Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Useless Fact of the Day Number 5: American Motors Keys

  It has been awhile since I have blogged about a useless fact of the day. Today's useless fact of the day is about car keys again. This time it is related to Freightliner keys in a way.
  In 1970 American Motors Corporation or AMC, debuted a new car key design that looks almost identical to a General Motors key. In fact the keys are the same shape and size but the most notable difference is that the AMC keys have a deeper groove on them. The groove is a bit bigger and lower than the groove on the General Motors key. Both keys were made by Briggs and Stratton, which was the biggest supplier of OEM car keys at that time.
  Here's the kicker about American Motors keys, the ignition key has also been used by heavy duty truck manufacturers to this very day. Those companies who shared the same keys, are Freightliner, Western Star, International Harvester, International Trucks, and Mack Trucks, even Volvo used the single cut key at one point. The OEM key name for the American Motors key is 1970AM hence the year 1970 in the name of the key part code.
Freightliner Key
Mack Trucks Key
AMC Keys
International Harvester Keys
International Trucks Key

People I Want To Bring Back From The Dead

  In the movie Aladdin, the Genie has rules, one of those rules is that he can't raise the dead. However I can assure you that would be one of everyone's wishes. Now onto the point of my blog post. I haven't blogged in over a week so I am slacking off this year so excuse me for that.
  Now there are so many people I would love to bring back from the dead to give them an interview. One of them happens to be my Grandfather. My Grandfather died when I was a freshman in high school so I never got to ask him questions about his successful business he owned. Those questions I want to ask him, my parents cannot answer them.
  The second person I would like to bring back from the dead for an interview is Jim Henson. Why Jim Henson? Well I would love to ask him questions about certain Sesame Street News Flash segments, particularly the one where Kermit the Frog ends up wearing Cinderella's dress. I always wanted to know how Jim Henson felt about putting Kermit in a dress.
  Macho Man Randy Savage. Now I would bring him back so he could appear for WrestleMania XXX so he could end his real life feud with Hulk Hogan and challenge him to a match to see whose the real man.
  The next person who I would bring back from the dead is Big Boss Man. He's one of the many WWE superstars who died too young. He was one of my idols growing up as a child in the 1990s.
  Finally the last person I would bring back from the dead is not really a person, but a dog. My Dalmatian Homer was the best dog I ever had even though we had him for about 4 years. He was an older dog when we found him and he really had a place in my heart. I am still not over his death to this date. He died in 2008 and I really miss playing fetch with him.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hot Wheels Monster Jam Zombie

  Today I took a quick run to Walmart to pick up a few things and I checked out the toy dept as usual. I first looked to see if there were any new WWE figures there but there was no new ones. Anyway I checked the Hot Wheels Isle to find some new Monster Jam trucks. I noticed there was a Zombie on the pegs so I grabbed it and bought it. Now Zombie is one of the more unique trucks that Hot Wheels has made. The casting is super detailed for a Monster Jam truck. The paint job is amazing. Zombie even has a torn necktie under the grille.
  Zombie is a new for 2014 truck and is a hot commodity right now both in 1:64 and 1:24 scales. So get Zombie now while it's hot so you don't have to resort to eBay Scalper prices. Also Zombie comes with a figure.