video is a Mercedes Benz marketing campaign from a few years ago.
Regardless, we're so close to the impossible dream.
When you have nothing but open, largely barren desert and cars, you make fun where you can.
The new thing in Saudi Arabia is to video your car rolling along of its own accord while you do any manner of thing you want on the hood, roof, back or being dragged behind it.
You also need to have this song playing, which Google probably incorrectly translates as Yesterday, My Heart Carefree.
You don't even have to have a car, per se.
Here's my favorite:
This isn't the first car-based meme that has come out of Saudi Arabia. Last year, doing insane things while balanced on two tires was all the rage.