Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pop Quiz: Extremely Extraneous Aerodynamic Accessory Edition

Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.
(A) rot : vegetable
(B) visor : cap
(C) junk : trunk
(D) mullet : head
(E) that pissy acquaintance of yours : dinner party
The winner will receive this totally awesome auto add-on and a mega-mullet-makeover for that pissy acquaintance of yours.

Ask and ye shall receive.


  1. Mullet.
    I have trouble deciding which is more extraneous, those huge, aerodynaically suspect things like the one pictured, that we usually see on little civics with the cherry bomb mufflers and the superdark windows with HONDA decals across the top of the windshield--OR--those tiny little spoilerettes Saturn used to put on its SL2.
    Spoilerette : Saturn :: Mullette : ?

  2. I'm going to have to go for (D) as well.

    An unnecessary addition that really just serves to make you look like an idiot.

    Junk:Trunk is perhaps literally true, but the more expansive pop culture connotations render it unworkable.

    Or maybe (F), it was a rhetorical question...

  3. I think it might be J. Oh, sorry there's no J. I think I'll have to go with the mullet or the salt cod. My used Acura has a spoiler on it. I hate it and am looking to remove it in the spring. But this will leave two holes in my trunk. Not good for the rain. Time for Mr. Bondo!

  4. Anonymous9:26 AM

    “B” Visor:Cap.

    As a spoiler is both stylish and serves to increase downforce, reducing lift (though wings are a less style-focused, better idea for creating a directed & deliberate effect on handling and downforce)
    the visor/ cap combo allows one to

    Show your good taste or cover a bad hair day.
    Keep your head warm.
    Will keep you stylin' at work, school, or the après ski party.
    The visor gives you a bit of relief from the sun, deflects snow, and the cap keeps your sweat at bay.
    Waffle visor-beanies solve the age-old conundrum of “My baseball cap is too cold, and my beanie has no visor.”

    Simply stated both allow you to attack the streets in style.

  5. Anonymous2:01 PM

    None of the above. No, spoiler: car ::

    Crown: King

    although I also like

    Rifle: Mighty Hunter
    Finest Sword: Noble Knight

    or (for the Johnnies)
    Glittering Shield: Godlike Achilles