Last Call- Rodent Problem Edition


They say give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime. There’s no proverb about what happens when you give a man a Sharpie, but the results can be pretty amusing, even if you’re still hungry. 

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  1. Hmm. I might get it together to take a digital picture of my Honda scooter's rear end, which I modified in a drunken rage to say "Rhonda"; possibly while trying to get Linda Ronstadt's "Different Drum" out of my head. (A lot of methods have, it should be noted, been tried.)
    Instead I'll tell you I once owned a 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster, replete with 318 cubic inches of V8 fed by two so-called barrels (I maintain I had the only 2-Champagne-flute carburetor ever deployed in the Great Malaise.)
    It wasn't a Sharpie, and it wasn't original paint. It was silver paint pen on Maaco. I transcribed the entire lyric content of King Crimson's "Dig Me onto the trunk lid and then hooned the crap out of the stupid thing (hello snow drifting!) for a year before selling it for $300. I got my hunnert bucks out of it, though; Bought it for $400.
    As relics of past glory, an asphyxiated Mopar with latter day Prog-Rock drivel scrawled on it was pretty pissa. It's no wonder I got into punk rock and motorcycles, now I look back on it.
    (There are no digital pictures of my trunk and there is no music video for this song.)
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  2. Variations on a theme. Ready, GO!
    Give an undertaker a body and you feed him for a day. Teach an undertaker to kill people and you feed him for a lifetime.
    –Bob Van Voris
    Fix a man's car and you've made a buck. Teach a man to fix his own car and you've made a business competitor.
    –My dad's boss

    1. Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
      –Terry Pratchett apparently?

  3. It's surprising to see the Finnish pronunciation catching on. Will we also have pics of Dodges that have their badges replaced with "Rotke"?

  4. The Ratsun forums are a pretty cool place to check out. A lot of detail in the builds there.

        1. Well, I think Dearthy felt raped. That's not hard to do though. Kind of like in Coogan's Bluff where the old lady is saying everyone raped her.

  5. I've seen more than one Oldsmobile with the letters (back when there were individual letters) re-arranged to read "bloodslime." Some of them even weren't done by me.

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