Tuesday, August 14, 2012


It’s been a while since we’ve had anything from Click and Clack, but this one cracked me up.  A fellow wrote in to say that a few years ago he had purchased a 1992 Saab 900 Turbo from a friend.  The car was in beautiful condition with 230,000 miles on it. He admitted to having an obsession about Saabs.

(My comment - at 230,000 miles, it must be using a lot of makeup.)

The writer went on to say that had gotten engaged a few months earlier, and he sold the Saab back to his friend.  Then he got a call from his friend asking the writer if he wanted to buy it back again.  Turns out that the friend’s wife didn’t like that car.  Unfortunately, neither did the writer’s fiancee, “... in fact she hates it.”  “So, my question is this: Do I buy the car and beg for forgiveness, or give up on my favorite automobile of all time and accept life as a married man driving a boring sedan?”

(Well, what’s your opinion, blog readers?)

Tom:  “Gee, if you’re that obsessed with Saabs, why don’t you buy the company?  You can probably get it for less than this ’92 heap you’ve been playing ping pong with.”

(Cliff said he thought Saab was in bankruptcy.)

But the line that just had me ROFL was this from Ray:  “Repeat after me -- Happy wife, Happy life.”

Then this one on me from the Sports Section:  The paper was folded, and this is what I saw:

Then I turned the folded paper over, and saw this:

 Wait a minute!  That doesn’t make sense!  I finally gained control of my senses, and opened up the paper to reveal this:

Oh!  Okay! Why do they print right where the paper will be folded?


  1. Its a big deal in the newspaper industry to have a story "above the fold". In this case, I think maybe the layout editor was running short on sleep. At least back when I worked for the newspaper, printing on the fold was a big no-no.

  2. Made me think of those old Mad magazine fold-ins.

  3. By the way, I say the guy was giving them a real Saab story.