The current military imbroglio may be an oil war. The Neo-imperialist Republicans may have invaded Iraq and Afghanistan to put Iran in a pincer. I inherited a 1990 Lincoln Town Car from my father. It cost $50,000 new. It still works fine. That Town Car may have been the best car ever built by Ford. They said quality was job #1 in 1990. (Ford’s current plan: build crap and fuck the customer.) Although I have a studio in TriBeCa, my son lives with my ex-wife in a house a hundred yards from my two-bedroom apartment on Staten Island. It’s pleasant to spend days on Staten Island; you absolutely need wheels on Staten Island, and the Town Car suffices. But it’s a big heavy land yacht demanding high octane gasoline. For a while I used the huge trunk for storage, until I realized the added weight cost at the pump. The pump!