I drive a 2006 Subaru WRX. I used to drive a 2002 WRX (do you sense a pattern?). I've parked in some pretty sketchy places in both cars over the years, even spots with freshly broken glass from the poor soul who parked there before me. Neither car has ever been broken into; knock on wood. Both cars were/are heavily tinted. Theory: having your windows tinted may help prevent break-ins because people can't see your stuff, but I think there's something bigger going on. If you're a thief and you break into someone's car with tinted windows there's a chance that person might hunt you down and kill you. Because what do most people associate with highly tinted vehicles? Drug dealers. Not likely, but probably an order of magnitude more likely than non-tinted cars. So why risk it? I am not a drug dealer and doubt even this risk can overcome the fact that it's still a Subaru, but still, I like to think it helps.
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Do you ever feel like any time you do anything, everyone around you is doing it for the very first time? I sometimes want to ask: is this the first time you've taken a left turn? First time you've boarded an airplane? First time you've ordered a f***ing burrito? Seriously? Every burrito joint has the same options. "What's that?" IT'S F***ING SALSA.
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(If I wrote for The Onion . Which I don't. Yet.) In a display of what can only be described as absolute commitment, John Bauer, co-assistant manager of administrative operations, couldn't help but forward a marginally relevant article - that he himself, admittedly, hadn't thoroughly read - to the rest of his team when he stumbled upon it via Flipboard while looking for a Comic-Con 2015 recap after dinner. "You don't get opportunities like that every day," said John, who was just coming off a recent meeting invite he sent out for 9:00 AM. "I saw the headline, read the first seven words, and knew immediately that this could make up for my three and a half hours of minesweeper today. You're not gonna print that, right?"