Who doesn’t like to end the day with a laugh? Or start it with one, as we do (fingers crossed) each morning with Cold Start, the daily day-launcher from everyone’s pal, Jason Torchinsky. Our Comment of the Day winner jumps off from Jason’s latest, with these two fine Saab-men and a riff on the ol’ “two wolves” legend.
Reader (and possibly Norse god of mischief) Lokki seized upon the Saab-men and its phonetic closeness to sad-man to pen some wonderful alternative lyrics to The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes:
You’ll find the actual lyrics here, if you’re curious and/or somehow escaped hearing the tune despite it playing continuously on rock stations since Who’s Next dropped in 1971.
Rest assured, we’ll laugh at silly song lyrics every time, but all the better when the reference makes sense. Lokki clearly knows his Saabs (and not-Saabs), alluding to Chevys because Saab was infamously purchased by GM, and the general quickly put the brand out to pasture after releasing “Saabs” based on GM platforms. For example, the Saab 9-7x SUV? Actually a GMT360 variation, so basically an Oldsmobile Bravada (or of you prefer, the contemporaneous GMC Envoy or Chevy Trailblazer). “How very Saab” it was NOT.
And that’s your Comment of the Day! Have a terrific evening, tomorrow’s Friday!
The 9-7x may have been very un Saab like, but it was most definitely the best designed and executed of all that rode on that platform, bar none. Interior and exterior styling both took that trophy.
Add in the SAAB – specific suspension tuning and it was likely the best driving, as well.
What is the most well used iconic car in cinematic history?
I’ve gotta go with the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.
(No, not for that scene, thank the autogods that was a replica.)
For this one:
Or if you want the full bit:
I think the 9-7x looks better, cleaner. No pointless beltline crease.
IT was also Saab’d up and could be had with an LS V8. Arguably more reliable than many SAAB motors. That being said, I cannot even really name what is “very Saab”? Mostly small cars with average handling and quirky styling that were Yuppie darlings of the 80’s and briefly ghetto fabulous in the 90’s. outside of the oddly placed Key in the center console that caught all manner of spilled dirt or liguids making starting after a wash somewhat of a cross your fingers moment, Saab was completely forgettable Pre-GM.
You know, I’m not exactly a Chevy stan in any way but if someone sentenced me to spend the rest of my life only owning Chevys I’m pretty sure I could make that work. It would allow me to keep my Suburban, I’d probably have a Volt or a Bolt for a daily, and I’m sure I could find something fun as my hobby vehicle.
Obvious answer is obvious but my feelings towards Corvettes run far more toward admiration than lust. I just don’t see myself owning and driving one. I’m much more likely to go for a 60s Suburban/truck or K5 and do a mild restomod.
I mean the GXP solstice, 1LE Camaro, you could even get that in 4 cylinders for your Greenie Weenie proclivities to feel better about it, CTS-V. Heck at this point the E-Ray seems to be about the sweet spot for fun cars. it does not sound as good as the flat plane 5.5, but it seems to be able to perform about the same on the street, but you can do the overnight plug in thing and drive to work on E and have the V8 there for Grand Tours.
They’ll have to claw my Corvair from my cold dead hands.
Actually it’s quite likely to be the other way around.
I always heard it:
“No one knows what it’s like
To be the Batman
To be the sad man”