A Set of Wheels

Well, I got a new set of wheels. New to me, that is — this car is almost old enough to vote (the one that died yesterday was already old enough to vote, but not quite old enough to drink).

It’s not as much of a luxury boat as the old one was. I can’t steer it with one finger — it requires at least two. But ’tis enough, ’twill serve.

It had been eleven years since we last bought a car. The prices have evidently increased faster than the general rate of inflation. But at least I’m mobile again, and life here at Schloss Bodissey can return to normal. Or whatever passes for normal these days…

5 thoughts on “A Set of Wheels

  1. Round And Round by Perry Como

    Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round
    As it skims along with a happy sound
    As it goes along the ground, ground, ground
    Till it leads you to the one you love

    Then your love will hold you round, round, round
    And your heart’s a song with a brand new sound
    And your head goes spinning round, round, round
    ‘Cause you’ve found what you’ve been dreaming of

    In the night you see the oval moon
    Going round and round in tune
    And the ball of sun in the day
    Makes a girl and boy wanna say

    Find a ring and put it round, round, round
    And with ties so strong that two hearts are bound
    Put it on the one you’ve found, found, found
    For you know that this is really love

    Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round
    As it skims along with a happy sound
    As it goes along the ground, ground, ground
    Till it leads you to the one you love

    Then your love, you’ll hold her round, round, round
    And your heart’s a song with a brand new sound
    And your head goes spinning round, round, round
    ‘Cause you’ve found what you’ve been dreaming of

    In the night you see the oval moon
    Going round and round in tune
    And the ball of sun in the day
    Makes a girl and boy wanna say

    Find a ring and put it round, round, round
    And with ties so strong your two hearts are bound
    Put it on the one you’ve found, found, found
    For you know that this is really love

    Find a ring, put it on
    For you know that this is really love, really love
    Really love

    • Find a ring and put it round, round, round
      And with ties so strong your two hearts are bound
      Put it on the one you’ve found, found, found
      For you know that this is really love

      What in hell became of such innocent and noble sentiments?

      While most Millennials think Como’s just a backdrop for some crappy Lucas space opera*: In reality, this song is a lyrical paean to none other than America’s classic, wealth creating, chromed and Turtle-waxed® Car Culture (right down to its Baby Moons).

      * – As celebrated drive-in movie critic, Joe Bob Briggs, is fond of saying, “No plot to get in the way of the action.” –

      Today’s NRU study hall assignment —

      Contrast and compare Detroit’s vehicular golden age to this latest fad of QR-coded electric scooters (e.g., Lime, Bird, etc.).

      What sort of:

      Mobility do these loafers’ bicycles encourage? (Motility?)

      Groceries can be carried? (Is it just wheels being sacked?)

      New culture is being engendered? (Or transgendered?)

      Economy is being driven. (Aside from a service-based one?)

      But, above all, what sort of:

      Backseat love nest is there on two wheels?

      NOTICE: Any attempt to dispute how a sedan’s interior seating was a crucial progenitor of the Baby Boom had best be prepared to furnish documentation that makes MIL-std-2105D look like a vitamin bottle’s MSDS.

      Pop quiz after lunch.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.