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Remember that Citroen Transformer breakdancing? Sure, some of us love it because it was a sweet ride and deep down inside, we all want to be sporting an Autobot. Of course this begs the question "who could actually afford one?"
Well now thanks to consumers driving down prices, there is an alternative.
posted by Hands of Manos (21 comments total)

 
That's brilliant! Bet you the second one won't hold up against a swarm of decepticons though.
posted by phyrewerx at 11:06 PM on May 23, 2005


I somehow missed the original breakdancing transformer post. These are great!
posted by LeeJay at 11:07 PM on May 23, 2005


Ah, everybody loves ze dancing transformers!
posted by Lush at 11:32 PM on May 23, 2005


My folks had a Citroen Type 2 when we lived in Wales. It was a convertible model. The canvas back would flip back and you could set up a tent from it. Beautiful, quirky car.
posted by AlexReynolds at 12:11 AM on May 24, 2005


For those who prefer quicktime, may I offer this dancing citroen spoof QT. True, dat be a self link, that I posted May 14.
posted by dabitch at 12:43 AM on May 24, 2005


Love the 2CV robot (though don't try to drive one, that funny gearstick sticking out from the dashboard is impossible...)


Can't help myself: begging the question.
posted by jack_mo at 5:23 AM on May 24, 2005


This campaign was stolen wholesale from VW.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:56 AM on May 24, 2005


I'm concerned about Peak Energon.
posted by elderling at 6:54 AM on May 24, 2005


That was a lot of work to make fun of a car. For free, mind you.
posted by fungible at 7:02 AM on May 24, 2005


Thanks, HoM. The 2CV-bot is pretty cool. But the C4 is a better dancer.
posted by adamrice at 7:35 AM on May 24, 2005


I was just going to say, please lets leave "beg the question" as a deliciously misunderstood tool for fuzzy meaning, but I see I am too late. jack_mo, please, if you are going to take this from us why don't you suggest another almost universally misused phrase that fits every discussion?
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:39 AM on May 24, 2005


adamrice:

I felt the 2CV danced with more honest emotion, more of the raw real-people energy of the street. This was a disenfranchised car, angry at its lot. The C4's better dancing was just corporate polish, something any car could learn at a 2 week dancing seminar.
posted by nervousfritz at 7:51 AM on May 24, 2005


Bumblebee!
posted by drezdn at 8:31 AM on May 24, 2005


Hey guys,

Thanks for the correction on my grammatical error! Unfortunately, grammar is not my strong suit (however I did labor over making sure I thought I had everything correct in this post).

What should I have said instead of "begs the question?"

You know the worst part of me not knowing my grammar is that my wife is a Spanish/English teacher and my father-in-law is an English professor!
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:32 AM on May 24, 2005


I hate to be pigeonholed as a grammatician of any poor calibre but in this case what is intended must have been "raises the question."
posted by nervousfritz at 9:05 AM on May 24, 2005


Hands of Manos : "What should I have said instead of 'begs the question?'"

Probably "raises the question", "prompts the question", or something along those lines. That, or retooling the sentence completely, like:

"[W]e all want to be sporting an Autobot. Then again, who could afford one?"
posted by Bugbread at 9:08 AM on May 24, 2005


On postview: beaten to the punch.
posted by Bugbread at 9:08 AM on May 24, 2005


Thanks Bugbread and nervoustritz!
posted by Hands of Manos at 9:17 AM on May 24, 2005


Anybody know what's the theme song?
posted by event at 12:18 PM on May 24, 2005


Warning: NSFW banner ad at link for "alternative."
posted by Possum at 12:30 PM on May 24, 2005


Nevermind. My Google-fu sucks. I should have searched for 'citroen ad theme' in the first place. Then I would have discovered right away that the song is Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) by Les Rythmes Digitales.

(Also available as a ringtone).
posted by event at 12:40 PM on May 24, 2005


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