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(Daily Mail)   Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone take the ultimate road trip back in 1918   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 50
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2013-08-02 08:00:07 PM
How old is that actor?
 
2013-08-02 08:13:01 PM
"They were the self-proclaimed 'Vagabonds' who explored the United States in Ford's new automobiles more than a century ago. In 1914, Thomas Edison, who invented the electric light globe, and his good friend Henry Ford kicked off a 10-year exploration of the country."

Wait, what year is it now?
 
2013-08-02 08:24:36 PM
I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.
 
2013-08-02 08:27:18 PM
That would probably be very interesting when the booze came out around the camp fire.
 
2013-08-02 08:29:42 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.


Same here.
 
IP
2013-08-02 08:52:01 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

Same here.

 
2013-08-02 09:42:54 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

Same here.


IP: AlwaysRightBoy: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

Same here.


Yup.

"Henry! Henry! Why did I just send my mother to Atlanta!?"
 
2013-08-02 10:22:28 PM
Now with special guest appearance

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2013-08-02 10:26:12 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.


He just wanted to be loved, is that so wrooooooong?
 
2013-08-02 10:38:25 PM
isn't that the one where henry for came up with the idea for kingsford charcoal?
 
2013-08-02 10:49:42 PM

clintster: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

He just wanted to be loved, is that so wrooooooong?


If it was Harvey Fierstein, some of the conversations on that 12-day trip would probably be a little uncomfortable.
 
2013-08-02 10:55:00 PM
Nicholas Delbanco, an author who taught at the University of Michigan among other institutions, wrote a great novel about that group called the Vagabonds.  I highly suggest checking it out.
nicholasdelbanco.com
 
2013-08-02 11:06:51 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
R.I.P.
 
2013-08-02 11:09:49 PM

ski9600: "They were the self-proclaimed 'Vagabonds' who explored the United States in Ford's new automobiles more than a century ago. In 1914, Thomas Edison, who invented the electric light globe, and his good friend Henry Ford kicked off a 10-year exploration of the country."

Wait, what year is it now?


Farking math, how does it work?
 
2013-08-02 11:17:02 PM
I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?
 
2013-08-02 11:17:36 PM
Wait. Four guys drove 8 cars? Math IS hard.
 
2013-08-02 11:19:58 PM

Etchy333: clintster: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

He just wanted to be loved, is that so wrooooooong?

If it was Harvey Fierstein, some of the conversations on that 12-day trip would probably be a little uncomfortable.


Not to mention him trying to dress Thomas Edison in drag.

www.robin-williams.net
 
2013-08-02 11:22:54 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: That would probably be very interesting when the booze came out around the camp fire.


I'm wondering if at any point during the trip cocaine was snorted off the arse of a woman of ill repute.
 
2013-08-02 11:23:34 PM

99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?


Who wants to bet that "Firestone" came from a name ending in "-stein"?
 
2013-08-02 11:24:14 PM
Fark Thomas Edison. That is all.

/team Tesla
 
2013-08-02 11:24:57 PM
Look at the way the Model T was driven - it's really different than a modern car. On the floor, you have a) high/low gear, b) reverse gear, c) brake (transmission/belt brake) - not in that order I'm not sure. On the column, you had the throttle, and spark-gap timing! Also had a choke somewhere and a lever that engaged the transmission - maybe more stuff if you had a battery/electric starrter instead of a just a crank-start. Just fascinated by it.
 
2013-08-02 11:25:06 PM

99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?


I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.
 
2013-08-02 11:25:48 PM

clintster: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

He just wanted to be loved, is that so wrooooooong?


Putting the camp in camping
 
2013-08-02 11:28:33 PM

MrEricSir: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

Who wants to bet that "Firestone" came from a name ending in "-stein"?


1.bp.blogspot.com

"It's FrankenSTEEEEEN!!"
 
2013-08-02 11:38:00 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Look at the way the Model T was driven - it's really different than a modern car. On the floor, you have a) high/low gear, b) reverse gear, c) brake (transmission/belt brake) - not in that order I'm not sure. On the column, you had the throttle, and spark-gap timing! Also had a choke somewhere and a lever that engaged the transmission - maybe more stuff if you had a battery/electric starrter instead of a just a crank-start. Just fascinated by it.


Are you high?  how many modern cars have the accelrator in the middle of the steering wheel?  Or a pedal for reverse gear?
 
2013-08-02 11:41:31 PM

kendelrio: Fark Thomas Edison. That is all.

/team Tesla


Don't worry, there's a happy ending. As Ford, Edison and Firestone reach Colorado Springs, Tesla kills them all with his Death Ray.
 
2013-08-02 11:43:01 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: kendelrio: Fark Thomas Edison. That is all.

/team Tesla

Don't worry, there's a happy ending. As Ford, Edison and Firestone reach Colorado Springs, Tesla kills them all with his Death Ray.


I would watch that movie!
 
2013-08-02 11:43:50 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Are you high? how many modern cars have the accelrator in the middle of the steering wheel? Or a pedal for reverse gear?


LoL! They do not! The Model-T was driven very differently from a modern car, and that is partly why I find it so fascinating! I'd love to drive one / figure it out / have some fun tooling around with it.
 
2013-08-02 11:47:33 PM
So, an antisemite, a thief and a robber baron take a roadtrip...
 
2013-08-02 11:48:58 PM

idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.


Henry Ford was an anti-semite? Gee, that puts him in the company of, well, just about every non-Jew at the time.
 
2013-08-02 11:59:25 PM

99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?


They have a tendency to get lost in the desert for years.
 
2013-08-03 12:02:54 AM

Danger Avoid Death: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

They have a tendency to get lost in the desert for years.


That's how Scottsdale came to be.
 
2013-08-03 12:05:12 AM

idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.


Well lets burn him at the stake then!  PoS probably did nothing to advance this country in any way.

/Do you self loathing twunts get up in the morning and say to yourself, "what can I possibly find wrong in everything I do and everyone I meet today?"
 
2013-08-03 12:07:13 AM

Apik0r0s: idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite? Gee, that puts him in the company of, well, just about every non-Jew at the time.


Even of that was true, which it isn't, I doubt many Gentile ran US companies were manufacturing war material for Nazi Germany up to and past 1940. And virtually zero were using French POWs as slave labor.
 
2013-08-03 12:11:08 AM

Fade2black: idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.

Well lets burn him at the stake then!  PoS probably did nothing to advance this country in any way.

/Do you self loathing twunts get up in the morning and say to yourself, "what can I possibly find wrong in everything I do and everyone I meet today?"


Want a hero? Study Tesla!
 
2013-08-03 12:17:40 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Danger Avoid Death: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

They have a tendency to get lost in the desert for years.

That's how Scottsdale came to be.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-03 12:26:49 AM
Ah, thanks for pointing out this opportunity to kill 3 birds with 1 stone.  Firing up the SIDRAT!
 
2013-08-03 12:27:11 AM
Breaking news: rich assholes like to hang out with other rich assholes.
 
2013-08-03 01:01:34 AM

darwinpolice: Breaking news: rich assholes like to hang out with other rich assholes.


All three had winter homes together in Ft. Myers, FL, so, yeah.
 
2013-08-03 01:26:10 AM
RIP Harrison Ford
 
2013-08-03 02:17:55 AM

99.998er: Apik0r0s: idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite? Gee, that puts him in the company of, well, just about every non-Jew at the time.

Even of that was true, which it isn't, I doubt many Gentile ran US companies were manufacturing war material for Nazi Germany up to and past 1940. And virtually zero were using French POWs as slave labor.


To be fair he likely didn't know about Hitler's 'final solution' at the time, and other US companies including GM and IBM were also working with Germany at the time.

When it became clear that the US was entering the war Ford quickly got onboard and FoMoCo played a big role in development of the Jeep (and manufactured more of then than anyone else), manufactured plane engines under contract from Rolls-Royce, and pumped out huge numbers of B-24 bombers - at full efficiency producing one every hour.
 
2013-08-03 02:48:01 AM

99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?


There had to be a few. That's who they were aiming at in the photo of Ford and Firestone. Edison was too busy claiming credit for the camera and repeating rifle to participate.

/Fark Edison
 
2013-08-03 03:07:46 AM

IP: AlwaysRightBoy: FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.

Same here.

 
2013-08-03 03:21:07 AM
Tute, Ford was playing both sides of the flag. He was a bigoted man that beat the American government at its own economic game. He made capitalism eat patriotism whole and enabled a war that resulted in the death of millions of people pitted against one another in World War II. He was making money from both sides. He intentionally stalled manufacturing of the B-24 to allow the war to drag on. The nick-name of the plant at the time among employees was "Will Fail". Look it up. This cunning plan did not end with the fall of the Nazis. Do you not think that corporations such as Haliburton, KBR, and hundreds other didn't take this cookie cutter plan into the 21st century? It is a ruse! Those companies made billions of dollars off of Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, etc. and are still raking in the dough.
 
2013-08-03 03:21:40 AM

TuteTibiImperes: 99.998er: Apik0r0s: idesofmarch: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

I just came to comment on Henry Ford being a farking antisemitic toolbag - I'm glad it wouldn't have been the first nod to the topic.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite? Gee, that puts him in the company of, well, just about every non-Jew at the time.

Even of that was true, which it isn't, I doubt many Gentile ran US companies were manufacturing war material for Nazi Germany up to and past 1940. And virtually zero were using French POWs as slave labor.

To be fair he likely didn't know about Hitler's 'final solution' at the time, and other US companies including GM and IBM were also working with Germany at the time.

When it became clear that the US was entering the war Ford quickly got onboard and FoMoCo played a big role in development of the Jeep (and manufactured more of then than anyone else), manufactured plane engines under contract from Rolls-Royce, and pumped out huge numbers of B-24 bombers - at full efficiency producing one every hour.


Yeah the holocaust arm number tattoos where for the tracking numbers on IBM punch card computers.
 
2013-08-03 03:31:43 AM

librarianwah: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

There had to be a few. That's who they were aiming at in the photo of Ford and Firestone. Edison was too busy claiming credit for the camera and repeating rifle to participate.

/Fark Edison


Edison was a copyright thief, but a brilliant self promoter and marketer. He and Ford were first backed by Rockefeller. The one really good guy of the era was Tesla. He was amazingly brilliant and very humble. He was the one that looked for the betterment of mankind, not selfish endeavors or notoriety.
 
2013-08-03 03:34:54 AM
(Meant patent thief)
 
2013-08-03 04:27:28 AM

99.998er: librarianwah: 99.998er: I wonder why no Jews were invited on the trip?

There had to be a few. That's who they were aiming at in the photo of Ford and Firestone. Edison was too busy claiming credit for the camera and repeating rifle to participate.

/Fark Edison

Edison was a copyright thief, but a brilliant self promoter and marketer. He and Ford were first backed by Rockefeller. The one really good guy of the era was Tesla. He was amazingly brilliant and very humble. He was the one that looked for the betterment of mankind, not selfish endeavors or notoriety.


Yeah but he and the Avon Ladies went against the guild.
 
2013-08-03 09:07:52 AM
FTA:

Burroughs compiled a series of remarkable photographs of that 12-day car-camping trip, in which the four 'vagabonds' headed a convoy of eight vehicles traveling through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia.

and the first picture is from Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.
 
2013-08-03 11:39:15 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I read that as "Harvey Fierstein", and got some weird images in my head.


+1
 
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