Monday, March 20, 2006

Ford Unveils New S.U.V.: The Ford Occupation

I don't always obsess on politics. Sometimes, being a normal American male, I obsess about cars, especially SUVs.

Watching the progress from Escape to Explorer to Expedition to Excursion, I've long advocated that Ford skip the obvious next steps -- the Incursion and Invasion -- and build a new S.U.V. called the Occupation -- a vehicle so large that it comes with its own hybrid so people can drive around inside it (what if the kids spill their milk in the back seat?). The Ford Occupation gets infinite gas mileage because wherever you're going, it's already there. And it would bring new meaning to conservative suggestions that we "turn Iran into a parking lot."

1 comment:

Sleeve98 said...

I have a radical idea:

Instead of the Dems waiting for a wind so they can hoist a sail (if we're to indulge this metaphor), why don't they act like an able-bodied crew and pick up a frickin' oar? Is there not an old truism that suggests "one makes one's own fortune"?

"...'The oars were now wielded by free men, and manfully they laboured; yet slowly we passed up the Great River, for we strove against its stream, and though that is not swift down in the South, we had no help of wind...'
"...'Long ere day the masted ships hoisted sail, and our speed grew, until dawn whitened the foam at our prows. And so it was, as you know, that we came in the third hour of the morning with a fair wind and the Sun unveiled, and we unfurled the great standard in battle. It was a great day and a great hour, whatever may come after.'..."

J.R.R. Tolkien - "The Return of the King"