The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, September 02, 2002

Washington, DC favours foreign cars

No great surprise, I suppose, that drivers in the American capital show a marked preference for imports. Remember that Washington is very much an East Coast city, where more than just patriotism (or is that jingoism?) factors into the choice of vehicle. It even affects Republicans:

White House spinner Ari Fleischer drives a Saab.

Colin Powell is a self-described Volvo nut.

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill zooms around in an Audi TT roadster.

The best kicker? Rep Mike Honda (D-CA) drives a Toyota Prius. A Honda in a Toyota? Do I smell commercial?
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