Motorhead Mama Blog

Dude, or Douchebag: Mr. Green Vehicle

Mama loves me the environment. Mama loves me some cleaner air. Mama also loves less dependency on foreign oil, shrinking the carbon footprint and preserving our natural resources, blah blah blah.  But guess what Mama doesn’t love? People who pollute our roads with bad driving, ugly cars and entitlement.  Damn tootin’. So bravo to you Doking, love that XD– super cute, super cool. You are...

Mama hits the road

Rumor has it that there is civilized life outside of Los Angeles.  Suspicious, but in the bad books with my family in NorCal, I hesitantly hit the road. Less than an hour outside of LA on Thanksgiving Day, I’m shocked to see this: No, not the empty freeway, the Carls Jr or the X5 (though all are yummy)– the white stuff on top of the...

The LA Car Show–The Good, The Bad, the WTF?

Big confession– the LA car show has always eluded me.  They’re showing all the new cars? Big deal– wait for 20 minutes at the Malibu Chevron station and you’ll see that new car AND the celebrity driving it.  So, why oh why, dear reader, would I schlep downtown in the pouring rain, through scads of Latino Emos and white trash from the 909, and squeeze...

VW, VW wherefore art thou? VW…

I’ve been thinking a lot about VWs lately. How’s that, you ask, dear reader? First of all, on my commute through Topanga Canyon every day, I see this nutjob (and I mean that lovingly, most of my favorite family members are nutjobs): Yeah, this guy’s got a Thing, a Pickup van, a Kombi bus and a Beetle, all lined up on the side of the...

Only In LA (a new MM series)

In addition to the ever-popular Dude, Or Douchebag series, MM is adding Only In LA– a series dedicated to the wonky stuff that only happens here in the land of fruit, nuts and billionaires. Here to kick us off is a real doozy. So I’m headed to my friend’s store in West Hollywood (buy some ad space, biatch and then maybe I’ll mention your store...

10 Commandments of LA Driving

Welcome to Los Angeles! Now throw away all the rules you came with– this is the Wild West.  “But I drive in Manhattan!”  is the inevitable retort.  Congratulations Mr. Big Apple, we don’t give a flying carpet. Here’s what you need to know: 10. Cabs don’t rule.  NY is great and all, but you guys have the luxury of being fearlessly carted around in yellow...