|I didn't even have to post to LJ, it was a good day
||[Jan. 9th, 2006|12:14 am]
The American Caliban
Went to the LA Auto Show with zebulon_y and friendly_bandit and had a good time. It was about equal parts "Wow neat!", "Wow, that's kind of.." and "Wow, that's just fucked-up".
All the car manufacturers were showing off their golf carts. I will complain about golf carts some other time.
I got a dirty look from the Dodge spokesdroid when I said "Check this out, 14 miles per gallon in 2006!" loudly at the Charger SRT. "Guess you've got to really like that cruisin' lifestyle!" I bellowed at him cheerfully. I sat in my future girlfriend, the Mazdaspeed 6, and in my other future girlfriend, the Subaru Legacy GT. I was surprisingly impressed by some of the big campervan things. That mercedes van that Dodge brought over from Europe is nicely done. We did not go into the Hall of Supercars because it was stuffed with hu-mans.
The best thing there was in the aftermarket hall. Someone has made the ultimate spinner, and it wasn't even on the wheel. It was in the back of an SUV on display. It had lights on it that made patterns, nice, but then when it started spinning the lights made pictures! Like the American Flag, and Famous Art Type Pictures, and Hip Hop Lifestyle Imagery. It was one of those things that went so far into stupid that it wrapped right back around into art. It needs to go into a museum right now.
We went to Kappo Honda and had good japanese food with Lisa. I consumed: Tonkatsu,, hamachi sashimi, special toasted onigiri with eel, and some chicken udon. It was very, very, very, very, very good.