Creative Destruction

March 29, 2006

Idle Assessment of Nonsense

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brutus @ 4:54 am

While we’re indulging in idle assessments of nonsense, I thought this might provide some chatter:

LimoJet

This is the sort of thing that strikes me as symptomatic of something wrong with America. I’ve spoken out in the past in other fora against SUVs, the Hummer, the UniMog, etc. They’ve all been converted into limos at some point. But this is just so far beyond the pale I can hardly believe it. The excessively ostentatious display makes this idea appealing only to the tackiest folks with way too much money and no sense of value. That the company went to the expense to build it is just as bad, I suppose. Reminds me of the joke (it was JOKE — get it?) on Home Improvement when Tim Allen would say “more power” as though one could never have too much. I think some folks missed the joke.

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11 Comments »

  1. Think of it as a device for transferring liquid wealth from retarded socialites to highly-skilled machine tradespeople.

    Comment by bobhayes — March 29, 2006 @ 5:23 am | Reply

  2. I can only say one thing…

    Finally, we have a street-legal vehicle with lower gas milage than a Hummer. But only if those turbines are non-functional. If they are functional, it might get an ounce more per mile.

    Comment by Off Colfax — March 29, 2006 @ 5:43 am | Reply

  3. Plus, if you wanted to score with Paris Hilton? You’d be so totally in.

    Take penicillin with you.

    Comment by bobhayes — March 29, 2006 @ 5:46 am | Reply

  4. So when are you buying me one?

    Comment by Adam Gurri — March 29, 2006 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  5. SWEET!!!!!! (I must have one!)

    Comment by bazzer — March 29, 2006 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  6. > Finally, we have a street-legal vehicle with lower gas milage than a Hummer.

    But it will certainly get better fuel economy than it did in its former life as a private jet. The greens should be happy.

    Comment by bazzer — March 29, 2006 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  7. I suppose I should expect that no one would have anything to say on the spirit of my post, preferring instead to quip and be glib. BTW, are we just blogging for ourselves at this point? Does it matter is no besides us one reads?

    Comment by Brutus — March 29, 2006 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  8. Hey, my first comment was serious.

    Comment by bobhayes — March 29, 2006 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  9. Sorry to disappoint, Brutus. I just can’t really bring myself to be upset at nonsense such as this. Who cares that someone is making a stupid limo out of a plane?

    That’s an aspect of “progressive” ideology that I find troubling for exactly the same reason I’m troubled by the religious right: They both seem to have an unhealthy preoccupation with what other people are doing.

    Comment by bazzer — March 29, 2006 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  10. Well, ok, I’ll engage. I’m sorry–I thought you were calling for quips. It’s hard to read tone across the internet sometimes.

    I’m not going to be glibe here: I just honestly don’t see this as a concern. This is the kind of thing that rich people spend money on for a bit of a thrill, and meanwhile, the driver (pilot?), designers, manufacturers, and general staff have found work and gotten resume builders.

    Seems like a win-win to me.

    Comment by Adam Gurri — March 30, 2006 @ 12:21 am | Reply

  11. […] Though not nearly so awful as the LimoJet, these exhaust tip spinners make the same negative impression on me. […]

    Pingback by Creative Destruction » Got Bling? — May 24, 2006 @ 1:27 pm | Reply


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