Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Great BIG State of Texas...

. . . now has the world's smallest car.

Small must be really big these days if great big 'ol Texas is expressing pride in being the smallest. When I was studying in Waco, Texas at Baylor University many years ago, I noticed that one proud professor there in the math department had tacked to his wall a 'map' of Texas showing the equator running through the southern town of Laredo and the North Pole located just above Amarillo, in the upper panhandle.

Talk about big hegemonic desires . . .

In Arkansas, we used to make jokes poking fun at the Texan tendency to boast:

"There was this really big Texan who was so big that when he died, they couldn't find a coffin big enough to bury him in. Even a piano case wasn't big enough. They were about to bury him without any coffin, till they had the idea of poking a hole in him with a pin. With all his hot air gone, they buried him in a shoebox."

I wonder if the world's smallest car was produced by this same method . . .

2 Comments:

At 12:25 AM, Blogger James said...

As a current resident of Austin, I must say that even with all the hot air sucked out and the car reduced to this molecular scale, the nano car still contains ample room for the combined intellect of the Texas legislature.

 
At 4:14 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

But they've locked their nano-keys in the car and "cain't git in no-how."

 

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