Lindsay Lohan and the Ignition Interlock Device

Lindsay Lohan made her legal team aware of a full page ad about ignition interlock devices using her mugshot from her DUI case.  So what are ignition interlock devices?

An ignition interlock device is used to monitor breath alcohol levels on certain drivers who have been convicted of DUI.  The device is installed on a vehicle’s dashboard and drivers must use it before they can start their vehicle.  To do this the driver breathes into the device.  The device measures the breath alcohol amount.  If it is below the programmed amount in the device then the engine will start as normal.  If above these limits the engine will not start.  The limits set are usually in the range of 0.02 to 0.04%

The ignition interlock device will also ask for readings at random periods after the vehicle is started.  This … Read the rest

Dylans Motorcycle

There is a kind of studied coolness that every generation seems to cultivate. That perfect measure of aloofness with genuine concern for the troubles of the world is one that is somehow enormously off-putting to the boring people in the world, and absolutely mesmerizing to the culture of the super-hip. One of the most prominent qualities of the super-hip, of course, is that hipness itself is a creation and a fiction, and is of relatively no importance in the big scheme of things. Irony is the real master, but too much irony can throw one out of the ring entirely.

It’s probably impossible to know for sure whether or not Bob Dylan was the one who created the codes, or was the perfect chameleon , mastering codes that were already in place before he hit the scene. What is knowable … Read the rest