September 07, 2005

2006 Honda Civic

Just got the promo email for the new '06 Civic. The SI version has a motor that puts out 196 hp stock, even before the Fast and Furious crowd tacks on all that SEMA aftermarket stuff.

I think my stock Chevelle SS350 put out 245 hp from its honkin' huge V8. 1 hp per cu. in. was considered a pretty good benchmark those days, and Honda cranks out much more than that from the new Civic's 110 cu. in.

Pretty cool...

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September 02, 2005

Reading List Thus Far

Finished up W. E. B. Griffin's The Secret Warriors. Sometimes you just want to have a good pulp novel, like Mack Bolan taking on the Mob. Brainless entertainment like a good action movie, doesn't take much thought or energy to just get carried along with the plot. This was one of those books.

Kind of jarring, though: all that sex. I found WEB Griffin's books through endorsements by Tom Clancy, and I expected a more Clancy-esque treatment. Not that I'm really complaining though--these books will make great action movies someday.

Almost finished: Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle. Man, this is so much better than his more modern yarns, like The Hammer of Eden. The movie is supposed to be good too.

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