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YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted October 2, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

Regular readers of this space (and if you’re not regular, try eating more fiber) know that I’m not usually a big fan of custom wheels and tires on old cars. But when I saw the full Moon discs and wide whites on this 1947 Dodge Custom the other day, I nodded in approval... (more)

Cognitive Weppner Dissonance

posted October 1, 6:34 am on Artvoice Daily

The big news Tuesday afternoon was that the first case of Ebola was diagnosed Stateside, down in Texas. By the late afternoon, we knew that the afflicted man had flown from Liberia (a former American colony) to Texas to visit relatives... (more)

Spitzer Unloaded, No One Exploded

posted October 1, 6:30 am on Artvoice Daily

“Jail” FINAL :30 from Rob Astorino on Vimeo. Right? Wow. This is the perfect distillation of a desperate campaign looking to get some attention. Frankly, this reboot of the Daisy ad is perfect in its utter stupidity... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted October 1, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

The side trim on this Mercury Monarch (c.1978-79) would indicate the upper, Ghia level of trim. The wheels and tires however… well, search as I might I couldn’t find them listed anywhere as an option — neither factory- nor dealer-installed, lol... (more)

Hi. I’m Your Best Chance To Win!

posted September 30, 1:45 pm on Artvoice Daily

    We Want Marangi is not here to debate the decision to bench E.J. Manuel, but simply to say this:   If you are depending on Kyle Orton to save your job, or your favorite team’s season, you are in very, very deep shit... (more)

Weppner and the Parenthetical Hitler

posted September 30, 6:30 am on Artvoice Daily

Hey, the candidates are replying to questionnaires. Let’s take a look!  Kathy Weppner appears to be the only candidate vain enough to list “Patriot” as a qualification-slash-experience for public office... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 30, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

This 1961 Buick LeSabre four-door sedan would look great in my garage — mainly because from the street no one would notice that the front clip is missing! Buick roof designers were working overtime on the 1961 models, with two different designs each for the two- and four-door hardtops and the four-door sedan, plus one two-door […]

Tweaking Your Tailgate Menu: A ‘Game-changer’

posted September 29, 8:55 am on Chew on This

If you’re interested in healthier alternatives to traditional game day fare, you may want to assess what you prepare and ingest before you plan your tailgate menus. According to Jennifer Oswald, a Registered Dietitian/ Certified Dietitian Nutritionist at ECMC, the daily caloric goal for the average person depends on height, weight, age, and sex... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 29, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

When do you ever drive up Payne Avenue in North Tonawanda and see a Studebaker out of the corner of your eye? Well, yesterday, if you’re me. And it’s not just a Studebaker; the original brochure officially listed this as a 1955 Studebaker President V-8 State Ultra Vista 4-door Sedan for 6 Passengers... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 28, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

The German brochure described it as: “Eleganz, Kraft, Komfort, und Geräumigkeit…” I’ll let you decide for yourself. At any rate, this 1967 MG was spotted last evening in Black Rock as we made our way up Amherst Street during the River Rocktoberfest... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 27, 12:53 am on Artvoice Daily

Well, that was rather a disappointment. As I rounded a corner yesterday near Steve Baldo Ford in Niagara Falls, I spotted what I thought was a Ford GT parked at the curb. Pulled over, took photo, continued on... (more)

Rally to Save Times Beach Nature Preserve Tomorrow

posted September 26, 3:35 pm on Artvoice Daily

There’s a rally tomorrow (12/27) to preserve Times Beach Nature Preserve. 12:30-1:30pm.

Interview: Wesley Finley of Rebelution

posted September 26, 3:31 pm on Exit Music

Interview: Wesley Finley of Rebelution By Mark Abell Rebelution, a California based rock-reggae band that radiates positivity, is a welcome departure from the cynical and morbid ethos of much of the recording industry... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 26, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

This 1979 AMC Pacer DL wagon was seen in the spectators’ parking lot at the 2013 Grand Nashionals car show in Batavia. This is the facelifted version of the Pacer, literally, as the center area of the hood was raised for the 1978 model year to accommodate a V-8 engine for the vastly under-powered (or maybe, […]