Last Call: ACME Meat Edition

The description of this image from its source says “Car crushed by meat truck at 5060 W. Jefferson. Mrs. Bernice Little 4-5-60.” Those were certainly simpler times. Back then apparently an Oldsmobile 88 minding its own business could get crushed by a truck, thus providing a photo op of the car’s owner standing between the wreck and an expanding pool of spilling fliuds all while surrounded by emergency responders. Hey guys, smoke if you’ve got ’em!
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22 responses to “Last Call: ACME Meat Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    I’m guessing the Olds had better brakes than the meatmobile, and stopped short for some reason or another. It looks like the meatmobile swerved to go around rather than rear-end the Olds, and high-sided.

    1. Rob Emslie Avatar
      Rob Emslie

      I was wondering if Mrs. Little had been in the car at the time of the accident. I’m not sure, if she were, how she would have gotten out.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        Ghostriding her whip on the hood, obv.

    2. 0A5599 Avatar

      Two solid lines down the center of the road, but a single solid line between that and the Olds. I think she was in a parking lane, and the ACME truck lost control for other reasons. And as Jeff points out above, I don’t think those car doors would have opened afterwards.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.


        1. 0A5599 Avatar

          Greg’s Craigslist Crapshoot feature keeps crediting my entries to people who aren’t me. Turnabout is fair play.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        No passenger-side mirror and they put it on the brochure cover with a load higher than the windows? If there was a car in the blind spot, evasive maneuvers might cause the driver to flip the truck…

  2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Wile E. Coyote was arrested at the scene under suspicion of DUI.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Maybe he swerved at the last moment when he realized the tunnel he was going into was actually just a painted mural.

  3. Alff Avatar

    “Folks, this evening’s episode of Father Knows Best is brought to you by the good people at Depends. Depends, the only thing less polite than talking about them is not having them when you really need them.”

  4. Gianni Burrows Avatar
    Gianni Burrows

    Just got the May 2017 issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car in the mail. With the mag was a letter that said this is the last issue, they are folding after 12 years. Too bad. It was a good magazine that focused on attainable classics from around the world.

    1. salguod Avatar

      What? I guess I haven’t gotten that one yet. Bummer.

    2. Javenlevi Avatar

      I was really bummed to get that letter too. It’s easily the best magazine out there, in my opinion, with a nice variety of features, good writing and great photography. I’m really going to miss it.

  5. Tomsk Avatar

    Looks like all the buildings in the background are still there and haven’t been remodeled much (if any).,-118.354133,3a,36.3y,65.88h,87.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8V2ABOAadi_ZGtt5C3UBKg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

    1. Alff Avatar

      Huh. My old neighborhood.

  6. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    This is how everyone who owns a convertible feels whenever they go to Home Depot. They feel they can carry everything.

    1. ptschett Avatar

      And suddenly I’m reminded of the time my dad brought a bunch of bathroom floor tile home in a car a few years ago. In his ’68 Olds Cutlass S, no less. (Convertible, even.)

  7. nanoop Avatar

    “Thanks for borrowing the car, but, uhm…”
    “I broke the mirror glass.”
    “Not a problem, yank it out and we’ll glue in a new one.”
    “Yeah, but the car is lying on the mirror…”

  8. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    Lucy, Lucy, Lucy. When I said you and Ethyl should go get a truckload of meat for the empanadas, I didn’t mean to try to put the whole truck in the back of the car!