car symbol

Reasons the first Mythbusters episode is great:

-shoddy camera work bc they only had one or two cameras
-they decide to strap a JATO rocket to a Chevy Impala
-they call the actual Air Force and ask “hey can we have a JATO rocket” and because this is episode 1 the response they get is “… Why???? and who are you????”
-the dirt-cheap used car they buy (to strap a rocket to, of course) breaks down as they’re trying to drive it back to the warehouse, and they have to call triple A to pick them up
-the random urban legends lady who pops in, talks about cars being sex symbols for some reason and is never mentioned again afterwards
-the Air Force people call them back, twice, just to make extra sure they know that of course they absolutely can’t have a JATO rocket for their nutso project, who even are they anyways
-so they weld on three amateur rockets instead as an approximate equivalent
-Adam welding inside the car and keeps accidentally setting the car on fire
-because you can’t safely be inside an amateur-made rocket-powered car, they decide to remote control it
-that’s right
-rocket-powered, life sized RC car. these men are living the dream
-Adam: ‘this is so exciting, I’m going to have to have a grin-ectomy’
-Jamie (yes, JAMIE) giggling wildly when it actually WORKS, somehow
-and then as an encore they disprove the myth that you can pop your stomach by drinking soda while eating pop rocks by mounting a pig’s stomach inside of a plastic skeleton and force-feeding the stomach massive amounts of soda
-I just really love the Mythbusters what a show



Where there was once a desert, cities are now sprawled out for miles and miles, and their parts, as though copy-pasted together, seem to bubble up from the black depths of computer screens. 16-lane highways dictate the urban rhythm and texture here, daily commutes often take several hours. In the Emirates everything happens in and around your car. So it’s little wonder that young Emiratis feel most at home in their cars. Cars symbolise freedom, they can be movable dwellings or temporary autonomous zones, cars are tax-free, and the main thing is to show off with them: your car shows who you are and who you wish to be. Besides being status symbols, cars also serve as a potent means of seduction in a society in which direct contact with the other sex is forbidden. 

Fully Fueled brings together pictures taken from 2012 to 2014 by the young French photographer Basile Mookherjee, who documented young Emiratis’ nights out and the United Arab Emirates’ 42nd national holiday on the streets of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Flat, sprawled-out urban deserts, phallic urban geometries, reflecting surfaces and lavish ornamentation form the décor. 

mrdaxxonford  asked:

So what would the post apocalypse version of heavy armor be? If tires is like the rank and file, then would the knight or warlords have heavy kit? Or would they go for the wez look and try to remain light and fast? Assuming heavy armor is a good idea at all what would you suggest it be made of?

Historically (generally speaking) the elite warriors inclined to wear heavier armor (such as late-Medieval knights, samurai, etc.) had access to materials that were not just better, but rarer and more costly. Leather is plentiful and easy to work, so footmen get that. Good steel is expensive and takes time, energy and skill to make into armor – you reserve than for the high-ranks.

If you apply that to the post-apocalypse, you have heavily-armored warriors in Medival-style “plate mail” made from high-quality steel salvaged from the ruins. Visually and functionally (cultural “design aesthetic” aside) it would be a lot like the armor of the Middle Ages.

Which isn’t very exciting, given that stop signs, car doors and tire treads are all viable armor made found materials, and it would be cooler if the heavy armor was similar - you could recognize the components as re-purposed objects that served another purpose from before the War.

If metal is the key (and if the symbols and writing of the ancients hold special significance) then license plates are a cool option. Plenty have people have imagined armor made from them.

(The way license plates layers makes them especially appealing for “plate mail” and similar armors. One of the PCs in my Gamma World Tomorrow Men game wears a Roman-style lorica segmentata – like in that last picture, above – made from license plates.)

Realistically, license plates are thin and probably not really great protection. But they could be backed or reinforced with better metals, so that’s not enough of  concern to discount them. (I said the same thing yesterday about stop sign shields.)

Another found metal is non-skid plating:

..which is both heavy and recognizably re-purposed.

Beyond that, maybe the answer is modern days sports equipment augmented with scrap. It’s a total trope that our tribal mutated descendants will look back at our professional athletes and warriors and gladiators – anything recognized as being related to that would have considerable cachet, even if its protective value wasn’t significantly greater.

Ultimately, the heavy armor of elite warriors is about prestige, and a combination of culturally important symbols (athletics, cars) and hard-to-find materials (non-skid steel plates) fit the bill.

Finally, your reference to Wez is a good one – some elite warriors, especially those mounted or in chariots – were indeed lightly armored. Wez has a working motorcycle and athletic pads, which is appropriate for Humungus’ champion.

Originally posted by gamabombz

I read a theory that the Papillon MV and song is based on a 1973 movie named Papillon. The movie is about a man who is sent to prison on an island and who allies with and leads other prisoners to escape the island. The color scheme for the movie is red and yellow which is featured throughout Jackson’s MV. The helicopter, cars and horses are symbolic I.e the tools to aid an escape and most importantly his lyrics speak about how he’s now free. It bears on his experiences as an idol I.e being told how to live and lead his life. Now he runs himself with Team Wang. It’s a mild critique of the idol industry as a whole. The color scheme also cleverly ties in with the Chinese national colours as a reference to his roots. And finally in the scene where he is burning something you see a silhouette of a man inside the flames. Here Jackson appears to symbolically burn the last vestige of his image as an idol.
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Pairing: Harry Osborn x reader

Word Count: 4722

Summary: “God, you look so hot when you’re pissed at me.” 

A/N: So someone requested angry!sex, and somebody else sent in that sentence prompt so here we are. So this was just ?????!!!!!! to write. That’s how I can describe writing this. I’m honestly not sure if i went a bit overboard with it tbh, like I’ve never written anything like this before, so feedback would be appreciated?! Because I am very unsure about this?! I am but just a girl, please be gentle with me.

“Hey, come here. There’s some people I want you to meet.” Harry murmurs in your ear, arm sliding around your waist, and tugging you away from your conversation. You open and close your mouth in surprise as he doesn’t wait for you to answer, shrugging helplessly at Sue, and waving goodbye to her.

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   I love car boys because it takes something that starts off meaning nothing and gives these arbitrary objects in a game with no narrative and no objectives the same metaphorical significance as intellectual and well regarded texts. So much so that it compels its audience to reexperience the show with new eyes and appreciation for it as we not only see the surface level goofs but the rich meaning behind them. HOWEVERrr, unlike well thought out literature Car Boys symbolism is just happenstance and completely imposed after the fact. It’s an improv game playthrough. Despite this we still FEEL the symbolism and the joy received from finding symbols. They completely detach the feeling of symbolism from symbolism. It collapses into itself and brings high brow media down with it. All that’s left is the goofs, therefore emphasizing that that’s all that really matters.  

   no matter how deep you go you reach a paradox. Car boys destroys symbolism and tries to highlight the importance of having a good time at surface value. But that in itself is symbolic and so it too is moot. But once more all you’re left with is some dumb vore jokes and then you’re back to square one

TL;DR: I’m shook and in the end vore is all that really matters

The Impala

Originally posted by thewinchesterdaily

Dean’s car, it’s a thing of beauty. He loves this car, it’s the most important object in his life. It’s sleek black lines, it’s timeless elegance, it’s all part of the appeal. The rumble of that V8 engine as it rolls down the road is a sound that you feel deep in your soul.

His ‘67 Chevy Impala is eighteen feet of awesomeness. Quite simply, it’s badass. It’s got a 502-cubic-inch big-blog on Hotchkiss performance suspension.

Not that I know what any of that means. I just know that Dean uses those words to describe his baby in a tone usually reserved for one’s lover. I could listen to him wax poetic about his car any day. It’s downright sexy, the way he worships that car.

More than that, the car is a symbol to Dean. It’s part of the family, part of his childhood. From the plastic green army men jammed into the ashtray to the Lego shoved down the front vents, it’s a chronicle, a timeline of Dean and Sam’s journey. From childhood to present day.

It’s been destroyed before, it’s been rebuilt before. It can be rebuilt again.

I just have to figure out how I’m going to tell him I wrecked it.

AOA - Miniskirt Theory

The Music Video might seem plotless but there’s actually a story behind it.

(The start looks a bit like a joke but there’s a real theory behind it and it becomes more serious, read till the end. I think this is a good theory. :) )

First we see Seolhyun in a white oversized shirt alone in her room (with opened windows) going to sleep (or just nap cause y’all know she’s exhausted from the bedsport she just did with Hyejeong)

Cause yeh, guess who comes next

Our naughty Hyejeong who’s about to take a shower and bath after all that sport cause she’s been really sweaty

Plus we can confirm that they are related thanks to the lighting and the style of the rooms etc..

Then who’s next is

Yuna obviously waiting for someone and we don’t have to wait long before knowing who she’s waiting for :

Mina, who’s still not ready for their ‘date’.

Then we get sexy Choa eating some strawberries but notice that their are two glasses so she might be waiting for someone as well.

Then we see Chanmi all alone like always.

That was a kind of intro to get into the story. Now is when the shit happens. 

Here we have Jimin spying on sleeping Seolhyun. It already sets a jealousy feeling to the story.

Y’all know that the song is about a girl trying to get her lover’s intention back : The girl is Jimin and the lover is actually Choa. (But not only)

Here Jimin is trying to take example from Seolhyun who has no problem (apparently) to be sexy and have her lover’s attention’s aka Hyejeong. (Or Choa as you’ll see later)

Then we have Yuna throwing her shoes off cause they are damn uncomfy and Mina’s too long. (Or for a more serious reason you’ll see after)

Then we get another look of naturally sexy Choa waiting for Jimin (Or someone else) to come.

Still you can see that she’s not waiting for her to start eating the strawberries and all. 

Plus, the 2 glasses are still there.

We have another shoot of Mina, trying on some shoes now, not giving a fuck about Yuna waiting in the car and there you can see a mirror between Yuna taking her shoes off and Mina putting them on which could be a symbol of Yuna giving up and Mina getting in the game.

Now we have a totally confident Jimin going to get her girl

We get another shoot of Chanmi alone. She’s always alone. “Our poor baby.” we might think but we’ll talk about her case later.

There we have Yuna still waiting in the car and Mina still wondering which dress she’ll wear (or not wear)

Seolhyun woke up and is waiting for Hyejeong to come back from her shower

Yet, Hyejeong then takes a bath and as she undresses,

So does Mina.

And this is when you’re supposed to understand that …

Hyejeong and Mina are having an affair.

Hyejeong and Mina are cheating on Seolhyun and Yuna but those are two different situations for each couple. 

Yuna seems to have realized there was something between the two and is giving up on her relationship (symbolized by her shoes and stockings, plus de the red color is often tied to Love/Hate, Passion/Anger, etc..

On the other side, Seolhyun seems to know about it (you’ll understand why a bit later) but doesn’t mind it, she knows Hyejeong is unfaithful but she’s like that and Seolhyun accepts it.

At the end of the MV, we get a shot from Seolhyun and a cat coming back to her.

You all know that a cat is an animal which isn’t faithful, it often leaves home and comes back just to eat etc.. 

Here, the cat is actually Hyejeong coming back to Seolhyun, her home, after she’s been messing around with another girl. And you can clearly see how Seolhyun is happy to have her unfaithful cat/ Hyejeong back. This is why the windows were open all that time, to let the cat/ Hyejeong come back whenever she wanted to.

See how the cat / Hyejeong is clinging to her owner/ lover who looks happy af

Plus the kiss which shows how much love there’s in this relation ship.

Now we get the extended M/V.

The first person we see is Hyejeong just as the last one we saw was the cat.

And she clearly had that cat look on her face.

Then we see Yuna.

We see her with a pensive/sad expression in the car which symbolize her relation ship with Mina. The car’s mirror symbolize Yuna looking at her past, looking at the back, which means her and Mina. 

 But then we see her leaving the car without her chains ( which were the shoes and stockings, you’ll understand the reference later.) and she seems happy and relieved now. 

Then we see the master of the game Kim Chanmi making a ‘come here’ sign.

And there comes the dog a.k.a the most faithful creature on earth a.k.a Youkyung cause even though she wasn’t there the entire time, not because she’s been cheating like Hyejeong but because FNC kept her in the basement, she’s been faithful to Chanmi and came back to her asap.

We’ve got a contrast between Hyejeong and Youkyung/ The cat and The dog.

Then we see the most manipulating and heartless person out there. 

Kwon Mina.

See that malicious smirk becoming a shy look getting out of the dressing.

You can also understand that she’s checking if anybody saw her.

Then, when she made sure no one was there, she came back to her bitchy self, sitting on a royal like chair (meaning she’s the Queen of the game) face to 9 pairs of shoes. The number 9 is a symbolism of perfection in a way but this is not the most important thing here. It is the yellow bag with a ‘yellow’ written on it. The color Yellow is the color of the Faithlessness, Unrequited Love and Betrayal.

Our Mina is a player and the shoes are the a symbolism of her hold onto her ‘lovers’. That’s why Yuna got rid of it and became happy.

Then we see Choa 

She’s now eating cherries and the second glass is gone.

It means she forgot about Jimin, she changed her side and guess which side she chose.

This definitely means that Choa is choosing between Seolhyun and Jimin and if we tie Jimin to the strawberries Choa was eating at the beginning of the MV, the cherries are tied to Seolhyun.

And Choa seems to enjoy that game between Jimin and Seolhyun.

Then we get Jimin being all confident but stumbles and gets upset and hurt.

She stumbles as Choa changes her mind and chooses Seolhyun.

We end the extended MV with shoots of Seolhyun on her bed. 

Seolhyun simply won the game without moving out of her bed.


The MV and extended MV was about the girls struggling with their lover’s intention.

We’ve got 4 kind of dealing :

Yuna, who gives up on her cheating player girlfriend Mina and becomes happy.

Jimin, who’s trying really hard to win over Choa’s heart, yet Seolhyun always wins. That was why she spied on her at the beginning. She ends up alone and heart broken.

Seolhyun, who accepts Hyejeong’s cheating because she loves her. Both of them are happy at the end.

And Chanmi, who was alone the entire time but was truly loved by Youkyung

We’ve got 4 kind of winners :

Chanmi who’s the only one who loves and is truly loved in return with no betrayal.

Seolhyun who really gets the love of Hyejeong and Choa (who are messing around with Mina and Jimin.)

Hyejeong who gets to have a real relationship with Seolhyun, cuddle with her, love her and be loved all of that while being allowed to bang Mina whenever she wants to as long as she comes back to her owner.

Yuna who’s finally free from Mina’s hold.

And we’ve got the HBIC :

Mina who reached perfection when she broke Yuna’s heart and achieved her goal of the 9 broken hearts to perfection thing.

And we’ve got Jimin, struggling forever. 

Plus we’ve got a little teasing about the ‘Like a Cat’ era with Hyejeong walking in like a cat. ;)


That was my Miniskirt theory
I know it’s not a really interesting theory and it actually started as a joke but as I did this I realized there really was something behind it.

I’ll never watch the mv like i used to..