Thursday, November 01, 2007

Everyone needs to drive a vehicle, even the very tall. This was the largest auto that I could afford.

I don't write much about cars on here. Mostly because I'm not an "enthusiast". This will probably be the only car-related post you'll see from me.

Yesterday I brought home a 2004 Honda Civic. I needed a car to get me (and usually only me) to and from work. I need a car to use little gas, and not break down often. And that's about it.

Oh, and I need to be able to play my iPod in it. Strongly considering this. Yeah, FM transmitters, yadda yadda. I've used one of those before on my Saturn and it sucked.

So, just drove the thing off the lot and I'm already thinking of modding it.

Which brings me to the real kernel of this post: it's really, really sad that the term "rice boy" seems to have largely come and gone from popular usage without anyone taking advantage of the opportunity to record a parody called "Rice Boys Don't Play Rock N' Roll" based on the sleaze-metal classic "Nice Boys" (most famously recorded by Guns N' Roses but originally by Aussie (and awesome) slide-guitar rockers Rose Tattoo). A crying, crying, shame.

Finally, before anybody says, "if you want to save gas why didn't you buy a hybrid?": I did the math. Based on my daily commute distance and the current price of gas, I figured out how much money a hybrid would save me per year. A hybrid would take at least 10 years to save enough gas money to make up for the higher price tag. In 10 years fusion cars or something could be available anyway.


Drive what you want. You don't have to justify it.