Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This vehicle powered by recycled sanctimony.

Car stuff at Michelle Malkin reminds of this conversation I forgot to blog last week...

A friend of mine sent me a link to the "SmartCar" (yes, those are sneer quotes) with raves about how awesomely eco-friendly they are.

I replied with an inquiry as to the MPG rating on the wheelchair-accessible van that would take her to physical therapy three times a week for the rest of her life after she was paralyzed if her "SmartCar" was T-boned in a parking-lot intersection by anything larger than a bicycle.

She pretended not to understand the question.

I then wondered how it was "eco-friendly" to make twice as many trips to the grocery store because the car can't simultaneously hold a week's supply of human food/toilet paper AND a week's supply of cat food/litter.

Apparently it's the thought that counts. Like the no-flow toilets that have to be flushed thrice so no one else has to look at your output.

OTOH, it's probably a logical car for people with no friends, family, or pets.

Anyway. IowaHawk has forgiven me for driving a used Buick that will seat myself and three people who shouldn't be driving in their condition, for the low low price of $9.95, so it's all good.

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