Sunday, December 7, 2008

cars and politics

Driving with my aunt Laurie today (she took me to get my 2nd ever massage thank you thank you thank you!)...the black mercedes in front of us had a bumper sticker reading "I'm for McCain because he's not a socialist" Laurie said shaking her head "Thats a $65,000 car. I feel like bumping into it."

Speaking of cars and politics, I watched meet the press at the gym this morning (because I don't have a t.v. and my mom informed me Obama was on) There was a toyota commercial at the end of the interview I thought very beautiful. Its the one where a hybrid car is built from earth, straw, wood, leaves amidst a New Zealand looking setting, peaceful, pretty music... with the scene filmed as if moving in a circle and then the car is unbuilt with all its parts vanishing in sunlight and storms to a voice saying something like, "the best way to impact the environment is to have as little impact as possible." Can you imagine seeing that commercial even 5 years ago?