Sunday, November 11, 2007

UPDATED: The Islamic Car

Just when you thought you had heard it all, the BBC has this article about the Malaysian automobile manufacturer Proton proposing an "Islamic" car. Among the features of this car would be a compass that points towards Mecca and storage space for a Quran and a headscarf.

I have another recommendation for the car. How about brakes that fail automatically once the car exceeds 65 miles per hour?

UPDATE: In response to a couple of comments from my readers, below is a demonstration of how an Islamic car might work:




And speaking of the Ford Pinto, this memo must have been the inspiration for the main character's job in Fight Club, in which he prepared cost estimate analysis for corporations to determine whether it would be cheaper to repair a defective part or to pay settlements to plaintiffs in the event of lawsuits over deaths and injuries resulting from the defective product.

3 comments:

Arcanum said...

When I saw your title, I thought that you were going to write that this car has a tendency to blow itself up!

Tommy said...

Arcanum, I was thinking, they could build it like the Ford Pinto!

Stardust said...

When I saw your title, I thought that you were going to write that this car has a tendency to blow itself up!

LOLOL!!! I was going to say the same thing!

Ford Pinto...LOL!