Thursday, March 03, 2011

face like plaster

The penis mobile is now just a regular old urban assault vehicle once again. After driving around for a week with an exceptionally well rendered depiction of male genitalia on the side, I finally broke down and took it for a wash.

The promised one-day chinook never really did materialize today, but the mercury did climb all the way up to -14C, which is plenty warm enough for a car wash when you have a penis drawn on the passenger side. But perhaps I will change my mind when I attempt to open the doors later tonight.

What do you call a chinook that never materializes, anyway? A chi-not, a no-nook, perhaps?

9 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

That picture is priceless! Did you get any photos of your penis-mobile, though?

Allison said...

this reminds me my car needs a wash. not just a rain wash.

i hope the doors didn't freeze. a balmy -15...yikes.

BeckEye said...

What is a chinook? I thought Canadians spoke English?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Sadly, no, WC. My camera is near death and only functions when it gets a little burst of energy.

The driver's door opened last night at -20, Al and that's the only one I really need. For now.

It's a weird weather phenomenon you find on the leeward side of the Rockies, Beckeye - massive west winds that increase the temperature crazy amounts in a few hours. And for your own good, I'm not going to tell Quebec you said that.

Sean Wraight said...

Eeek! And I get uncomfortable when I see the Oscar Meyer weiner mobile...

You must have elicited more than a few double takes with that artsy endeavour. Lets hope this budding 'Wanksy' doesn't target the Urban Assault Vehicle again.

Blame the chinooks I guess. They always bring out the artists.

Word Verification: stsxesth - The study of ancient genitalia cave art.

27thstreet said...

Har! Chinooks are like Calgary's cruel joke, creating the illusion of nice weather when you know in your heart of hearts that more super cold temperatures are on the way.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was actually rather warm that day, Sean, so you could be onto something with your Wanksy theory. In that case, I will not expect a repeat of the attack of the penis artist until at least June.

You have pinpointed the issue with chinooks perfectly, Mr Anchovy. The only thing that's crueler is when the promised chinook does not happen. People are willing to suffer migraines for a few hours of warmth.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Who drew the penis picture? You? Someone in your family? Or was it a random penis-painter, trying to make a statement in a woo-woo world?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was a random penis-artist, Cathy. We've been referring to him/her as Wanksy.