Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Italian Cop Car Eats It

Ciao! I can't help but feel giddy schadenfreudeish glee that the Italian PD has suffered a major blow to their unctuous swagger since their obscenely expensive 200 mph Lambo Gallardo got smithereened by a Seat, a Spanish car that's basically a toy Audi. And the ill dork Easter egg has to be that the design director at Seat is Luc Donckerwolke, who used to work at Lamborghini and DESIGNED THE GALLARDO. I know! Circles rule. Man, "Jersey Shore" better NOT get cancelled because now I'm pumped.

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Flashman (#418)

Actually the Seat Ibiza is the old Fiat Panda, an adorable boxy little car that's about as ubiquitous and iconic in Italia as the old Fiat 500. I think Seat bought the old machinery to build them in Spain. It's about the cheapest thing you can drive in Italy, which makes this accident all the more special.

(side note – there's a certain breed of tosser in the UK who insists on pronouncing Ibiza as 'eye-beeth-a.')

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

AHAHHAHAHA. I say eye-beeth-a AND a-deeeeeeee-daaaaaz.

Flashman (#418)

Do you say 'Paree'?

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

GOD NO. I'm not a date rapist.

Do you call a memoir a 'mem-waah'?

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

well, my last name is pronounced 'schwa' innit?

iplaudius (#1,066)

I tried to reply to this below. I AM CONFUSED.

sigerson (#179)

is it Ma-JJOR-ka or Ma-YOUR-ka?


It was actually the Marbella which was based on the Panda. More like cloned, actually. And that was during the 80's, since then the models have each gone their separate ways.

In any case, Seat is garbage and only Spaniards buy their cars, out of national pride mostly. The brand was created by Franco for this exact reason.

Maevemealone (#968)

It's a bit like watching a thoroughbred die on the track…

iplaudius (#1,066)

Add Spanish cars to the list of imminent (eminent?) threats: bears, robots, extra-dumpy pants, etc.

iplaudius (#1,066)

What? All this time I've been hearing 최 in my head–Che, like the Argentine guerrilla, only harder.

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

It's the CHOI of a new generation. And if we're being exacting it's pronounced chweh. AND you are absolutely right about "최"

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