People's ignorance makes me chuckle when I'm not in a hurry. So in hindsight, my most recent encounter is kind of funny.
Out running errands today during my break, I pull in to a parking lot and see a guy running to catch up to me. I stand by the car for a few seconds because he looks like he's got something important to say. And then this conversation happened:
"What are you building there?" ... What do you mean? it's a replica car from the movie Blues Brothers. "Whys it got the liberty bell up there?" Liberty bell? It's a civil defense speaker. "Yeah, but they didnt have the liberty bell up on it." You're right, it had a giant speaker. "No it didn't. I remember. It never had the bell up there."
The fella then proceeds to tell me his recollection of the movie's plot, characters, and description of the car:
"I thought they sold ice cream from the car to children or something to get their friend out of jail, and the car had flowers painted on the side. You got a lot of work to do to convert this cop car to that car from that movie. You gotta start with losing the bell."
With his head held high, the guy left me standing with mind exploded from what I had just witnessed. I can only guess he got the plot confused with Cheech and Chong Nice Dreams mixed up with Half-Baked and Blues Brothers.
A similar bluesombile confusion story:
When I went to get my 9 1/4 axle strengthened, I was explaining to the axle salesperson that it was important for bluesmobile accuracy that I keep the 9 1/4 (instead of a Dana 60). A customer asked me what car I had, and I said a 1974 Monaco. He explained to me that the bluesombile was a 1977 New Yorker. I responded that I was fairly certain that it was a 1974 Monaco, but he was insistent. He was fervently insistent, so in the end, I just said that he might be right, but that my replica would be a 1974 Monaco.
Post by texasblumo1 on Dec 7, 2013 14:17:16 GMT -5
Mine is one that drives me bonkers in Dallas...everytime I take my Texas Blumo out - especially at the House Of Blues for gigs, I get either "you bought this from Video Bob", "my friend Bob has one", "do you know Bob?" And "is Bob here?" - ya know -- Bob and I have crossed paths never in a negative way - but come on Dallas - someone other than Bob has a Blumo - and mine is sanctioned by Live Nation and BBAV. Give a guy a break!
Post by texasblumo1 on Dec 8, 2013 16:24:35 GMT -5
It's actually easy - I'm not Bob, I know Bob and my Blumo is the only sanctioned car in Texas legally by Live Nation, Blues Brothers Applied Ventures and Universal - so that squelches anything from really anyone in Texas owning one and making money on it legally.
...my Blumo is the only sanctioned car in Texas legally by Live Nation, Blues Brothers Applied Ventures and Universal - so that squelches anything from really anyone in Texas owning one and making money on it legally.
It only squelches anyone in TX from making money by selling bluesmobile services to Live Nation owned venues (such as House of Blues), right? Everyone can still legally make money with all other bluesmobile services (such as photoshoots, wedding rides, cheese whip delivery, blasts down the TX Mile).