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Signs and Banners of the Season

When I drive my auto around the District of Columbia during the holiday season I keep a special eye out for any uniquely festive signs and banners I might happen upon. The holiday season is a wondrous time of the year when abundance rejoices. This abundance is reflected in the spirit of giving, in the food we eat and the people with whom we gather together. It is reflected in the lights and other decorations that sprout up all over our nation’s capitol. But most of all it is reflected in the various signs that hang about our fair city extolling the blessings of the seasons.

Signs and Banners Extoll Merry Christmas

Now it does not take a D. C. Auto Geek or even a reader of the D. C. Auto Geek Blog to know that there are certain sensibilities one must be aware of when choosing to display a sign that reads “Merry Christmas.” We live in politically correct times and there is a certain segment of the population that becomes uncomfortable and dare I say offended upon the sight of such a sign. I suppose the thinking is that the non Christian peoples who do not celebrate Christmas might be somehow put upon or otherwise marginalized by such a display.

Part of me can understand this sentiment. It comes from a place of politeness. That is the intention is not to offend, insult or otherwise step on the toes of another. On the other hand, I cannot help but be a bit annoyed by the P. C. culture. Who are these people who feel so entitled to be offended at every little gesture? Who are these people who feel so entitled to be offended on another person’s behalf? If it were up to me, I would take the P. C. out of D. C. if you know what I mean.

Merry Christmas from all of us at D. C. Auto Geek!

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How to Get Around the Doppler Effect

If you live in the Washington D. C. metro area and love autos like I do then I assume you also employ signs and banners to get your message across. The reason I assume this to be the case is that Washington D. C. is a town where everyone is trying to get their message across. Moreover, if you are driving past a another person to whom you are trying to communicate you probably need a sign to communicate effectively because your voice will not be an efficient means of communication. This is the unfortunate situation because of a little thing called the Doppler Effect.

The Doppler Effect is defined as “an increase (or decrease) in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves as the source and observer move toward (or away from) each other. For example, the effect causes the sudden change in pitch noticeable in a passing siren, as well as the redshift seen by astronomers.” Because of the Doppler Effect, the sound of your voice will sound distorted to the person to whom you are attempting to communicate as your car passes by them. This distortion might be enough to make the substance of your communication incomprehensible to the intended object of your communication. For this reason it would probably be more effective to communicate with this person through the use of signs and banners.

By using a sign to communicate your message to the person you pass in your vehicle you will be more likely to effectively communicate your message. I think the Washington D. C. metro area would definitely be a better place if we were all more effectively communicating our unique messages. I hardily believe this to be true because it can be frustrating to try to communicate and fail in the endeavor. Happy Holidays from all of us at the D.C. Auto Geek Blog!

 

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Questions That Go Without Saying

It goes without saying that when two cars collide, one or both of them will be taken to a collision repair Salt Lake City. Although this causal relationship does in fact go without saying, it goes without saying that it has been said in the first paragraph of this blog post. The obvious question then arises, if it is in fact true that this statement goes without saying, why then was it said in the first place? Although this question is indeed obvious it does in fact go without saying that it was none the less asked despite the fact that it was obvious.

Accordingly we now find ourselves in the problematic position wherein an obvious question that goes without saying has been asked and therefore said. Moreover (returning to the actual substance of the question), two cars that have found themselves in a state of collision and then subsequently taken to a collision repair Salt Lake City the next obvious question is then very likely to be asked. That question of course also goes without saying. But if the question was to be said it would sound very much like the following question that I will type in the sentence following this one. That question is, what specifically are the repairs that need to be made to the two vehicles in order to return them to the pristine state in which they existed prior to the accident which brought them to the collision repair shop in the first place?

We live in a universe of many questions many of which go without saying. The reader of this article (if he or she or it) has made it this far will quite likely know that the questions related to the subject of this post that were described as going without saying have been very much said.

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The D. C. / Salt Lake City Nexus

It is perfectly reasonable for a reader of this blog to ask the question why an article regarding collision repair Salt Lake City is found in a blog entitled D. C. Auto Geek. This is a reasonable question because the District of Columbia (our nation’s capital) is very far away from Salt Lake City. In fact, the distance between the two cities is 2,083 miles according to Google Maps. Moreover it would take a driver approximately thirty one hours to drive the distance assuming he or she remained in compliance with all applicable traffic laws and ordinances. Incidentally (and conveniently), the aforementioned, law abiding driver would use US Route 81 for almost the entire trip.

I (as author of this blog post) will be perfectly honest with you (the reader). The only possible reason why an article pertaining to collision repair Salt Lake City could be found in a blog entitled D. C Auto Geek is that the blog is not intended to be read by an actual person. For you see, gentle reader,  the sole purpose for this blog post to exist are the links embedded within the content. This post serves its purpose so long as it is (1) between three hundred and five hundred words, (2) includes a picture, (3) contains the specific key words (try to guess which words in this post are the keywords!) and (4) contains two links to the website whose content it is my intention to optimize.

But you might then ask me (the author) why I am telling you (the reader) all this information. That would be a good question had you actually asked it. However paradoxically, since you do not exist (at least not in human form) there is no “you” to ask the question. Furthermore, since you do not exist there is no way that you could have read this post thus keeping my search engine optimization strategy a secret. Good day to you.

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Questions Related to Vehicle Wraps

Many businesses in Washington, D.C. employ the use of vehicle wraps to get their message across. A vehicle wrap is a type of advertising that can be applied to the exterior of an automobile. It has the appearance of an actual paintjob but is actually an applied graphic that can be removed once it is no longer needed. Any auto geek living within the city limits of Washington, D.C. who owns a business as well as a car and is willing to advertise their business upon the surface of their car would almost certainly be interested in this type of service.

There is certainly a question as to efficacy of vehicle wraps. The question (put more specifically) is to what extent does the appearance of an advertisement displayed upon the exterior of a vehicle actually influence its intended audience. The answer to this question depends upon a number of factors including but not limited to (1) how clear is the advertising displayed, (2) how compelling is the advertising displayed, (3) is the advertising displayed in an area where its intended audience will be in a position to see it, and (4) will the appearance of advertising displayed upon the exterior of a vehicle annoy its intended audience?

In addition to the question of efficacy there exist other questions related to the use of vehicle wraps as advertising. Among these questions are (1) how durable is the vehicle wrap, (2) how professionally has the advertising been applied to the exterior of the vehicle upon which it is displayed, (3) to what extent does the use of vehicle advertising relate to the content of the advertising, (4) how much does the vehicle advertising cost, (5) are there any additional services provided in conjunction with the application of the vehicle advertising, and (5) is there a better or more effective means of advertising?

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A Strange Conversation with an Auto Body Mechanic

TD : Why did you bring your car into my auto body repair Salt Lake City shop?

 

BS : I need the front right bumper of the car repaired because I accidentally ran over a large Canada goose walking across the street last night.

TD : Mr. Sackman, your “side” CANNOT CONCEIVE of objective Supremacy and so can only delusionally attempt to “perfect” one’s self.

BS : What do you mean? What does that have to do with the damage to my car?

TD : And there is a marked difference between striving towards objective Supremacy and working to “improve yourself” ESPECIALLY when one rejects objective Supremacy as a “first principle.”

BS : I don’t understand. What is objective supremacy?

TD : I have told you many times that Objective Supremacy means Perfection.

BS : What does that have to do with my car?

TD : In order for me to make your car Perfect, you must believe in objective Supremacy.

BS : I believe in perfection.

TD : As I said, there is a difference between striving towards objective Supremacy and working to improve yourself.

BS : What is the difference?

TD : Striving towards objective Supremacy means to strive towards the Perfection that is God. Self improvement is a vanity.

BS : Are we talking about me or my car?

TD : You brought your car into my collision repair Salt Lake City for a reason. You want to make your car perfect again. You should want to make yourself Perfect again.

BS : I don’t really understand what you are talking about. I brought my car here because I accidentally hit a Canada goose. I was driving too fast because I was late for a meeting. It was dark outside and I wasn’t paying attention and so I hit that goose. I feel horrible about it. I wish I could take it back but I can’t.

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Use Your Car in DC to Persuade With Power

The ninth speech in the Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual is entitled “Persuade With Power” and focuses on using a speech to persuade the audience to adopt a particular point of view. The first objective of project number nine is to persuade the listeners to adopt the speaker’s viewpoint or ideas or to persuade the listeners to take some sort of action. For example, if  the speaker is attempting to persuade his or her audience on the virtue of outsourcing a business’s IT functionality to an IT support Austin he or she might want to argue that maintaining an in house IT department can be a major headache.

 

The second main objective to project number nine is for the speaker to appeal to the audience’s interests. Presumably if the speaker is speaking to an audience of people who manage businesses with in house IT departments he or she is probably speaking about something that will interest them.

 

The third main objective to project number nine is for the speaker to use logic and emotion to support his or her opinion. In the example we are working with this objective can be easily obtained by discussing details regarding the various frustrations involved in managing an in house IT department. This can involve the need to maintain a help desk on call twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for example. Clearly when a business outsources its IT functionality to a managed IT services Austin these frustrations will largely be alleviated.

 

All of these points and more should be made by the speaker without the use of notes. Once a speaker reaches project number nine he or she will likely be able to deliver a speech without the use of notes. Most speakers learn pretty early on that notes can actually be an impediment to effectively delivering a speech because when a speaker refers to notes while speaking this usually works to break the flow of the message being delivered.

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The Microcosm of the Macrocosm

The laws of physics govern the various behaviors exhibited by colliding objects. When objects collide, they do so according to these rules of physics. As such, the crumpling of the component parts can be expressed in terms of a mathematical equation. It is likely that a mechanic working in an auto body repair Salt Lake City does not have a solid grasp of the laws of physics and the mathematical equations which govern and describe the damage endured by the car being repaired. This, however, is of no importance because knowledge of the laws of physics and its mathematical equations is not required to perform the work to repair the impacts of these laws.

 

Despite this fact, it is interesting to consider the fact that although a mechanic working in an auto body Salt Lake City shop need not be in possession of specific knowledge regarding the laws of physics, he or she is still responding to them. In a sense the two work in concert and together create a larger organism which can be said to possess the knowledge of the laws of physics and perform the work to repair the impact that the laws of physics had upon the objects which collided into each other.
From a larger perspective all living beings and moving objects form a living, functioning organism. From this perspective it does not matter that one part of the organism does not know the function of another part of the organism. In a similar way a skin cell in a human body is probably not aware of the math test that the human being is taking. Nevertheless, the organism that is the human body functions despite the fact that its component parts do not have full knowledge about the function of all the other component parts.

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The Force of Impact Upon a Car

When one car impacts another in a motor vehicle accident many things happen at once and as a result of said impact. Besides the obvious ramification of taking the impacted vehicle or the impacting vehicle to an auto body repair Salt Lake City shop there are other impacts which happen behind the scene and under the hood as it were. For example, there are a myriad of parts which make up the car’s engine or exhaust system or fuel line all of which can be damaged by the impact depending upon the nature of the impact. Moreover, the passengers inside the vehicles can likewise be impacted by the accident both physically and emotionally.

 

Some of these impacts will not immediately manifest themselves in a noticeable manner. Furthermore, an impacted car will never quite be the same after an accident. Event the most skilled mechanic working in an auto body Salt Lake City repair shop cannot restore a car to its exact state prior to the accident. There will always be subtle and lingering impacts which remain and carry forward in time. This will always be the case when one car impacts another whether the impact occurs in Salt Lake City, Utah or Boston Massachusetts. Likewise the repair will never be perfect whether the car is repaired in a collision repair Salt Lake City shop or a collision repair shop in Boston Massachusetts.

 

This is not to say that a skilled mechanic cannot take a damaged car and return it to a state of full functionality. Rather, it must be fully acknowledged that once a car has been impacted it will never be quite the same again even if it is fully functional. One could argue that the aging process has the same impact upon a car in that a car (or any physical object for that matter) is not the same car from one moment to another given atomic decay, weathering and any other force which works decay on a material object.

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What Happens After an Accident

When one car is involved in a collision with another car several events will quickly follow. An ambulance will likely be called by a passerby with a cell phone. The police will likewise be alerted. A tow truck will be called. These professionals will descend on the scene and assess the situation. The medical professionals will assess the drivers and passengers in both vehicles to see if anyone has been seriously injured enough to warrant treatment. If so, they will be taken away to a medical center after the medical professionals have stabilized them. The police will work to get the vehicles off the road and redirect traffic if needed. They will also interview the victims and witnesses to ascertain if there was a violation of traffic regulations. The tow truck driver will make preparations to remove the vehicles and transport them to an auto body repair Salt Lake City.

 

Eventually everything will be sorted out. The injured parties will be taken away for medical treatment. The guilty parties will be charge with crimes. The entire incident will be documented. The cars will be driven away or towed off to auto body Salt Lake City repair shops. And the debris will be removed from the street. The next day it might not even be apparent that an automobile accident had occurred upon that very spot.

 

Meanwhile the cars involved in the accident will sit in a collision repair Salt Lake City shop where they will be attended to by mechanics. They will hammer out the dents, replace broken parts and repaint the cars where needed. It is interesting to note how the system is set up to make it look as if the accident never happened. All that will remain of the accident are the criminal charges, the wounds that never healed and the hidden damage that the mechanics never located.