(To Aunt and Uncle in big damn bus of a home: don't worry, I'm not downing your golden turd, they haven't had problems with that as far as I know)
Okay, so I don't know if you've seen the news lately, but Toyota is having some big troubles. They have had to recall several of their car models. The list of cars is as follows:
2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
(For more information on the recalls, click here)
Quite a few, yes? Supposedly the problems are everything from brake failure, headlight failure, and I even heard that sometimes they excellerate by themselves, and one lady (at least) crashed into a tree because she couldn't stop her car. I've even heard that the Sequoia actually catches on fire while driving down the street. I know, right? That's a lot of problems, and a lot of cars with said problems. And get this, in the article I left a link for, it said that the people of Toyota's advice for the owners of those cars is (quote):
"If you need to stop immediately, the vehicle can be controlled by stepping on the brake pedal with both feet using firm and steady pressure. Do not pump the brake pedal as it will deplete the vacuum utilized for the power brake assist. Shift the transmission gear selector to the Neutral (N) position and use the brakes to make a controlled stop at the side of the road and turn off the engine. If unable to put the vehicle in Neutral, turn the engine OFF. This will not cause loss of steering or braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost."
Seriously? Push real hard on the brake. Wow, that's good advice!
Turn off engine. Wow, more great advice!
(do I need to say it? Yep, more sarcasm)
I mean, really. How dumb do they think we are? If you're car was going out of control, what would you do? I would automatically think to first try the brakes, and if that didn't work, I would then turn it off. Duh.
Anyway, according to the news I watched last night, they say that the Prius could be next to be recalled. Ha! I knew it!
You know, they say that the Prius is so "environmentally safe", because it's a hybrid, but did you know that the batteries they use in those "hybrids" has mercury in them? And did you also know that mercury is extremely poisonous? The symptoms of mercury poisoning can include:
Impairment of peripheral vision;
Disturbances in sensations - that 'pins and needles' feeling as well as numbness - usually in the hands feet and sometimes around the mouth;
Lack of coordination of movements, such as writing;
Impairment of speech, hearing, walking;
Mood swing, memory loss, and mental disturbances.
Yeah, it's serious. Very serious, and they put that crap in our "environmentally safe" cars. And you can get mercury poisoning from something as simple as a thermometer breaking, so what would happen if you got in an accident, and the battery that has mercury in it breaks, releasing the deadly poison into the air? And what happens to these batteries when they get thrown in a landfill? They just sit there, becoming more and more dangerous as they erode and leak, contaminating the whole area around them. And they expect us to think that those cars are safe...
Which is why I would be very pleased indeed if those death-mobiles would be recalled, never to be manufactured nor sold again. Anyway, I think I've gripped enough, so...I'll sign off now.
Blog ya later, Miss Eccentric.
I lied. This is not, in fact, a "directory" as the title above might suggest...This is merely a warning of what you might find on this blog. I believe I have already warned you of the insane ramblings archived in this blog, but I must say, if you are not prepared for the tomfooleries that can be found here, you might just want to close this tab, shut your computer down, and walk away slowly in order to keep your OWN sanity in check. Fair warning >;)