The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 March 2008

Lonesome 7-7203

Unless you're Hawkshaw Hawkins, you probably don't want an LCD display in the rear backlight with your phone number on it, unless you're stuck in traffic and you're really desperate for attention.

Then again, if you are Hawkshaw Hawkins, you've been dead for forty-five years. (Hawkins, Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas, on the way back to Nashville from Kansas City, were killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee in March 1963; Hawkins got his only #1 country hit — it just missed the bottom of the pop chart — with a song about that very telephone number, released shortly after his death.)

Posted at 2:17 PM to Dyssynergy

I'd rather have one of the "message board" style of display, where I could let a tailgater know my low opinion of their driving skills.

Posted by: Jeffro at 3:55 PM on 15 March 2008

Perhaps it comes with one default number: 1-800-328-7448

Posted by: McGehee at 9:46 PM on 15 March 2008