If You Aren’t Watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, You Should Be

John Oliver of The Daily Show fame has been hosting his new show on HBO for a little over five months now. If you haven’t been watching it, you really should be.

While The Daily Show often covers important topics, it doesn’t have the opportunity to do so in depth because it’s hampered by the fact that there are commercials and guests cutting into the air time.

John Oliver however dives deep into just one or two subjects to make a much stronger point about the subject being covered. He has no guests or commercials.

For example his latest episode had a really striking piece about asset civil forfeiture by police. While that sounds dry and boring, he makes the subject matter compelling and tops it off with a bit of comedy to bring it home. Trust me — it’s worth watching this video until the end.

The outtakes are worth watching too.

Punctured Tire

Last week I drove my Viper to Automattic‘s annual grand meetup in Park City, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. On the way home I was apparently unlucky enough to puncture my tire but thankfully it wasn’t bad enough to quickly deflate because I made it home safe. It was only a few days later when I went to wash all of the bugs off my car that I discovered I was way down on air.

Turns out this was the little bugger that caused me all the headache:

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Grr. Thankfully America’s Tire fixes tires for free, even Viper ones, so I was good to go in about an hour.

30,000 Miles On The Viper

This past weekend I passed the 30,000 mile mark on my Viper. When I purchased it in March of 2012 it had 9300 miles on it so that makes just over 20,000 miles that I’ve personally driven the car, all of it for fun.

25,000 miles happened back in May so that’s pretty good progress and I still have at least another couple thousand miles left of driving to do before weather sets in this fall!

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National Viper Event (NVE): Photos From Viper Factory Tour

Last weekend I attended the first national meeting of the new Dodge Viper owners association near Detroit, Michigan. It was an absolute blast and I thought I’d share some of the photos I took of the awesome event!

I’ll start with the tour of the factory where they assemble the cars. Chrysler was super awesome to open their doors to us and all other Viper owners.

The chassis start out on rolling dollies with barely any parts put on them:

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Beginning Of The Assembly Line

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