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  • Posted by In-Cog-Nito on February 4th, 2004 (All posts by )

    God Bless America.

     

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    1. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      Who said those 1959 Buicks couldn’t float ?

    2. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      Actually, it turns out this is gross imperialist propaganda : http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1009384,00.html.

      With a name like yours, I should have known you were a capitalist stooge.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Yes, Seumas, you nailed it: the U.S. fears Cuba, all right. This is obviously a case of the dreaded “Cubaphobia.” It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the lack of freedom in the island paradise. . .

      “Hey, Raul! Is that your new car? It’s a beauty!”

      “Thanks, Carlos. Yes, it is. Why, with all the first-rate health care and free education we are receiving, I’ve been able to trade up to a ’59 model. The trunk is big enough to slaughter chickens in without the neighborhood committee finding out, plus it floats!”

    4. Scott Says:

      Damn, there should be some rule that allows asylum after riding two antique cars across the straits… –scott

    5. Fred Boness Says:

      My first car was a 1959 Buick. It was a darker green than this one which looks to be a color not known to GM re paint. It would never have occurred to me to even think about it being seaworthy.

      It was a great car. The trunk was bigger than some swimming pools. The doors were 10 inches thick. It is from an age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

    6. MJH Says:

      Ugh! You tourture me by showing a picture of Miami when I am freezing my ass off in Chicago.

      But I am glad that someone worthy enjoys the view.

    7. Jonathan Says:

      Sorry, MJH. I was trying to give you hope! Hang in there.

    8. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      Fred, yeah. Some of those old cars seem as massive as a flattened Hummer. With more style and aerodynamics of course.

      I was actually following an H2 yesterday, and I was just amazed you can move what is essentially a big-ass steel box that fast.