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You Did What With Your Gearshift? COTD

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Typefaces are important in the automotive world. A good typeface and kerning can make the difference between you driving a KIA and hitting Google to figure out what the heck a “KN” car is. As Jason demonstrated this morning in his Cold Start, this also applies to advertising materials and brochures. Do you want to write something out in all caps? Be sure to view your work at a distance so you can ensure your FINGER-FLICK transmission doesn’t suddenly become a FINGER-FUCK transmission. I suppose this brings a whole new meaning to going on a pleasurable drive.

Naturally, our readers brought the laughs, and we have too many funny comments to highlight. From Mark Tucker:

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So what I’m seeing is that this car can’t get you all the way home. It always stops at third base.

Next is A. Barth with:

Ages ago I did a similar double-take with a video store poster for one of Mr. Eastwood’s movies: it said CLINT.

Frankencamry dredged up an old piece of Internet lore:

I wonder if you could rent it at the MEGAFLICKS video store?

DriveSheSaid offers solid advice:

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The solution is proper KERNING! USE IT!

And Ron had the best reply:

Keming!

Believe it or not, Megaflicks was a real thing. Years ago, it was a video rental store located in New Port Richey, Florida. The video rental store is long gone but the Internet remembers.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

(Topshot: Kia, Hillman, Jeff Miller)

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Freddy Bartholomew
Freddy Bartholomew
8 months ago

Many years ago, I worked at a company that employed a diverse workforce. If a call for one particular person (Phuc Nguyen) came in at night, the guard did not know how to pronounce the name. Over the loudspeaker would come the request for “Fuck You’n” to call the front desk. Under my breath, I would always mumble, “… the horse you rode in on.”

MikeInTheWoods
MikeInTheWoods
8 months ago

It’s the kind of vehicle that needs to take a break and refresh at those Kum & Go gas stations they have in the midwest.

EricTheViking
EricTheViking
8 months ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

The first time I saw “Kum & Go” in Arizona, I almost crashed my car because I was laughing so hard…

Salaryman
Salaryman
8 months ago
Reply to  EricTheViking

You’d love the Old Cummer Go Station in Toronto then.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/jUn4fsLC4vhW94JP9

JDE
JDE
8 months ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

There is also a few smaller town gas stations around the midwest with variations on the name ” Master Bait and Liquor”, though none have taken off quite so much as Kum and GO

Mr E
Mr E
8 months ago

I could not give a FLYING FLICK.

Industrial_design_guy
Industrial_design_guy
8 months ago

I personally really like the new Kia logo, and I think it’s pretty legible. But that that finger flick, that’s sofa king good!!

Richard O
Richard O
8 months ago

Every time I see the new KIA logo I see NIИ (Nine Inch Nails logo)

Are you not entertained?
Are you not entertained?
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard O

Now I need to go listen to some Trent Reznor.

Geekycop .
Geekycop .
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard O

The first time we came across one, my wife asked me why the minivan in front of us had a Nine Inch Nails logo as a badge.

Jb996
Jb996
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard O

Definitely looks like NIN logo, definitely not KIA.

ChefCJ
ChefCJ
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard O

Every time my daughter sees a Kia she says “Pretty Great Machine” because of that

UmbraTitan
UmbraTitan
8 months ago

When I see the new Kia logo I always think “go home Trent Reznor, you’re drunk.”

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
8 months ago

Phở King Yawn…

LuzifersLicht
LuzifersLicht
8 months ago

I walked by a cafe called Long Phuk in Ho Chi Minh city the other week. Not sure anybody understood why I was giggling. Sadly I didn’t manage to snap a pic.

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