Commenter Of The Day: Jimmy Hutmaker Edition

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Though now a much loved song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones was released as a B-side on Honky Tonk Woman, not as its own single. In the middle of the song Jagger sings

I was standing in Line with Mr. Jimmy and Man, did he look pretty ill/We decided that we would have a soda, my favorite flavor: cherry red/I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy, yeah and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"


This has been taken to mean lots of things, including an allusion to Jimi Hendrix. Out favorite origin myth involves Jimmy "Mr. Jimmy" Hutmaker, an individual with an unknown condition who wandered the streets of Excelsior, Minnesota mumbling and chewing a cigar. The story is he ran into Jagger at a drugstore after a show while Jagger was getting a prescription filled (believable so far) and then ordered a Coke but got a Cherry Coke instead, then sighed saying "You can't always get what you want." We find this dubious, but we still like the story.

All that being said, sometimes you can't get what you want, and Combat Chuck speculated that there may be one or two Mexican consumers that didn't want a Dodge Breeze:

Somewhere in the Mexican blogosphere, commenter "combate carlos" is posting a complaint on "El Jalopo punto com" about how he can't have a US spec Dodge Magnum, and instead gets stuck with this piece of crap.

You drive what you need, hombre.



Been dealing with this in the motorcycle industry for years. Europe and the Japanese home market get the really neat stuff. All we get in the US is more Hardly-Doesnothing clones and sportbikes that are ten times more capable than I'll ever be.