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March 1, 2007

Jeff R.:VII: The Chariot

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford.

Before Ford created the American automobile culture, he built and drove race cars, with a major victory in 1901. The same year, oil first gushed in Texas and Czolgosz made Teddy Roosevelt president. This is no coincidence.

The impact of cars (ideally sleek, large, fast, loud) on the collective psyche is impossible to understate, from penis-substitute to aphrodesiac, from the tanks that win wars to the oil-thirst that starts them. Nobody says "He almost hit my car"; they say "He almost hit me."

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you are pissing me off with your gooditude

Posted by: Ted Bronson at March 1, 2007 6:02 PM · Permalink

So, what, you want I should take a dive tomorrow?

Posted by: Jeff R. at March 1, 2007 7:21 PM · Permalink

Not at all sir. i just feel like a dope lately

Posted by: Ted Bronson at March 1, 2007 9:17 PM · Permalink

The only reason I posted something is because I didn't want you to feel all alone, Jeff.

Another excellent piece!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at March 1, 2007 10:17 PM · Permalink

I'm gettin' there, I'm gettin' there...

Posted by: Stacy at March 1, 2007 10:18 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!