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2013-08-30 12:30:46 AM  
Let's take this pun thread for a spin!
 
2013-08-30 01:52:17 AM  
The car design looks antiquated, but I'm guessing back in the day it had fans.
 
2013-08-30 01:54:23 AM  
ajgeek: Let's take this pun thread for a spin!

Will do, let's roll.
 
2013-08-30 01:54:56 AM  
Then again, others probably thought it just wouldn't fly.
 
2013-08-30 01:59:37 AM  
I know where you're going with this, and I'd love to prop that up (that's out of the way) it looks like someone got one of those whirly biatches to a concorse at some point.
 
2013-08-30 02:05:13 AM  
si.wsj.net
 
2013-08-30 02:06:23 AM  
Snakes on a plane? Asp and you shall receive.
 
2013-08-30 02:14:09 AM  
I read that as cats with propellers and got all excited for a minute.
 
2013-08-30 02:20:20 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I read that as cats with propellers and got all excited for a minute.


It's been done:

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2013-08-30 03:35:52 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: [si.wsj.net image 749x499]


I've seen this car, it was about 20 years ago in NH when I was a kid. He was driving it around Franklin Pierce Lake, It was difficult to get out of the water. I remember the doors used a gasket seal similar to a refrigerator door.
 
2013-08-30 03:35:56 AM  
What kind of moron thinks putting propellers on a car is a good idea? Every little fender-bender has the potential to be lethal. Good jorb, idiots!

And that armored car from WWI is the height of stupidity.
 
2013-08-30 04:56:41 AM  
This one has 2.
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-08-30 05:44:45 AM  
So... they're basically Airboats... on wheels.

static.tvfanatic.com
/Not sure if approves
 
2013-08-30 06:44:52 AM  

Ed Grubermann: What kind of moron thinks putting propellers on a car is a good idea?


I get pretty sick and tired of waiting for pedestrian while they walk in front of my car.  I think the prop offers an incentive for them to move their asses.
 
2013-08-30 07:24:58 AM  

Muta: Ed Grubermann: What kind of moron thinks putting propellers on a car is a good idea?

I get pretty sick and tired of waiting for pedestrian while they walk in front of my car.  I think the prop offers an incentive for them to move their asses.


A literal "Move it or lose it"
 
2013-08-30 08:28:32 AM  
Snowmobiles, hovercraft and swamp boats. Those are the only sensible surface transports for pushing air around being that they lack wheel traction or putting a propeller down would be troublesome.

But cars? Apart from experimental testing of propeller designs and engines they were uniformly silly. Imagine the havoc if morning traffic wasn't a low rumble but resembled the sound of an allied bombing campaign.

Oh, and the search engines have gotten worthless. The BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers, but I just can't figure out how to find that article. I swear, a few years ago "BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers" would have been just right to get the farking answer, but noooo, they had to keep grow-programming the algorithm with a profit reward instead of an accuracy reward.
 
2013-08-30 08:37:58 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: [si.wsj.net image 749x499]


Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-30 08:40:36 AM  
Because who doesn't want to get sprayed by a chunky mist of roadkill?
 
2013-08-30 10:15:49 AM  
...Imagine the havoc if morning traffic wasn't a low rumble but resembled the sound of an allied bombing campaign...

Actually, that'd be pretty cool when you think about it.
 
2013-08-30 11:06:59 AM  
Oh man, looking at these pics makes me wonder of the crazy-horrible stuff I would do and own if I ever won the lottery.
 
2013-08-30 11:44:18 AM  

wildcardjack: Snowmobiles, hovercraft and swamp boats. Those are the only sensible surface transports for pushing air around being that they lack wheel traction or putting a propeller down would be troublesome.

But cars? Apart from experimental testing of propeller designs and engines they were uniformly silly. Imagine the havoc if morning traffic wasn't a low rumble but resembled the sound of an allied bombing campaign.

Oh, and the search engines have gotten worthless. The BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers, but I just can't figure out how to find that article. I swear, a few years ago "BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers" would have been just right to get the farking answer, but noooo, they had to keep grow-programming the algorithm with a profit reward instead of an accuracy reward.


You sound like you really like burn outs.
 
2013-08-30 12:10:09 PM  

wildcardjack: Snowmobiles, hovercraft and swamp boats. Those are the only sensible surface transports for pushing air around being that they lack wheel traction or putting a propeller down would be troublesome.

But cars? Apart from experimental testing of propeller designs and engines they were uniformly silly. Imagine the havoc if morning traffic wasn't a low rumble but resembled the sound of an allied bombing campaign.

Oh, and the search engines have gotten worthless. The BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers, but I just can't figure out how to find that article. I swear, a few years ago "BBC found a lost audio recordings of a garden music performance that was interrupted by a squadron of bombers" would have been just right to get the farking answer, but noooo, they had to keep grow-programming the algorithm with a profit reward instead of an accuracy reward.


http://www .liveleak.com/view?i=61c_1338043730&comments=1
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093108/The-remarkable-momen t- BBC-forced-pull-plug-World-War-II-birdsong-broadcast-bombers-flew-over head.html
 
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