No, this post is not about fusion cuisine, whatever that is. This post is also not about jazz fusion although I am a fan of the genre, especially music recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. My favorite “album” of all time is “Enigmatic Ocean” by Jean-Luc Ponty.
Fusion is the merging of multiple ideas or interests into one. Two common interests are cars and beautiful women. Before I show this picture I want to note that many more…ahem, more revealing photos were available. However, since they were NSFW, at least NAFW, and because my wonderful wife reads this blog every day I decided that discretion is the better part of valor. Without further ado:
From maxtalent.com a picture of the lovely Emily Williams Reeves. She used to host a YouTube “show” called “The Model Mechanic” and now co-hosts a show with her husband (sorry, guys; no offense to the man but in my opinion he is punching way above his weight class, if you know what I mean) called “Live, Love, Wrench” that airs via the Motor Trend app and, occasionally, on the Motor Trend channel.
From complex.com a picture of one of the “Anycars” used in ads for Manufacturers Hanover Trust. How many of the cars can you identify?
I first became aware of this car in the 1970s as both versions were included in Automobiles of the World by Albert L. Lewis and Walter A. Musciano. The book was published in 1977 and I bought it in 1978. No surprise…my senior year high school History paper was “The Development of the Automobile and its Effect on 20th-Century American Society.” I had to buy the book, for research. 🙂
Actually, I didn’t grow up with money. (Contrary to what the narrow-minded racist morons think, not all Jews are rich.) I guess you could have called us a lower middle-class family. After my parents divorced you would be shocked at how little money my mother received in alimony and child support, and that was when my father would pay the mandated amounts. Sometimes he didn’t claiming he simply couldn’t afford it. Anyway, buying books was never easy in those days. Maybe that’s why I now almost never hesitate to buy a book I want.
We don’t have cars that run on nuclear fusion, at least not yet. From this article in Automobile Magazine, though, is something pretty wild:
What is it? I’ll let them tell you:
“PAL-V FLYING CAR
Sometimes the wildest cars at Geneva [the 2019 Geneva Auto Show] aren’t even cars. Take the Pal-V, for instance, a Netherlands-built roadcar/gyrocopter combo that uses dual engines to reach a claimed top speed of 99 mph on the ground or in the air. Simply unfold the twin rotors and tail boom, fire up the Rotax 912 iS engine, and fly your bad self over that pesky traffic. Right? Riiiight.”
Sorry, I’m not ready for a flying car. Now a car that flies that’s another story…
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More Emily please!
Off topic for today’s post, but tangentially speaks to your earlier post around idiocracy in America.
Thanks for the link. Of course the paradox of progress is all around us. Better auto safety systems make many of us less careful in the car. NOTHING is all good or all bad. EVERYTHING is a tradeoff.
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I decided a long time ago, car drivers would be a LOT more careful if the entire shell of the thing was made of glass… No, not fiberglass, I have one of those, and I’m just really careful because I like it so much, AND I figure other people are trying to hit me IF they see me at all. Rode a motorcycle successfully for well over a decade that way too, defensive driving seems to work. 😀
Sorry your old man was a deadbeat, but at least he didn’t beat on you until you had to fight back like I did. Not proud of it, but he never hit me again, either. I suppose my boys have stories about me they don’t like much either, but I never hit either one of ’em, even though I probably should have at some point. One turned into a jackass, the other is a good guy with an outstanding family, married to the same woman for 30+ years. I taught one of the grandkids to read and count to 100 by the time was 2, and he’s now a PhD math professor. Eldest granddaughter is an engineer. Actually, all 10 of them are doing well, I’m almost concerned none have made me great-grandpa yet, almost. Hard to tell how kids will turn out, some good, some not so much, no matter how they grew up with what kind of parents. Nature or nurture, who knows..? No one I know. Nice article, regardless.
Zeek, many thanks for the thoughtful reply. If my father had hit me he might have killed me; he had amazing strength. Just ask Dr. Zal.
Be proud of what you’ve done. Be well.
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Thanks man, I am pretty much proud, also kinda surprised to be still alive at 75. Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’Roll, easy on the drugs and alcohol. Doing okay for an old guitar player, I suppose. Life tends to be what we make of it. 😉
Well, Zeek, my dad didn’t make it to 75 so I take nothing for granted. I think that life is, in part, what we make it, but my father watched his family murdered by Nazi troops so sometimes bad sh*t happens.
Thanks for following the blog and joining the conversation.
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My pleasure. Sorry about your dad man, I’ve often wondered how people could be so evil as those murdering asses were. Yes, we have plenty of corruption and stupidity in politics today, and the Military Industrial Complex is undoubtedly just as evil. And, we are allowing them to control our politics too much as well, but hopefully, no one is this country is as stupid as the bulk of Germany was in the 1930s. It still makes one wonder, though. Hang in there, you’re doing just fine, and I do enjoy your musings, even if I don’t catch all of them. Biggest problem with old age; not enough time to do and see everything we’d like to every day. 😀
Thanks, Zeek. Are you a fan of Joe Satriani?
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