Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns

While sipping some super sauce at local brewer Pike’s Peak (home of too much wind and a few excellent beers), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did a fine observational study of quarter-powered spray and wand car care.  With details on doin’ from brush cleaning to pressure application, to some not-tos to avoid that will turn your car washing adventure into a frizzle-fry of your fancy finish, this episode’s got it:  some BMWs, a Pilot and a Legacy, some Mustangs and the Cutlass Two-Degrees Theory, a 4Runner, some mud, and some strange pepperoni-armed top-knots who have the car-care acumen of a left-handed turnip.

While he’s at it: Mother’s Detail Guide, too much pressure or not enough kid, Chef Jeff, the Minnesota Cohost Report, dogs, geese, fat people, inside brooms and rocks for railcars.

Direct download: HWGH042224mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

While sipping some super sauce at local brewer Pike’s Peak (home of too much wind and a few excellent beers), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did a fine observational study of quarter-powered spray and wand car care.  With details on doin’ from brush cleaning to pressure application, to some not-tos to avoid that will turn your car washing adventure into a frizzle-fry of your fancy finish, this episode’s got it:  some BMWs, a Pilot and a Legacy, some Mustangs and the Cutlass Two-Degrees Theory, a 4Runner, some mud, and some strange pepperoni-armed top-knots who have the car-care acumen of a left-handed turnip.

While he’s at it: Mother’s Detail Guide, too much pressure or not enough kid, Chef Jeff, the Minnesota Cohost Report, dogs, geese, fat people, inside brooms and rocks for railcars.

Direct download: HWGH042224.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

What does your Second Amendment right to defend your person, people and property have to do with the government-funded effort to reinvade rural lands with man-eating (and livestock-eating, dog-eating, kid-eating and small car-eating) apex predators?  Federal interference in your life.  …Government overreach, bureaucratic N.I.M.B.Y.ism, a collectivist enthusiasm for a forced march into urban squalor, and the slippery statist fever dream of an empowered state at the expense of you, me and we - the independent American.  Sh!t’s getting weird fast - opt in to protect yourself now, cats and kiddies.

Some episodes go together like white on rice, but this guy was hanging in the lurch for weeks.  It’s got lots: running with a sidearm, Mad Cow for deer now, 700,000,000 standard-cap mags, AR-15s under assault, and loads of Deadbolt - plus some.

Direct download: HWGH041424mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

What does your Second Amendment right to defend your person, people and property have to do with the government-funded effort to reinvade rural lands with man-eating (and livestock-eating, dog-eating, kid-eating and small car-eating) apex predators?  Federal interference in your life.  …Government overreach, bureaucratic N.I.M.B.Y.ism, a collectivist enthusiasm for a forced march into urban squalor, and the slippery statist fever dream of an empowered state at the expense of you, me and we - the independent American.  Sh!t’s getting weird fast - opt in to protect yourself now, cats and kiddies.

Some episodes go together like white on rice, but this guy was hanging in the lurch for weeks.  It’s got lots: running with a sidearm, Mad Cow for deer now, 700,000,000 standard-cap mags, AR-15s under assault, and loads of Deadbolt - plus some.

Direct download: HWGH041424.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Gearhead Consultants and Garage Hour hosts Justin Case and Marking Time met up high above the city to watch it all burn during our recent eclipsalypse.  Rounds were chambered, pizza from Sprouts was et, and beers from Red Leg, Pike’s Peak, Outer Range and Dry Dock were sipped, but unfortunately, no pepperoni armed pajama perp apocalypse was thwarted, not even in the driveway.  Fortunately, Justin and Justmark didn’t mind missing “shoot, shovel and shut up” because doin’s were to be discussed: a positive word or three about hybrid automotive technology, the growing dumbness of nanny tech in cars, Eneos sneg for fun and kitchen, Van Café and LaRue for edible freebies, and Dude Food ala dove and grilled sirloin from Omaha Steaks.

Don’t forget the sauce: Led Zeppelin, free televisions, Gold Camp Road, apocalypse booze and getaway vehicles, some guns, historical eclipses, more electric car fails, and Chuck Norris.

Direct download: HWGH040824mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Gearhead Consultants and Garage Hour hosts Justin Case and Marking Time met up high above the city to watch it all burn during our recent eclipsalypse.  Rounds were chambered, pizza from Sprouts was et, and beers from Red Leg, Pike’s Peak, Outer Range and Dry Dock were sipped, but unfortunately, no pepperoni armed pajama perp apocalypse was thwarted, not even in the driveway.  Fortunately, Justin and Justmark didn’t mind missing “shoot, shovel and shut up” because doin’s were to be discussed: a positive word or three about hybrid automotive technology, the growing dumbness of nanny tech in cars, Eneos sneg for fun and kitchen, Van Café and LaRue for edible freebies, and Dude Food ala dove and grilled sirloin from Omaha Steaks.

Don’t forget the sauce: Led Zeppelin, free televisions, Gold Camp Road, apocalypse booze and getaway vehicles, some guns, historical eclipses, more electric car fails, and Chuck Norris.

Direct download: HWGH040824.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

So much good stuff…  From better and worse James Bonds (Connery versus Moore, the right and wrong Brosnhan… Brosnan…  Brosnahan…. Remington Steele, and the “other” Bonds) to Lotus Esprit (and which one) versus DB5, DB7, 750, and AMX versus Javelin, the Gearhead Consultancy promises to ricochet off the point.  Bond guns.  Bond villains.  Octopussy versus A View to a Kill.  Pussy Galore versus Verper Lynn.  Add to that a celebration of crappy guns, like an A5 Remington 1911 that shoots itself, a break-action Rossi that only shoots on safe, and Jim’s Thumper, a personal pocket five-round .44 Special super-snub that’ll deafen the bad guy whether or not the round hits anyone.

Also, Bond tunes ala ska band (what?):  Skatellites, Roland Alfonso, McCartney, G n’ R, Duran Duran and the Propellerheads.  Also also, very nice sips from FH Beerworks, Living the Dream and Epic Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH031324mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

So much good stuff…  From better and worse James Bonds (Connery versus Moore, the right and wrong Brosnhan… Brosnan…  Brosnahan…. Remington Steele, and the “other” Bonds) to Lotus Esprit (and which one) versus DB5, DB7, 750, and AMX versus Javelin, the Gearhead Consultancy promises to ricochet off the point.  Bond guns.  Bond villains.  Octopussy versus A View to a Kill.  Pussy Galore versus Verper Lynn.  Add to that a celebration of crappy guns, like an A5 Remington 1911 that shoots itself, a break-action Rossi that only shoots on safe, and Jim’s Thumper, a personal pocket five-round .44 Special super-snub that’ll deafen the bad guy whether or not the round hits anyone.

Also, Bond tunes ala ska band (what?):  Skatellites, Roland Alfonso, McCartney, G n’ R, Duran Duran and the Propellerheads.  Also also, very nice sips from FH Beerworks, Living the Dream and Epic Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH031324.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

…Catching up with the episode backlog - only more to go.  Played in and out by Snail (more happy bluesy doom, says Conan), this Garage Hour’s got everything you like.  Cars and trucks (why to never buy a rental car, and diagnosing your short-bed problems), beers and guns (well, a ton of Second Amendment info about how states like Colorado and Kalifornistan are still seeking to disarm you shortly before seting grizzly bears and wolves loose in your back yard).

There’s also chainsaw-grade shorts, the better “Blade Runner”, a look at how much ammo you keep (hint: probably not enough), ATF fails, and a sendoff for excellent weirdos Paul “Iron Lung” Alexander and Emmit “You Didn’t Know You Knew Me” Walsh.

Direct download: HWGH030124.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

…Catching up with the episode backlog - only more to go.  Played in and out by Snail (more happy bluesy doom, says Conan), this Garage Hour’s got everything you like.  Cars and trucks (why to never buy a rental car, and diagnosing your short-bed problems), beers and guns (well, a ton of Second Amendment info about how states like Colorado and Kalifornistan are still seeking to disarm you shortly before seting grizzly bears and wolves loose in your back yard).

There’s also chainsaw-grade shorts, the better “Blade Runner”, a look at how much ammo you keep (hint: probably not enough), ATF fails, and a sendoff for excellent weirdos Paul “Iron Lung” Alexander and Emmit “You Didn’t Know You Knew Me” Walsh.

Direct download: HWGH030124mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

…Like a kid full of candy who won’t shut up and go to sleep, it’s the episode that would’t go to bed - so much doin’ and so little time.  Well, it’s done: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Porsche Boy JustMark met up in the hills for fine sopressata, Irish whiskey (that loved Justin but hated Mark) and a chat about pocket pistols - commonly called a “micro” nowadays.  From Derringers to Jennings and S&Ws and LCPs, the gerhead consultants whip it out and compare misfires.

When it was all said and done, it was just stuff we like (or like to hate):  Jaegermeister, Kennewick Man, glue versus screws, Grenadier versus 4Runner, Hickock .45, stoned drivers, Trotski, used Porsches and guns, das hooter, Porschelish and Japlish, Metzger engines, old retaining walls, old steel and old mining history.  Oh yes, plus Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Air America, Wooley Bully, Tour of Duty, Dredd and Riddick.

Direct download: HWGH022224mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

…Like a kid full of candy who won’t shut up and go to sleep, it’s the episode that would’t go to bed - so much doin’ and so little time.  Well, it’s done: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Porsche Boy JustMark met up in the hills for fine sopressata, Irish whiskey (that loved Justin but hated Mark) and a chat about pocket pistols - commonly called a “micro” nowadays.  From Derringers to Jennings and S&Ws and LCPs, the gerhead consultants whip it out and compare misfires.

When it was all said and done, it was just stuff we like (or like to hate):  Jaegermeister, Kennewick Man, glue versus screws, Grenadier versus 4Runner, Hickock .45, stoned drivers, Trotski, used Porsches and guns, das hooter, Porschelish and Japlish, Metzger engines, old retaining walls, old steel and old mining history.  Oh yes, plus Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Air America, Wooley Bully, Tour of Duty, Dredd and Riddick.

Direct download: HWGH022224.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

While the cohosts are away building bumpers, bullets and blackout tint, Hostus Maximus will play (with Tomahawk, all show long).  Gasoline and caffeine.  7mm-08 and .308.  Bourbon and coffee.  iMacs, iPhones and iCars (win, win and lose).  Automakers losing their electric religion as shoppers lose the fad.  Integra and Cutlass.  Woke fails at 30,000ft and corporates bail on ground-level politics.

Meanwhile, we’ve got some stand-in cohosts:  Dave Mustaine, Thomas Sowell, Layne Staley, Mike Patton, Rob Zombie, plus CHUDS, troglodites, morlochs and the lung brush.

Direct download: HWGH022024mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

While the cohosts are away building bumpers, bullets and blackout tint, Hostus Maximus will play (with Tomahawk, all show long).  Gasoline and caffeine.  7mm-08 and .308.  Bourbon and coffee.  iMacs, iPhones and iCars (win, win and lose).  Automakers losing their electric religion as shoppers lose the fad.  Integra and Cutlass.  Woke fails at 30,000ft and corporates bail on ground-level politics.

Meanwhile, we’ve got some stand-in cohosts:  Dave Mustaine, Thomas Sowell, Layne Staley, Mike Patton, Rob Zombie, plus CHUDS, troglodites, morlochs and the lung brush.

Direct download: HWGH022024.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:12am EDT

What do you get for the episode that has everything?  This cut of the Garage Hour with Justin, Justmark and Justcaleb even sports a backup Caleb (in the form of his sensible son Liam), who schools the newbs on smart kid firearm rules, and Justmark on MySpace humor.  Just to be thorough, there’s a race report from this year’s 24 Hours at Daytona, a range report on an almost-on M24 in .308 and a never-off Weatherby Vanguard in 7mm-08, a reloading report featuring Hornaday, Vargit, AA, boat-tails, NATO M80s and fire-formed brass, and a wayout report on what old hamburgers and Jap bombs from WW2 have in common.

It’s in there: advice for children about guns (from a kid who appears to know well enough), Green Street and McCurdy’s Bodyworks in Pasadena, the best (and least) U.S. presidents, plus rye bread.

Direct download: HWGH020424mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

What do you get for the episode that has everything?  This cut of the Garage Hour with Justin, Justmark and Justcaleb even sports a backup Caleb (in the form of his sensible son Liam), who schools the newbs on smart kid firearm rules, and Justmark on MySpace humor.  Just to be thorough, there’s a race report from this year’s 24 Hours at Daytona, a range report on an almost-on M24 in .308 and a never-off Weatherby Vanguard in 7mm-08, a reloading report featuring Hornaday, Vargit, AA, boat-tails, NATO M80s and fire-formed brass, and a wayout report on what old hamburgers and Jap bombs from WW2 have in common.

It’s in there: advice for children about guns (from a kid who appears to know well enough), Green Street and McCurdy’s Bodyworks in Pasadena, the best (and least) U.S. presidents, plus rye bread.

Direct download: HWGH020424.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Alien technology (might be fun at parties but probably won’t solve anything).  While we’re at it, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort revels in the old Party Point ‘Squatch Runs, Justmark’s M1A, tales of cohosts like The Jaimz and Dirty Dave, crime versus law and order (and citizens living in an upside-down world that makes the Second Amendment even more important), Uncle Doug’s Northstar-powered Caddy versus Dad’s Lincoln, and what it means for a tire to actually work in sheddy snowy situations.  There’s also a lot of red meat in this episode for Jeep haters, bureaucratic fakers, tire deflators and Eurocrat takers.

More more more:  Foghat, Deep Purple, Get Shorty, Dennis Farina and John Travolta, plus Ryan’s whiskey, Leslie’s Miata and Churchill’s quote.

Direct download: HWGH012224mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

Alien technology (might be fun at parties but probably won’t solve anything).  While we’re at it, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort revels in the old Party Point ‘Squatch Runs, Justmark’s M1A, tales of cohosts like The Jaimz and Dirty Dave, crime versus law and order (and citizens living in an upside-down world that makes the Second Amendment even more important), Uncle Doug’s Northstar-powered Caddy versus Dad’s Lincoln, and what it means for a tire to actually work in sheddy snowy situations.  There’s also a lot of red meat in this episode for Jeep haters, bureaucratic fakers, tire deflators and Eurocrat takers.

More more more:  Foghat, Deep Purple, Get Shorty, Dennis Farina and John Travolta, plus Ryan’s whiskey, Leslie’s Miata and Churchill’s quote.

Direct download: HWGH012224.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Who’s doing what this summer?  You’d better get some things figured because whether it’s Tail of the Dragon, 24 Hours of LeMans, JF Summit, or just a few runs at Palomar, any high-Q gearhead fun requires a little foresight (even if that just means inflating tires)…. But you’ll need to survive that long to make anything happen, so the Gearhead Consultancy chats up a few home-defense shotgun options (870, 500 and 1300, for example), and factors for recalcitrant applicant-operating cohost PK JustCaleb.  JustMark and JustIn are here to help - like any good geek should be.

Want more?  The value of dummy rounds for loading practice.  A silenced .22 varmint slayer.  Cale Yarborough and Alex Trebeck (R.I.P., you excellent weirdos).  Knives from CFK, David Yellowhorse, Hill & Creek, Whiskey Bent and Cold Steel.  Some suggestions for your next home inspection.  Also, a bunch of road racing madness (because we can’t not).

Direct download: HWGH011224mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

Who’s doing what this summer?  You’d better get some things figured because whether it’s Tail of the Dragon, 24 Hours of LeMans, JF Summit, or just a few runs at Palomar, any high-Q gearhead fun requires a little foresight (even if that just means inflating tires)…. But you’ll need to survive that long to make anything happen, so the Gearhead Consultancy chats up a few home-defense shotgun options (870, 500 and 1300, for example), and factors for recalcitrant applicant-operating cohost PK JustCaleb.  JustMark and JustIn are here to help - like any good geek should be.

Want more?  The value of dummy rounds for loading practice.  A silenced .22 varmint slayer.  Cale Yarborough and Alex Trebeck (R.I.P., you excellent weirdos).  Knives from CFK, David Yellowhorse, Hill & Creek, Whiskey Bent and Cold Steel.  Some suggestions for your next home inspection.  Also, a bunch of road racing madness (because we can’t not).

Direct download: HWGH011224.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

So much junk in this trunk… Zippos and hippos and chrome-plated nipples, plus a fancy Luftkraft shift knob cohost PK Caleb (ala EAS) bought for the Porsche he hasn’t yet.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort’s reports from the Tanner Gun Show illuminated more than overprices ammo (unless you’re willing to bundle bullets) - yes, used and new pew-pews are starting to act affordably again (so don’t sit on your hands).  He also picked up a neato flexy Bad Ass (straight out’a Texas) IWB holster for one of the compacts, which iridium 192-soaked cohost Isotope of Mark immediatedly coveted, but he managed to slake his thirst with a scouterized M1A he built for why nots…  Hey, it’s the Garage Hour - because why not is why enough.

Whyle we’re at it:  proprietary Japanese rounds, the NRA has been DeWayned (probably should’a mentioned that sooner), Norma’s making a .22LR that’ll drop squirrels at 500 yards, and shotguns for Caleb, R.L.O. Custom Leather for Mark and risotto for Justin.  Hell yes, we’re awesome.

Direct download: HWGH010324mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

So much junk in this trunk… Zippos and hippos and chrome-plated nipples, plus a fancy Luftkraft shift knob cohost PK Caleb (ala EAS) bought for the Porsche he hasn’t yet.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort’s reports from the Tanner Gun Show illuminated more than overprices ammo (unless you’re willing to bundle bullets) - yes, used and new pew-pews are starting to act affordably again (so don’t sit on your hands).  He also picked up a neato flexy Bad Ass (straight out’a Texas) IWB holster for one of the compacts, which iridium 192-soaked cohost Isotope of Mark immediatedly coveted, but he managed to slake his thirst with a scouterized M1A he built for why nots…  Hey, it’s the Garage Hour - because why not is why enough.

Whyle we’re at it:  proprietary Japanese rounds, the NRA has been DeWayned (probably should’a mentioned that sooner), Norma’s making a .22LR that’ll drop squirrels at 500 yards, and shotguns for Caleb, R.L.O. Custom Leather for Mark and risotto for Justin.  Hell yes, we’re awesome.

Direct download: HWGH010324.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Some times you feel like a nut (such as after an episode of the Garage Hour), and some times the recording software miscodecs a segment and you have to redrop the file raw.  Whoops.  So!  …Here’s the lost November episode of the show the gearhead goons warned you about - chock full of the goodness you demand - so at least there’s that:  making freeways fun (especially in an uncorked 5.0), the Mr. Dustin Report (Miatas and dollars and go-fast habits), the UPS chick getting truckjacked (and another lady losing a bag of space tools because it wasn’t from Louis Vitton - in space!), Fisker preplans its flight from Kalifornistan, Tesla versus Toyota versus the same failing bureaucleptocracy, more guns for everyone (1 mill just last month), fewer rules from the ATF (Dems can’t buy a law, let alone a vowel), and an orthodontist in North Carolina who’s giving away Glocks (because why not?).

There’s always more: cops have a tough job so be nice (especially in NY), fun fuzzy music from the ‘70s, why we all should want more forest fires and CO2, hunting two-headed whitetails in Canadia, and who needs enemies when you have family?

Direct download: HWGH112123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Some times you feel like a nut (such as after an episode of the Garage Hour), and some times the recording software miscodecs a segment and you have to redrop the file raw.  Whoops.  So!  …Here’s the lost November episode of the show the gearhead goons warned you about - chock full of the goodness you demand - so at least there’s that:  making freeways fun (especially in an uncorked 5.0), the Mr. Dustin Report (Miatas and dollars and go-fast habits), the UPS chick getting truckjacked (and another lady losing a bag of space tools because it wasn’t from Louis Vitton - in space!), Fisker preplans its flight from Kalifornistan, Tesla versus Toyota versus the same failing bureaucleptocracy, more guns for everyone (1 mill just last month), fewer rules from the ATF (Dems can’t buy a law, let alone a vowel), and an orthodontist in North Carolina who’s giving away Glocks (because why not?).

There’s always more: cops have a tough job so be nice (especially in NY), fun fuzzy music from the ‘70s, why we all should want more forest fires and CO2, hunting two-headed whitetails in Canadia, and who needs enemies when you have family?

Direct download: HWGH112123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Caffiene and Christmas go together (because you can’t handle one without the other), and the Gearhead Consultancy is up to its gills in it to get through this episode.  P.K. outrovert Caleb of EAS and Radar Mark, Porsche man and sticker fan, joined Hostus Maximus Justin “Type A” Fort for this pre-holiday freeforall, and it’s got everything.  Buying a beater but not falling into the “too nice” trap, wailing on expensive cars and because why not, battleships and their powder, rifles and their tuning, horny bucks and their antlers, left-eye dominance and its downsides, flagging noboby and who cares, Bring- A-Trailer and its stalkers, and psychic iTunes and its creepiness.

What, more?  Border Patrol Raptors, used FJs, Beetles and Vanagons and pickups (oh my), abusing Porsches for fun and employment, new Broncos (not so much), and a black P1800.

Direct download: HWGH122123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

Caffiene and Christmas go together (because you can’t handle one without the other), and the Gearhead Consultancy is up to its gills in it to get through this episode.  P.K. outrovert Caleb of EAS and Radar Mark, Porsche man and sticker fan, joined Hostus Maximus Justin “Type A” Fort for this pre-holiday freeforall, and it’s got everything.  Buying a beater but not falling into the “too nice” trap, wailing on expensive cars and because why not, battleships and their powder, rifles and their tuning, horny bucks and their antlers, left-eye dominance and its downsides, flagging noboby and who cares, Bring- A-Trailer and its stalkers, and psychic iTunes and its creepiness.

What, more?  Border Patrol Raptors, used FJs, Beetles and Vanagons and pickups (oh my), abusing Porsches for fun and employment, new Broncos (not so much), and a black P1800.

Direct download: HWGH122123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

It’s Christmastime, so why not grab the punching handle by the blondes and try the Home Depot China Challenge yourself?  …Because the gearheads in your life like what we like, we have ideas:  fine waxes (Zymol), special sips (Gilark Creekwater rye whiskey, Axe & Oak, and 291), good tools (used or new, it’s about the function), obscure watches (make the effort), tint and clear-bra from E.A.S., slot cars, Atari and N64, and the gift of babysitting (so folks can make some time).  Most importantly, shop local and seek something that’s better than expected.

While we’re at it:  How about a fistfight over chablis at the Broadmoor?  How about Subie politics and 4Runner douchebaggery on the Front Range?  Who isn’t two degrees from a Cutlass?  …And why do all the racoons have knives?

Direct download: HWGH121023mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

It’s Christmastime, so why not grab the punching handle by the blondes and try the Home Depot China Challenge yourself?  …Because the gearheads in your life like what we like, we have ideas:  fine waxes (Zymol), special sips (Gilark Creekwater rye whiskey, Axe & Oak, and 291), good tools (used or new, it’s about the function), obscure watches (make the effort), tint and clear-bra from E.A.S., slot cars, Atari and N64, and the gift of babysitting (so folks can make some time).  Most importantly, shop local and seek something that’s better than expected.

While we’re at it:  How about a fistfight over chablis at the Broadmoor?  How about Subie politics and 4Runner douchebaggery on the Front Range?  Who isn’t two degrees from a Cutlass?  …And why do all the racoons have knives?

Direct download: HWGH121023.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Yeah, yeah, it’s been too long.  …Usual Christmastime to-do list is kicking everyone’s ass.  Thankfully, Caleb from EAS in the ‘Springs kicked Hostus Maximus Justin and Gearhead Celebutant Mark’s collective asses back into the studio (over sips at Bristol Brewery), because the Garage Hour is too much candy not to have some.  Gearhead location experimentation ensued, fueled by Axe & Oak’s Pike’s Peak Hillclimb whiskey, 9mm and .22 Magnum, visits from Charlie (who actually commanded an Abrams tank), plus movies Caleb’s got to watch (or he’ll die).

What’s more to like:  the F1 parade and ear-plugging weenies, tank movies, Saturday night coolers and van parties, a Glock 43 and an S&W with a billion rounds in the mag, plus Frank Rizzo, Saul Rosenberg and the Egyptian Magician.

Direct download: HWGH120323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Yeah, yeah, it’s been too long.  …Usual Christmastime to-do list is kicking everyone’s ass.  Thankfully, Caleb from EAS in the ‘Springs kicked Hostus Maximus Justin and Gearhead Celebutant Mark’s collective asses back into the studio (over sips at Bristol Brewery), because the Garage Hour is too much candy not to have some.  Gearhead location experimentation ensued, fueled by Axe & Oak’s Pike’s Peak Hillclimb whiskey, 9mm and .22 Magnum, visits from Charlie (who actually commanded an Abrams tank), plus movies Caleb’s got to watch (or he’ll die).

What’s more to like:  the F1 parade and ear-plugging weenies, tank movies, Saturday night coolers and van parties, a Glock 43 and an S&W with a billion rounds in the mag, plus Frank Rizzo, Saul Rosenberg and the Egyptian Magician.

Direct download: HWGH120323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

Okay, busy boy does gearhead goodness:  good pipes on slushbox BR-Zs (awww), Volvo households and 244s (turbo!), car racism and Tiptronic, automatic trannies for off-road effect, avoiding Chinese tires, new-car reality versus the electric car market and the “Cold Snap Sprint” (home), the 80-40 ice fog freakout, REI (bad) versus four-wheeling (good), and the big Louisiana fog crash (holy shed).

More:  discretion versus valor (pull off and have a burrito), pilots versus shrooms (and 83 counts of attempted murder for Captain Stupid), UFC refuses to learn from Bud Light’s fail, and a big Garage Hour R.I.P. to excellent weirdos Richard Mull (“Bull” from Night Court) and Matthew Perry from Friends (don’t do drugs then hit the hot tub).  …Sounds from Peter Gunn, Vibravoid, God Lives Underwater, and thoughts about sounds from Iron Maiden.

Direct download: HWGH102223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Okay, busy boy does gearhead goodness:  good pipes on slushbox BR-Zs (awww), Volvo households and 244s (turbo!), car racism and Tiptronic, automatic trannies for off-road effect, avoiding Chinese tires, new-car reality versus the electric car market and the “Cold Snap Sprint” (home), the 80-40 ice fog freakout, REI (bad) versus four-wheeling (good), and the big Louisiana fog crash (holy shed).

More:  discretion versus valor (pull off and have a burrito), pilots versus shrooms (and 83 counts of attempted murder for Captain Stupid), UFC refuses to learn from Bud Light’s fail, and a big Garage Hour R.I.P. to excellent weirdos Richard Mull (“Bull” from Night Court) and Matthew Perry from Friends (don’t do drugs then hit the hot tub).  …Sounds from Peter Gunn, Vibravoid, God Lives Underwater, and thoughts about sounds from Iron Maiden.

Direct download: HWGH102223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Somuchworktodo…. Sorry about the untimely uploads, but the Gearhead Consultancy’s plate doth overfloweth.  Now, about some good talk:  What happens when a thunderstorm bombs the garage, and what’s the deal when your meat has been froen instead of hitting the ‘fridge fresh?  4Runner trans mounts (and squishy torque specs), stupid Jeepers winning stupid prizes (or horse-tranqed beggars - hey, it’s not MY wedding), secret Pioneer head units, JKs with V8s, electric Jeeps with rebates, new cars suffering a case of the old elbows, stolen design cues, and tie-downs and ratchet straps (because if it’s on the side of the road, it’s not on your load).

Also, Home Depot versus Harbor Freight, half-digested Citroens, Zach’s elk summer sausage, and Electric Wizard, Living Color, Propellerheads and Electronic Excursions in High-Fi.

Direct download: HWGH100123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

Somuchworktodo…. Sorry about the untimely uploads, but the Gearhead Consultancy’s plate doth overfloweth.  Now, about some good talk:  What happens when a thunderstorm bombs the garage, and what’s the deal when your meat has been froen instead of hitting the ‘fridge fresh?  4Runner trans mounts (and squishy torque specs), stupid Jeepers winning stupid prizes (or horse-tranqed beggars - hey, it’s not MY wedding), secret Pioneer head units, JKs with V8s, electric Jeeps with rebates, new cars suffering a case of the old elbows, stolen design cues, and tie-downs and ratchet straps (because if it’s on the side of the road, it’s not on your load).

Also, Home Depot versus Harbor Freight, half-digested Citroens, Zach’s elk summer sausage, and Electric Wizard, Living Color, Propellerheads and Electronic Excursions in High-Fi.

Direct download: HWGH100123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

When we’re not stripping bolts on Warn hubs and trans mounts, the gearhead goons have a good little bit of info for you on using the right fastener (and not the “it fits” rule employed by the Walkin’ Dude…).  There’s also news on robot-controlled semis being permitted on more roads (we’re about two steps from “Maximum Overdrive”, kids), the Goolag steering hapless Jeep owners off cliffs and creeks (buy a map), electric cars being powered by diesel (when unicorn farts are in short supply), and the wisdom of avoiding yuge chunks of Jersey barrier while commuting the company coche (because ashtray).

Then again:  wolves (not) in Colorado, wasted capital on fake green agendi, the Densh…. Denmarkers…. people of Daneland… giving up on environmentally friendly LEGOs, plus Goblin, Blur, Puny, Fatso, FNM, Mastodon, Faktor, Dekoder, Straits and AIC.

Direct download: HWGH092023mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

When we’re not stripping bolts on Warn hubs and trans mounts, the gearhead goons have a good little bit of info for you on using the right fastener (and not the “it fits” rule employed by the Walkin’ Dude…).  There’s also news on robot-controlled semis being permitted on more roads (we’re about two steps from “Maximum Overdrive”, kids), the Goolag steering hapless Jeep owners off cliffs and creeks (buy a map), electric cars being powered by diesel (when unicorn farts are in short supply), and the wisdom of avoiding yuge chunks of Jersey barrier while commuting the company coche (because ashtray).

Then again:  wolves (not) in Colorado, wasted capital on fake green agendi, the Densh…. Denmarkers…. people of Daneland… giving up on environmentally friendly LEGOs, plus Goblin, Blur, Puny, Fatso, FNM, Mastodon, Faktor, Dekoder, Straits and AIC.

Direct download: HWGH092023.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

We warned you - the Gearhead Consultancy is all about paying attention (because geek!), and this uberule applies to home, self, car, property and Sanctum Garagium.  If you don’t want your goods to get grabbed, watch your back when you park the Aston (or whatever you roll) in the car hole, because with all the crime exploding across America, someone might be watching you.  The market is there for thieves - don’t be their meat.

There’s more: lost D-rings, lost hitches and lost F-35s, hacked ships and hacked warplanes (yikes?), pawn shops and battery slop, Teslas running over junk and unions running over members, JF Summit, illegal Canadia, the thumb on the scale, plus Fu Manchu, High on Fire, Sleep, Matt Pike and Dragonaut, Herbalizer, Alice in Chains and Die Krupps.

Direct download: HWGH090923mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

We warned you - the Gearhead Consultancy is all about paying attention (because geek!), and this uberule applies to home, self, car, property and Sanctum Garagium.  If you don’t want your goods to get grabbed, watch your back when you park the Aston (or whatever you roll) in the car hole, because with all the crime exploding across America, someone might be watching you.  The market is there for thieves - don’t be their meat.

There’s more: lost D-rings, lost hitches and lost F-35s, hacked ships and hacked warplanes (yikes?), pawn shops and battery slop, Teslas running over junk and unions running over members, JF Summit, illegal Canadia, the thumb on the scale, plus Fu Manchu, High on Fire, Sleep, Matt Pike and Dragonaut, Herbalizer, Alice in Chains and Die Krupps.

Direct download: HWGH090923.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Holy carp - too much to do (and apologies for the tardy transmission).  The Gearhead Consultantcy is always on the job, we’re just busy.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the Walkin’ Dude got back together out in BFE (Black Forest Excellence) for some trail tales - Red Cone, Imogene, Webster Pass, Mt. Herman, Gold Camp, Mt. Baldy - and thoughts on truck bags (gear for a day), mine access, universal keys, lost D-rings, and not ‘froading alone.

As always, there’s a lot more:  bags on roofs and tents on trucks, too much pressure washing and oil consumption, not enough Eddyline and Coors Banquest, Fred and Rudy (dogs), Cujo (dog name), Capt. Surly and Dani (people), and The Toadies and Presidents of the United States of America (bands).

Direct download: HWGH090123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Holy carp - too much to do (and apologies for the tardy transmission).  The Gearhead Consultantcy is always on the job, we’re just busy.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the Walkin’ Dude got back together out in BFE (Black Forest Excellence) for some trail tales - Red Cone, Imogene, Webster Pass, Mt. Herman, Gold Camp, Mt. Baldy - and thoughts on truck bags (gear for a day), mine access, universal keys, lost D-rings, and not ‘froading alone.

As always, there’s a lot more:  bags on roofs and tents on trucks, too much pressure washing and oil consumption, not enough Eddyline and Coors Banquest, Fred and Rudy (dogs), Cujo (dog name), Capt. Surly and Dani (people), and The Toadies and Presidents of the United States of America (bands).

Direct download: HWGH090123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

Drive over the lawn, bust down the fence, toss the barricade in the ditch, ‘froad the road less travelled, or just go the “wrong” way - it’s not the climate that’s going to ruin your day, it’s the fire started by bad behavior (intentional or incompetent) storming around the corner of your neighbor’s bungalow that you need to flee.  Lots of bad stuff happened in the Maui firestorm, but good lessons are never too early to be learned, and the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help - turns out your natural distrust of government, bureaucrats, elected libtards and watermelon environmentalists is well placed.

Yes, you’re correct - it’s a little soon for this chat - but it’s never too soon to be prepared for the next one, and not knowing when that is, let’s take this opportunity to toughen up and avoid a repeat.  Because, in the end, your survival is your business.

Direct download: HWGH082823mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Drive over the lawn, bust down the fence, toss the barricade in the ditch, ‘froad the road less travelled, or just go the “wrong” way - it’s not the climate that’s going to ruin your day, it’s the fire started by bad behavior (intentional or incompetent) storming around the corner or your neighbor’s bungalow that you need to flee.  Lots of bad stuff happened in the Maui firestorm, but good lessons are never too early to be learned, and the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help - turns out your natural distrust of government, bureaucrats, elected libtards and watermelon environmentalists is well placed.

Yes, you’re correct - it’s a little soon for this chat - but it’s never too soon to be prepared for the next one, and not knowing when that is, let’s take this opportunity to toughen up and avoid a repeat.  Because, in the end, your survival is your business.

Direct download: HWGH082823.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

...Got a lot of respect for Darwin’s capability to wipe out bad batches of genes from the people stew that is humanity, but let’s stop making kids in hot cars take the brunt of it.  Meanwhile, back at the garage, how about some gearhead civil disobedience?  You’re no pepperoni-armed hipster antifa weenie, so keep it non-destrictive like MLK Jr. said we should.  Plate cams, robot cars and bad bureaucracy are a great place to start: unplug something; cover something; aim something at a wall; drop a traffic cone in front of something - show how bad or stupid or insidious something is without destroying it.

More goodness:  Funyons versus coffee, Hillary’s SoCal fail (less rain than January), IRS agents with guns, new homes on old mines (wicked ultra KAPOW, folks), Bud versus Busch, Maui’s firebug problem, electric busses go bankrupt because they only do politics, and another electric F-150 function flop.

Direct download: HWGH081323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

...Got a lot of respect for Darwin’s capability to wipe out bad batches of genes from the people stew that is humanity, but let’s stop making kids in hot cars take the brunt of it.  Meanwhile, back at the garage, how about some gearhead civil disobedience?  You’re no pepperoni-armed hipster antifa weenie, so keep it non-destrictive like MLK Jr. said we should.  Plate cams, robot cars and bad bureaucracy are a great place to start: unplug something; cover something; aim something at a wall; drop a traffic cone in front of something - show how bad or stupid or insidious something is without destroying it.

More goodness:  Funyons versus coffee, Hillary’s SoCal fail (less rain than January), IRS agents with guns, new homes on old mines (wicked ultra KAPOW, folks), Bud versus Busch, Maui’s firebug problem, electric busses go bankrupt because they only do politics, and another electric F-150 function flop.

Direct download: HWGH081323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Join the Garage Hour goons and say “Hail No!” to your cars and trucks looking like you left them parked at the receiving end of a driving range.  Jus because it’s summer and you live in a town that’s prone to the big icy agony-inducing airborne projectiles known as HAIL doesn’t mean you have to live with dents and dings and the sneering sideways glances from your dentless neighbors.  We’ve got ideas and solutions: homemade, inexpensive, effective, available, inflatable, hand-me-down and hard to assemble.  Also, this episode’s got OE recalls (F-150 e-brakes engaging when they feel like it), Porsche insulting Christianity but pretending days of editing was an “error”, the E.P.A. approving additives for gas that cause cancer in EVERYTHING (government isn’t on your side), and why Ohio and Indiana letting HAL 9000 drive their semis.

...And sorry about the delayed upload - too much to-doing in Earning a Livingland.

More:  Rev. Heat versus Liberace, barn haters, baloney sandwiches, and gambling with music (like Horton Heat, A.F.I., Ministry, Wellwater Conspiracy, Metallica, Sugar Ray, Living Colour, Luscious Jackson and 16-Volt).

Direct download: HWGH080323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

Join the Garage Hour goons and say “Hail No!” to your cars and trucks looking like you left them parked at the receiving end of a driving range.  Jus because it’s summer and you live in a town that’s prone to the big icy agony-inducing airborne projectiles known as HAIL doesn’t mean you have to live with dents and dings and the sneering sideways glances from your dentless neighbors.  We’ve got ideas and solutions: homemade, inexpensive, effective, available, inflatable, hand-me-down and hard to assemble.  Also, this episode’s got OE recalls (F-150 e-brakes engaging when they feel like it), Porsche insulting Christianity but pretending days of editing was an “error”, the E.P.A. approving additives for gas that cause cancer in EVERYTHING (government isn’t on your side), and why Ohio and Indiana letting HAL 9000 drive their semis.

...And sorry about the delayed upload - too much to-doing in Earning a Livingland.

More:  Rev. Heat versus Liberace, barn haters, baloney sandwiches, and gambling with music (like Horton Heat, A.F.I., Ministry, Wellwater Conspiracy, Metallica, Sugar Ray, Living Colour, Luscious Jackson and 16-Volt).

Direct download: HWGH0803231.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

The Garage Hour goons got our fancy canyon carving nasties a little dirty on a fuuuuuun run over Independence Pass (lousy stupid mountain cloudbursts), so it’s time for car cleaning.  How about some technique you might not know from the detailing experts (referring to us - hilarious)?

Here’s the what: keeping metal cool and wet, cold water versus glass, pre-washing, two buckets (and two sponges?), detailing with detailer, thumbnail tricks, clar bars, cotton and microfiber towels, car-care chemicals, wheel brushes, tool prep, hang-drying, air and water drying, specialized cleaners for special surfaces, and using good products like Mother’s, Griot’s and E.C.P. ( as well as their detail guides).

More: Worschestirerer sauce, fresh O.J. (now that he’s out of prison), plus Truckfighters, Quicksilver Loom, Yes, Faust & Shortee, Soundgarden, Tomohawk, and Massive Attack.

Direct download: HWGH072723mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

The Garage Hour goons got our fancy canyon carving nasties a little dirty on a fuuuuuun run over Independence Pass (lousy stupid mountain cloudbursts), so it’s time for car cleaning.  How about some technique you might not know from the detailing experts (referring to us - hilarious)?

Here’s the what: keeping metal cool and wet, cold water versus glass, pre-washing, two buckets (and two sponges?), detailing with detailer, thumbnail tricks, clar bars, cotton and microfiber towels, car-care chemicals, wheel brushes, tool prep, hang-drying, air and water drying, specialized cleaners for special surfaces, and using good products like Mother’s, Griot’s and E.C.P. ( as well as their detail guides).

More: Worschestirerer sauce, fresh O.J. (now that he’s out of prison), plus Truckfighters, Quicksilver Loom, Yes, Faust & Shortee, Soundgarden, Tomohawk, and Massive Attack.

Direct download: HWGH072723.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Some Garage Hours are just a free-for-all, with parts and nuts and sockets and rockets and blowing up bad guys, while Colorado windshield death comes for us all.  The Walkin’ Dude cohosts this one while Hostus Maximus Justin Fort stabs a transfer case into the revitalized third-gen trail pig (a.k.a. Mr. Miyagi).  There’s also some junkyarding, good installation tricks and Dude Food.

What else...  Shepherdlike coyotesque dogbjects, disc versus drums, Bradley tarps, good grease, e-people and CO2 haters versus trees and shade, bolt sorting, coolant hoarding and a jack named tranny.

Direct download: HWGH071223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:21am EDT

Some Garage Hours are just a free-for-all, with parts and nuts and sockets and rockets and blowing up bad guys, while Colorado windshield death comes for us all.  The Walkin’ Dude cohosts this one while Hostus Maximus Justin Fort stabs a transfer case into the revitalized third-gen trail pig (a.k.a. Mr. Miyagi).  There’s also some junkyarding, good installation tricks and Dude Food.

What else...  Shepherdlike coyotesque dogbjects, disc versus drums, Bradley tarps, good grease, e-people and CO2 haters versus trees and shade, bolt sorting, coolant hoarding and a jack named tranny.

Direct download: HWGH071223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Don’t get us wrong - if people drove as well as flying cars deserved, the Garage Hour goons would be all about Jetsoning to the hardware store for a 2x4, but as long as geeks like us can’t get straight answers about liability and licensing and small details like power provison, controls sans computer, and when we can fly our car up a canyon like Clint in “Firefox”, we’ll stick with the backyard helicopter, thank you.  ...Just like electric cars, until said thing can stand on its own two, it’s just words.

More to love: rock and roll from Dog Fashion Disco, Contagion, Man or Astroman, Hum, Dandelion and Die Krupps, fire and lots of it, “Demolition Man” robot-car self-drive shenannigans, with an intro by some misshapen monsters from Mars.

Direct download: HWGH070323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Don’t get us wrong - if people drove as well as flying cars deserved, the Garage Hour goons would be all about Jetsoning to the hardware store for a 2x4, but as long as geeks like us can’t get straight answers about liability and licensing and small details like power provison, controls sans computer, and when we can fly our car up a canyon like Clint in “Firefox”, we’ll stick with the backyard helicopter, thank you.  ...Just like electric cars, until said thing can stand on its own two, it’s just words.

More to love: rock and roll from Dog Fashion Disco, Contagion, Man or Astroman, Hum, Dandelion and Die Krupps, fire and lots of it, “Demolition Man” robot-car self-drive shenannigans, with an intro by some misshapen monsters from Mars.

Direct download: HWGH070323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Of course, we could not have known that the little sub that might’ve didn’t (R.I.P., gents), but a thought or two about trusting your geek instinct and self-preservation...  There’s also a few thoughts about how automakers are attempting to (or desperately want to) capture and sell your data, from face-recognition to fingerprints and banking records to who you know.  ...Sound like what you signed up for when you wanted a new car?

More gearhead goodness:  plumb and true versus rack, rake and run, being as dumb as a smart home, Ai versus operator, Polish beet sauce, wool from Cabela’s, pirate ships, more soy at the FBI, and lot’sa Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH062223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:25am EDT


Of course, we could not have known that the little sub that might’ve didn’t (R.I.P., gents), but a thought or two about trusting your geek instinct and self-preservation...  There’s also a few thoughts about how automakers are attempting to (or desperately want to) capture and sell your data, from face-recognition to fingerprints and banking records to who you know.  ...Sound like what you signed up for when you wanted a new car?

More gearhead goodness:  plumb and true versus rack, rake and run, being as dumb as a smart home, Ai versus operator, Polish beet sauce, wool from Cabela’s, pirate ships, more soy at the FBI, and lot’sa Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH062223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Now, with less hoit and toit...  The Gearhead Consultancy has a few gems for you:  handy PPIHC pre-race details (false peak but real info), excellent tales of service from the Leatherman multi-tool people (some warranties are worth more than others), thoughts on what (not) to say when the law is at the door, why political garbage is now even less welcome in your beer, tech and radio (and speaking of tech, Amazon might be out to get you), and an Orlando cop gets the speeding ticket he deserved from a Florida sheriff (and a whole bunch more).

More:  dishwashers washing dishes, being the agent of karma (carma?), owning your sincerity, not digging coal with your teeth, and some Karma to Burn (while we’re at it).

Direct download: HWGH061323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

Now, with less hoit and toit...  The Gearhead Consultancy has a few gems for you:  handy PPIHC pre-race details (false peak but real info), excellent tales of service from the Leatherman multi-tool people (some warranties are worth more than others), thoughts on what (not) to say when the law is at the door, why political garbage is now even less welcome in your beer, tech and radio (and speaking of tech, Amazon might be out to get you), and an Orlando cop gets the speeding ticket he deserved from a Florida sheriff (and a whole bunch more).

More:  dishwashers washing dishes, being the agent of karma (carma?), owning your sincerity, not digging coal with your teeth, and some Karma to Burn (while we’re at it).

Direct download: HWGH061323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Is Bubba Wallace the new Danica Patrick?  Way to ruin what little credibility you had left, schmuck.  We prefer Jim Brown - R.I.P., big guy.  We also prefer Richard Jewell (speaking of R.I.P.), whom this episode somehow commingles with the Unabomber (who will probably not be resting peacefully, if you catch our drift).  Then it’s all experts and flying SFPD patrol cars and NYC suing carmakers who don’t make cars that can survive the city’s criminals, plus not blowing people up.

Don’t worry, there’s more, like a complete “16 Volt” background track, journalists behaving badly, “Escape from New York”, “Invasion USA”, Kurt Russell, Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Mac 10s, and more corruption in Quid Pro Joe’s basement.

Direct download: HWGH060223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Is Bubba Wallace the new Danica Patrick?  Way to ruin what little credibility you had left, schmuck.  We prefer Jim Brown - R.I.P., big guy.  We also prefer Richard Jewell (speaking of R.I.P.), whom this episode somehow commingles with the Unabomber (who will probably not be resting peacefully, if you catch our drift).  Then it’s all experts and flying SFPD patrol cars and NYC suing carmakers who don’t make cars that can survive the city’s criminals, plus not blowing people up.

Don’t worry, there’s more, like a complete “16 Volt” background track, journalists behaving badly, “Escape from New York”, “Invasion USA”, Kurt Russell, Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Mac 10s, and more corruption in Quid Pro Joe’s basement.

Direct download: HWGH060223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Geeks don’t want politicians to take away their freedom to roam, nor ruin their gearhead life (geek powa!), and the skill-set guys (aka: geeks) won’t let snap-lift oversteer derail an otherwise enjoyable 120mph joyride in the 3-Series daddy just bought ‘em.  Meanwhile, back at the garadtch, we dipped our toes in a collection of indestructibility for your driveway (this topic will return - the schwartz says so), as well as vacuum wiring, “initial” build quality, tranny fluid, Floriditis, and technology is still not on our side.

It’s not all ball bearings nowadays: independent beermakers like Appalachian Mountain go rogue, drones with artificial intelligence go rogue, carmakers’ data-capture goes rogue, and Wyoming goes rogue to protect its taxpayers.  Special appearances by Carl Sagan, Mission Creep, Orbital, Elmer Bernstein, Meat Beat Manifesto, Genesis and the NY Post...

Direct download: HWGH052323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Geeks don’t want politicians taking away their freedom to roam, nor ruining their gearhead life (geek powa!), and the skill-set guys (aka: geeks) won’t let snap-lift oversteer derail an otherwise enjoyable 120mph joyride in the 3-Series daddy just bought ‘em.  Meanwhile, back at the garadtch, we dipped our toes in a collection of indestructibility for your driveway (this topic will return - the schwartz says so), as well as vacuum wiring, “initial” build quality, tranny fluid, Floriditis, and technology is still not on our side.

It’s not all ball bearings nowadays: independent beermakers like Appalachian Mountain go rogue, drones with artificial intelligence go rogue, carmakers’ data-capture goes rogue, and Wyoming goes rogue to protect its taxpayers.  Special appearances by Carl Sagan, Mission Creep, Orbital, Elmer Bernstein, Meat Beat Manifesto, Genesis and the NY Post...

Direct download: HWGH052323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

That’s a spicy meatball - everything from killer whales eating your rudder (still not sure of their MO) to godless commies dredging up sunken WW2 wrecks for scrap, this episode’s got it.  ...It’s all gearhead, though - don’t ‘fraid dat.  On top of the usual suspects, however, we’ve piled plumbing parts, protecting your peep, new steekers, old lamp oil, Curtis Sliwa and a Marine in New Yawk City, and the plum amber at Trinity.

Now, go out in the world and make something - we made some God Lives Underwater (come through your speakers), Shark Bite (fittings fix some pipes), new Garage Hour vinyl (stick to your jalopy), with honorable mentions for White Gladis and John Cleese.

Direct download: HWGH051323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

That’s a spicy meatball - everything from killer whales eating your rudder (still not sure of their MO) to godless commies dredging up sunken WW2 wrecks for scrap, this episode’s got it.  ...It’s all gearhead, though - don’t ‘fraid dat.  On top of the usual suspects, however, we’ve piled plumbing parts, protecting your peep, new steekers, old lamp oil, Curtis Sliwa and a Marine in New Yawk City, and the plum amber at Trinity.

Now, go out in the world and make something - we made some God Lives Underwater (come through your speakers), Shark Bite (fittings fix some pipes), new Garage Hour vinyl (stick to your jalopy), with honorable mentions for White Gladis and John Cleese.

Direct download: HWGH051323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

When the gearheads get enthusiastic, the geeks get going:  the new-car connectivity albatross and its threat to AM (as well as your seat heaters), why new cars and their general state of suck is making a mess of the used-car market, and some F!ed up fun from Kalifornistan, where the police can’t chase you and the earth is swallowing up off-roaders.  Then it’s turbos, bugeye WRXs, EVCs, own-versus-rent and right-to-repair, and a breakdown of the better James Bonds (and why Remington Steele’s/Pierce Brosnahanan’s “November Man” could have been perfect).

More for you:  DJ Contact (w/ DJ Cookie Dough), Amon Tobin (with a mashup), Air (#becauseweird), and Source Direct (#becausetractor).  Also, Umberto from GRC, The Uhhs, jerkles and unicorn skulls.

Direct download: HWGH051223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

When the gearheads get enthusiastic, the geeks get going:  the new-car connectivity albatross and its threat to AM (as well as your seat heaters), why new cars and their general state of suck is making a mess of the used-car market, and some F!ed up fun from Kalifornistan, where the police can’t chase you and the earth is swallowing up off-roaders  Then it’s turbos, bugeye WRXs, EVCs, own-versus-rent and right-to-repair, and a breakdown of the better James Bonds (and why Remington Steele’s/Pierce Brosnahanan’s “November Man” could have been perfect).

More for you:  DJ Contact (w/ DJ Cookie Dough), Amon Tobin (with a mashup), Air (#becauseweird), and Source Direct (#becausetractor).  Also, Umberto from GRC, The Uhhs, jerkles and unicorn skulls.

Direct download: HWGH051223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Holy carp, if you ever may use a gun to protect your person, people or property, this is an episode for you.  We dug into a great interview of a gent who came out on top during a parking lot throwdown with an armed criminal.  Colion Noir did a good job and let the winner (hey, he’s not dead) talk about it: the boon of practice (practice, practice...), the bane of tactical doodads, why round-limits will get you killed, big guns versus small, physical wellbeing and the right clothes, situational awareness, how you’ll feel and what to do and say afterwards, and why you carry with a pew in the pipe (because “Carrying With a Round in the Chamber Saved My Life”).

There’s a lot more here, and every ounce is worth a shooter’s time: smart meet-ups, lawyers for shut the f@€& up, don’t be fat, plus Contagion, NIN, Deftones, Whorgasm, Chainsaws & Children, Alien Faktor and Steril.

Direct download: HWGH050123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Holy carp, if you ever may use a gun to protect your person, people or property, this is an episode for you.  We dug into a great interview of a gent who came out on top during a parking lot throwdown with an armed criminal.  Colion Noir did a good job and let the winner (hey, he’s not dead) talk about it: the boon of practice (practice, practice...), the bane of tactical doodads, why round-limits will get you killed, big guns versus small, physical wellbeing and the right clothes, situational awareness, how you’ll feel and what to do and say afterwards, and why you carry with a pew in the pipe (because “Carrying With a Round in the Chamber Saved My Life”).

There’s a lot more here, and every ounce is worth a shooter’s time: smart meet-ups, lawyers for shut the f@€& up, don’t be fat, plus Contagion, NIN, Deftones, Whorgasm, Chainsaws & Children, Alien Faktor and Steril.

Direct download: HWGH050123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Thoughts from the gearhead planet...  Sticky tires and Bilstein PSS9s, Doc’s Elise and Ryan’s Alpina, pie-faced ditzes and Porsche mugs, Teslas trying to burn down mid-race, BMWs and their airbags, electric STis won’t hunt (or go hillclimbing, or all day), new and used car prices up about 20% since Sniffy Joe got into office (and the electric-car price distortion), Lamborghini’s slightly challenging (and airborne) Pike’s Peak record attempt, and a few thoughts on how microplastics might be a secondary problem to the overall plastic recycling fraud.  Also, other stuff.

Also also, safety should not depricate freedom, and dumb folks don’t know they are.  More tastiness:  Velvet Acid Christ, Steril, Korn, Zombie, Skrew, Nation of Fear, Nick Cave, 16 Volt and Sugar Ray.

Direct download: HWGH042223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Thoughts from the gearhead planet...  Sticky tires and Bilstein PSS9s, Doc’s Elise and Ryan’s Alpina, pie-faced ditzes and Porsche mugs, Teslas trying to burn down mid-race, BMWs and their airbags, electric STis won’t hunt (or go hillclimbing, or all day), new and used car prices up about 20% since Sniffy Joe got into office (and the electric-car price distortion), Lamborghini’s slightly challenging (and airborne) Pike’s Peak record attempt, and a few thoughts on how microplastics might be a secondary problem to the overall plastic recycling fraud.  Also, other stuff.

Also also, safety should not depricate freedom, and dumb folks don’t know they are.  More tastiness:  Velvet Acid Christ, Steril, Korn, Zombie, Skrew, Nation of Fear, Nick Cave, 16 Volt and Sugar Ray.

Direct download: HWGH042223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Do you want alien archeologists to brand Earth the T-shirt and cardboard planet?  We neither, so let’s get to work quelling the free-farce zone built upon by bumper stickers, bad governance, idiot officials and ideology that can’t get past its first foot forward.  Expand your inputs (think from the firehose) - AM is a part of unexpected reality, and that’s good.  Challenge the bubble - Car & Driver is taking down the fake figures supporting e-car efficiency.  Ridicule bureaucrats when they say things that don’t make sense - racist roads and electric tanks?  ...And call out corruption when you see it - Sniffy Joe’s White House basement just hired Ford’s China-funded battery lobbyist.  WT capital F?

More to love (perhaps it’s time for a diet): cyborgs, hard-boiled eggs, New Jersey-level paranoid, electric NASCAR and quiet Thunderboats, are catalytic thefts being buoyed by the skidplate industry, plus Folk Implosion, Man or Astroman, Mastodon, Cujo, Beck, DJ Shadow, Gruntruck and Bio-Mechanical Degeneration.

Direct download: HWGH041223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

Do you want alien archeologists to brand Earth the T-shirt and cardboard planet?  We neither, so let’s get to work quelling the free-farce zone built upon by bumper stickers, bad governance, idiot officials and ideology that can’t get past its first foot forward.  Expand your inputs (think from the firehose) - AM is a part of unexpected reality, and that’s good.  Challenge the bubble - Car & Driver is taking down the fake figures supporting e-car efficiency.  Ridicule bureaucrats when they say things that don’t make sense - racist roads and electric tanks?  ...And call out corruption when you see it - Sniffy Joe’s White House basement just hired Ford’s China-funded battery lobbyist.  WT capital F?

More to love (perhaps it’s time for a diet): cyborgs, hard-boiled eggs, New Jersey-level paranoid, electric NASCAR and quiet Thunderboats, are catalytic thefts being buoyed by the skidplate industry, plus Folk Implosion, Man or Astroman, Mastodon, Cujo, Beck, DJ Shadow, Gruntruck and Bio-Mechanical Degeneration.

Direct download: HWGH041223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

You’re the geek, so you understand the importance of the Second Amendment (probably to the point of being obnoxious).  Good - we too.  This piece gathers the bits, including the massive growth of ownership, all the new (and novel) firearms owners, the importance of training - don’t buy 10 guns, buy one and ten boxes of bullets.  ...Or maybe 100.  Then the Gearhead Consultancy flubs the Constitution (we should all grab a copy and bone up), but saves the day with background on bad laws from Washington state (a rifle ban?) and bad ideas from idiots (“smart” guns)...

What’s more: Atomic Bitchwax, Southern Culture, Failure, Goatsnake, For Love Not Lisa, Josh Wink, Corrosion, Bowie, and Al King with Stevie Ray.  Also, Legos for kids and adults, tyrannosaurus skeletons for the living room, T-90s for truck stops, bacteria for everyone, good PR for exploding billions, beers for Americans, and tranny fluid for pinkos.

Direct download: HWGH040323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

You’re the geek, so you understand the importance of the Second Amendment (probably to the point of being obnoxious).  Good - we too.  This piece gathers the bits, including the massive growth of ownership, all the new (and novel) firearms owners, the importance of training - don’t buy 10 guns, buy one and ten boxes of bullets.  ...Or maybe 100.  Then the Gearhead Consultancy flubs the Constitution (we should all grab a copy and bone up), but saves the day with background on bad laws from Washington state (a rifle ban?) and bad ideas from idiots (“smart” guns)...

What’s more: Atomic Bitchwax, Southern Culture, Failure, Goatsnake, For Love Not Lisa, Josh Wink, Corrosion, Bowie, and Al King with Stevie Ray.  Also, Legos for kids and adults, tyrannosaurus skeletons for the living room, T-90s for truck stops, bacteria for everyone, good PR for exploding billions, beers for Americans, and tranny fluid for pinkos.

Direct download: HWGH040323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

So much good stuff:  why Johnny Cab is planning to kill you, why nobody wants electric cars, why gov’t choices aren’t, why electric cars are a social contagion too, why gov’t action is an inverse penalty, why more CO2 is a good thing, why 60% of new cars can never be electric, why artificial intelligence isn’t, and why robot cars are causing new and innovative traffic jams.

Also, F-16 flyovers, hooch VS hooch, Budweiser’s tranny fail (is more than a missed gear), “She’s So Heavy” and “Spaceship Landing”, and Kyuss, Anthrax, Southern Culture on the Skids, Bio-Mechanical Degeneration, Living Colour, Beatles, Volbeat, Zeppelin, The Rev and Machines of Loving Grace.

Direct download: HWGH033223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

So much good stuff:  why Johnny Cab is planning to kill you, why nobody wants electric cars, why gov’t choices aren’t, why electric cars are a social contagion too, why gov’t action is an inverse penalty, why more CO2 is a good thing, why 60% of new cars can never be electric, why artificial intelligence isn’t, and why robot cars are causing new and innovative traffic jams.

Also, F-16 flyovers, hooch VS hooch, Budweiser’s tranny fail (is more than a missed gear), “She’s So Heavy” and “Spaceship Landing”, and Kyuss, Anthrax, Southern Culture on the Skids, Bio-Mechanical Degeneration, Living Colour, Beatles, Volbeat, Zeppelin, The Rev and Machines of Loving Grace.

Direct download: HWGH033223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Do you have the walnuts to stop and grab that sweet thing you saw on this morning’s commute?  The Gearhead Consultancy is here to help, with suggestions (and excellent results) from our adventures in exploiting the retention-disabled.  ...Because Found On Road Awesome!   We catalog one month’s grabs: a D-ring and hitch-block, channel-locks and flush-cuts, an air chuck and some serious scissors (all tools we can use), plus some sweet signage. You can do it too (...because geek).

It’s there for you: Sackpack’s pricey flashlight, Walkin’ Dude’s yuge Ft. Carson & orange Yellow Freight signs, plus Justinius Rex’s dozens of Snap-On tools and jar O’ sockets.  Also, Earthlings?, Megadeth, Kyuss, Dog Fashion Disco, Filter, Solarized and Die Krupps.

Direct download: HWGH032323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Do you have the walnuts to stop and grab that sweet thing you saw on this morning’s commute?  The Gearhead Consultancy is here to help, with suggestions (and excellent results) from our adventures in exploiting the retention-disabled.  ...Because Found On Road Awesome!   We catalog one month’s grabs: a D-ring and hitch-block, channel-locks and flush-cuts, an air chuck and some serious scissors (all tools we can use), plus some sweet signage. You can do it too (...because geek).

It’s there for you: Sackpack’s pricey flashlight, Walkin’ Dude’s yuge Ft. Carson & orange Yellow Freight signs, plus Justinius Rex’s dozens of Snap-On tools and jar O’ sockets.  Also, Earthlings?, Megadeth, Kyuss, Dog Fashion Disco, Filter, Solarized and Die Krupps.

Direct download: HWGH032323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

We’re busy building things and fixing stuff, so have a rundown:

- used-car prices gone crazy (again), w/ financial pressures, interest and inflation hikes, shortages of cars/parts/money

- misbegotten gov’t overreactions making the aforementioned worse

- manufacturer costs inflated by electric car unicorn farts

- rules for paying to attention to used-car prices (follow what you know)

- some side history on automakers’ ongoing fruitless efforts to kill AM radio

More to live for: hooray for Cubans pulling a McGuyver (the old one, not the silly new version) on Communism, cottonwood versus aspen, Duesenbergs, Southern Culture on the Skids, Masters of Reality, Monolord, God Lives Underwater, High On Fire, Deadbolt and Fatso Jetson, plus Stephen King’s evil basement and upcoming Found On Road Awsomeness.

Direct download: HWGH030323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

We’re busy building things and fixing stuff, so have a rundown:

- used-car prices gone crazy (again), w/ financial pressures, interest and inflation hikes, shortages of cars/parts/money

- misbegotten gov’t overreactions making the aforementioned worse

- manufacturer costs inflated by electric car unicorn farts

- rules for paying to attention to used-car prices (follow what you know)

- some side history on automakers’ ongoing fruitless efforts to kill AM radio

More to live for: hooray for Cubans pulling a McGuyver (the old one, not the silly new version) on Communism, cottonwood versus aspen, Duesenbergs, Southern Culture on the Skids, Masters of Reality, Monolord, God Lives Underwater, High On Fire, Deadbolt and Fatso Jetson, plus Stephen King’s evil basement and upcoming Found On Road Awsomeness.

Direct download: HWGH030323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Oi vey! Americans just want to defend their home, family and property, but grabby bureaucrats and Big Gov’t fans want to defang the everyday man and force his compliance.  The Garage Hour goons have updates for you about what’s going on: Creepy Joe Meat Puppet’s executive orders, tremendous funding for federal targeting, pinkos versus a well armed citizenry, what’s a male Karen, the degredation of American exceptionalism, file cabinet fires, and remembering why the Second Amendment isn’t the 31st.

While we’re at it, more stuff: Metallica, Volbeat, Dragonaut, Faith No More and Bjork, Dave Barry, Hunter S. Thompson, Breitbart, The Federalist, Ammoland and the Epoch Times, plus a proper R.I.P. for excellent weirdo Tom Sizemore.

Direct download: HWGH030223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Oi vey! Americans just want to defend their home, family and property, but grabby bureaucrats and Big Gov’t fans want to defang the everyday man and force his compliance.  The Garage Hour goons have updates for you about what’s going on: Creepy Joe Meat Puppet’s executive orders, tremendous funding for federal targeting, pinkos versus a well armed citizenry, what’s a male Karen, the degredation of American exceptionalism, file cabinet fires, and remembering why the Second Amendment isn’t the 31st.

While we’re at it, more stuff: Metallica, Volbeat, Dragonaut, Faith No More and Bjork, Dave Barry, Hunter S. Thompson, Breitbart, The Federalist, Ammoland and the Epoch Times, plus a proper R.I.P. for excellent weirdo Tom Sizemore.

Direct download: HWGH030223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Put on the goggles, ‘cause this ‘uns a lumpy one:  good ideas and bad results of clearancing your trail rig to let the tires eat!  Trailing arms, tire sizes, Pahnard bars, shackle positioning, pinion angles, bump stops, spacers, 4Runners, Wranglers, XJs, backspacing, fenders and Dremel blades...  Guest appearances by Rock Hound Off-Road, Fageol Superchargers, Dirty Dave’s Super Pooper and Gov. Used Car Hair.

While we’re at it:  bread is yummy, hot-boxing ruins resale, killing whales and birds, false electric-car advertising, snow in L.A. because it’s winter, VW takes the carjackers’ side, Ford isn’t on yours, and beer acting weird at 13,000ft.

Direct download: HWGH022323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

Put on the goggles, ‘cause this ‘uns a lumpy one:  good ideas and bad results of clearancing your trail rig to let the tires eat!  Trailing arms, tire sizes, Pahnard bars, shackle positioning, pinion angles, bump stops, spacers, 4Runners, Wranglers, XJs, backspacing, fenders and Dremel blades...  Guest appearances by Rock Hound Off-Road, Fageol Superchargers, Dirty Dave’s Super Pooper and Gov. Used Car Hair.

While we’re at it:  bread is yummy, hot-boxing ruins resale, killing whales and birds, false electric-car advertising, snow in L.A. because it’s winter, VW takes the carjackers’ side, Ford isn’t on yours, and beer acting weird at 13,000ft.

Direct download: HWGH022323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

This is a test (new uploading technique), but it’s also gearhead goodness - all the stuff you like.  Safe shopping for online scores?  Walkin’ Dude flash-fries a water buffalo?  Wiring and transpirins’ (do all wires matter)?  Do you flash the guy who doesn’t belong in the #1 lane?  If you dig a hole in England, is there a bomb or a skeleton in it?  ...And what’s more important, your right to privacy or a drone’s right to see what you’re up to?

There’s more:  the impending unsold army of Ford’s nonsensical new Lightning pickups, AI making it up as it goes along, and Vibravoid, Satriani and smushy catalytic-convertor thief deaths (and the Weinermobile).

Direct download: HWGH021323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

This is a test (new uploading technique), but it’s also gearhead goodness - all the stuff you like.  Safe shopping for online scores?  Walkin’ Dude flash-fries a water buffalo?  Wiring and transpirins’ (do all wires matter)?  Do you flash the guy who doesn’t belong in the #1 lane?  If you dig a hole in England, is there a bomb or a skeleton in it?  ...And what’s more important, your right to privacy or a drone’s right to see what you’re up to?

There’s more:  the impending unsold army of Ford’s nonsensical new Lightning pickups, AI making it up as it goes along, and Vibravoid, Satriani and smushy catalytic-convertor thief deaths (and the Weinermobile).

Direct download: HWGH021323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Invent a better mousetrap and they'll beat a path to your door, or, in the case of the gearheads at the Garage Hour, do an episode full of fun homeownery crap and everyone will want more.  ...Because we'd been planning to spend an hour with formerly Silent Sean (head in the bag, mind in the gutter) tuning up the deadbolts at Castle de Sack, what better time to capture some more easy to-dos that'll keep the wolves at bay (now that the stupider people in Colorado have deigned to release an apex predator into our backyards)?

Code pads?  Double-authentication?  House numbers?  Screen doors?  Door braces?  Frangible rounds?  Driveway safety and garage-door security?  Local laws?  Fake rocks?  Safe rooms?  Shatter Guard?  Mail gettin'?  We've got 'em.

Direct download: HWGH020323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

Invent a better mousetrap and they'll beat a path to your door, or, in the case of the gearheads at the Garage Hour, do an episode full of fun homeownery crap and everyone will want more.  ...Because we'd been planning to spend an hour with formerly Silent Sean (head in the bag, mind in the gutter) tuning up the deadbolts at Castle de Sack, what better time to capture some more easy to-dos that'll keep the wolves at bay (now that the stupider people in Colorado have deigned to release an apex predator into our backyards)?

Code pads?  Double-authentication?  House numbers?  Screen doors?  Door braces?  Frangible rounds?  Driveway safety and garage-door security?  Local laws?  Fake rocks?  Safe rooms?  Shatter Guard?  Mail gettin'?  We've got 'em.

Direct download: HWGH020323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Alright, gearhead here: Which came first - harsh I.P.A.s or histper sippers? Dwindling dollars cause big dogs to suffer the same fate as big cars and big homes? Does your 7500lb one-week chargemobile make for good transportation or a big paperweight? Got to love big 'Benzes on the Autobahn.  Also, gas prices are now lower than electricity by the mile, and R.I.P. Robbie Knievel.

More fun: Fatso Jetson, Acid King, Linkin Park, Puny Human, Contagion, Black Crowes, Dog Fashion Disco, Farflung, Deadbolt, Gluecifer and Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH013123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Alright, gearhead here: Which came first - harsh I.P.A.s or histper sippers? Dwindling dollars cause big dogs to suffer the same fate as big cars and big homes? Does your 7500lb one-week chargemobile make for good transportation or a big paperweight? Got to love big 'Benzes on the Autobahn.  Also, gas prices are now lower than electricity by the mile, and R.I.P. Robbie Knievel.

More fun: Fatso Jetson, Acid King, Linkin Park, Puny Human, Contagion, Black Crowes, Dog Fashion Disco, Farflung, Deadbolt, Gluecifer and Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH013123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

If it's snowing igloos and narwhales outside, you might as well do something in (let your home be a canvas for your genius).  The Gearhead Consultancy also knows fine homeownerin', so this episode's got three-way switches (fix the travellers, don't be one), municipalities' rules for wiring (no dimmers for you), firewood and gas logs (because chainsaw), making your utility drawer an expansion of capability (no junk so no junk drawer), not trusting the web (buy a book, maybe even the old Reader's Digest bible), and fixing scuffs in hardwood (markers!).

Random rock and/or roll: Zach Wilde, Candy Snatchers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Chainsaws & Children, Metallica, Puny Human, AC/DC, Orgy, Desert Sessions, Hydroponix, Machines of Loving Grace & Blazing Haley!

Direct download: HWGH012123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

If it's snowing igloos and narwhales outside, you might as well do something in (let your home be a canvas for your genius).  The Gearhead Consultancy also knows fine homeownerin', so this episode's got three-way switches (fix the travellers, don't be one), municipalities' rules for wiring (no dimmers for you), firewood and gas logs (because chainsaw), making your utility drawer an expansion of capability (no junk so no junk drawer), not trusting the web (buy a book, maybe even the old Reader's Digest bible), and fixing scuffs in hardwood (markers!).

Random rock and/or roll: Zach Wilde, Candy Snatchers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Chainsaws & Children, Metallica, Puny Human, AC/DC, Orgy, Desert Sessions, Hydroponix, Machines of Loving Grace & Blazing Haley!

Direct download: HWGH012123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

"The more I learn, the less I know." said everyone, always - it's time to get your geek on with some off-the-wall thinking.  With tacos full of bell and turbos full of charge (and a guest appearance by Glorvox the Massive), the gearhead goons put words to cold batteries and warm wi-fi (and the shame that's what happened to the nameplates "Lightning" and "Hummer"), as well as why CO2 is good (we like trees), distracted driving is bad (spend some attention), Carl Sagan was wise (technology w/ morality), and why just because we can doesn't mean we should.

Also appearing: Ministry, Air, Five-Horse Johnson, Biopsiy and Cujo (because that stuff's great!), as well as some crazy eyes, yuge glasses, and green thumbs.

Direct download: HWGH011223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

"The more I learn, the less I know." said everyone, always - it's time to get your geek on with some off-the-wall thinking.  With tacos full of bell and turbos full of charge (and a guest appearance by Glorvox the Massive), the gearhead goons put words to cold batteries and warm wi-fi (and the shame that's what happened to the nameplates "Lightning" and "Hummer"), as well as why CO2 is good (we like trees), distracted driving is bad (spend some attention), Carl Sagan was wise (technology w/ morality), and why just because we can doesn't mean we should.

Also appearing: Ministry, Air, Five-Horse Johnson, Biopsiy and Cujo (because that stuff's great!), as well as some crazy eyes, yuge glasses, and green thumbs.

Direct download: HWGH011223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Let's spread some real on now that the good day is done - the Garage Hour goons have hit 2023 like a dump truck full of boba and we're getting it all over the place: freak out the neighbors with your old-school drone, then fix things because the courts came down on farmers' side against John Deere (Steve Wozniak isn't wrong - your right to repair is a big deal).  Then it's upgrade versus Green Hell in CA as nobody thought of raising a few dams and keeing water when it's rainiy for days when it ain't.  Nice state you've got there...

We'll also help you yell about the random craptastic gift for your kid that turned out to be a dirty old man's joke-machine, as well as dish on some Karma to Burn ("V" and "Arch Stanton") and Clutch ("Spacegrass").

Direct download: HWGH010323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

Let's spread some real on now that the good day is done - the Garage Hour goons have hit 2023 like a dump truck full of boba and we're getting it all over the place: freak out the neighbors with your old-school drone, then fix things because the courts came down on farmers' side against John Deere (Steve Wozniak isn't wrong - your right to repair is a big deal).  Then it's upgrade versus Green Hell in CA as nobody thought of raising a few dams and keeing water when it's rainiy for days when it ain't.  Nice state you've got there...

We'll also help you yell about the random craptastic gift for your kid that turned out to be a dirty old man's joke-machine, as well as dish on some Karma to Burn ("V" and "Arch Stanton") and Clutch ("Spacegrass").

Direct download: HWGH010323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Gearheads giving geeky goodness - what could be better for Christmas?  There's gobs of great holiday happiness here, plus a few gifts you shouldn't give. Putting some 2A under a real tree?  You and 16,000,000 other Americans this year.  Concealed-carry helpers are grand too.  Making the effort matters - you don't want to mistakenly send someone to Kalifornistan and its reanimation of zombie unconstitutional microstamping mandates, or electric cars, which still don't work when it's cold.

More goodies: Christmas chili, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer, Art Carney, Burl Ives, Arthur Fiedler and Deadblot, with notes from the Mom Planet (population turkey).

Direct download: HWGH122822mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Gearheads giving geeky goodness - what could be better for Christmas?  There's gobs of great holiday happiness here, plus a few gifts you shouldn't give. Putting some 2A under a real tree?  You and 16,000,000 other Americans this year.  Concealed-carry helpers are grand too.  Making the effort matters - you don't want to mistakenly send someone to Kalifornistan and its reanimation of zombie unconstitutional microstamping mandates, or electric cars, which still don't work when it's cold.

More goodies: Christmas chili, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer, Art Carney, Burl Ives, Arthur Fiedler and Deadblot, with notes from the Mom Planet (population turkey).

Direct download: HWGH122822.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

Prepping versus being prepared: what's it take to keep the little things from killing you when it's snowing icebergs and polar bears (because there's no second chances at zero degrees), and intelligence versus smarts for dumb stuff like tires and recovery (because the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major one in cold weather is you).

More fun: western actors and movies you didn't know were worth your time like "Night Passage" and "Ride Clear of Diablo" (with Jimmie Stewart, Dan Duryea and Audie Murphy), and a few thoughts on "Good/Bad/Ugly" versus "Fistful of Dollars" and "A Few Dollars More", and the unappreciated genius of Eastwood, Van Cleef and Wallach.

Direct download: HWGH121222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Prepping versus being prepared: what's it take to keep the little things from killing you when it's snowing icebergs and polar bears (because there's no second chances at zero degrees), and intelligence versus smarts for dumb stuff like tires and recovery (because the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major one in cold weather is you).

More fun: western actors and movies you didn't know were worth your time like "Night Passage" and "Ride Clear of Diablo" (with Jimmie Stewart, Dan Duryea and Audie Murphy), and a few thoughts on "Good/Bad/Ugly" versus "Fistful of Dollars" and "A Few Dollars More", and the unappreciated genius of Eastwood, Van Cleef and Wallach.

Direct download: HWGH121222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

So much to upload - sorry, so busy...  Garage Hour is on it, though, so don't 'fraid dat: we've got a goodly gearhead glob of geeksauce here.  Undercar neon, roundhouses for parking your locomotive and your caboose, sawzalls and reciprocating burglars, driverless cabs, moralless robots, reliabilityless Fords, and the Novembre open-wheel Pike's Peak hillclimber for sale.  There's more car-guy stuff: emergency brakes versus parking brakes, and the mechanical peril posed by wheel and tire choices combined with pulling a parade float while undertalented.

As for the spice, there's much to enjoy: Rammsetin, Black Nasa, Alabama Thunderpussy, Monster Magnet, Nation of Fear, QOTSA, Wo Fat, as well as cohosts of note Gerhart Klimeck and Dirty Dave.

Direct download: HWGH112122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

So much to upload - sorry, so busy...  Garage Hour is on it, though, so don't 'fraid dat: we've got a goodly gearhead glob of geeksauce here.  Undercar neon, roundhouses for parking your locomotive and your caboose, sawzalls and reciprocating burglars, driverless cabs, moralless robots, reliabilityless Fords, and the Novembre open-wheel Pike's Peak hillclimber for sale.  There's more car-guy stuff: emergency brakes versus parking brakes, and the mechanical peril posed by wheel and tire choices combined with pulling a parade float while undertalented.

As for the spice, there's much to enjoy: Rammsetin, Black Nasa, Alabama Thunderpussy, Monster Magnet, Nation of Fear, QOTSA, Wo Fat, as well as cohosts of note Gerhart Klimeck and Dirty Dave.

Direct download: HWGH112122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:45am EDT

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