What does this represent?
This is the symbol for infinity. If the symbol is rotated 90° either left or right it becomes the number 8, which I call Infinity Upright. In my OCD, math-addled brain that gives the number 8 a special status. How does that manifest itself for me? If you must know, one manifestation is that when I am drinking G Zero (Gatorade’s zero sugar product) I much prefer to take eight sips instead of seven or nine. I have written many times that it is hell to live with my brain, or what’s left of it.
By the end of the day the insurance company that royally screwed up by informing Arizona MVD that we had cancelled our auto insurance policy–we didn’t–which led to our registrations being suspended will be our former insurance company. We already have policies with another company that became effective yesterday, but I wanted to wait at least a day to cancel the other policies.
That last over-the-top screw-up was just the straw that broke the camel’s back, although in this case it was also the heaviest straw. Ever since the outbreak of the damn virus our very soon-to-be former insurance company’s customer service has just been awful. Our only recourse as a consumer was to change vendors.
When people are incentivized not to work and when people are hired and promoted for reasons other than merit, the results are awful. I know I am preaching to the choir for some and that my words would reach blind eyes for others, but I am sure I am right; well, as sure as a human being can be about anything.
Obviously, the 1953 installment of Threes And Sevens received enough views so the 1957 post was published. The latter also received a fair number of views.
I know the posts are longer than most, but I enjoy the research and the writing. I also became aware yesterday that Threes And Sevens is the name of a song recorded by Queens Of The Stone Age, a group that had previously been unknown to me.
Back to 1957…I realized that I did not show Ford’s best-selling car for that model year. (Ford led all American makes in sales in 1957.) By a very slim margin, the Custom 300 4-door sedan led the way for the Blue Oval. Hopefully, below is a picture of that car.
Ford produced 194,877 of these compared to 193,162 Fairlane 500 4-door Town Sedans. I also didn’t mention that, of course, 1957 was the last year for the first-generation Thunderbird, the “Baby Bird.” I didn’t want the post to exceed 1,000 words, which I think is the upper limit for readability and a threshold I have crossed just a handful of times.
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