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News, but not the serious kind

Honk! Here comes the Muammar car!

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LIBYA/GADDAFI

As a highly paid political consultant, it irritates the heck out of me when clients ignore my advice.

gaddafi vertical 200What is Blog Guy’s first rule for politicians when they’re out in public?

Do NOT let them drive a car! It doesn’t give them the common touch, it doesn’t make them look macho, it just makes them appear truly goofy.

But it gets worse.

If you’re Muammar Gaddafi with a huge popular revolt on your hands, your minders should NOT let you drive a go-kart thingy with the label “Club Car” emblazoned across the front.

The worst car feature ever invented?

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GERMANY/

Every so often an idea comes along that is so awful it deserves a place in the Bad Idea Hall of Fame. Like there was the toilet timer that made sure workers don’t spend too much time in the bathroom, and of course there was that hotel bed-warming service.

GERMANY/But now, along comes an idea that makes those others seem positively brilliant.

We have photos showing “hands free driving” in a car that is controlled by the driver’s brain. I’m not making this up.

Buddy, can you hand me some paper?

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AUTOSHOW-GENEVA

Lamar, where the heck are you? I told you to meet me at the Motor Show.

AUTOSHOW-GENEVAI’m here, Boss. I’ll find you in a few minutes. I stopped in the men’s room by the Renault display.

Really? I just went by there and I didn’t see a men’s room.

I’m not surprised, Boss, it turns out in Switzerland they just put the stalls right out in the open. Those crazy Swiss, huh?

Wanna turn the wipers on, Blog Guy?

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Blog Guy, summer is right around the corner, you know. You and the missus got big vacation plans?

The usual. A nice road trip.

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Not another road trip! In that rusted-out car with no windshield? The one that’s up on blocks in your yard?