Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Most Hated Car.

Fortune Magazine has recently published an analysis of the best and the worst cars of the summer 2011. You can see them here. But what triggered my attention was the title "The Most Disliked 2011 Car." Apparently, this year the boo goes to... the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.

When I saw it for the first time, I immediately thought that something was missing. Literally, the top of the car. Figuratively, again the top of the car as its aesthetic parameter.

I imagine riding in this car (well... strictly from the aesthetic point of view) probably feels like riding this:

...By the way, my choice of the most hated car goes to ZAZ 968m "Zaporozhets," also known among the Soviet folk as "Zapor" (Russian for "constipation"). In fact, my grandfather owned that model. Ugly enough, it also had "ears" - air intakes on both sides for cooling the engine. Here is that "piece of art" in action (video):

Now, tell me: what is your most hated car of all times? Leave it in the comment section below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lokomotiv Is Full-Strength Again. Локомотив - Снова В Полном Составе.

Two days ago, the last player of the ice-hockey club, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and the survivor of the catastrophe, died in the hospital. His name is Alexander Galimov. From now on, Lokomotiv is full-strength again... in heavens.

Rest in peace, guys... My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and hockey fans worldwide. 

P.S. The memorial monument is being built now at the crash site (photos).

Позавчера, как и всегда отборовшись до конца, в больнице скончался Александр Галимов - единственный выживший в авиакатастрофе игрок ХК "Локомотив" Ярославль. Что ж, друзья, команда опять в полном составе. На этот раз, на небесах.

Покойтесь с миром, ребята... Приношу свой соболезнования семьям погибших и всем хоккейным болельщикам на планете.

P.S. В данный момент, на месте трагедии, проходит строительство мемориала (фото).