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Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:30 am
by peterabnny
I was hanging out with my gearhead pals at a local classic car cruise-in and we saw one of these (exactly like this one in every way, sans the LTL sign, spotlight and cushioned front seat) - a 1919 Olds:
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Right away I thought of you and your comic. :)

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:42 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
OMG LOOK AT THAT SWEET RIDE!!! Thank you for sharing the picture Peter!! So funny that you posted that today, apparently there's an antique/classic car show going on today but it's like an hour or so away and I didn't know about it until it was too late to make plans to go :( This helps to soothe the burn of missing it :D

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:29 am
by peterabnny
You're very welcome!

I didn't know you were a classic-lover, too! :)

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:13 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
I don't know much about 'em, but I love lookin' at 'em. Great memories of going around to the shows when I was little with my dad and probably my mom and aunt. In reality it probably happened one time, but it stuck with me :lol:

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:57 am
by McDuffies
They're great for drawing. They're one of those things that I photograph whenever I encounter them, for drawing practice (finding a pic in google is somehow just not the same).

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:27 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
McDuffies wrote:They're great for drawing. They're one of those things that I photograph whenever I encounter them, for drawing practice (finding a pic in google is somehow just not the same).

I agree. For me, they are more fun and more intuitive to draw than more modern cars, perhaps because I can feel a "personality" behind them.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 am
by McDuffies
They have a lot more details outside. But they're also more simple shapes, whereas today's cars are somehow arbitrarily aerodynamic.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:23 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
Yeah, it's all geometry and then details on the outside. Here is a cylinder. Here is a rectangular box shape. Here is a triangle. Absolutely nothing is ergonomic :lol:

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:12 am
by spoonyliger
Man! The aerodynamics!

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:17 pm
by Ahaugen
spoonyliger wrote:Man! The aerodynamics!


still more aerodynamic than a pickup with a lift kit, off road tires and truck nuts

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:40 am
by robotthepirate
On the other hand, I'm reckoning that driving a car like that in the weather I'm getting over here would be #~'[]"$%*&*$*!)($@~:{}.,<##'^*$)" freezing.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:03 am
by McDuffies
Ahaugen wrote:
spoonyliger wrote:Man! The aerodynamics!


still more aerodynamic than a pickup with a lift kit, off road tires and truck nuts


Even that is more aerodynamic than parachute.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:30 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
robotthepirate wrote:On the other hand, I'm reckoning that driving a car like that in the weather I'm getting over here would be #~'[]"$%*&*$*!)($@~:{}.,<##'^*$)" freezing.

That's why you gotta get your driving cap, gloves, and goggles.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:02 pm
by McDuffies
And grow a pair of mustaches to warm your upper lip. Think people wore those because they liked them?

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:14 pm
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
McDuffies wrote:And grow a pair of mustaches to warm your upper lip. Think people wore those because they liked them?

And sideburns protected your ears from the wind.

Chicks had to just use bonnets.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:35 am
by robotthepirate
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:
McDuffies wrote:And grow a pair of mustaches to warm your upper lip. Think people wore those because they liked them?

And sideburns protected your ears from the wind.

Chicks had to just use bonnets.


Explains why they weren't keen to flash more than a bit of ankle.

... I feel a need to see a picture of Abraham Lincoln wearing driving goggles, I will also accept if someone goes back in time in order to take one or maybe a drawing.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:05 am
by McDuffies
Bah! They could have shown some ankle without any risk if only they'd stopped shaving legs.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:12 am
by robotthepirate
McDuffies wrote:Bah! They could have shown some ankle without any risk if only they'd stopped shaving legs.


I seriously don't understand why women feel the need to shave their legs. Though I guess once you start you have to continue and most teenage girls feel pressured to once everyone else starts (so I've heard).

Also we may have just discovered why the Victorians became such prudes, fast transport.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:49 am
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
robotthepirate wrote:
McDuffies wrote:Bah! They could have shown some ankle without any risk if only they'd stopped shaving legs.


I seriously don't understand why women feel the need to shave their legs. Though I guess once you start you have to continue and most teenage girls feel pressured to once everyone else starts (so I've heard).


A lot of people in this society at least have a serious issue with body hair in general. I think I missed that memo :/ Even people that look like rugs don't really bother me, I just pity them when it's warm since it must be uncomfortable.

Re: Hey, Cuddly...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:28 pm
by McDuffies
I find that issue of body hair is another case of fake beauty standards perpetuated by media, which don't align the least with actual taste of population.

But a fact that is not very well known among us men is that women primarily fix themselves for other women, not for men. Average men, as you figure, will not pay attention to details too much, and it's terribly easy to sway them with minimal effort. Throw on a mini skirt of any kind, you don't even have to have particularly great legs, and you'll have half of guys turning their head. It's other women that scrutinize you and roll their eyes if you've missed a depilation term or if your mascara is tiny bit smudged, and apparently many women feel a lot of pressure under the gaze of their own sex. So it's very pointless to try to explain to women that we don't all like impossibly skinny girls or blond hair or whatnot, because they actually can't care less about what we think.

Edit: On the other hand, there are things that completely puzzle me, such as this fad of shaving pubic hair to nothing that media is full of, or, for that matter, thongs? Why did we let barely literate gangsta rappers dictate to us what to like?