If you think that your neighbor playing loud music in his car was annoying, have you ever seen this Youtube video of Whistler Tips? If you haven't seen the video Whistler tips are devices that you can apparently put on your vehicle's exhaust system that makes a very annoying high-pitch “whistling” sound as you drive your car around. Take a look and let me know what you think.
I think customizing your car is a freedom of expression and speech, but does this seem like something that you would really want in your neighborhood? Hell no! I would hate having people drive around with Whistler Tips in my neighborhood as I am sure readers of my auto blog would as well. I should say especially early in the morning.
I mean what's the appeal of these anyway? I could see how it would be awesome if your car's exhaust system could play rock music or something cool like that. It's kind of like getting louder pipes for a motorcycle. Those are already loud, why make them louder?
If you have an opinion about whistler tips leave a comment below and let me know what you think. I would support anyone who would want to ban then in Baltimore, but that's just my opinion.
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Top Gear always seems to have well known American celebrities as guests for it's “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. (This might be because they realize being on one of the most watched TV shows in the world can really boost your popularity.) In this part of the show a celebrity guest comes on for an interview with Jeremy Clarkson, and gets to race around the Top Gear test track. Then you are compared to other celebrity guests track times on the “Power Lap” board. This is quite an exciting and fun segment and it is always great to see who comes on Top Gear. Notably American celebrities include Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Mark Wahlberg, Andy Garcia, Matt LeBlanc, and even Slash!
For Season 18 of Top Gear the famous Guns N' Roses guitar player went on the show. The Slash interview with Jeremy Clarkson was informative, interesting, and as usual funny. On top of that the guitar player came back for the last episode for Season 18 for an awesome performance of “Jessica” the Top Gear theme song. Check it out!
Yesterday Sierra, Cody, my Mom and I appeared on Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show, Anderson, on national TV! It was quite amazing to see ourselves on TV with Anderson Cooper. It was sort of surreal, “Was that real?”
Then I flashed back to when we actually went up to New York City for the taping and remembered talking with Anderson Cooper. That was real!
When you see yourself on national TV though, you realize a lot of people will see this! My immediate thoughts when I saw myself on TV were, “Is that really me?” You tend to have an outer image of what you think you look like. When you see a picture of yourself you are not crazy about you rationalize, “Oh well, nobody will see this!”
I was pleased with how the whole segment turned out. You are kind of afraid that maybe you did something odd or stupid, and did not realize it. Then it will be shown on TV! I thought my playing was good, and Sierra's singing was wonderful. It looked like Cody was going to sing, but I guess he wasn't in the mood. He had such a stoic and proud look when Sierra was singing. He's got a great voice as well, but maybe he just wanted Sierra to have the spotlight.
At least I was happy I able to keep my composure. I was also happy that the dogs behaved and that they looked very nice on TV. The baths definitely helped!
When the segment aired Cody watched intently like he usually does when dogs are on TV. However, this time he was watching himself. Sierra did something pretty hilarious. When she heard herself on TV, she vocalized softly while lying down on the bed through the entire song. It was great!
If you missed the Anderson segment yesterday, don't worry. It has already been posted on the Anderson website. Click here, to watch it. The segment did not show our full Auld Lang Syne video. Check out the SingingSierra Youtube Channel for additional videos.
In Baltimore it was on NBC at 2pm, but other people told me it was on Fox and CBS. People also wrote emails saying the show aired at 9am and 10am in some parts of the country. I don't know how TV works these days!
I hope this leads to more opportunities for us. I have consulted with Sierra and Cody and they would like to use their musical gifts to help animals in need.
Please visit National English Shepherd Rescue (NESR), if you want to learn more about English Shepherds. Maybe you would even like to adopt one to love and cherish.