Friday, February 25, 2005

Decadence, Thy Name Is Automobile

Speaking of consumption...

the top ten most expensive cars available in the U.S..

I think this quote from the article puts it all into the proper perspective:

Of course, follow the link below and you will realize how each car on the list is aimed at buyers for whom money is as disposable as garbage. That's perhaps why the most expensive cars are sports cars: if you're going to throw away a ton of money, it had better be on something extremely fun.

I'm sure that, when I was about twenty years younger, I'd probably be drooling over the fine works of automotive art listed on this site. Now, in this age of soaring government budget deficits, attacks on social security and the minimum wage, lucrative tax breaks for the wealthy, complaints from right-wing talk-show hosts that the poor aren't paying their fair share, and calls for aid donations for tsunami-stricken countries, the only word that comes to mind is the following:


Heck, the cost of one of these things would probably feed the population of a village in Sri Lanka for the better part of a year! What does that tell you about our culture?

Alright...back to the meat...


Don Snabulus said...

Cars With Guns

They use gas to run, use it to die
Fall off a cliff to toast and fry
Cars well done

Nobody thunk it, nobody knew
No one imagined the great car guru
Cars are one

He hid in Estacada, read books with great glee
He loved Che Guevera, a revolutionary GMC
Car Tse Tongue

He spoke about justice, about tilt-back seats
He felt like an outcast, alone in the fleet
Car doldrums

He idled we must fight, escape or we'll die
Cars gathered around, to Ford the river so high
Bad car pun

But then he was captured, stuffed into a crate
Loaded onto a truck, where he rode to his fate
Cars are bummed

He was a scrawny sportster, who looked rather woozy
No one suspected he was packing an Uzi
Cars with guns

They came with a giant magnet to lift him away
He gunned his motor, burned rubber all day
Car sure stunk

Knocked over a tractor and ran for the door
Six gallons of gas flowed out on the floor
Run cars run!

(See comments for the meat post for the Cows with Guns car poem is a pale imitation)

Vulgarius said...

I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
A brilliant red Saleen S7, from a better, vanished time
I fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime...

Somehow it just does'nt fit. Ptuui!

Don Snabulus said...

I guess that means I should stop slavering over the retro wonders of Avanti Motors and get busy feeding people.

I can handle that.

The Moody Minstrel said...


Are they making new-model Avantis now? I thought that company gwugged and vanished ages ago!

thehim said...

22 months and counting with no car. Money saved?