Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Car

Today's picture is from about 1924, and shows a group of Arab men in a new Buick. The picture was taken in Jerusalem.


  1. The car is very well polished, reflecting clearly sand and stones on the ground.

    Wealthy gentlemen - buying a new Buick after the old one has run out of gas.

  2. First I thought it is all rusty and twisted because of all the "color discontinuity" and thought that "new" was an irony. Only seconds later I realized it is brand new and shiny and those "discontinuities" in color are reflexions.

    You should see the roads now in arab countries. Excelent roads and super new cars. All big and shiny. Situation is the same almost 100 years later (I'm in Egypt now).

  3. This reminds me of scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where the Arab guy trades something or other for a car from those Nazis.

  4. Are we sure we can say that these are Arab men? Surely, there is some new fangled, non-offensive, PC terminology, like First Regions People of the Middle-Eastern Section of the Eastern Mediterranean Area.

  5. And another thing, should the American Natives really be degraded so by the use of their tribal names on vehicles? The Buick Nation should really sue the car companies and put them out of...oh wait.

  6. Norkio - you are a hoot! Thanks for the laughs. Tina: Thanks for the reminder.
    PJM: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And may you have many more so we can all continue to enjoy your blog.

  7. Is that T. E. Lawrence? In the
    back with a beard. No, the date
    would be wrong...I'd forgotten
    this was your day PJM: Sincerely,


    (Thanks, Tina)

  8. happy birthday oh fearless leader,
    that 1 ole boy has got a MOUTHFUL of teefus,,lol.

  9. Ross_from _MaineJune 17, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Happy Birthday PJM!

  10. Happy Birthday, PJM - Many happy returns!!!


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