YSaC, Vol. 1696: Car for sale. A classic lemon. Yellow exterior.

2014 April 28

1999 Oldsmobile. cutlas – $750

1999 oldsmobile cutlass odometer: 140000 automatic transmission title : clean
The car is forking. Good the boby is little. Missing. 140 000 miles I’m. Asking. 750 OBO for any info.call show contact info

What can we learn about this car?

  • It has an automatic transmission title.
  • It’s clean
  • It’s forking. Which is fine, I don’t mind an open source car, as long as all the forks are properly committed to GitHub.
  • Good the Boby is little. “Good the Boby” is clearly an appellation of respect, like “Robert the Bruce” or “Nicky the Fish.”
  • The car is missing. Oh dear. This one is probably a deal breaker.
  • The owner is offering 750 Obos for information as to the whereabouts of their car.
  • The owner is apparently hosting a call-in show for people to send their contact info.

Wouldn’t it make more sense for people to call the show to tell Sparky where his car is?

Thanks, SD!

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 April 28
    meeshybee permalink

    At least the car isn’t spooning. That would be… awkward.

    Adores: 7
  2. 2014 April 28
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    What the fork would I do with 750 OBOs?

    Adores: 5
    • 2014 April 28
      nojazzhere permalink

      I agree- it’s good the baby is little….otherwise it would be a teenager…..and we all know that teenagers and cars don’t mix…..even if they’re missing.

      Adores: 3
  3. 2014 April 28
    CapnMac permalink

    [matte][sorey] insert usual gobbledeguk[/corey][/matte]

    (Note, I may be having a sub-ideal Monday even adjusting for the Misery Index of it being Monday.)

    Adores: 5
  4. 2014 April 28

    [William Shatner]

    Oh, that? That’ll buff. Right. Out.

    [/William Shatner]

    Adores: 8
  5. 2014 April 28

    *looks suspiciously at the recurring names in the box*

    meeshybee, you’re excused with a simple Punchity Punch Punch. Dave, tribe of Ferrets, M2N2, stand over here by the Punch-o-matic. You must watch this tape of 20 hours of actual 1970s Prime Time tv, complete with commercials, before the machine will punch you free. Maybe that will teach you! Stop having all your relatives vote for you! Of course, you have to go back in the box after that. But don’t do it again!

    Good Morning, Blueberry Pie Lovers!


    Adores: 3
    • 2014 April 28
      Brer Fox permalink

      *taken from Mama Windy’s link*

      Americans have been filling their pies with delicious, fresh-picked berries since the colon era.

      Huh, learn something new every day.

      Ha ha! Made you reclick on Windy’s link!

      Adores: 2
  6. 2014 April 28
    Ralph permalink

    Since the engine appears to be missing, it is mostly gutless — truth in advertising.

    However, $750 for an odometer and a transmission title is overpriced, even if the car is for a king. Or for a future king; I don’t think we get to see the coronation of Good the Boby until next season, and it’s likely to be bloody. I’m having trouble keeping track of all the kings in the series as is.

    If I call the show they would just try to sell me more fake midevil stuff. Sorry Sparky, but I need a 4 wheel drive vehicle; winter is coming.

    Adores: 4
    • 2014 April 28
      Yancy permalink

      By mixing chramosomes from porent A with chramosomes from porent B. All patential porents with X-X chramosomes came with a mixing kit and just need to introduce chramosomes donated from the X-Y porent and let the two sets of chramosomes simmer for 9 manths.

      Adores: 4
      • 2014 April 28
        Yancy permalink

        Wow. Apparently I clicked the wrong Reply link. This was supposed to go under camille’s question about how boby is formed.

        Adores: 3
  7. 2014 April 28
    camille permalink

    How is boby formed?

    Adores: 6
  8. 2014 April 28
    Irregular Fractal permalink

    Good the Boby is my Mott the Hoople cover band.

    Adores: 5
  9. 2014 April 28
    Yancy permalink

    Has. Your car shat. The Bed?

    Welcome to. Bill Shatner’s. Car Emporium where. We sell cars!

    Some of our. Cars are. In great working order. A few are. So quiet you’ll. Feel like you’re piloting. A cloaked Klingon. Bird of Prey!

    If you can’t afford. Our high-quality autos we have. A program called. Cash for Crash! They’re cheap. Cars. With only a few wrecks. Each. Take. A chance. And you might. Find. A car that. The insurance company totaled. After just a few. Hailstorms. And if you’re. A competent shade. Tree mechanic. We will. Buy back a car. You have repaired. In our. Flip for Cash. Incentive. Program!

    You. KHAAAANNNNN! Not find a better. Deal anywhere. Than here at Bill. Shatner’s Car Emporium!

    [Ouch. Now I have to go back to my day job of editing scientific documents. I sure hope I don’t. accidentally incorporate any. of this Shatspeak.]

    Adores: 11
  10. 2014 April 28
    One Moving Violation permalink

    “1999 oldsmobile cutlass odometer:”

    That’s good, because it’s supposed to be in a 1999 Oldsmobile cutlass. You can get into trouble for messing with the odometer.

    “140000 automatic transmission title :”

    That’s bad, because the 1999 Oldsmobile cutlass didn’t come with a 140 ooo automatic transmission. It came with a 4T40E automatic transmission. You also don’t need a title for a transmission.


    Is that a description of the car or a description of you? Do you want us to clean it for you?

    “The car is forking.”

    Maybe it is just tining or a Ford.

    “Good the boby is little.”

    It might be a better selling point if you said, “Good the boby is fun sized.”


    [This line is intentionally left blank]

    “140 000 miles I’m.”

    [This will be covered in a different comment]



    “750 OBO for any info.”

    Last Saturday, I met Perry. Perry is not a platypus. Perry is a game warden. He slapped me on my hand.* Now gimme my OBOs.

    “call show contact info”

    Hello, show? Here is the info you want on contact.

    con·tact noun ˈkän-ˌtakt

    : the state or condition that exists when two people or things physically touch each other : a state of touching

    : the state or condition that exists when people see and communicate with each other

    : an occurrence in which people communicate with each other

    *This is true.

    Adores: 3
    • 2014 April 28
      One Moving Violation permalink

      [Different comment]

      “140 000 miles I’m.”

      A hunnert n forty thousand miles I am.
      A hunnert n forty thousand I am, I am
      I got caught. I was forked by a car.
      Along with seven others outside of a bar.
      And everybody had a boby.
      Mine was the bobiest by far.
      So whenever a car is forking you.
      Have the bobiest by far, by far.
      Have the bobiest by far!

      Adores: 2
  11. 2014 April 28
    HamCan permalink

    Come away with me, Lucille
    In my forking Oldsmobile
    Down the road of strife we’ll lie
    Boby missing, who knows why
    If an engine we swiftly steal
    Then our tires will really peal
    You can go as far as you like with me
    In my forking Oldsmobile.

    Adores: 6
  12. 2014 April 28
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Story time!

    During he first year I drove school bus, I walked around to the side of the shop. All of the mechanics were standing around the engine compartment of a car (hood up, no engine), staring. I walked up, looked at the engine compartment, looked at the mechanics, then said, “What’s the matter, won’t it start?”
    The looks were priceless. Did he just ask us a stupid question?

    Adores: 7
    • 2014 April 28
      One Moving Violation permalink

      Deja vu. I believe I posted this story before.

      Adores: 2
      • 2014 April 28
        HamCan permalink

        Deja view, I believe I saw this story before.

        Adores: 2
      • 2014 April 28
        zero.nada.none. permalink

        Vuja De…..my dad used to tell that story from WWII….except it was some Army Air Corps mechanics huddled around a Jeep.

        Adores: 5
      • 2014 April 28
        One Moving Violation permalink

        The story is true for me. I did actually do that.

        Adores: 2
        • 2014 April 28
          bratty innocence permalink

          I believe you….(wink, wink)

          Adores: 3
      • 2014 April 28
        Windrose permalink

        Deja moo. Somebody let the cows out again.

        Adores: 4
        • 2014 April 29
          nojazzhere permalink

          Windy…are you making an assertion or a request? …’cause it makes a difference, you know.

          Adores: 1
        • 2014 April 29

          I’ll take sentence structure for $100, Alex.

          Adores: 1

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