Archive for April, 2010

9
Apr

Texan Speak

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff

H/T to Theo

If chicken were selling for a penny a pound I couldn’t kiss a hummingbird’s butt.
I’m broke.

Took top and got nut deep.
Describes a quick sexual conquest.

Ate a plate of crazy.
An explanation for bizarre behavior.

The only things in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.
Take a side.

I wouldn’t know anymore than a big-eyed clap doctor.
I am clueless.

I’d rather french kiss a rattlesnake.
I would greatly prefer not to.

Deal the five of clubs.
Strike with the fist.

Dick fingered
Lacking in manual dexterity

7
Apr

Ad Slogan Quiz

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff

How well do you know your ad slogans?  Here are some that have been used over the years.  Answers are below the fold.

1.  “Live in your world, play in ours.”

2.  “Because I’m worth it.”

3.  “You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.”

4.  “So easy a caveman can do it.”

5.  “The freshmaker!”

6.  “Hello, boys.”

7.  “Progress is our most important product.”

8.  “Obey your thirst.”

9.  “Science for a better life.”

10.  “The pause that refreshes.”

11.  “Kid tested.  Mother approved.”

12.  “Quality is job 1.”

13.  “Let the dance begin.”

14.  “The cereal that’s shot from guns.”

15.  “Stronger than dirt.”

16.  “You’ll wonder where the yellow went.”

17.  “Once you pop, you can’t stop.”

18.  “When it rains, it pours.”

19.  “Australian for Beer.”

20.  “The Champagne of Beers.”

21.  “Where do you want to go today?”

22.  “Lifts and separates.”

23.  “Who wears short shorts?”

24.  “The toughest job you’ll ever love.”

25.  “It’s all inside.”

26.  “Leave the driving to us.”

27.  “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

28.  “Zoom-Zoom.”

29.  “The happiest place on Earth.”

30.  “Tastes so good cats ask for it by name.”

31.  “Put a tiger in your tank.”

32.  “The ultimate driving machine.”

33.  “We’re number two.  We try harder.”

34.  “Be all that you can be.”

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2
Apr

The New Obama Vehicle

   Posted by: John    in Politics

If Odammit gets his way, if we are allowed to have a vehicle, this is what we will have to use.

Now, this is a real car on the market.  Called a “Smart Car”.  Has a 1 liter engine, and can go up to 90 miles per hour. 

It took some looking on the Smart Car website to find, but it turns out it will get about 40 mpg on the road.  I would sure hate to get into a wreck in that thing at 75 mph.  Can’t imagine it in a windstorm.  Probably will get run off the road every time a semi passes it.

The funny thing is…my ’93 Chevy truck with the 454 is more efficient than that poor little Smart Car’s 1 liter engine.  If you think about mpg vs engine size, (12 mpg/7.4L vs 40 mpg/1L) my big block is twice as efficient and it does not have to work at all to cruise down the road.

That does not mean my truck is more economical, because it isn’t. 

My daughter’s ’92 Cavalier will do 35 on the road.  That’s not much less than 40.  My Impala will do 32.  Lots of room in that for the family.  For that matter, the van will do 28.  OK, that’s certainly less than 40, but who will be able to go on a road trip to see Grandma in a Smart Car?