Precast: Do Mitsubishi's Dream of Electric Sheep?, Volvo's Manic Depressive Designer, AMG PC

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

My first car was a golf cart, courtesy of The Ocean Reef Club. Actually, props to the parental units. They handed me the key to the open-sided electric conveyance, slipped me a charge-worthy room card and gave me the run of the joint. The cart was surprisingly peppy and the freedom it imparted almost got me laid by a startlingly attractive college girl– an astounding piece of happenstance given that the average Club member was older than cuneiform. And as I returned to our bungalow after this almost getting laid experience, Homone-Crazed Endorphin Boy over-cooked it in a corner and crashed. Neither cart nor driver were damaged, but the accident taught me a valuable lesson: avoid vehicles with three wheels. Of course, the new Mitsubishi electric car is likely to have four wheels, reasonable acceleration, respectable range and some airbags. How great is that? Maybe not as great as a gas-sucking AMG monster, but in certain circles, well, you'd be in like Flynn. Life's funny that way.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Oct 10, 2006

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, but what a hilarious introduction. The humble golf-cart playing seductive sports car. The dazzling college girl. The crash! Life IS funny.

  • Bobcat Bobcat on Oct 10, 2006

    Great reference to Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I didn't know that anyone else knew that it was the basis for the far-inferior movie, Bladerunner. It was great as a movie, but it was nothing compared to the novel. Enough talk about literature. Back to cars. Thanks for the momentary diversion from the unavoidable gloom and doom of Detroit. Evidently, there are many chickenheads running things in that running-on-empty city.

  • Jerseydevil Jerseydevil on Oct 12, 2006

    Am I the only one who finds the podcasts tedious? i wish there was a printed version of them, so i can skip all over the nonsense. These two guys have way too much mutual-admiration-society goin on anyway. Are we.. the users... allowed to be bitchy in an attempt to be humorous too? or just the staff?

  • SexCpotatoes SexCpotatoes on Oct 12, 2006

    The "TWEEL" might dampen some of the shock of bumps and such if you're concerned about for the electric motors at all four corners: I forget, but somebody was blasting electric motors on the wheels because they don't take kindly to harsh jolts.... Funny how you almost flubbed and said kids send their parents to college. It may be cheaper for kids to send their parents off to college instead of long term in home, or even nursing home care. Kind of like that person who listed cruise ships as an affordable alternative for old folks.