It’s raining sheep, hallelujah, it’s raining sheep! A beautiful pre-war Mercedes-benz is one HOT car and our panelists play another game of THE PRICE IS CORRECT. Who will make it to the showcase showdown? Don’t touch that dial.
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Truck crashes on overpass, rains sheep down on motorists
Is it raining cats and dogs where you are? That’s better than the lamb chops and haggis situation that occurred in England’s favorite penal colony, Australia, earlier this week. According to Autoblog, a biblical meteorological event happened near the city of Melbourne, where sheep rained from the heavens only to splatter their organs and wool all over one of the city’s busiest highways. The horrid event happened when a truck carrying 400 sheep hit a guardrail over an overpass, tearing a gash in a vehicle, which proceeded to flip over. The spritely sheep content inside the trailer proceeded to spill out onto the Princes Highway below hitting oncoming cars and mering Australia’s precious infrastructure. The few hapless survivors were euthanized by police on the spot. Less than 10 survived -- Lamb Chop for the hit TV show of my childhood is probably rolling over in “its” grave. No humans were seriously injured, but traffic was backed up for nearly 9 hours.
Comments: Just gory guts and blood everywhere, then they zoom in and there’s one weary sheep just hanging out. Accents “Looks like an action movie, right now mate, I’m telling ya you couldn’t even imagine it”
Mercedes stolen during war belongs to heirs, court says
This next article has it all: Nazis, World War II and a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Here’s what I’m talking about. Back at the close of the conflict a car was taken by U.S. soldiers from a prominent German industrialist. Hans Prym was known as the “Zipper King” because his company manufactured all kinds of buttons, fasteners and snaps. Curiously, the firm is still in his family’s hands. Anyway, the vehicle-in-question is a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K “Spezial Roadster.” When new, it was one of the most expensive vehicles available on the market. I find it amazing the car survived the war given the fact that Germany was reduced to powder following endless waves of Allied bombing. Fast forward to last year and a Dutch classic-car collector purchased the gorgeous convertible for a hardy $3.8 million at RM Auctions in Monterey, California. Then in March of this year he tried to sell it at car show in Essen, Germany at which time it was impounded under court order. Well, as it turns out the grandchildren of Prym have a valid claim to classic Mercedes since the Americans that initially took it had no right to it. Sucks to be that Dutch dude.
Video of Million-Dollar Fender Bender Caused by a Blonde Woman in a Bentley
People love hearing stories of misfortune with those more fortunate than us. That’s why programming such as TMZ exists. So when a story appears with a pretty young blonde female wrecking her $390,000 Bentley Azure convertable, it amuses us. As a bonus, she took other members of the infamous one percent down with her by crashing into other exotics including a $225,000 Ferrari F430, a $235,000 Aston Martin Rapide, a $125,000 Porsche 911 and a $118,000 Mercedes-Benz S Class. As a poetic punishment, the pileup happened in such a way that the she-perp was trapped in her ride with the top down, allowing onlookers to stare, point and laugh at her and the innocent passengers.
Total damages of this monopolous mishap by our monocan lady are estimated to be as much as $1.1 million. No matter, her dad will cover it.
Stephen Colbert Wants To Be Motor Trend Car Of The Year
He’s made bears America’s No. 1 enemy and “truthiness” a household word. What is Stephen Colbert up to now? Well, the TV funnyman has a knack for generating all kinds of publicity for himself and he’s at it again. According to Jalopnick, the cabel-star wants to win the Westminster Dog Show AND become Motor Trend’s car of the year. It will be interesting to see what his zero to 60 time is not to mention how well he handles the slalom. I’ve been a Colbert fan for years . . .
Scarf-Wearing Pig Spotted On Pittsburgh Highway
In less gruesome livestock on highway news, a baby pig wearing a cute scarf safely traversed eight-lanes of traffic on I-376, near Pittsburgh, according to Jalopnik. Several motorists called in the pig sighting, which luckily for the pig, happened in gridlocked traffic at around 8:30 am. In another stroke of luck, the pig escaped any attempts of capture and was last seen running into the woods.
While I’m not entirely sure about this, I will go out on a limb to say that this domesticated cute piglet is likely dead regardless; it was probably A.) eaten by a cat/dog/opossum/raccoon, B.) starved to death C.) tried the same highway crossing at 11:00 PM that night. I think the point of this very cutesy story is that life is meaningless, you can run around with cute clothes and act strange, but acting different wont stop you from being a dead one day.
Humvee, “V” for value
Hooniverse. There are few vehicles to ever be conceived that are more hairy chested than the Humvee. Slightly domesticated and sold to the public as the Hummer H1 and commanding a six-figure price tag, the diesel-powered super SUV could only be owned by those with the highest of money-to-attention-issue ratios. So when a fully raw High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
AMAZON PICK OF THE WEEK
IN THE GARAGE
2012 Infiniti G37 S -- Craig
2013 Hyundai Azera -- Craig
2013 Chevy Avalance -- Manoli
2012 MAMA Spring Rally -- Colin
NEWS FOR SHUT-INS
Hole up as far from civilization as you can get:
Conceptual floating hotel suite aims for energy autonomy
French "Bubble Hotel" lets you sleep with nature
Don’t worry about going outside for gardening. Remember, the Garden of Eden was outside too. Plus this is better than the upside-down tomato plant thing:
The Green Wheel would grow herbs and veggies, Halo-style
Because you don’t want your kids to end up like you:
Son-X gives kids audio encouragement to get into the swing of things
THE PRICE IS CORRECT
Manny -- $19,600
Colin -- $19,800 -- WINNER
Craig -- $12,479
Actual -- $24,995
LIGHTNING BONUS ROUND!
2nd and 3rd Placers, sort these from lowest to highest to electrocute the competition: