Saturday, July 17, 2010

Not What It Sounds Like

...But it sounds hilarious, Evinrude. Er, "even rude," that is. But totally SFW.

Found on Boing Boing

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I forget if it was Johnson or Evinrude that built his first outboard to get accross the lake fast enough to get icecream to his sweety. I like that story, young love creating a thriving buisness. Choaks me up a little.

Nathan said...

That's teh funny, all right.

Stranger said...

Johnson's "Sea Horse" was a fisherman's household name in the 1920's, and Ole Evinrude's "kicker" was a close second.

The kicker was the one inspired by ice cream lust. The "Sea Horse" was inspired by walnut lust.

As I recall from campground conversation, both men had models on the market circa 1923. A far cry from today's MerCruiser.

Stranger

Ritchie said...

In the 60s at the Westborough Massachusetts 1/4 mile high banked oval, there was a midget racer powered by a converted Evinrude motor, that would reliably police up the back of the pack. Don't look for it, I'm informed that the location is now covered by Condo City.

reflectoscope said...

Takes a better man than I to watch that one with a straight face!

Jim

BobG said...

LOL