Thursday, July 20, 2006

Instructions


Instructions
Originally uploaded by Rebecca June.
Just a little more on the rented chariot we tooled around it. It was as charming as a child with a British accent asking directions to the loo.

I've already assigned it a gender (female), style (classic, tending toward tweeds and vintage handbags but with a penchant for stiletto heels), and a cigarette addiciton.

I've already mentioned the handy, ultra-addictive temperature gauge on the dash, fascinating when you're in a place with microclimates -- where the same gauge can vary 40 degrees or more in the same hour.

My favorite part, though, is this glow-in-the dark doohickey -- I imagine it as a collaboration between engineers ("let's make a latch that opens the trunk FROM THE INSIDE!", lawyers ("let's minimize our risk of accidental death by trunk trappage") and marketers ("let's make it glow-in-the-dark, so kidnapping victims can easily see it, and graphic, so even the illiterate can easily follow directions!).

I just adore the fact that the little stick-figure kidnapping victim is clearly running to the nearest farmhouse to call the police. Go little man! GO!

1 comment:

Amy said...

"I just adore the fact that the little stick-figure kidnapping victim is clearly running to the nearest farmhouse to call the police. Go little man! GO!"

Hee! I love quirky little things like that. Also good is the Dell keyboard bag: Don't choke yourself, or babies!