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The 1980s: a magical time filled with big hair, acid-washed jeans, monster truck rallies, and film icons — like the star of “Back to the Future.” That’s right: I’m talking about the DeLorean DMC-12.
Ah, the brushed-stainless-steel-finish, low-profile DeLorean — probably the only sports car known more for its doors than its engine. What could be a greater tribute to the 80s’ monster-truck kitsch than a pimped-out, gargantuan-wheeled, car-eating DeLorean? Nothing. That’s what.
Rich Weissensel, a diehard fan of the brand, masterminded this time-travelling, engine-roaring four-wheeled monster. Because the DeLorean hasn’t been in production since “E.T.” was in movie theaters, Weissensel scoured junkyards and dealerships, for the parts he needed to turn your run-of-the-mill DeLorean into the “D-Rex” in just one month.
It’s a hybrid, the body of a DeLorean DMC-12 welded to parts from the wrecked chassis of a Chevy K5 Blazer — including a Chevy 350 V8 engine and a rear-mounted 20-gallon fuel tank, among many other bits and pieces, Weissensel told Task & Purpose.
And that’s not the only DeLorean creation he’s pieced together over the years. He’s got a DeLorean limo and a hovercraft. A hovercraft. (No flux capacitor, though.)
The only way this could be a more fitting 80s tribute would be if the (non-digital) radio played only Duran Duran and U2. Like music, hipsters will probably find a way to ruin this truck, too.
It sure would be nice to know what the hell is going on in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently claimed the U.S. military had killed more than 1,000 Taliban fighters in little more than a week – because body counts worked so well in Vietnam – and President Donald Trump said during his speech commemorating the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that the United States had gone on the offensive against the Taliban.
"The last four days, we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before, and that will continue," Trump said, without elaborating further.
It's clear that Afghanistan is the new hotness, but the only people who aren't talking about how the strategic situation has changed since Trump abruptly ended peace talks with the Taliban via tweet are the U.S. military leaders in charge of actually fighting the war.
Nearly a decade after he allegedly murdered an unarmed Afghan civilian during a 2010 deployment, the case of Army Maj. Matthew Golsteyn is finally going to trial.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said.
The move, days after President Donald Trump canceled a planned meeting with Taliban leaders at his Camp David retreat, came as the movement looks to bolster regional support, with visits also planned for China, Iran and Central Asian states.
We salute the foul-mouthed Navy vet remembered as 'the most inappropriate guy with the biggest heart'
Per his final demands, Joe Heller was laid in his casket Thursday in a T-shirt featuring the Disney dwarf Grumpy and the middle finger of his right hand extended. He also told his daughters to make sure and place a remote control fart machine in the coffin with him.
"My father always wanted the last laugh," daughter Monique Heller said.
The Essex volunteer firefighter and self-described local "dawg kecher" died on Sept. 8 at age 82, and the off-color obituary written by his youngest daughter has become a nationwide sensation — a lead item on cable news sites, a top story on The Courant's website and a post shared far and wide on social media.
Laced with bawdy humor, the irreverent but loving obit captured Heller's highly inappropriate nature and his golden heart, friends who filled the fire station for a celebration of his life on Thursday evening said.
A 19-year-old man who planned a July mass shooting at a West Lubbock hotel that was thwarted by his grandmother was upset that he was considered "defective" by the military when he was discharged for his mental illness, according to court records.
William Patrick Williams faces federal charges for reportedly lying on an application to buy the semiautomatic rifle he planned to use in a shooting, according to a federal indictment filed Aug. 14.
He is charged with a federal felony count of making a false material statement during the purchase of a firearm on July 11, a day before he planned to lure people out of a hotel and shoot them. The charge carries a punishment of up to five years in prison.