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000ike
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12/1/2012 8:55:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Is it me, or did cars start out pretty good looking in the 1900s, 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s, and then get uglier, flatter, boxier, and unsightly during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and then become good looking again in the 2000s?

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com... <-- 1920s

http://www.griffinrad.com... <-- 1960s

http://www.carwalls.org... <-- modern
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12/1/2012 9:37:41 PM
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Speaking with a broad brush, yes. I'd say the 1980's and 1990's were probably the low-point for how repulsive cars could look.

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12/1/2012 9:44:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 8:55:24 PM, 000ike wrote:
Is it me, or did cars start out pretty good looking in the 1900s, 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s, and then get uglier, flatter, boxier, and unsightly during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and then become good looking again in the 2000s?
Sure, but the evolution over time was due to new science on driving longer for x amount of fuel. Considering the first cars handled wind resistance poorly with the square box designs, it rapidly became the norm to make cars more flat.
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12/1/2012 10:24:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 8:55:24 PM, 000ike wrote:
Is it me, or did cars start out pretty good looking in the 1900s, 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s, and then get uglier, flatter, boxier, and unsightly during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and then become good looking again in the 2000s?

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com... <-- 1920s

http://www.griffinrad.com... <-- 1960s

http://www.carwalls.org... <-- modern

It's a conspiracy, no doubt about it. The cars were worst looking during the years where America had most power over the world and profit from it. The cars are worse to symbolize that everything is not as it seems - the application of consumerism to its logical extreme (manifested in a superpower state where "what we say goes") doesn't necessarily solve all the individual's problems. I'm thinking the NWO is behind this. Perhaps in partnership with the lizards in suits. Or maybe it's all a sign from God, writing himself and his story throughout human history, with love, as per Hegel's view of humanity.

I'm surprised nobody has started a religion about this yet; there must be some false prophet just waiting to take advantage of the ultimate Car conspiracy. Oh wait, this is just what religions and governments have always done, seeking grandiose meaningful patterns where in reality, none exist. Silly pattern seeking humans. Worship me, hail me as your ruler-prophet so that I may rule with my measuring stick and profit with my self-fulling prophecies! (This is a test.)
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12/1/2012 10:26:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
By the way has anyone else noticed that all cars have faces? It's as if we created them in our own image, whether consciously or subconsciously. There's always the probability that I'm just seeing things. It's been known to happen.
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12/2/2012 8:13:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
As far as ugly cars go, that level of low is yet to come. When govt finally dictates what people will drive in the name of saving the planet, cars will be so heinous and ugly you wont want to be seen it. The Chevy Volt for example will be the most attractive and devolve from there. In the future people will say about the Chevy Volt "Man they don't build them like that anymore"
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12/2/2012 1:15:30 PM
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I thought this thread would be about the animated movie named 'Cars'
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12/2/2012 2:11:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 10:26:23 PM, jat93 wrote:
By the way has anyone else noticed that all cars have faces? It's as if we created them in our own image, whether consciously or subconsciously. There's always the probability that I'm just seeing things. It's been known to happen.

I watched this history channel documentary on the evolution of mankind, and they said that we developed keen face recognition in order to identify predators in the wild. Now, we see faces where there aren't any, such as with cars and sockets. It's actually an evolutionary thing
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12/2/2012 2:28:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 2:11:25 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 12/1/2012 10:26:23 PM, jat93 wrote:
By the way has anyone else noticed that all cars have faces? It's as if we created them in our own image, whether consciously or subconsciously. There's always the probability that I'm just seeing things. It's been known to happen.

I watched this history channel documentary on the evolution of mankind, and they said that we developed keen face recognition in order to identify predators in the wild. Now, we see faces where there aren't any, such as with cars and sockets. It's actually an evolutionary thing

That's pretty wild man. We're such pattern seeking primates. No joke, sometimes I look at cars and it's really as if I can see a face staring back, with eyes and a nose and a mouth. (I googled something about cars and faces to make sure I wasn't going crazy and don't worry a bunch of other people have noticed this. Unless they're crazy too... Whatever.) Back in the day, and I mean the day, like pre-historic hunter gathering "the day", our brains' excessive pattern seeking methods in our wild environment were the only things keeping us alive. Now, I think the leaders in various fields who appeal to our natural pattern seeking skills, and manipulate that to gain power, are really fvcking sh!t up. It's time for to renew the Zeitgeist of the Enlightenment if you ask me.