March 05, 2018

Using Analogy For Descriptive Purposes

"Formula 1 is Olympic fencing...

...NASCAR is large men in heavy armor swinging big swords at each other...

...Stadium Super Trucks is kids jumped up on handfuls of sugar and gallons of Mountain Dew hitting each other with nerf sticks."

I love it when an analogy comes together.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:57 AM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 Hah! And they are all entertaining in their own ways. 

Motorsport had an article with some closeups of the halo. Icky.

Posted by: Mrs. Will at March 05, 2018 02:03 PM (h8yX6)

2 I'd not heard of Stadium Super Trucks before. The photo you selected looks thoroughly ridiculous, and I don't mean that as an insult (not really).

Posted by: GreyDuck at March 05, 2018 05:37 PM (h8yX6)

3 Indy car racing?  

Posted by: Mauser at March 05, 2018 06:39 PM (h8yX6)

4 GD, it's even better if you imagine "Wheeeeeeeee!" sound effects while you look at the pic, which is taken from this video (right around the 1:24 mark).
Mauser, other than the 500, I really don't pay much attention to IndyCar.  I have a distinct aversion to watching drivers die.

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 05, 2018 07:27 PM (h8yX6)

5 I also like how in SST they put the FASTER drivers at the BACK for the races, since the grid is built from the inverse of the qualifying. Because it'd be too boring, otherwise.

Posted by: andy at March 05, 2018 09:57 PM (h8yX6)


I'm going to ask here, rather than look it up...

What prevents drivers from intentionally throwing the qualifying to get a better position, then?

Testosterone and Mt. Dew?

Half the purse for the race, half for the qualifying?

Not everyone qualifying gets to race, unlike F1 (usually)?

Posted by: mikeski at March 06, 2018 07:00 PM (h8yX6)

7 Championship points. You get points for any places you get inverted backwards - being the fastest qualifier, getting points from inversion, and then finishing mid-pack or better will net you more points than qualifying last, starting first, and winning the race.

Posted by: andy at March 06, 2018 07:46 PM (h8yX6)

8 Haven't watched Indy in decades. Thought it was supposed to be safer now. :-(  

Posted by: Mauser at March 07, 2018 10:44 PM (h8yX6)

9 Stadium Super Trucks...?

Posted by: Edward at March 08, 2018 06:01 PM (h8yX6)

10 This was a pretty good 'un. How do you finish your race in a suddenly one-wheel-drive truck? GIANT SMOKING DONUTS, of course!

Posted by: Andy at March 09, 2018 11:52 AM (h8yX6)

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