In a large metro area, there’s free entertainment all over the road. This, among other things, has inspired me to lug my camera no matter how short the trip. So far I’ve never noticed any funny looks from co-workers when I shoulder my formidable camera bag to and from my car, and so far I haven’t really cared. I’m ready with my snappy comeback (with nods to “Seinfeld”).
“It’s not a purse — it’s European.”
A select few of the following images I captured before we moved here. That doesn’t make them any less fun.
(Don’t click these expecting them to enlarge or anything.)
Here, I’m wondering what in the world these folks are burning when they drive. I’m sure someone who knows about cars can tell us exactly what problem they have. Captured in a Missouri convenience store parking lot.
The car model here makes this one. Coincidentally for me and other fans of the greatest prematurely canceled sci-fi show in history (oh, no, here come the retorts), this car also was produced under the name Pontiac Firefly. More familiar to everybody might be its other moniker, the Geo Metro. Captured about two miles from our former home in Missouri.
Is there was any question that we’re in Texas now? This guy’s web site “features” an annoying flash animation and song that plays on every page. He’d do better to play the title track from George Jones’ High Tech Redneck. At least then he’s sticking with a theme. Captured on my way from work to Fry’s Electronics.
The driver is a doctor and a ninja. It saves money on a collection service and it’s instant job security. “Hey, you didn’t pay. Now you get a karate chop to the knee. I can fix that for you. Just make an appointment at the front desk.” He or she also finds time to serve in the National Guard. That organization must beam with pride at this personalized plate. Captured on the way to work.
So, this sticker looks brand new. Um, didn’t this movement die about 25 or 30 years ago? The day before I grabbed this image, I saw a woman at work wearing a brand new t-shirt bearing the same logo. I didn’t grab her, though. Captured on the way to work.
I’ve never heard the term “Lesbo Love,” but here it is, out in the open, in one of the most conservative religious and political areas in the country. I’m a little embarrassed for lesbians everywhere, however, at the lack of punctuation. Captured on my way to get a spicy chicken soft taco and chicken quesadilla at Taco Bell.
Note: Many of these I shot through the windshield, and most while sitting still at a traffic light.