Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…….
Yes, I know that the photo of the wienermobile is from February 2008. However, what some of you don’t know is that I have had a life long love affair…well, maybe obsession is a better word, with said wienermobile. Don’t you just love the way that word rolls off your tongue? A few years ago the wienermobile broke down in an adjoining burb and sat in the parking lot of a local hotel for a week. I went by every day to say hello. By the way, the drivers parked it at a jaunty angle to show off it’s best side. So Smart. So beautiful. Such an unnatural shade of yellow and orange.
I have tried and tried to get a ride in that wienermobile. So far, I have always been denied. Politely denied, but still, no ride for moi. It would appear they have some stupid rule about only taking recent college graduates that agree to drive that fantastic fiberglass frankfurter around for a year. How’s that working out for you Oscar? See the photo above. I would not have given the wienermobile “the cold shoulder”.
The little excerpt below is from an article written at the time of the accident. It must have been a traffic reporter’s dream to get that call. Can you imagine? Say what? The wienermobile? Well hot dog! I’ll be right over and I say that with relish!
“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile may be the most unique and recognizable vehicle on American roads, but even a 7,000 pound hot dog can spin out of control on a patch of ice. The 27 foot long rolling tribute to pig lips and chicken necks lost its footing and spun into an embankment on highway 15 in Pennsylvania on its way to Penn State for a recruiting visit. Neither of the two women riding in the flailing frankfurter were hurt in the incident, and a tow truck was able to get the over sized sausage back onto the road.”
You know that reporter loved writing that.
So, let’s have some fun with this photo. Let’s play caption the wiener. I’ll go first.
Looks like they were going in the wrong erection.
Be safe and always use a condiment.
The road was merely slippery at first and then things took a turn for the wurst.
What’s that white stuff? Ohhhh.
To be fair, that wiener still looks huge, despite the frigid conditions.
A hot dog in the snow, well that’s a chili dog!
Hello 911? Send the police. I think my wiener is stuck.
Excessive speed was a factor. I heard the driver was hauling buns.
And here I thought that a high centered wiener was a sexual disorder.
Yes, some of these comments were “borrowed”, and I could go on and on about my beloved wienermobile. So, enough about me, what about you? Send me your captions for the photo or comments on the wienermobile or about life in general! I would love to hear from you!