"It felt strange for this to be my death, it didn't feel right.  My frustration was that my death didn't fit me. 
It was the wrong size, too small, and I refused to wear it."
Christopher T. Shields









1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM November 23, 2012   The restoration and ownership of a now extinct breed of classic American high performance grand touring sports coupe.  Come back to a time when Pontiac really did build excitement and a time when there actually was a Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors ... before the Dark Time ... before the Bailout.
1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM DIARY May 27, 2013   The blog of what it is like to own, drive and campaign a classic third gen Pontiac TA.
THE 1989 DODGE DAYTONA SHELBY DIARYSeptember 14, 2014 The blog of turbo Dodge ownership.  My more or less daily driver and a classic example of where we thought performance was headed in the 1980's.
2004 HONDA CBR600RR July 18, 2010   A supersport bike descended from a world class championship winning design.  She's a little over 400 pounds wet, 115 horsepower, 10 second quarter miles, 165mph top speed and 42 plus miles per gallon.  Too bad America can't build something like this but then again, America just ain't what it used to be ...
ANGST & SPEED August 21, 2014
My blog: updated semi-infrequently and nearly sometimes.  Deal with it.
AMERICAN ANGST March 15, 2014 Harleys aren't real motorcycles and the people who ride them aren't real bikers.  I've been making fun of the flag-slathered, trend humping, fashion lemmings and the ridiculous chrome plated, open piped, dildo yachts that they worship since 1993.  Join in the fun ... it's easy to do because these retards hand you all the material in advance!
BLACK VAULT August 3, 2006   A collection of original fiction novelettes, award winning short stories, haiku, partial fragments and dark poetry spanning several decades.
DARK THOUGHTS December 23, 2008   An optipessimistic view of life in general ... I look forward to seeing the dumb in people.
DATAPULSE December 27, 2009   Fast and furious 21st century tactical ground combat in the world of Metagaming and later Steve Jackson's OGRE and GEV microgames (first produced circa 1977 A.D.).
February 22, 2013   America's first interstellar mission and its remarkable failure.  Studying and extrapolating the spaceflight technology behind the classic Planet of the Apes movies.
"THE MARCH OF THE 12-BACKS" September 1, 2014  
A blog celebrating the memories of growing up, through and out of "Star Wars" and experiencing the magic and awe of the 1977 blockbuster movie as a wide eyed 8 year old child.
"A SLIVER OF CHILDHOOD REMEMBERED" May 11, 2013   A decade long personal quest to track down, learn about, meet the artists of and acquire several vintage pieces of 1970's iconic science fiction art.
Real life tales, humor and stories from the street and from my life, submitted for your entertainment.  I've had a very, very interesting life so far.
TERMINATOR : 2029 AD - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINES April 5, 2011   "The Machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire ... "   Continuing James Cameron's epic tale of Man vs. Machine as originally told in his 1984 blockbuster movie "THE TERMINATOR" .


"Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained."
- William Blake

"Faster!  Faster!  Until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of Death!"
-Hunter S. Thompson



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This website was made possible by a high IQ, a razor sharp wit, a dark sense of humor, a unique if somewhat flawed personal code of ethics, a metric ton of God-given natural talent, a generous endowment from my thick wallet, a grant from The Christopher T. Shields Foundation of Continuing Excellence and is supported in full or in part by a black doo-rag, a leather Aussie Outback hat, a broken in black leather jacket, a well worn pair of Ray-Ban Aviators, a pair of well-used leather fingerless driving gloves, Gerber knives and tools, and an oft used, everywhere carried 52 ounce Aladdin insulated Mega-Mug full of syrupy sweet iced tea which in and of itself provides the quench-essential thirst-aid solution to life and all of its multitude of never effing ending nigh-on inevitable problems.