Hybrid of the Future?

Jeff Puthuff
by Jeff Puthuff
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  • Jerseydevil Jerseydevil on Apr 14, 2009

    love tracy! eartly morning giggle, thanks!

  • Bocatrip Bocatrip on Apr 14, 2009

    This is the first time I have laughed this hard on this site! A really funny piece.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Apr 14, 2009

    That's sick! That reminds me of my late father's story about how he and his friend Victor were going home from the university in Victor's Renault Dauphine. My father was always trying to teach Victor to drive--he went without a license for years because he couldn't pass the test. Anyway, it was evening rush hour, and Victor stalled out in th e middle of the big intersection. (Everything is relative, of course. This was Seattle in the mid-1950s.) Several cycles of light changes came and went, and Victor, an eminent professor of slavic studies, just couldn't keep the thing going. Finally, he accidentally turned the key with the clutch out, and the Dauphine began to limp forward. Taking the cue, Victor just limped the thing over to the side of the road on the starter motor, where he finally was able to start it, and both he and my father did get home that evening. My father had a whole bunch of these stories, as did others of Victor's friends.