Armando C Muñoz Challenges Radio Talk Show Blowhard

Listener Challenges Radio Blowhard On May 14, 2008, Mando reported the following incident which we take to be an honest and accurate description of events: Saturday morning I was working in the garage listening to some local (Phoenix, Arizona) talk radio station. I was interested in the conversation because it was about gas mileage and the host said that he was an ASE certified mechanic with 35 years of auto repair and modification experience. Here is what he said: “I get 20 mpg from my 3/4 ton Sierra pickup. I…

The Lion of El Paso Tech

The Lion of El Paso Tech One day I asked Mando how it was that he ended up attending El Paso Technical High School rather than my alma mater, El Paso High School. He gave the matter some thought and responded as follows: The Tech thing came down like this: In the seventh grade our class of thirtysome 12 years olds was transferred from Lamar (Grammar School on Montana Avenue) to Houston (Grammar School on Rio Grande Avenue) to make room for younger kids. They needed the room at Lamar…