The better number to use is ~6.5%, which is about the approximate return of a market index fund over the entirety of the life of the US stock market as we know it. If interest rates are below that, finance, finance, finance, and shove the cash into an S&P index fund and call it a day. » 9/26/14 2:50pm Friday 2:50pm

It drives me nuts. I know some pretty solid filmmakers, and we always toy with the idea of trying to get our hands on press cars and putting something together, but then we run across guys like this and realize that while yes, they set the bar low, we're going to get lost in a sea of bad review channels, even if we're… » 9/24/14 4:22pm Wednesday 4:22pm

They were up through the 2011 models, but when Toyota stopped producing the 2ZZ-GE, they were pretty much dead in the water here in the US as that was the only engine in the lineup certified for sale in the US and the cost to certify another engine was deemed too great. They had already gotten the exemption for smart… » 9/23/14 4:17pm 9/23/14 4:17pm

CBD Provisions is Downtown in the Joule, fantastic for an upscale-rustic meal. It's a very Dallas/Texas-y menu, without any of the kitsch you generally associate with Dallas/Texas. » 9/23/14 3:35pm 9/23/14 3:35pm

Coach, and make a good career of it. He's essentially been a player-coach for the last few years anyhow, apparently he's very good with the young guys just arriving in the minors. » 9/23/14 12:23am 9/23/14 12:23am

This indeed. It's a massively fun car for the price, and might be one of the best BMWs built in the last decade. Simple, powerful cars with a simple, comfortable interior and more utility than you'd expect. » 9/22/14 3:17pm 9/22/14 3:17pm