Monday, October 3, 2011

Zen Monday: #165

I took this picture across the street from a library.

Here's a second shot. Let's say, for clarification:
Zen Monday is the day you interpret the photo(s) instead of me telling you what I think it's about, so please have at it.

27 comments:

dive said...

I'd love to know which books the owner checked out of the library.

Shell Sherree said...

I don't know where to start. The door lock knobs {whatever those thingos are called!} suggest a thoughtful attention to detail. Perhaps the forensics section... Uh-oh, my wv is oargy.

Petrea Burchard said...

Something by Xaviera Hollander, perhaps, Dive?

Oh Shell, you made me laugh. Attention to detail! Ha!

Petrea Burchard said...

Oops. I'm supposed to stay quiet on Zen Monday. Can't help it today, I guess.

Julie said...

Someone took the term "pimp my ride" very literally.

Speedway said...

Disco funeral home.

That one looks like it's been around a while. Based on the color scheme and the mirror balls was the car done in the 70's, you think?

We don't see much here, if any, though I've seen a couple pick-ups in the nascent stages of customizing.

http://www.lowridermagazine.com/features/index.html

altadenahiker said...

Death Takes a Holiday

Steven said...

Liberace's favorite touring car has been stolen.
Now Petrea. Just how would you know about Xaviera Hollander's books?

Petrea Burchard said...

Was there anyone alive in the early 1970's who could read a headline yet didn't know about Xaviera Hollander?

Peter said...

Nice Post have a good day ;)

Trish said...

Happy Hooker my foot! There's no "foot loops" as VW's of the time had! No happiness there!

I swear, a friend's parents had a couch in this motif (well, minus all the skulls and the Corona)...now I'm just loling because they were so uptight this would flip their lids!

Julie and Steven took my first thots when I looked at this...tho to have it be Liberace's cruisin car it'd have to have a huuuuuge candelabra mounted on the hood.

wv: preggr...oh no!

Trish said...

Speedway---not sure all this decoration would have lasted from the 70's, but all those wrinkles do give me pause about how old this might be! The vehicle I recognize, the decorations, seem a little newer.

and thinking along these lines, I'd guess it's a bitch to clean, then again, I haven't tried to clean that stuff since...oh, the 70's! ;-)

Vanda said...

Quite clearly this automobile belongs to a vampire pimp. Only the combination those two can produce such a superb style. He's probably spending the daylight hours napping in the library basement.

Speedway said...

Well, if it were Xaviera Hollander's low-rider it would just have to do tricks? Did this one perform?

Bellis said...

Weren't Earth, Wind and Fire in town recently? This could be their limo.

Nothing like XH's books nowadays - chick lit is so tame. Were they on the banned books list?

Susan Campisi said...

That is one wacky ride.

Margaret said...

Wow!

Laura said...

One can only wonder what the tape measure in the rear window is for.

Petrea Burchard said...

Hint: enlarge the top photo and take a close look at the back seat.

Speedway said...

Oops! Do we have CSI: PDP here? I'd thought it was, of all things, wadded up Christmas icicles.

WV: debar - Was de long, black bar used to tear up the windows?

Laurie said...

My friends in the 7th grade passed around a copy of The Happy Hooker disguised with a Little Women book jacket.

Virginia said...

WTH/ I left a comment last night. Rats, I don't remember how clever I think I was. Maybe something like....... coffin on wheels?

Ms M said...

"All my friends know the low rider; the low ri-der is a little higher..." (insert trumpet stanza here -- and have a little more Corona...)

Dianne Emley said...

Back window busted out. Keys in the ignition... Go ahead and steal me. I double dare you.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's not easy to tell from the photo, but yeah, the back windows were busted. And yeah, the keys were in the ignition. That could be because the car was at a repair shop.

I took the picture some months ago.

That Corona was probably warm.

Trish said...

who needs a lo-jack for this? how would you get very far with it?

"yeah, yeah, the caddy, with the custom interior, warm Corona, skulls everywhere, disco balls too. Yeah, they always joked in high school I had glass kunckles...left 'em all over the back seat before they took off with my Caddy...oh, officer, you found it already?"

Latino Heritage said...

This must be Abbie's summer car.