by Gustav's Electric Cafe,posted Mar 10 2009 5:41PM
My beef for today is the orange Lamborghini that I saw parked in NW Portland earlier this afternoon. ¬†My beef isn't the tinted tail lights, nor is it the vanity plates on the car. ¬†My beef, personally, is the idea that if you're going to be driving a "hey look at how incredibly cool I am" kind of vehicle, keep it to the primary colors, ok? ¬†This same car in black, red or even white would have looked all sorts of awesome, in the sense that it would have been understated. ¬†If you're driving a Lamborghini, you don't need vanity plates or a garish color to make yourself stand out from the crowd any more, my friend... ¬†"Ok, Gustav" you might ask, "Do you have something against luxury sports cars? ¬†Do you feel intimidated or insignificant in that you don't drive one yourself?" ¬†Nah. ¬†If I had that kind of money to be spending on a car, I certainly wouldn't be driving that one. ¬†For me, it would be a Mercedes 500 CLS, or a BMW 760Li (even though I'm not that big of a fan of the new body styles). ¬†Why? ¬†Because I'm a guy in his late thirties with a mortgage and a 4 year old, that's why. ¬†and in my opinion, the Germans make cars superior to the Italians (there, I said it). Oh, and with the money left over, I'd pay off some credit cards. ¬†What's your beef?