Friday, 18 June 2010

Day 169, on which John shows that cars have faces [18.6.10]

Dag hundrede niogtres. OK, quick post today as I returned home late and then got caught up with watching the Glee season finale (again), then Ferris Bueller's Day Off (again), both of which are worth watching as many times as you can. Ferris Bueller's Day Off in particular, is a genius piece of filmmmaking and only slightly 80s.

Plus, what the actual fuck was up with England's football game tonight? I'm usually disinterested in football and only watch the World Cup for South African culture and Denmark games, but I was very unimpressed with the Englad team tonight. 0-0? Disgraceful.

The Audi A4 has an angry face >:(

So, cars have faces? Yeah, they do. I was on the bus today and kept seeing different faces on cars, and it hit me that it wasn't just my overactive imagination; cars really are designed to have faces. No, not a conscious decision by the designers, but something which just happens. It started back with old wind-up cars, with two lights on either side of the bonnet. I guess the inspiration came from humans, because one light was for either side.

But unfortunately we've now got stuck in the whole two-lights thing and so each car evolves a face. Whether it's an angry face, like the Audi A4; or an innocent face like some Nissans, each car has its personality. And since you're trusting it with your life, you'd want it to have a personality. You'd need to develop a relationship with it, and you can't do that with a piece of metal. Whilst you may not recognise it consciously as a face, your brain is warming to the car - it's one of us.


~John

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