Commenter Of The Day: Such Small Portions Edition

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In a work of narrative art, the creator often will use a framing device in order to set the tone and context. This is usually referred to as "bookending." For instance, Evelyn Waugh uses the return of a character to an old estate to set up and end the story of an English Catholic family in his novel Brideshead Revisted. This is also commonly used in cinema. One of our favorite examples is Annie Hall, which uses a joke to set the first bookend of the film:

There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions."


After much pleading, we posted video of a serious 2009 Corvette ZR1 burnout and a few of you managed to complain about it. Thankfully, Krautwagon was around to put them back in their place.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa. What the hell is up with the unusually-high Francis quotient in this thread?

Gentlemen, what we have here is a video of a badass vehicle performing the sort of flagrant garden-variety-scofflaw disregard for life, limb and Al Gore that indwells all of us True Jalopnik Brethren (and Sistren).

That any of you dissenting pantywaists would dare question, nay, mock the notion that any one of us would not stoop to the same level of hoonerific grandstandary directly following the (albeit miraculous) delivery of said vehicle into any one of our equally-eager clutches is downright disingenuous, obtuse and just plain retarded.

As for your humble servant (and lifelong eschewer of domestic products in favor of Der Vaterland), I say unto you: WANT.

That is all.

Yea, you know nothing of my work!

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Al Navarro

Matt-a little while ago, I was watching Annie Hall and realized that the now hopelessly 2005 expression "lurve" (for l"ove") is from that movie. Kids these days think they are so original. -Al

BTW, I wasn't trying to "expose" anything or question Wes' ability to do burnouts with all my poking and prodding about the driver in the vid. I was just, well, curious. Especially given the fireworks at the Olympic opening ceremony that I apparently did not see.