Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine

Find Calvin and Hobbes strips using search terms like “spaceman spiff” or “snowman” using the Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine by bing (Michael “Bing” Yingling)

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Replaced Tires for Toyota Prius at 48,000 Miles


I just replaced the tires on my 2008 Toyota Prius this week for the first time. The old tires had about 48,000 miles on them. Oddly, one of the tires had much more wear compared to the others. The service representatives at Toyota told me I could probably go another 5,000 miles so I drove a few weeks more before deciding to go ahead and simply replace all of the tires.

Happily, Discount Tire (a.k.a. America’s Tire) had a $70 rebate for a set of 4 Michelin tires. I got the Michelin Energy Saver All-Season at $133 per tire. After taxes, service, and fees I think it cost me about $740 including a lifetime warranty.

The tires do not feel significantly different from the Toyota OEM tires. They are slightly bouncier but I think that bouncy feeling can be attributed to simply being new tires.

Call of Duty: Black Ops E3 gameplay footage from E3

This is gameplay footage for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops due for release this November 2010. Somebody from Treyarch did a demo of the gameplay at E3 in June. This latest CoD doesn’t look so special. The helicopter sequence in the 2nd video appear uninspired.

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