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You’ve Never Laughed Harder About Old British Trucks: COTD

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I’m a firm believer that humor is great medicine  Sure, laughter might not actually heal you — look, I like dumb cars, I’m not a doctor — but it can make you feel better. And what’s better than laughing at some silly car names? Now, Japan is usually right up there with fun car names like the Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard, the Mazda Titan Dump, and the Mitsubishi Minica Lettuce. China’s car names are also pretty darn funny with gems such as Great Wall Wingle and the Joylong Superlong.

Today, Jason showed us the Brits provide plenty of laughter, too. I mean, I can’t stop laughing at the Leyland Low-Weight Octopus. Readers got me even harder, like this comment from getstoneyII (probably):

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“Nice Beaver.”
-Frank Drebin

which was followed up by Jbavi:

Thanks, I just had the hydraulics refilled

That’s a reference to the legendary Leslie Nielsen and The Naked Gun:

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Chronometric keeps the laughs rolling:

While Leyland was not known for reliability, the Comet was the worst of the bunch.

It only showed up every 100 years.

Taco Shackleford also just introduced me to a band called Primus:

“Wynona’s got herself a Super Beaver
And she shows it off to all her friends
One day, you know, that beaver tried to strand her
So she fixed him up with PB Blaster
Along came Lou with the old Octopus
And said, “Recognize that smell?
Smells like old Diesel,
That Beaver just rings my Bell”

That’s a reference to a really weird, really strange song. I’ll warn you right now before you click this link.

Finally, I want to finish with the hilarious fact that the Autopian canon has been updated with David’s timing belt rant and Adrian’s Rivian rant. Every day, there’s a comment like this one from Rad Barchetta. This one’s a joke about the Acura RL SH-AWD:

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“Yes, the J35 V6 will require timing belt replacement”

UNRELIABLE!!!

I want to see someone figure out how to combine a Rivian and a timing belt with shower spaghetti. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Rapgomi
Rapgomi
28 days ago

Hmmm Primus.

I used to have a CD a girlfriend made me with “Jerry was a Race Car Driver” (Primus), followed by “Jesus Built My Hotrod” (Ministry).

I know what songs I’ll be downloading for my commute tonight!

Ariel E Jones
Ariel E Jones
28 days ago

Maybe everyone has heard this one, but Chevy tried selling the Nova in Spanish speaking markets where the name translates to “no go”. Brilliant.
Then again, they sold a car here called the Citation. Who wants a car called “the traffic ticket”?

Grey alien in a beige sedan
Grey alien in a beige sedan
28 days ago
Reply to  Ariel E Jones

I don’t want a no va! I want a va mucho!

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
30 days ago

Primus is dangerous driving music. Claypool’s bass line just pushes my buttons

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
29 days ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

Jerry has no such trouble.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
29 days ago

He did wrap himself around a telephone pole

Roger Pitre
Roger Pitre
30 days ago

If they had been on the market when I was twelve, as a pimply faced French kid, me and “the boys” would have had a blast talking about the Buick Lacrosse in class, loud enough for everyone (especially teachers) to hear. In case the google (my father’s terminology) leaves you high and dry, if a space is inserted in this word, it translates to “the masterbation”. I’m fifty, and still smile whenever I see one that hasn’t corroded into Canadian topsoil.

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
29 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pitre

Is that Canadian French?

Roger Pitre
Roger Pitre
29 days ago

Yep. What the Br itish would refer “a wanker”, francophone Canadians would call him “un crosseur” or in some areas “un crosseux “.

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
29 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pitre

TIL thanks!

Sklooner
Sklooner
29 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pitre

I choked when a coworker said she was going to see a lacrosse, then added I hope one of them is black

Rad Barchetta
Rad Barchetta
30 days ago

A little late to the party, but thanks, Mercedes!

Chris D
Chris D
30 days ago

AI came up with the following:

  • Rivian’s timing belt was a mess,
  • So it showered spaghetti, no less.
  • It revved and it roared,
  • But soon it was floored,
  • Now it’s pasta, what a distress!

Out of eight tries, that was the best.
AI should be called ALI: Artificial lack of intelligence

BigThingsComin
BigThingsComin
30 days ago

rally weird, really strange AWESOME song. Rumor is, those suits are still around, in storage. Need to bring them out and do more something awesome with them.

Last edited 30 days ago by BigThingsComin
Taco Shackleford
Taco Shackleford
30 days ago

Woo hoo, nominated 2 days in a row- thanks Mercedes. I would also like to thank Tony Hawk Pro Skater for turning me onto Primus at an age that was likely not appropriate, and helping me become who I am today.

Last edited 30 days ago by Taco Shackleford
Jesus Chrysler drives a Dodge
Jesus Chrysler drives a Dodge
30 days ago

Ah, Primus. Winona’s Big Brown Beaver is actually one of their more accessible songs. Check out Tommy the Cat next.

https://youtu.be/r4OhIU-PmB8?si=IjegnUwOYptk2Cl3

Col Lingus
Col Lingus
1 month ago

The big brown beaver reference made my day. Not sure how to feel about that though. It has taken decades to wash that video from my brain. And now it’s back.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
1 month ago

A cubic meter of mashed potatoes and a wheelbarrow of cocktail shrimp walk into a bar…

Chronometric
Chronometric
1 month ago

The bartender says “How about some Uncle Adrian’s Gin and a warm shot of shower spaghetti?”

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
1 month ago

The rusty old bartender says…

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
1 month ago

“You walked into a low bar. All punchlines are welcome here.”

Totally not a robot
Totally not a robot
1 month ago

Au contraire, Mercedes, you actually like smart cars.

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 month ago

Lada Nivas came with a timing stick (the Soviets called it a conductor baton if I recall). You would tap out a rhythm for the valves to lift and close wherever you found some solid metal (don’t tap on the rust, it’s load bearing). Anyway, if you left your timing stick in a hot humid environment for, say, ten minutes or so, it would get limp and pliable. Sort of like a belt.

Yeah, it’s a stretch, but you asked about timing belts.

Last edited 1 month ago by Andy Individual
StillNotATony
StillNotATony
1 month ago

Limp and pliable like a belt?

Yeah, but also like… SHOWER SPAGHETTI!!

Now, if someone else can connect a Rivian without incurring the Wrath Of Adrian, the trifecta will be complete!

Freelivin1327
Freelivin1327
1 month ago

That was hilarious! My favorite non-funny name for a car is Suzuki Capuccino

Paul E
Paul E
1 month ago
Reply to  Freelivin1327

The EV version would be the Cappuccino Wired and the pedal car version would be the Cappuccino Decaf.

Chris D
Chris D
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul E

Nice, Paul E!

Along the same vein:

The limousine version would be a Double Cappuccino.

A Suzuki Cappuccino hurled through the air from a trebuchet
to land on a CyberTruck would be an Extra Shot of Cappuccino.

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