As Far As I Can Tell


H2 = USA

It seems that Hummer owners have decided their over-sized, over-consuming, over-priced vehicle of choice is not only a good ride around town but an act of patriotism. Apparently nothing says “America” like a Hummer, which unfortunately may be true.

“Those who deface a Hummer in words or deed,” he added, “deface the American flag and what it stands for.”

As a rider of a French moped I doubt I have any say in the matter.


 

Comments

fuck that! ride w/ pride.

Posted by: miguel on April 9, 2003 6:47 PM

Gross beyond expression. It makes me want to deface everything.

Posted by: meredith on April 9, 2003 9:53 PM

CONSUME!!! CONSUME!!! CONSUME!!! soon there will be low priced “Free Iraqi” oil for ALL!! BUY A HUMMER NOW!! If I were under the age of 15, I might just go out and deface some highly offensive SUVs. Maybe I should round some up to do my bidding. I could buy them off with cigarettes and cheap beer.

Posted by: Eric on April 10, 2003 11:47 AM

you should check out http://www.changingtheclimate.com/ if you haven’t already, for all your SUV defacing needs.

Posted by: jim on April 10, 2003 3:47 PM

This has nothing to do with Hummers. It is an e-mail my dad sent me concerning TCUP. Thought I would forward it to you since…well…duh! Micah….(Simon) The site is fun and navigates easily, but is there an actual output? What conclusions are you able to draw from the connectivity made? Is the frequency of key words/phrases a key, or is the sequence of key words more notable? Based upon a series of linked dreams, are you able to synthesize a likely next dream in the sequence…and if so, do you put it out there to see if anyone dreamt it? Also, have you asked the users to indicate whether or not they have experienced a dream noted…or a part of it? Dean L. Faulkner Director, Enterprise Applications Delphi Delco Electronics Systems PO Box 9005, M/C A237 Kokomo, IN 46904-9005 Phone: 765 451 2758 Dean.L.Faulkner@Delphi.com I wrote him back with: I think the intent is a bit more ephemeral than you suggest. The experiment, as I understand it, is one that allows the browser to sort of “feel” a sense of the communal unconsciousness if one does exist. As of yet, there is no quantitative aspect to the project, though there probably should be. I will mention it to the gang and see what is possible (even expert flash website designers have their limits). Love, Micah I dunno what you can do with all that, but I thought you might like to read it. Love (this time I mean it), Micah PS- I now must own a H2. My nationalism is at stake!

Posted by: Micah on April 10, 2003 5:18 PM

How strange, The same day you post something about the H2 on your weblog, Lewis Black has a little rant about it on the Daily Show. He pointed out that the money that you would pay to buy a H2 ($50,000) could be used to buy a billboard on Times Square that states “look at me. I’m a dick.” That wasn’t the only place where it came up. Later, on Conan, Adam Sandler mentioned it. He said they were great for storming the local coffee shop. I thought it was so strange that the H2 was mentioned three times in one day and attributed it to be a sign that I really need one so I went out and bought 2!

Posted by: jake on April 11, 2003 9:37 AM

Well, “hummer” used to be slang for oral sex..And I don’t think there’s anything more american than that…And I hate to think that there are people out there paying 50,000 dollars for hummers only to have them defaced…That’s sick!

Posted by: josh on April 12, 2003 1:14 PM


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