Time to close the schools

If the best we can do is to turn out people at this level of dumbth, it’s pointless to spend a single dollar more on the effort. Live from Quora:

Why don’t car manufacturers make cars with lifted and/or bigger back wheels so the car is always going downhill? It would increase gas mileage by a ton?

As a matter of fact, I’ve actually driven something like this: Susannah, my ’66 Chevy, had 13-inch wheels up front and 14s in the back. The most obvious effect was hoping that if I got a flat tire, it would be in the rear, because the spare was a 14. Fuel economy was every bit as indifferent as you’d expect from middle-1960s Detroit iron.

4 comments »

  1. Dan T. »

    3 March 2019 · 12:04 pm

    Oh, Susannah, don’t you cry for me!

    (Did you use that car to transport banjos from Alabama?)

  2. fillyjonk »

    3 March 2019 · 12:14 pm

    “So the car is always going downhill”

    Genuine LOL on that one. (Good grief, it would look like one of the crappier Wacky Racters cars)

    (If the person is actually serious and not simply trolling, they are so dumb that you can’t even tell them “Sit down and think about what you just said for a moment, about how incorrect it is” because it would never sink in)

  3. McGehee »

    3 March 2019 · 2:59 pm

    Another future member of Congress.

  4. jsallison »

    3 March 2019 · 4:07 pm

    On the drive home on leave from Ft Hood to Ch’ville, VA back in the mid-70’s, I managed to lose all 4 tires at various times. And of course nowhere I went to get a replacement had the same size tire as any of the others on the car. To say that it handled ‘funny’ at the end of the trip was understatement as farce. Also popped a freeze plug (the one you needed to pull the engine to get at, (’72 malibu wagon)) and discovered that a pack of cigarettes shredded into the radiator, minus filter and paper, made an acceptable stop leak. Got me the last 500 miles.

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