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Random Thought for Friday, September 5, 2014: Ford Pintos?

20140628_142947Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

What was the best thing since sliced bread?  If coming upon sliced bread was the best thing, it begs the question, what was the “most awesome of awesomes” before bread was sliced?  Unsliced bread?  The knife used to slice the bread?

I am sure that if you consult the “Book of Knowledge” AKA Google and/or Wikipedia, you will find a lot of answers to this question.  I found quite a few, some had really humorous musing to regale.

My real question is this.  How does a statement like this actually begin to become part of common vernacular?  Someone just says something one day and others think it’s cool and start to use it on a daily basis.  Think of things Internet memes like ‘LOL’, ‘Keep Calm and…’, or some of my favorites from my EVE Online days, ‘It will be dealt with’ and the infamous CCP trademarked phrase, “soon”.

That reminds me, YOLO DROOLO, BABY!.

Yup, came across another person helping to redefine and engage with overly creative parking concepts.  I apologize that I do now have a photo to share with you.  Just imagine in your mind someone using 4 parking spaces with one car.   If you put your mind to the task, I am sure that you can think of one car that would fit this image.  Take say a overly modified Chevy Metro.  If you think back over the years, I am sure that you can remember at least one you may have seen.  You know the one, with the spinners on three of the four wheels, sparkly metallic paint job  and the 5 foot high spoiler on the rear end.  Image that parked at the connecting point of 4 parking spaces and nicely posed so that traffic flowing on the aisles on both sides would get that showroom “awesomeness” look and feel they try to get at legitimate car shows as people pass by.

Its that look of a car parked with the flashiness in thinking that their overly modified piece of garbage is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  While I can appreciate the art of such a display, I would rather have seen that old Ford Pinto I saw in traffic from last week that had that flames paint job done in reverse.  You see, normally, a flame paint job usually has the flames painted on the front portion of the car and styled in such a fashion as to show them trailing down the side of the car as if being blown in the wind as the car travels down the road.

This Pinto had the flames coming from the rear end traveling forwards along the car.  If you don’t understand the joke, I should direct you to consult the “Book of Knowledge” and research Ford Pinto and no, it’s not referring to Pinto beans and the ungraceful potentials for farts.

You know, at one time, making jokes about Ford Pintos was the best thing since sliced bread.  Yup, it was a gas, gas, gas.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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