Car Traditions
June 14, 2004 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Show Me Your Motor! "Some guy once said he had an awesome car he imported from Japan. No one believed him so we said "take a picture of a carton of milk, bread, and a sign that says "Initial D World" or "IDW" in your passenger seat". He responded saying "Ok, when I get milk tomorrow". We never heard from him again but it has evolved into doing it on the hood instead." Tradition! Tradition! Car traditions! [Via AlexChat]
posted by azul (11 comments total)
Yeah. Okay. Just put the milk down and back away from your car. Everything is going to be just fine.
posted by grateful at 11:46 AM on June 14, 2004

I don't get it at all.
posted by xmutex at 11:49 AM on June 14, 2004

Which was the original picture though?
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 11:57 AM on June 14, 2004

xmutex: North American bread and milk would be hard to get in Japan, so if the car was imported and in this guy's possession, it wouldn't be hard to take a picture of the car with the bread and milk.

You can fake it (mailing milk carton and bread packaging to Japan, organizing a picture to be taken of the car), but then you're going to a lot more trouble it is worth.

Unless you're confused about why everybody else started taking these pictures?
posted by sleslie at 12:01 PM on June 14, 2004

The "Tradition!" link points to a page that attempts to install all sorts of adware on your computer. Don't click it!
posted by VulcanMike at 12:03 PM on June 14, 2004

You learn something new everyday ...
posted by carter at 12:10 PM on June 14, 2004

Neat, but why not just take a picture of the car that shows the steering wheel on the opposite side?
posted by armage at 1:52 PM on June 14, 2004

...though the thought occurs to me that Japanese imported cars could have world-standard left-side steering wheels.

But that would take the fun out of it all.
posted by armage at 1:56 PM on June 14, 2004

I was half expecting that it had evolved to something else entirely.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:04 PM on June 14, 2004

MJJ, at the risk of oxymoronizing, I believe you've opened the door (so to speak) to a brand spanking new tradition!

Who wants to go first?

(Actual spanking optional.)
posted by chicobangs at 2:29 PM on June 14, 2004

Well, you could do a sandwich on the hood. If you had some margarine.
posted by carter at 4:20 PM on June 14, 2004

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