Wrote a brand new article on the upcoming Alfa Romeo 4C!
Mercedes Benz 250 SE Automatic
They were produced between 1965 through 1972. This particular one is probably either a ’66 or a ’67. You can tell because in 1965 they came out with the coupe version of this car and starting the years afterwards they made it without. Starting in 1968 there are slight variations in color as well as design, not a big enough difference for the average consumer but they made adjustments here and there. There were also advances in engine technology seen during this period. They used the same engine from the previous generation but they enlarged and refined it for the W108 line of cars. The 250SE came with a straight six but it also had a six-plunger fuel injection which improved overall performance of the vehicle. In 1967/68 Daimler started a new Stroke Eight family of vehicles with W114 & W115 chassis’ so these 250SE’s on the road now are pretty rare. They did however continue the production of export designed 250S until March of 1969.
I am very well aware that it is Wednesday today… it just took me a while to update but better late than never right?
So the first picture is what I usually see in the mornings on my way to school. It’s been a little dark and cloudy lately and it’ll rain near campus but for the most part the weather has been very agreeable.
The corvette is probably the only nice car I’ve seen in a while and in LA I wouldn’t even count it in amongst the VERY nice cars but this is Hawaii. All the nice cars are across the street at the luxury car dealership. It was still nice to see nonetheless.
And for our film class we had to watch Shane and I was pretty lucky that it was on Netflix. I bought some pho and enjoyed the movie (as best as I could). Nothing against the movie but you know it’s hard to watch a movie when you’re at home and you have a million other things to do.
But for those of you who have not seen it yet, here is MY quick summary (without ruining it).
For our film class we are moving into the Western genre and what better way to start it than with Shane. Filmed in 1953 (although my book says 1952 for some reason), Shane is a typical Western in which there is a conflict between two groups and as the movie goes on it becomes obvious that there are multiple contrasts in the movie. Like Thomas Shatz says in his book, “The film is a virtual ballet of oppositions, all perceived from Joey’s (the young boy) viewpoint”. The main conflict being with the homesteaders who are trying to be forced/scared out of their land by the ranchers. This again refers to the battle between things such as: social law versus primitive law, equality vs survival of the fittest and even much simpler things such as the future versus the past.
The main character Shane, who borders between both groups, has to try and negotiate and somehow create a sense of order. Shane is trying to leave his gunslinger past in order to work for Joe Starrett (Joey’s father), but as chaos arises and there is need for a resolution Shane is the only person able to act because the society around him is too weak to do so. “And it is these actions that finally enforce social order but necessitate his departure from the community he has saved”.
Shane is a classic Western that helps define the genre but at the same time this film also helps viewers understand the transformations that have taken place within the genre since 1953. And who doesn’t like watching gunslingers save whole towns, am I right?
So like I said, it’s on Netflix so if you have some free time on your hands, it’s definitely worth checking out!
My favorite commercial of the day.
Usually I don’t care for Priceline Negotiator commercials but who doesn’t love a Kill Bill parody commercial?
Am I right?
And I mean LOOK at the AC Shelby Cobra! My jaws dropped and I was in love all over again…
Which reminds me of the De Tomaso Mangusta that they used during Kill Bill, which was ALSO to die for!
Have a good rest of your day!!
So I washed my car (to the best of my ability) last night and OF COURSE it is raining buckets all day today.
Go figure right?
Some before and after shots. I tried to get as much tar off the tires. It was easier said than done. The back tires weren’t too bad but the front ones were HARD. And I need to buy some car wax soon because it seems like washing your car is pointless without it.
There was some damage to the paint but that can’t be helped for now.
And here are some pictures from the rain today. There was this cat just sitting in the rain and I tried to get it to come out so I could take care of it but it wouldn’t budge from its spot so I just had to leave. I had no way of getting around the fence it was in.
It’s cleared up a lot right now but thank god I’ve been carrying around my umbrella lately because otherwise I would have been soaked MORE than I already was with the sideways rain and everything.
It’s just another thing in life. The world HAS to rain on you when you’ve washed your car. It is what it is.
Anyone else as happy as I am about the Clippers FINALLY losing 2 games in a row?
And it was to the Nuggets and the Warriors…
Sweet Sweet Victory.
The Clippers shooting percentages were pretty horrendous for both games. It seems a miracle that this same team could win 17 games in a row.
It was only a one time deal Clipper fans, don’t get used to it. Seriously.
I don’t know if it was the Denver altitude or what but the Clippers were missing any kind of goal attempt left and right!
I think Urban Dictionary said it best, “They suck major shit, no talent on the team. Disgrace to Los Angeles and the lakers. Should just stop playing basketball and the NBA should make them a d league team.”
I almost lost my shit when I saw Blake Griffin making his free throws but I don’t need to worry about that anymore. Phew~
And here’s Blake Griffin driving a…Mercedes?
The next game for the Clippers is the Lakers on the 4th. I know the Lakers have got this!!
So the other day I went to go see Resident Evil in the theaters. Some have Star Trek, others Star Wars but my Holy Grail is Resident Evil so I couldn’t resist!
The movie kind of sucked compared to the others but there were two things that made the movie worth my time. Well three is you count Michelle Rodriguez. RAWR! For those of you who don’t know I was Michelle Rodriguez from Machete for Halloween last year. I should have pictures somewhere but it’s just me in my bra. Go figure right? Haha.
But anyways, besides Michelle Rodriguez (appearing multiple times), Ada Wong fuckin made that movie! God was she drop dead gorgeous! I know who I want to be for Halloween! Ugh…do I have time though? Or anything to do? Meh. Plus I look kind of strange with short hair.
I could NOT stop staring at her the WHOLE movie. She’s one sexy fox. This was also pretty surprising because they usually pick ugly ass Asian girls to star in movie roles like Lucy Liu or Brenda Song or even Devon Aoki. I KNOW there are much prettier girls than those three.
And if Ada Wong wasn’t hot enough. I got to see my baby on the Big Screen! If you watch the youtube clip I attached above you’ll see what it is. Not only is she driving a brand new Rolls Royce through the fake streets of Russia but this car is bad ass! It survives almost any damage imaginable! Like she would survive if she were in a Honda Civic or something. Psh. The movie would end right there.
It was well worth the $8.75 I paid to go see it.
And I’m so disappointed in my Broncos! I’m glad they were at least able to catch up from a 13-0 at the end of the 1st.