Friday, July 24, 2009

"Fried Fridays: 'Grilled' is more like it..."

Let's be frank about it.

One man's treasure is another man's trash.

While some relish certain things, others don't.


Laws are in place to promote civility and safety, among other things. We're gonna travel down the 'other things' highway for today's fodder...

In Hawaii, it's the law that there be no vehicular advertising. As is the case with the Blue Ridge Parkway, kinda sorta, commercialized vehicles are prohibited for reasons of aesthetics and the preservation of natural beauty.

One company on an Hawaiian promotional tour got into hot water when an environmental group 'The Outdoor Circle' had a beef with it and got boiling mad over the publicity stunt, claiming the touring vehicle to be in clear violation of said law.

No buns about it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Weinermobile:

Around since 1936, these slightly conspicuous meals on wheels have had a loyal following. I actually found one in a mall parking lot in Pittsburgh many moons, neat critters, and definitely a part of 20th century Americana.

Oh, Kraft said the group was blowing smoke for publicity as they had filed and obtained every permit needed for the temporary touring, but given the vitriol of the environmental group, Kraft said this will be their last island tour. That's lei-ing it on the line, I tell ya. No furter tours for the ol' Aloha State.

I've not been as caught up on the news of late as I normally am, so played a little ketchup...lo and behold, a driver who wasn't even hot-dogging it managed to send a giant weiner car into a Wisconsin house just last week. Seems as though they were attempting to turn around in this person's driveway, thought they were in reverse and, well...they weren't.

You know, there are a lot of jokes that can be made, here. I'll rise above it for now and let them slide.

P.S.: for those prone to envy, it now comes in a vienna sausage version...

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