When I claimed that my vacation time spent in the lovely city of Chicago had provided me with multiple months of delightful things to feature in this blog, I was not at all exaggerating. Check out this rad battery-powered Pink Jeep for kids! I walked by this while strolling about look at the sites.
A wee bit of Googling took me to this page on the Wal-Mart Website, where the Jeep, referred to as a “ride-on truck,” is feted in irresistibly glowing terms:
“Nothing’s better than cruising in your truck, the sun shining down, and a juice box in hand. Start ’em young and add a car to the garage with this ride-on truck, complete with in-car and remote-control steering. Adventure awaits: get some grass in the treads of those traction wheels and conquer the backyard with a spring suspension system. Our trucks are built large, scaled small, for your little one’s biggest adventures.”
Yeah, Baby! The Jeep is from Best Choice Products (who make other models of cars for kids as well) and sells for $299 retail. Sweet Ride!
Joss Paper is burned by the Chinese to honor the deceased. Traditional Joss Paper, or ghost money, is commonly found in the form of squares of rough bamboo paper printed with seals and rectangles of gold or silver. More contemporary forms of Joss Paper include hell notes, often with denominations of $10,000 to $5,000,000,000. There are also elaborate, faithful paper reproductions of everyday objects such as suits of clothes, shirts and ties, high heel shoes, cell phones, cameras, computers, packs of cigarettes, bottles of alcohol, toothpaste, false teeth and makeup kits. Larger Joss objects include television sets, jet planes and Mercedes Benz automobiles.
These items represent the favorite objects of the dead, and when they are burned the items are sent along with the dead into the hereafter. They are made of papier mache and waste paper from packaging, and the backs and undersides of the objects sometimes reveal the logos of the various products they originally packaged. The Joss Paper objects themselves sometime feature parodies of familiar logos, such as Kekou Cola and Halloro Lights cigarettes.
People say to me all the time, “Gail, where do you find the amazing Pink Things you put on your blog?” And I say to them: “I find the everywhere!” This pair of Taxidermy White Rats driving a Hot Pink Sports Car (yes, I just typed that) was spotted in the gift shop at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. I did not ask if it was actually for sale.
It is obvious that they are about to drive off the edge of a “cliff,” all Thelma and Louise-style.
My friend Neil, who lives in Swinging London, took these photos of a car he saw parked in his neighborhood, and then posted them on my FaceBook page. Because Neil knows me well.
What we have here is a lovely PinkNissan Figaro, a car formerly sold only in Japan that has become popular with owners in the UK, Ireland and South East Asia. It is truly a Sweet Ride! Thanks, Neil for providing us with a fabulous Pink Thing of The Day!
This Honda S2000 is driven in the opening sequence of the 2003 Universal film 2 Fast 2 Furious, a movie that offers a glimpse into the lifestyle excesses of some modern day tuner car aficionados. Painted a custom shade of Pink, the roadster was equipped with a special ground effects kit and 18-inch rims for the scene in which is jumps a bridge. A Paxton supercharger was fitted to increase its horsepower rating from 240 to 340.
Photographed at the Amazing Automobiles Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.