Neon C7!

No, my wonderful wife did not buy me a neon C7 for our anniversary. However, she did buy me this:



No, not two clocks. The top picture was taken with my office lights on, the bottom with the lights off. If I couldn’t buy an orange Vette maybe this is the next best thing. Other than a calendar this clock is the only thing hanging on the walls in my office. However, I have A LOT of bookcases in here. I love to read. I also love the clock. Thanks, V Squared!


From today’s post by 56packardman:




I wasn’t going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.

Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming.

The other day, I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester.

My tailor is happy to make a new pair of pants for me. Or sew it seams.

What is a thesaurus’s favorite dessert? Synonym buns.


Barring unforeseen circumstances Throwback Thursday and Frugal Friday will return next week. In the meantime,



From this listing on Hemmings a picture of a gorgeous 1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille. I don’t like all the asterisks and exclamation points in the ad (much worse than anything I do in Disaffected Musings), but the car looks great. Cadillac produced 24,086 of these cars in 1956 with an MSRP of $4,624. The most expensive Chevrolet that year, not counting the Corvette, was $2,608.

When the day arrives in, hopefully, the not too distant future when we have more garage space and I will have access to my retirement accounts I am thinking about targeting 1956 as the year for the car I want to buy. It will have been built before I was born and it will honor the 1956 Buick Century that was the first car I ever drove and is the first car I remember. Also, by 1956 all American manufacturers had switched to a 12-volt electrical system. I almost certainly will buy a car from a defunct make so that excludes a Century or this Coupe deVille. Anyway, this is off in the future and will not replace my 2016 Corvette Z06.

Have a great weekend!






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6 thoughts on “Neon C7!

  1. Thanks for linking to the Friday Funnies!

    As much as I like the ’56 Packards, I agree with you that Coupe de Ville is a handsome car. The sad (for Packard) fact is that Cadillac built almost as many of that one body style as Packard built for their entire line, including Clippers, for 1956. Yet the Packard was the superior car. The ’56 Packard was the first with power door locks and a limited-slip differential. It had the largest and most powerful V8 on the market … and so on …


  2. … a further note … the ’56 Coupe de Ville you show has factory air conditioning as witnessed by the clear plastic tubes in the rear package shelf. The ’55 and ’56 Packards that were fitted with factory air had the A/C integrated into the top of the instrument panel – another industry first. Packard was also the first to offer factory air: 1941.


    1. Thanks, 56packardman. Yes, Packard was the first to offer factory air although I believe that system bore little or no resemblance to a modern A/C system. In fact, the ’56 deVille may still have had a system without a compressor clutch, which meant that the owner (or his mechanic) would have to disconnect the A/C compressor belt when the weather turned cooler.


  3. How can you tell if a female baker uses birth control? See if she’s got a bun in the oven…


    1. Amen on both counts. Employers don’t want to say this in public, but privately they bemoan the lack of 22-29 year olds who can actually carry on a face-to-face conversation.


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