Thursday, 6 September 2007

Whatever You Want

10 comments:

Mad Dog said...

Ah, a Model T. I'm not really a Ford fan but I wouldn't say no to a 1966 350GT fastback Mustang (you know, the one from Bullitt)...

x said...

You have been busy in my absence. This is a comment from Nantes. Make the most of it, this is probably the nearest to international recognition you will get.

PS I still have 45 mins paid time on the hotel wifi so seemed a shame to waste it. Now what can I waste another 40 mins on?

Mad Dog said...

In fact here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36MFh4of6lE

Chertiozhnik said...

Sheeee-ut.

Chertiozhnik said...

Mr X, I have visitors from as far away as Somewhere Else. It's not that we're not International.

Chertiozhnik said...

Mr. Nabokov observed decades ago, that the Russian Lit is packed with references to this, that, or the other sort of horse-drawn carriage, which are now entirely obscure. Nobody knows what kind of vehicle was being referred to. Or why.

Who knows --- how many horses, what kind of coach? Was the suspension for cobbled streets or the open (and muddy or frozen) road? Chavvy or savvy?

At least our descendants will understand what a 350GT Fastback Mustang was, and what it was for, and what people did with it and so forth.

Quietly, a marker has been put down.

Mad Dog said...

The way things are going (hybrid/electric) in 100 years cartalk will be about transducers, transformers and toroidal coils. Discussion about twin carburetors, ingnition advance curves and camshafts will be a lost art to which we will only have obscure reference in books by Dan Brown and JK Rowling -I mean Jeremy Clarkson.

Mad Dog said...

The way things are going (hybrid/electric) in 100 years cartalk will be about transducers, transformers and toroidal coils. Discussion about twin carburetors, ingnition advance curves and camshafts will be a lost art to which we will only have obscure reference in books by Dan Brown and JK Rowling -I mean Jeremy Clarkson.

Mad Dog said...

Sorry: I must have pressed something twice...

Chertiozhnik said...

"Ignition advance curves"..?

As a not-a-scientist it took me a while to figure this one out even a little bit.

But there will certainly be a major character worrying about them, in my next Very Great and Now Incomprehensible Novel.