Monday, June 8, 2015

Malibu morning picture of the day - Monday, June 8, 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

Another week has started. Another chance to begin again eh?

Serial # JG15-05 (8)

Ah, another "June Gloom Forenoon." No horizon today even. Since it bored me, I wondered what if I took the nearby tree line of a hillside going into Malibu Canyon, tilted it about 30 degrees and turned it into a horizon?

Turns out it looks rather craggy rather than a gentle slope. Interesting no?

Spotted in East Hollywood on Saturday Night was a little gremlin.

There's even a little gremlin "tattoo" there on the right rear flank, also complete with 1970s blue California Plate. Man, does this take me back. I knew two guys who bought these things while seniors in high school, so they were affordable to kids who had part-time jobs. Gas was relatively cheap back then. Probably around 60 cents a gallon at the time this puppy was new.

It had an unusual profile since the hood was long relative to the subcompact length of the vehicle. It was to me rather like traveling around in a dog's head. Mustangs are similar in that way, but not as goofy looking. If someone offers a lift in one, only go around the block or in the 4th of July Parade. Older cars have NONE of our standard safety features. The integrity of their solid metal frame is the only keeping you from getting crushed in a collision.

May the only gremlins you encounter be the AMC type. Have a great week.


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