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Student Shouts "Remember Chappaquiddick" to Teddy
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Posted by Captain America 2006-02-23 17:24|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [478 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 One prize item in my collection of ephemera is a copy of the 1970s period National Lampoon which carried a mock VW ad showing the notoriously airtight Beetle floating in a pond with the caption:

If Ted Kennedy had been driving a Volkswagen he might be president today.

Of course, the issue was yanked from the stands after Teddy raised a ruckus, but not before I scurried out and snagged a copy.
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-23 17:40||   2006-02-23 17:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Damn nice car he ruined too. Same in detail as my first car. 1967 White Olds Delta 88 hard top.
Silk electric seats.
425 Super Rocket - 13->1 compression ratio.
A trunk big enough to fit a mini-cooper
No good in the 1/4 mile but not too bad in the 1/2 mile.
Gets real squirrely much above 120 mph.
Drum brakes so high speed on 2 lane roads you don't know is a no-no.
When old made an excellent fishing car for a friend in Ketchikan Alaska...
When I finally died the good death I had been through many cars.

Kennedy kill both Mary Jo and a fine car before their time.
Posted by 3dc 2006-02-23 17:43||   2006-02-23 17:43|| Front Page Top

#3 Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-02-23 18:29||   2006-02-23 18:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Marry Jo: I am having your baby, Ted?

Senator: We'll talk about this, Marry Jo, as soon as we cross this bridge.
Posted by ToughLove Not Hate 2006-02-23 18:58||   2006-02-23 18:58|| Front Page Top

#5 "I'll drive off that bridge when I get to it!"
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-23 20:14||   2006-02-23 20:14|| Front Page Top

#6 Zenster, wasn't it Volkswagen who complained about the ad?
Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2006-02-23 21:08||   2006-02-23 21:08|| Front Page Top

#7 Always wondered if Mary Jo was pregnant the night she died. Too bad there was no autopsy.
Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2006-02-23 23:31||   2006-02-23 23:31|| Front Page Top

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