It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

.....................................If Tailfins Were Wings.....................................

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If 1957 expressions of 4-wheeled optimism 
could fly, a Plymouth Belvedere
could get us above and beyond
all of our problems!


And instead of regarding
such automotive ornamentation
as an aerodynamical handicap,
we would ALL regard it with 
aesthetic appreciation
and cool comments!
                   

 But big-finned cars were "gas guzzlers"
(as opposed to having vehicular personality)
and, of course, we needed to drive cars
with better gas mileage.

Therefore, in due time, all the car designers
denuded all cars from anything resembling personality.

New Cars were all "streamlined" but that is only
a fancy way of saying they were lobotomized!

Today, most families own SUV's
which are twice the size 
of the legendary gas guzzlers.

The average gas mileage of 
these behemoth station wagons
is approximately 13 miles to the gallon
which is a hell of a lot worse than 
what that Cadillac or the Belvedere got.


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Footnotes
IF TAILFINS WERE WINGS
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The cartoon is from  Harry Bliss.

The car images are from  Jay Pegg.
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