September 20, 2006

Carwash.

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Carwash

Carwash

18 comments:

David said...

The octopus and fuelman look like bad dates!

They will get you clean and fill you up!

Ann Althouse said...

They seem a little too eager to wield that thing.

Wurly said...

In a Ghostbusters-inspired battle, who would win, Fuelman or the Octopus? I'd bet on the Octopus.

Too Much Cuteness said...

Cool pics! For a moment I thought I was on Lileks... ;-)

peter hoh said...

Syfers reconsidered: I want an octopus.

Pogo said...

Dang. Our Octpus car wash went out of business 2 years ago. I badly wanted that octopus for my backyard, but one day it was gone. Gone!

*sob*

Tibore said...

'kay... I don't care how "cute" that damn octopus is supposed to look. As a kid, that would've scared the hell outta me!

The "cute" smile woulda just made it worse.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

What? No picture of Clean Silvio?

XWL said...

No mention of Rose Royce?

Pastor_Jeff said...

In a Ghostbusters-inspired battle, who would win, Fuelman or the Octopus? I'd bet on the Octopus.

I don't know -- if FuelMan has any kind of ignition device, it could be a short battle.

Flamethrower robot versus cephalopod with a sponge and bucket.

Mmmmmm... Fried calamari.

HaloJonesFan said...

WE ARE THE SPACE...er, FUEL ROBOTS. WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE TERRIBLE SECRET OF SPACE. GO STAND BY THE STAIRS SO THAT WE CAN PROTECT YOU.

(And apparently the terrible secret of space is that it contains tentacle-rape monsters.)

George said...

Tentacles, tin men, lasses in tight T's
All these and more things that
Will by tempting tease.

Ron said...

"Cthulhu Detailing: An Elder God Brings out the Bling in your Short!"

Ann Althouse said...

The reason this post isn't at all like Lileks is that he'd start describing what we can all see in the picture but somehow do it in a way that would make everything absurd. I am framing the shots to put some ideas in your head, so I don't usually want to substitute text, and I like leaving the comments open for riffing on the images. I love the idea of Fuelman and the Octopus in a battle.

Dory said...

I grew up a few blocks from that Octopus...

Cute. Not scary. The 15 foot high mural of a wild-eyed Italian chef that confronts the octopus from Lombardino's -- very scary!

Ann Althouse said...

Dory: Yeah, we need to get Chef Lombardino in the battle with Octopus and Fuelman.

silverhawk said...

Wow, seeing the octopus brought back memories from the 80's as a lone republican in that left leaning part of heaven.

Always wondered why an octopus would want to rep for a 'touchless' car wash tho...

the pooka said...

So yesterday was clearly octopus day.

Note that on the Filmore '71 album are these lyrics:

"FZ: Not only do they have mud sharks up there, they got little octopusses that you can catch..."

and

"Well, I'll tell ya
Well I get off bein' juked
With a baby octopus
And spewed upon with creamed corn . . ."

Vlog that...