The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 September 2005

Suburban blighting

Kevin Connors comments on Ariana Huffington's Sierra Club transport:

I actually know a lot of Sierra Clubber types who drive SUVs. And, when queried about this apparent paradox, the response is almost always the same, "well, I actually USE mine."

Which is okay by me, although:

Actually, if we based ... vehicle "allotment" on just what we absolutely needed most of the time, we'd almost all be riding motorcycles.

I could deal with that, I think, though I'm not about to argue "two wheels good, four wheels bad." Besides, it will never catch on in the Nanny State. P. J. O'Rourke once imagined what it might be like if the motorcycle had never been invented until now, and it went something like this:

"What, are you nuts? Two wheels? Two wheels? Are you out of your freaking mind? Where's the 5-mph bumper? Where's the airbag? You can't be serious about putting this insane thing on public roads!"

What they really want, I'm starting to think, is for each of us to own an impenetrable flying plastic bubble which runs on geese farts or something.

Posted at 9:58 PM to Driver's Seat , Political Science Fiction


Who needs geese?

Posted by: McGehee at 4:27 PM on 18 September 2005

Well, forget your dinner invitation. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 3:10 PM on 20 September 2005