May 7th, 2004

pimp daddy

You are what you drive

William Falk, editor-in-chief of The Week, wrote an amusing editorial piece in the May 7th issue (which I am just getting around to reading now...)

"In America, your wheels reveal who you are. Auto writer Dan Neil of the Los Angeles Times recently won a Pulitzer Prize for essays that put an exclamation point on that truism... Industrial psychologists working for the auto industry, for example, have found that van drivers tend to be community-oriented, unpretentious, and pragmatic. SUV drivers, on the other hand, are individualistic strivers who literally prefer to look down on others. Blue-collor Republicans bang around in pickups. Self-satisfied corporate executives ride in trophies made by BMW and Lexus. Susan Sarandon Democracts hug the earth in Volvos, Hondas, and Subarus."

I think this has the potential for a fun little meme. You list the kind of car you drive, and what it says about your personality. Of course, some little details and other variations need to be added, to allow for entries such as:

Car make and model: Honda Odyssey Pimp Daddy Van (tm)
Resulting personality: Community-oriented, unpretentious, pragmatic, Democratic PIMP-DADDY.
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