After a long hard day the entire BSBFB office has gone out for a bite to eat. You can see Rex, our head writer, there on the far left. Fido, our lead editor, is in the middle. Duke, our foreign consultant, is hopping up in the back, and Princess, our head of personnel, has the whip.
If you look very closely, you can see me in the front row. I’m the one who’s barking, and is a brown, black, and white color.
(Fair warning. These are men, fixing cars. They don’t swear all that much for men who fix cars, but they do swear, because they’re men, fixing cars. It’s like a rule or law or something. Deal with it)
Our friends at Cold War Motors are back with more fun with old sheet metal masquerading as an automobile. Today’s version is a 1961 Plymouth Belvedere. It’s got fins. A Plymouth Belvedere is not, and never was, an exciting ride. However, it’s got fins. It’s got an acre of hood, and a hectare of trunk lid, but it takes a winch to get in and out of the back seat. But it has fins. The fins are sorta laid on their sides, and integrated into the whole megillah, but hey, they’re fins. It’s got moonshot taillights, a full eight years before any sort of moonshot worth mentioning. So there’s that. What it doesn’t have is a windshield that would keep the rain and the occasional Canada goose out of the passenger compartment. But it does have fins. Bonus points for the Carlo Rizzi windshield removal method at around 1:10. And the fins.
If you’re not in the know, tenk fort means “think fast” in Norwegian. Each in their own way, I think everyone in the video manages to think fast. They all seemed to decide in an instant whether to catch or not catch the objects thrown to them. Doing nothing by design is a decision, isn’t it? And deciding to do nothing in a hurry is certainly one definition of tenk fort.
However, the BSBFB would like to encourage more people need to lighten up. When a nord starts throwing fruit at you, don’t scowl and slink away. Embrace those bananas with open arms. Think of all the times you needed a banana, and didn’t have one. I bet every person has had a banana crisis of some sort. Take all the emotions from that dark period and channel them into your new outlook on life. When life give you lemons, at least catch them. You may not want to make lemonade, but it’s always handy to have a projectile to hurl back at people who throw stuff at you.
Remember, nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished if you’re fully clothed. When our forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence they must have been shirtless. They were flexing on crazy King George, and no one does that with their sweatshirt on. Little Known fact: Henry Ford used to walk the factory floor in nothing but his long johns. With the flap open. And Edison would test every light bulb wearing only a wife-beater.
The Charge of the Light Brigade would have turned out much differently if they ditched the redcoats. They were fighting Russians, who are still the world authority on shirtless horseback assaults. The Nazis would probably have won WWII if Churchill didn’t attend Yalta in a banana hammock and a bowler hat.
Anyways, our friends in the video holding their own little plywood Olympics aren’t quite riding into the valley of death, but you’ll notice they did much better shirtless. Remember, never give up, never surrender. Until you do. But keep that shirt off!