Saturday, 13 August 2022

On The Road Again













42 comments:

Rosemary said...

I was amused when I first came across a Fartsdumper sign whilst driving around in Norway.

Boud said...

Too funny. I definitely like the blocked road with a little cone to warn you the road's completely blocked. Safety first.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Cars today all look the same. At a glance you can't tell a Mercedes SUV from a Toyota. We live in this new age of technology and young people don't ever get to know their cars - probably don't name them. They just drive them, put gas in them and park them in their parent's driveways.

Back in the Iron Age cars were distinguishable: a Chevy looked different than a Ford, a Studebaker, a Plymouth, a Dodge...

As young men our cars were extensions of ourselves. We rebuilt our carburetors, installed floor shifts, changed our points and plugs and reset the timing. installed all kinds of gages. We could tell you what our top speed was. Our cars were us and we were our cars.

Now, young people are their cell phones.
the Ol'Buzzard

angela said...

Cars. A very necessary evil. The one with the engine on fire was a particularly good one lol

Linda said...

Hahaha, thanks for the laughs! Have a lovely weekend!

Bob said...

The Escher GPS.
Sometimes I feel like I have that!

Travel said...

Lots of good one's today. My first car was an old Ford pickup truck, all of gages went crazy one day and when I raised the hood, I had to put out the fire. And it still drove on.

Adam said...

Nobody is making fun of EV Owners right now ⚡🚗

Leanna said...

I lost it with the Escher meme. These made me laugh especially the one with the male GPS and the Norwegian speed bump.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I want an Escher GPS.

Yvonne said...

Okay... all good, but that last part started me laughing.

Old Lurker said...

You know, I put a lot of effort to remain indifferent to your meme dumps, but then you post that Escher one? Low blow, Debra. Low blow.

Mike said...

Every time I see the mattress meme I still go WTF!

And @ADAM - Nope. The right-wing hasn't let up. They still don't get it.

Mistress Maddie said...

The cone one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!

I one saw people moving here using a Volkswagen Jetta to transport a box spring and Mattress bungy corded to the roof!!!!!! Can you say ghetto.

roentare said...

This is so entertaining and hilarious again. Love your humour in deed. Funny way to start my Sunday drive.

Marie Smith said...

Lol. These are priceless!

Anonymous said...

Good lols, Debra! Love the male voice on the GPS... more than a grain of truth in that one!

Joanne Noragon said...

Your first car needs to be a '60 VW, no radio, three speed. Perfection.

Richard said...

Funny 🤗 ones. My mom made me study German when i was a kid, i took to it like a chicken to water. But i guess it paid off because it took me a second to see the joke. I immediately slowed down, expecting a bump in the road.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I wouldn't think of unfriending you.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Kirk said...

Love the Escher one. Excellent photoshopping.

River said...

Get the TALL ladder kids, we'll go for a drive.
That poor fainting car :(
your first car needs to be one where an extra dent or two won't matter.

The Captain said...

Kids get cars bought for them by their parents these days. Me? I wouldn't have missed out on my Austin Allegro with exploding thermostat.

Deedles said...

The fainting car brought out my motherly instincts, not to mention a snot bubble from laughing a bit too hard. Lamb Bikini? Arrrggghhh, another snot bubble!

Unknown said...

On my first car (a '69 Chevy Nova) i wired in a little toggle switch that I had to use to start it since the ignition swithc was busted.

My second (a '72 Dodge Duster) the widhshield wipers wre fixed in an emergency with a pop-top broken off an empty beer can from the back seat (the little washer holding the linkage together broke) This bodge lasted the relatively short rest of the life of the car.

Our next car (I was married by then) was a '77 Pegeot (we LOVED that car) that would periodically not start until I shorted the terminals on the starter motor with the big screwdriver that I kept next to my seat.

Our next car ('82 Honda Wagon..we REALLY loved that car!) ended up more bodge than original car by the end. A piece of aluminum rod for a turn signallever, the dash clock from the Peugeot suffed int the dash, the seats were worn out and replaced by stuffing with chunks of foam and seatcovers, the Odometer stopped working 10 years before we traded it in, etc etc.

It was replaced with a brand new VW Jetta Sportwagen cheater diesel in 2010 (first new car in my life!) which remains in unbodged state, miraculoously (although the whole 'cheating on the emissions testing' thing should be consiodered a factory-installed bodge. VW ended up paying me ⅓rd the cost of the car back in settlements, after fixing it.

As for the fainting car I am reliably informed that President Biden was personally responsible for raising the gas proces. I was unaware he was Presdent of Canada, too! Justin must be glad someone else is getting the blame!!

Bill Lisleman said...

car fainted is my vote for the best. I think cars are ok today but I hate the car TV ads. So dumb. I don't plan on driving over unpaved areas.

Tundra Bunny said...

I miss the hamster ads for KIA Soul! The "test your airbag here" meme gave me a good laugh too!

Guillaume said...

That's why I prefer traveling by train. Check my blog tomorrow about it.

G. B. Miller said...

With the amount of dashcam videos I watch on a daily basis combined with the smartness of people who drive in my town on an hourly basis, I can safely say about these with four words:

Been there, seen that.

And that is a major sad on all levels. :D

Martha said...

The one about testing your airbag! HAHAHAHA Love it.

DVArtist said...

Love these, especially the last one. Have a nice evening.

Ur-spo said...

we have three cars all overdue to replacement. One of them is a 2001 (you read this right) Honda and I would be pleased as Punch to see all three go just to get one single new one.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Hahaha
OMG that first one reminded me when someone explained Big Wheels to me saying it was a 'redneck fashion statement'.
And I just thought of my first car: a Saturn SC1. I LOVED that car! Pity they don't make them anymore..

XOXO

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm pretty sure a significant number of New York drivers have that Escher GPS. It's the only thing that can explain their driving practices.

Liz Hinds said...

I love the escher and the cone one.

How do we know said...

Each of them is hilarious!!! But "What does it mean when this light.. " and test your airbag here are just plain outstanding

John M said...

I like the fartsdumper sign.

Lady M said...

A lamb bikini?? Yikes!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

OMG. So many funnies, but I think I did see a car faint at the gas station the other day....

baili said...

Haha the fainted car is so real case I think

The petrol price in June and July went up like rising with push of spring it tripled like never before.
Found passengers fighting and being thrown out of vans. Horrible

Fundy Blue said...

Just the laughs I needed, Debra! These are awesome!

Rommy said...

Ahhhhhh... the special noise thing. Drives me batty.