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Thursday news: planes, automobiles

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First, if you haven't read downtown blogger Jeremy Hermanns' account of being on the Alaska Airlines flight that blew a hole in its side at 30,000 feet, read it now.

The LA Times looks at Nissan's new concept car which, not surprisingly, drives fast and looks cool. When it's parked, a screen folds down so the driver can play the video game "Project Gotham Racing 3," using the actual car steering wheel and pedals to control the game. We think the that if a car like this was produced, the hack to bypass the "when parked" requirement -- so that you could simultaneously drive fast and play your Xbox -- would be developed in about 45 seconds.

The AP has picked up on the Sony fake-graffitti playstation ad campaign. Our own Jason Toney had something to say about it a while back, and Gothamist has been on the case since the beginning.

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Costco is selling caskets. The Daily Breeze has the story. Apparently, you don't have to buy them in bulk.