Nissan Joining Aussie V8 Supercar Series 
So... Nissan is throwing their hat in the ring with Ford and Holden in the Australian V8 Supercar Series, which is totally awesome.

http://ca.autoblog.com/2012/11/05/watch ... ck-outing/

Now... the Aussie series is a whole lot closer to "stock" car racing than NASCAR, so this one seems a bit surprising in that they completely redesigned the Altima to compete and it's absolutely nothing like the car you can buy at a dealership, which is not the case for Ford or Holden.

That said... it makes me want a few things for the future. Firstly, Nissan should join NASCAR!!! Just freakin' do it and fill the hole left by Dodge! If Toyota can make it work, then so can Nissan. Secondly... Toyota should join the Aussie series!!

Somebody make this happen!!!



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Yesterday Was a Great Day for Racing! 
Yesterday was a particularly great day for racing! It started with the F1 race from Abu Dhabi. While it was looking like Hamilton was going to take off from the pole and drive around a bunch until he won, it turned into much more than that.

Now, if his car hadn't died, Hamilton would have done exactly what you'd expect. It did die, though, and the rest what was going on behind him was amazing! Watching Vettel drive through the pack after starting from the pit lane was phenomenal, and he did it twice! Then, having Alonso battling his way forward and ultimately challenging Raikkonen for the lead was awesome.

Having Kimi take the win was well deserved and a great achievement in his first year back in the sport on a less-than-dominant team. Everyone should be happy about that!

Finally, there was LOADS of action all through the pack on a track that isn't terribly well known for passing. All in all, it was great fun to watch. If Vettel wins this championship, it will be very well deserved.

Next was the Sprint Cup race in Texas. This one had it's dull moments, but the closing laps were hugely entertaining with Brad and Jimmie, the two championship contenders (not to discount Bowyer who is definitely still in the mix) running 1st and 2nd and just going at it lap after lap, even making contact at one point. You can tell that Brad is fighting for this with everything he has and is willing to let it all hang out to go for the win. You can also tell that Jimmie is phenomenal and will take everything Brad has to give and still overcome to win races. That was great stuff all around.

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Elementary and Arrow 
Just a quick update. If you're looking for something to watch, both of these are good candidates. Still good. Still worth watching.

I like that Arrow deviated a little from the general theme it's had so far, and we're getting more and more little tidbits of his life on the island.

Elementary is still fairly procedural, but we're getting more insight into the characters. I still find House to be the best show to compare it to, and it's still holding up quite well.

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Arrow 
Firstly, yesterday morning my TV died. I'd planned to replace it in December, but it just had to stick it to me one last time by dying two months before I could put it out to pasture. Stupid TV. I've replaced it with a smaller one from my bedroom for the moment so I can still get my regular fix, but now I'm in the market for a new one. Fun times!

I've given up on Revolution but my wife now won't let me stop it from being recorded on the DVR. She's too invested now to let it go, so we're going to continue to waste an hour of our lives every week to see this thing play out.

I'm officially calling it utter crap though, and strongly urging people not to watch it. Don't waste your time. I think they have a group of writers sitting in a room just trying to come up with "dramatic plot elements" to fill time and try to add excitement. Their original story arc probably only had enough in it to fill 3 or 4 episodes and they're just dropping things in to make it span a season.

Or maybe it's just me. Maybe it makes perfect sense that when you've only got two people fighting for a cause to make the world a better place and fight tyranny, one of them would stab the other just to get their own way about a single plan.

Now... Arrow. I had this sitting on my PVR for over a week and finally watched it last night. It's good enough to stick with it for the moment. That's about all I have to say for now.

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Flashpoint 
Yesterday I got caught up on the latest, and to be the last, season of Flashpoint.

I don't have much to say about this one. If you haven't been watching it for the past few years, then you've really been missing out. If you have, then you already know that it's one of the best shows on television.

I guess all I have to say here is that it's still great. Good for them!

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