Wednesday, April 02, 2008

rich Corinthian leather

It's laundry night, and I found another treasure in the laundry room of my apartment building: an ad for the 1984 Chrysler New Yorker in the March 1984 issue of Architectural Digest. Check out Ricardo Montalbán!



I remember these cars. There was an electronic voice alert that would tell you "the door is ajar" and other things the driver of a car should already have an innate awareness of. The seats — whether they were upholstered in velour or "rich leather" — were extremely soft and cushioned like a sofa.

In the eleventh grade, my friend Barb and I bombed around one snowy winter night in her mom's New Yorker. More on that later.

21 comments:

Butchie said...

Woah! Flashback to my '87 Dodge Diplomat.

I love looking at old Playboy magazines because they had the swankiest stereo & aftershave ads. And naked chicks.

Dead Robot said...

Everything is so... square!

Kunstemæcker said...

I find the word 'ajar' one of the weirdest words in the english language.

Dead Robot said...

I think it sounds like a 80s performance artist from Quebec:

Jean Michel Ajar!

George Larson said...

Did you screw her?

Or had you already caught the gay?

madamerouge said...

Butchie: I loved looking at Penthouse magazines from the late '70s / early '80s, because they have some hot man-on-man, a2m action in the "letters to Forum" section.

dr, k: it apparently drove people crazy. As technologically-advanced as it was for its time (the feature was made by Texas Instruments, and was the same voice-synth technology as the Speak-and-Spell), most people ended up killing the feature by activating the bypass switch found in the glove box.

Jorge! We thought we'd lost ya. No, Barb and I didn't hump. I'm 100% gay... a 6 on the Kinsey scale.

Barb & I ended up going to the same university. One night in first year, we were drinking in her residence room. I glanced on the bookshelf, picked up a strange-looking round plastic case, and asked her what she kept in it.

"Those would be my birth-control pills," she replied. JAJAJAJAJAJA!
I had a case of teh gay clueless!

Steven said...

I always loved digital guages and Landau, padded roofs.

Phronk said...

That's awesome. I wish cars talked more. We're supposed to be in the friggin future here.

They could be all like, DOOR CLOSED. AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING. EVERYTHING IS NORMAL.

Miss Thistle said...

Mrs. Viddy had a New Yorker in highschool, I think. I vaguely remember a talking car. Although it might have just been the weed.

madamerouge said...

LOL!

Dead Robot said...

My dad had one of the first Nissan SX models when they came out. It had a digitized Japanese woman's voice to let us know the the "Doh is ajah!"

Brittany said...

Yins are in Hog Town!
Well fuck me from behind with the Bloor Viaduct, I's a Beaches boy meself. Then I moved to the Rathnelly Republic.
Now I'm dead.

Brittany said...

Oh I forgat, I lived in Cabbage Town for a spell too. Sackville Street actually.

Mitzzee said...

i want to know more about drunken debaucherous night

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Yeah, what Mitzee said!!!

Jason said...

I don't care for cars.

:(

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Why am I not surprised Butchie owned a Dodge? And old Playboys?

your judgemental aunt said...

my parent's had one when i was a teenager however i rarley used it. my brother was nice and had a prelude.

Pablo said...

Hi Madame!

I don't remember these cars. I wasn't born, yet.

George Larson said...

Post, dagnammit!

Jason said...

zzzzz....