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The Autopian’s Legendary Wheelbarrow Full Of Shrimp Is Back And It Asked For YOU Specifically

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Remember at last year’s Los Angeles Pan-Galactic Automobiles Show, when Autopian researchers conclusively proved you could cram a metric nutsload of delicious, pinktabulous, chewy shrimp into a huge wheelbarrow? Remember how scores of people came by to indulge in the shrimpy glory, and had their lives changed for the vastly better with every juicy, shrimptabulous mouthful? If you couldn’t make it, remember how the yawning emptiness felt? Remember that chasm inside you that you knew could only be filled with the one-two punch of shrimp and the companionship of fellow Autopians? Sure you do.

Well, fantastic news: it’s happening again, for the first time! This Thursday, at 1:30 pm in the dazzling Autopian Oasis at the LA Auto show, the Shrimpbarrow will return, and it’ll be joined by sliders and mac and cheese orbs and chicken skewers and fruit cups other delights, including the boundless love of your favorite Autopians, who will be there, just for you!

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There may also be a special pastry-related surprise I’m not certain will actually happen, so I can’t tell you about it, but if it does, boy will I be thrilled.

Now, this is the Media event, open just to those trapped in the cruel grip of the Fourth Estate and, of course, a few select Autopian Members that have been hand-selected to infiltrate the press days. Of course, if you had a good childhood and your parents loved you and you didn’t end up as an automotive journalist, there’s still a way for you to join in some special LA Auto Show Magic!

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That way is to come by the Autopian Oasis Friday and meet us and play a few rounds of Autopian Car Trivia and win a t-shirt or perhaps a hug or maybe a stern talking-to from David or an energetic wave from Mercedes, or an eye-roll from Thomas, or a sales pitch from Matt, or a creepy, lingering stare from me! The possibilities are endless!

The important thing is that right now, with all the horror and chaos and misery in the world, there’s still hope. And maybe that hope is a bold, powerful, life-affirming wheelbarrow full of shrimp.

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Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave
7 months ago

It’s Friday, November 17th and I’m seeing the Shrimp-Barrow will be back at the LA Auto Show! …yesterday.

I’m devastated I missed this article and ask that it reappear in 2024. It’s truly one of the Great Bits of our time.

Last edited 7 months ago by Uncle Dave
Steve Lee
Steve Lee
7 months ago

“Unfortunately, nobody remembered to hose the wheelbarrow after last year’s show” was the line I kept waiting to appear in the story.

Myk El
Myk El
7 months ago

I will say I, personally, did not ask for the shrimp. Intolerance. Even though I am unable to attend, I am glad I saw there are options that I can eat.

Hans Sjodin
Hans Sjodin
7 months ago

But will David eat the shrimp in the shower?

Parsko
Parsko
7 months ago

Nice spot! Everyone will have to walk by the sweet smell of dead crustaceans.

Mike B
Mike B
7 months ago

As I see this article, someone has heated up some kind of seafood dish in the office microwave and now I’m trying not to hurl.

OrigamiSensei
OrigamiSensei
7 months ago

For those of you who have not met any of the staff before you’re in for a treat. Sadly work and personal obligations prevented me from applying to be an infiltrator.

Enjoy the show!

Slirt
Slirt
7 months ago

I was tardy last year & missed the camarones, but as an infiltrating “select member” I will at least witness, if not eat from, the Barrow of Wheel on Thursday!

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  Slirt

Congrats!

Geoff Buchholz
Geoff Buchholz
7 months ago

I have never wanted to live in Los Angeles more.

Steve Schriefer
Steve Schriefer
7 months ago

I’m allergic to shellfish and would go into anaphylactic shock. Should I take the title of this article as a death threat, or kind of a royal “you”? I thought Torch was a good guy.

Rafael
Rafael
7 months ago

Nah, any open invitation to interact with Autopian staf/member cars is a potential tetanus death threat, so you are not alone 🙂

Marteau
Marteau
8 months ago

Great, more wasted food.

And fuck autoplay videos.

Last edited 8 months ago by Marteau
Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
7 months ago
Reply to  Marteau

Oh don’t worry. Any shrimp not eaten by humans will become cat food. Whatever the cats don’t eat will become opossum food. Whatever the opossum don’t eat will be left to molder
in the back of a derelict Jeep until it’s fragrant and sketchy enough for a pack of stray dogs.

Nature’s vacuum cleaners.

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
8 months ago

Once not so long ago the guy with the creepy lingering stare had a white van filled with with free candy, now its a wheelbarrow filled with free shrimp.

OrigamiSensei
OrigamiSensei
7 months ago
Reply to  Cheap Bastard

I also seem to recall a different staff remember with a van full of 10mm sockets (a gag I will never tire of no matter how many times I see it).

Parsko
Parsko
7 months ago
Reply to  OrigamiSensei

This is actually a better draw… a wheelbarrow full of 10mm sockets from varous suppliers. Grab the one you lost a long time ago!!!!

Alec Weinstein
Alec Weinstein
8 months ago

is the shrimpbarrow available at lumiere rouge

StillNotATony
StillNotATony
8 months ago

Okay, so there will be a wheelbarrow of shrimp, but what about shower spaghetti? When will this delicacy be made available?

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
8 months ago
Reply to  StillNotATony

THE PEOPLE DEMAND NOODS*!

*shower noodles, you perverts, put your clothes back on

A. Barth
A. Barth
8 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Fine… 🙁

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

That’s ‘preverts’, I’ll have you know

Outofstep
Outofstep
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

It’s Snoods! God, Stef! Who’s the pervert now with your Freudian slip? Still me? Fair enough.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  Outofstep

Egads, that sounds like the part of the internet that absolutely has to exist but I am not going to check where Rule 34-poisoned brains imagine the little Reddit mascot guy in completely unwholesome situations.

So, probably Tumblr.

Last edited 7 months ago by Stef Schrader
Outofstep
Outofstep
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Yea it’s gotta be Tumblr. Either that or Twitter. I remember years ago when the furries came for Tony the Tiger on Twitter. Pun absolutely intended. It was so damn weird.

Torque
Torque
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Shrimp + Spaghetti… Plus some EVOO and seasoning (salt, black cracked pepper, fresh garlic) makes for a delish dish!

MAX FRESH OFF
MAX FRESH OFF
7 months ago
Reply to  Torque

Red pepper on mine, please!

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

You eat shower noodles clothed?!? Eeeewwwwww!!!

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago

Look, if I’m going to wash myself, I might as well wash my clothes. Efficiency!

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago

{ recoils in stiff, cardboardy horror }

PlatinumZJ
PlatinumZJ
7 months ago
Reply to  StillNotATony

They should have provided a shower stall (like one of those floor models from Lowe’s) so you could stand in there to eat your mac ‘n’ cheese orbs.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  PlatinumZJ

Oh my gosh, this is the biggest missed opportunity of all time.

…unless one of you commandeers one of those truck-side overlanding camp showers at the show.

I’m just stating hypotheticals and do not have bail money for you if you get caught.

Last edited 7 months ago by Stef Schrader
A. Barth
A. Barth
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

*cough*gofundme*cough*

Mike Dris
Mike Dris
8 months ago

Even if I was hand selected to attend this event I live 5.5 hours away. Do you have any idea how conflicted I would be knowing there was a shrimp-barrow?

Please sprinkle these shrimp-barrow events around so people not living in the LA area can more easily attend. It kills me every time I read about an event at Galpin as I used to live 10 minutes away.

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
8 months ago

You all have no idea how much I wish I had some PTO saved up at work. I’d point the big black Chrysler down I-5 and come join you. But alas…

STEPHEN WALTER GOSSIN
STEPHEN WALTER GOSSIN
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

Big black 300 for the win. Yessir!

A. Barth
A. Barth
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

Not the forestry truck?

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
8 months ago
Reply to  A. Barth

I’m not driving 1000 miles in that noisy-ass beast. 3000 RPM at 62 MPH? Nope, not gonna do it, wouldn’t be prudent.

A. Barth
A. Barth
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

Thank you, Mr. Carvey 😀

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
8 months ago

What else was the shrimpbarrow used for between its debut & this appearance? Hopefully David put it to good use at a few junkyards.

I hate shrimp.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
8 months ago

I’m not a big shrimp fan, either. It’s fine and I’m glad the shrimpbarrow has returned to its adoring fans, but…is this what got me ejected from the ranks of the automotive press? I know of other seafoods. Lovely water-meats, like lobster, salmon and goshdarnit, even clams! Beautiful clams! That’s knowing too much. They don’t like that.

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
8 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

water-meats

What a terrible day to be able to read.

Please, never do that again.

Morgan Thomas
Morgan Thomas
8 months ago

In the world of cats, this is referred to as SeA MeAT. Not sure if that offends more or less than water-meats.

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
7 months ago
Reply to  Morgan Thomas

SeA MeAT

The truly offensive thing about that is the arbitrary capitalization.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago

MEAT of the SEA!

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

What, is Charlie chopped liver to you, then?

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

HE’S ALSO MEAT!

A. Barth
A. Barth
7 months ago

Moist meats?

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
7 months ago
Reply to  A. Barth

Meat is moist by default.

Interrobang‽
Interrobang‽
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Watermeat knowledge only served to get in your way. Who do you think you are? Actually driving and reporting instead of attending fancy media events in fancy locales so Porsche can bribe inform fancy journalists of fancy things so they devote entire articles to their latest fancy color option for their badges or something. Instead, clams? Race-spec Puffalumps? Shameful, Stef.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  Interrobang‽

Oh, gosh. The badge thing. Most of the Big Mad About 992 folks are annoyed at some flimsier-feeling bits, the model bloat and the fact that everything’s a widebody (thus, the base model looks like the Turbo and so on), so…I don’t think cute new badges really address those. Sorry.

To be fair on the last one, like, I like narrowbody 911s, too, but I’ve only heard that brought up as a *main* concern from snobs who are afraid the general public won’t be able to tell how much they spent on one car, sooooo…lol 404 empathy not found. Log off and actually drive your cars. The other concerns are real, though, but those can’t be half-addressed with slick new monochrome badging.

tl;dr—Bring back manual RS cars, nerds.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

IMPORTANT ADDENDUM: Bring back the Cayenne Transsyberia and take the Macan Baja racing or you’re all dead to me. You’re all still dead to me for not buying me a Paris-Dakar 959, so then you’d be like…turbodead to me.

(This has been Parsh News Takes With Stef.)

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
8 months ago

Came for the shrimpbarrow, stayed for the creepy lingering stare.

Interrobang‽
Interrobang‽
7 months ago

Real unfortunate reading that as “lingerie”.

The Matts
The Matts
7 months ago
Reply to  Interrobang‽

Maybe unfortunate for you…

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
7 months ago
Reply to  The Matts

Jellopicnic had its Saucy Minx. The Autopian has its Sexy Crustacean. It tracks, I guess.

A. Barth
A. Barth
8 months ago

OMG I NEED AN AUTOPIAN-BRANDED WHEELBARROW!*

Any chance that could be added to the merch page? 🙂

Hope you guys have fun – I’m looking forward to reading the individual accounts of the event.

* For non-shrimp-related things like yardwork, naturally.

Torque
Torque
7 months ago
Reply to  A. Barth

Ooooooo a Autopian ‘shrimp barrow’ that is desktop trinket sized is an excellent swag idea!

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
7 months ago
Reply to  Torque

Tiny Autopian shrimpbarrow = great Xmas tree ornament!

(hey, can I get one for free if these turn into reality?)

Torque
Torque
7 months ago

Dual purpose, even better!

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