Entries by Mark

Top Gear: Killing a Toyota

In honor of my recently departed pickup, I wanted to share a few of the best Top Gear segments that feature the Toyota Pickup. This is of course the real Top Gear on BBC, not the crappy American version on History channel. Of course the best line of the segment was used in the introduction […]

Frank O. Pinion Friday Absences

While the Large Morning Show in the Afternoon is not as good on Friday afternoons when Frank is out, it is still listenable. I’ve been wondering if the rumors I had read were true. I had read that he was visiting his father in San Diego. But while browsing the show Facebook page, I saw […]

Who Killed the Compact Pickup Truck?

Ever since my first viewing of Back to the Future, I have wanted a Toyota pickup. The movie comes to a close with Marty McFly openinig up the garage to find a gleaming black Toyota truck. From then on as a child, when I would draw, I would doodle pickup trucks that all resembled a […]

Why Don’t Wal-Mart Greeters Greet?

Wal-Mart corporate lore says that the idea for the greeter was born in Louisana, when none other than Sam Walton himself walked into a store with a shoplifing problem and was welcomed by an “associate” put there by the store manager. His charge? To welcome customers and make sure merchandise was paid for. Eventually, this […]