Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Friday, 17 January 2020



  1. Nowadays, everything is either the victim of government-mandated wind tunnel testing or is a figment to be viewed through the glass of a smartphone. There was a time though, when there was an art element in everything., from skyscrapers to cars to coffee pots. It was a good time... ...It was our time...

    ...I'm assuming that speedo is reading KPH. It would be a hell of a ride in that thing at 160 MPH!

    1. It must be, Pete - lookit the way it's set up - to drive on the wrong side of the road, HAR HAR HAR!

      I wonder how hard it would be to pick up driving a wrong-handed vehicle? I'm trying to envision shifting with the wrong hand and clutching with the wrong foot... and I'm vapour locking.

      I wonder if their motorcycles are wrong handed too?

      Errr… and yeah, pretty much everything looks like it has been designed by the Politburo or a committee these days...

    2. I've never done it, but I'm told it isn't hard. When my folks went to Europe on an extended vacation, they rented a car. Almost everything has a stick shift, which didn't bother my parents but drove most US visitors to resort to public transportation.

      My father's trouble was being on the wrong side of the road and watching all the traffic come right at him. He eventually learned to concentrate on the road lines instead of the traffic. Many of the roads where they went were one lane roads, and you had widened passing places. That took a bit of getting used to.

      Motorcycles in the 1960s hadn't standardized on a throttle, clutch, shifter, and brake side. HD was on one side, Honda on the other. Go figure, right?