Windshield Cracks

WindshieldCrack

As a lady was driving in front of me the other day, she drove on to the emergency lane to get in front of traffic, at that very moment a nice round rock went flying at my windshield. It hit the bottom right corner exactly which produced a nice juicy crack across my windshield. I want to scream from my car and throw something at her, but by then she was already a long way down the emergency lane.

The crack was right in the middle of my line of site, it even refracted light at a strange angle. I knew I would have to change it, so I went to insurance, they said to change it at Al Mailam, which costs 30-40 KD. I refused and argued with them to have them accept the cost of changing at Toyota for 270 KD.

One of the few parts which is expensive at Toyota is the windshield, even the bumper is 45 KD. The reason for that is the quality of the glass and how it protects the occupants from flying objects and how it reacts.

People would personally just pay for the 40 KD windshield thinking its the same, but its not. I have tried them before and quality isn’t even half as good. Its not he same thickness, doesn’t fit 100%, rust can enter the area around the windshield since its not the same fit even with silicon meant to hold it in place and when its hit by an object, it definitely doesn’t protect in the same manner. The risk factor is your safety versus cost, and in my mind thats a no brainer.

USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship

I can’t believe this is true, there is a rock paper scissors competition taking place with a $50’000 prize in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, and on top of that they send the winner to compete in China. Ok, I’m busting up laughing at this point.

Looking for an excuse to get away this weekend? Then book your tickets for Vegas and head over to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino for the 2008 USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship. Sponsored by Bud Light, the event will run all weekend, with the champ being crowned on Sunday, June 22. The champ will receive a $50,000 prize and a ticket to compete in Beijing, China during the Summer Olympics. Not in the Olympics, mind you, but instead in the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship, where they will compete against the champions from Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia to see who is the world’s best Rock Paper Scissors player. 1, 2, 3… go!

Link: UnCrate

Overdose on Rockband

It should be called battle of the bands, some of the guys are seriously damn good at it. They go online and battle other people and annihilate them. This weekend consisted of our upon our of Rock Band, with a Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Mic. We even have replacements for each member of the band to keep going and going and going. By the end of the night some people no longer can speak, some have muscle spasms, and some have blisters. I felt so tired, I fell asleep for about an hour and half, I woke to them still playing full force. This game is so damn addictive, its got people who never touched a joystick in their life playing this damn game nonstop and asking when we are going to join up to play again, next stage starting a real band.