Sunday, January 28, 2024

FranktoidTM No. 26 - Wiping Out Low Prices

 It is pretty much common knowledge that almost everything is getting more expensive now-a-days. Unless you're living under a rock, you have noticed. All you have to do is pay attention to the stuff you regularly purchase and watch the prices. This appears to be a two tier approach because if the price has not noticeably gone up then the product appears to have shrunk. This is referred to as "shrinkflation". Case in point: The other day I bought lunch at McDonald's and my Filet-O-Fish sandwich was literally the size of a slider. Even the boxes that hold them have gotten smaller. Excuses abound for shrinkflation, from being called a conspiracy theory to blaming it on the Mandela effect - another words they were always that size, you just thought they were larger! Call me crazy then because I finished it in three bites and my mouth sure hasn't gotten any bigger... And imagine my surprise (or lack thereof) when I saw an ad for $18 off wiper blades! Just how expensive are these blades?! The last set I bought was like half of that. Are wiper blades on the inflation station destined for even higher prices? Maybe it's just the high prices of the seller, who I definitely won't name here out of common decency, but they might just rhyme with Zappa.

Friday, January 5, 2024

Wild Horses

 Check out this video I ran across while perusing the interwebs. It was created by Noah Bowman who is one heck of a talented artist!

Monday, January 1, 2024

2024 - A Knew Year

It is once again a new year and it has become sort of a tradition here at Frank's Classic Car Blog that I try and predict what lies ahead in the upcoming twelve months. If my past predictions are any indication it would seem that I just might know what is in store for both donkeys, elephants, and the rest of the "basket of deplorables". There is a lot of fear mongering going on and tons of conspiracy theories floating around, mainly about aliens and AI. Everyone seems to know this or know that and most folks are getting to the point that they don't know what to believe. Without doing a deep dive let me just say this about 2024: Hold on, you ain't seen nothing yet. A year from now I can look back and say "I knew it!" or eat crow, and eating crow would be a lot better for what I think is in store for We the People.

In the new year I need to dedicate more time to this blog of mine. Some people may be looking for a distraction from all the white noise and Frank's Classic Car Blog aims to please. Expect updates on Project Yellowjacket, the "new" Amberlight Garage, and very possibly a new project. I also think that we are going to see a dip in classic car prices in 2024. I follow the market closely and have already seen a significant drop, especially on project cars. Bullishly I can also predict the following for this blog: hold on, you ain't seen nothing yet.