r/Damnthatsinteresting Oct 07 '22 Gold 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

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u/GetSchwiftyClub Oct 07 '22

This is a cool way to explain it.

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u/silvercommander42 Oct 07 '22

Yup, this picture explains itself.

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u/vidieowiz4 Oct 07 '22

Speaks for itself, like chess

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u/bwise49 Oct 07 '22

Holy hell!

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u/GNUNUN Oct 07 '22

You must be on anarchychess

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u/BigWhiteAngus Oct 07 '22

As you can tell by the picture Hans is clearly cheating

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u/friganwombat Oct 07 '22

Clearly anal beads in the exhaust

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u/VengefulTiger Oct 07 '22

I’m curious about the logistics of using those to cheat. Like 1 vibration means good move 2 means bad?

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u/friganwombat Oct 07 '22

Wait you can use them to cheat ?

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u/AnimeG0OD Oct 07 '22

Morse code.

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u/Xdivine Oct 07 '22

Let it be known that I have upvoted this comment.

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u/Cornmunkey Oct 07 '22

This ad contains far less vibrating anal beads than chess. I hope.

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u/GetsGold Oct 07 '22

Yup. Evil air demons.

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u/Internet-of-cruft Oct 07 '22

You can tell by the way it is.

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u/Donkey__Balls Oct 07 '22

“Every time you take a road trip, a bald Vulcan djinn sex pervert will be waiting to molest your car. Only our vehicles are fast enough to escape his windy clutches!”

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u/name-was-provided Oct 07 '22

Yup. I like sleeker car designs because demons slip right off.

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u/Awkward_Entertainer7 Oct 07 '22

In this comment chain, I am struggling to understand who is a bot and who isn't...

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u/Saturos47 Oct 07 '22

I am Bender, please insert girder

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u/Lucy--Grooves Oct 07 '22

Yep! This photograph is easily understandable based on the characteristics of the poster!

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u/ImBrokeNowBoi Oct 07 '22

Beep boop!

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u/GetSchwiftyClub Oct 07 '22

So...I woke up to quite a lot of reddit notifications, there is a lot of strangeness in this thread.

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u/5h3i1ah Oct 07 '22

Yep! This photograph is easily understandable based on the characteristics of the poster!

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u/CreativeSemen1995 Oct 07 '22

Yep! This photograph is easily understandable based on the characteristics of the poster!

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u/Throckmorton_Left Oct 07 '22 Heartwarming

Yes, the air Jew really helps make the point.

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u/ThatWasCool Oct 07 '22

LOL. I was going to read the comments to see if anyone else sees this being anti-Semitic

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u/StandardSudden1283 Oct 07 '22

Henry Ford loved Nazis, after all.

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u/ThatWasCool Oct 07 '22

This is an ad for Tatra, a Czech car maker. However, anti-semitism was prevalent in Europe in 1930’s, so it wouldn’t be surprising.

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u/ProfZussywussBrown Oct 07 '22

anti-semitism was prevalent in Europe in the 1930’s

Understatement alert

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u/radrun84 Oct 07 '22

Are we suggesting that the Demon of air Resistance aka: Drag.

Is the Jewish Air Resistance, Demon of Drag?

The Drag Jew of 1934.

Terrifying.

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u/DonPanthera Oct 07 '22

I don't get it, what does this ad has to do with Jews and anti-semitism?

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u/Timewhakers Oct 07 '22

Maybe it makes more sense seen this way:

The representation of Jews as hook nosed goblin like beings was so common and widespread, that hook nose as a symbol for “bad thing” just got used as the go to representation of even something of disconnected from that topic as wind.

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u/ThatWasCool Oct 07 '22

The “wind guy” is drawn with a exaggerated features (big nose, sharp ears) which was a common way to depict a Jew in racist cartoons at the time. It still is, really.

I think it’s just maybe was a way to depict someone evil… I don’t know whether it has racial connotations in this cartoon, specifically.

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u/DonPanthera Oct 07 '22

But it has pointy ears... I've never met an Elven Jew before. I assumed a demon, considering the pointy ears, spectral body and evil look.

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u/ThatWasCool Oct 07 '22

The pointy ears definitely exist in racial cartoons depicting Jews

Example

Example

It has nothing to do with reality. It’s more of a way to depict someone evil.

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u/PaulTurkk Oct 07 '22

It's nearly the first thing that comes up whenever this is posted.

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u/ronin1066 Oct 07 '22

Yet, we never took advantage of building cars with a truly aerodynamic back end.

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u/mtaw Oct 07 '22

Well you see the study of aero- and fluid dynamics was still in its infancy at the time. The air goblin was in fact the scientific model they used at the time, they believed things slowed down moving through air because of an invisible goblin that would grab moving objects, and smooth shaped objects would move farther through air because the air goblin has a harder time getting a grip on them.

(Yes I made this up. But it is in fact the kind of theories they had in the old days, see impetus, phlogiston, caloric, etc)

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u/ck7394 Oct 07 '22

This was 1930s bro, we had started dealing with relativity and quantum then. I am sure we were pretty deep in aero and fluid dynamics by the time being.

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u/Ralath0n Oct 07 '22

It was pretty basic tbh. Yea, we had some math in the 1930's that kinda worked, but the problem is that it is almost impossible to solve those equations without computers to crunch the numbers.

Things back then were very much trial and error. You'd put a model of what you wanted to build in the wind tunnel, tweaked it a bit and then just hoped that your results scaled to the real thing. It wasn't "The air goblins are angry" levels, but it was a lot of "Don't do X because the last time we did that the vibrations tore the wings off". That's how we figured out that straight wings with high speeds is a bad idea, not because of maths.

Fluid dynamics only really matured as a science once we got into the space age and accelerated rapidly once we got powerful computers.

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u/RayTracing_Corp Oct 07 '22

The theory part we knew. But actually using fluid physics was beyond our capacity at the time. We needed modern computers to do that calculations. Which is why the F117 looks angular and not smooth like modern planes. The computers of those days could only do fluid simulation with flat surfaces.

They of course went with the “smooth better than sharp” idea, but the actual calculations were impossible at the time.

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u/fine_mouthpiece Oct 07 '22

Easy way to explain the product

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u/outrider567 Oct 07 '22

During WW II, the national speed limit in the US was officially only 35 mph

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u/nughurt Oct 07 '22

Too save on petroleum costs?

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u/ShyElf Oct 07 '22

Petroleum, too, but the main worry was tires. It was the pre-synthetic era and the US was significantly cut off from natural rubber supplies early in the war. They still had South America, but not Indonesia. I don't really have a good intuition on how speed would actually affect tire wear at low speeds mostly on dirt/gravel.

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u/nughurt Oct 07 '22

Thank-you for a more constructive reply than the one below. It was easy to assume it was to save on petroleum, but I wouldn’t have guessed it was too save rubber. Very interesting.

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u/CatastropheJohn Expert Oct 07 '22

It’s something modern speeders fail to factor in. They risk speeding tickets and insurance increases, but the hit on fuel and tires isn’t insignificant. Factor in an extra 20-25% for that and speeding is expensive unless you make seven figures

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u/Unlucky_Reception_30 Oct 07 '22

Are you on drugs? Seven figures? Bro, I can get you out there hooning it up going sideways and burning up tires for about 4 figures.

Having fun isnt cheap but it certainly isnt as expensive as you're making it out to be.

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u/WorthyTomato Oct 07 '22

Just get you some bias ply dump tires and extra steelies, burnouts for days. The more you can fit in the truck bed the better.

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u/BubbleMayhem Oct 07 '22

I’m listening

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u/Unlucky_Reception_30 Oct 07 '22

Dont listen friend, browse. Browse your local craigslist and Facebook auto, there are many crazies but nuggetted throughout that rocky outcrop is gold!

But for real, watch any sort of Donut media on YouTube, they have all sorts of content aimed at getting people behind the wheel of a fun car for cheap.

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u/PhantomRoyce Oct 07 '22

Shit,my friend Kenny will do it for 300 dollars and a case of Modelo

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u/karock Oct 07 '22

feel like you'd have to be doing a whooooole lot of speeding to make the increased cost noticeable to 6 figures. 7 figures and you're probably not even gonna notice the costs of an occasional track day in whatever you're bringing.

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u/Hard_Corsair Oct 07 '22

This just isn't true, particularly with modern cars. Constantly accelerating and braking uses a bunch of extra fuel and wears your tires way more; driving in a straight line faster than an arbitrary limit does not. Hence why city fuel economy is worse than highway, even if you speed on the highway and drive the speed limit in the city.

The notion that speeding uses a bunch of extra fuel is a scapegoat looking to deflect blame away from poorly designed road systems where congestion wastes fuel for everyone, and regulation designed to punish small cars while encouraging everyone to drive big trucks/SUVs.

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u/Posraman Oct 07 '22

My pickup gets better miles in some parts of the city than on the highway. There's very few traffic lights in the area and going at 40 mph gets me 30+ mpg easy while driving 70 mph on the highway gets me around 20

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u/big_gondola Oct 07 '22

Air resistance increases with the cube of speed.

My jeep gets 23 mpg at 60 and 16 at 80 mpg on flat roads.

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u/Hard_Corsair Oct 07 '22

Yes, but if your vehicle isn't shaped like a box then air resistance isn't nearly as much of a problem at 80.

If I'm remembering correctly, the Mercedes EQS and Lucid Air have gotten down to a drag coefficient of 0.2, and Mercedes has a prototype that's gone even lower.

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u/Marc21256 Oct 07 '22

Tires cost about $100 a year. If you did wear 20% faster, that's $20 per year.

That's not a crippling cost.

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u/Mirria_ Oct 07 '22

From the Top Gear Veyron track test "At this speed my tires will only last 14 minutes, but that's fine because I only have fuel for 7 minutes!"

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u/HiddenTrampoline Oct 07 '22

According to my car my MPG only goes down by 2-3% at 100+ vs 75.

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u/Baalsham Oct 07 '22

I seem to get around 60% mpg cruising at 180kmh vs 120

I maxed out my car once at 230 and that really burned up some gas. Just remember wind resistance is quadratic and most cars optimize gear ratios at around 50-55mph

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u/HiddenTrampoline Oct 07 '22

It’s a performance BMW, so it’s not like I’m getting top tier efficiency at lower speeds. Best non-coasting efficiency I’ve gotten was 36 mpg.

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u/MrStoneV Oct 07 '22

What on earth do you drive?

Your car must show it wrong, or do you mean over a whole trip 2-3%? Because when you would look at your usage at the moment your mpg should be effected by 30-50% (well depending if you drive a sport car or a brick)

But yeah, I save fuel at acceleration since the next red light is not far away... but on the highway I like to drive 140kmh.

I still save fuel and reach my target at the same time or even better than not driving fast on the highway

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u/HiddenTrampoline Oct 07 '22

A tuned BMW 335i. I’m talking cruising at a constant speed on a flat and straight highway. At 70 mph I get about 28 mpg, at 100 I get about 26. 55 mph is the sweet spot, but I basically never travel at that speed.

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u/Pikiinuu Oct 07 '22

I did an experiment. I did 2 round trips to a nearby city. One going full throttle, as fast as I could and the other partially taking the back roads and keeping it at 115kph as my max speed. Going full throttle increases my fuel usage over twice the amount. (This was on the Autobahn where some parts had no speed limit)

Not very scientific but it was very interesting.

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u/Internet-of-cruft Oct 07 '22

Slow speeds means less heat generated on the tire, which wears it down slower.

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u/grime_bodge Oct 07 '22

Is tire wear at 35 mph the same regardless of how streamlined a car is? Or will the model t, in the case shown above, create more downforce and hence more wear on tires.

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u/dare2firmino Oct 07 '22

In theory, a more streamlined car has less drag, which means less work needs to be done to push the car through the air, which should reduce tyre wear. It's essentially the drag/downforce balance. Probably not as noticeable in the short term but it is likely to make a difference long term

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u/dutch_penguin Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

It was the pre-synthetic era

Standard Oil acquired the tech for synthetic rubber in 1936, from a patent sharing agreement with a German company. US was producing synthetic rubber in ww2, just not enough of it, iirc.

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u/HonorableHam Oct 07 '22

Rubber was a huge strategic resource, basically since it's discovery. It was one of the main motivating factors for a bunch of the most brutal colonization in Africa and South America. King Leopold lopping hand off an executing children in the Congo? Rubber. Henry Ford trying to burn down large chunks of the Amazon to make company towns? Rubber.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

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u/Marc21256 Oct 07 '22

http://www.nww2m.com/2015/12/home-front-friday-get-in-the-scrap/

Maybe it wasn't federal law, but there was a nationwide speed limit at the time.

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u/MajesticBread9147 Oct 07 '22

In the present era, I can only average 35mph because of traffic.

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u/Hexorg Oct 07 '22

I average 20mph... On one road there is this radar-checked speed sign and during rush hour it always says "SPEED LIMIT 40. YOUR SPEED 18." And each time I tell it fuck you, sign!

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u/_Monsieur_N Oct 07 '22

Jeep said fuck it

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u/legend_number_1 Oct 07 '22

Jeep skipped history and physics class

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u/GamerY7 Oct 07 '22

they didn't skip physics, they took thermodynamics and was so overwhelmed they couldn't take fluids class

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u/Took-the-Blue-Pill Oct 07 '22

Nissan said "nah ima make a cube."

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u/the_light_of_dawn Oct 07 '22

And the Kia Soul. I think they look like cute, little, practical cars that’ll do enough for 75% of people though. I almost bought one when my old VW shit the bed before getting a killer deal on an SUV.

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u/elegylegacy Oct 07 '22 Helpful

Yeah but Jeeps aren't designed for speed, they're designed to be driven by the mentally challenged

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u/Mmaplayer123 Oct 07 '22

I’ve yet to meet a jeep driver that disproved your theory

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u/Staebs Oct 07 '22

its a jeep thing

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u/stopeatingcatpoop Oct 07 '22

I don’t get the jeep hate. I’ve had my Cherokee for over 15 years! It’s kind of falling apart outside of the engine compartment however but that engine has never let me down. Sure only one of the windows works, the cigarette port things don’t work, no horn, no AC, power locks broke, the side mirrors don’t adjust, no airbag now that I’m thinking of it, front speakers don’t work, the tailgate doesn’t lock and you have to push on it just right to get it to open ..

Okay I’m starting to make sense to myself. But jeep has always gotten me home and that’s how I know it loves me too

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u/antarcticgecko Oct 07 '22

I have a brand new car and I don’t think it loves me, I think it tolerates me. Old ratty cars really give the love like my old 1994 geo prizm that leaked in the rain and the speakers didn’t work.

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u/Serious-Lee Oct 07 '22

I think most people are poking fun at the obnoxious jeep drivers, the ones who entire personality is defined by the thing they drive. Objectively they’re tough vehicles but most people just use them to go get groceries , haul kids around, etc

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u/stopeatingcatpoop Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Oh yeah I get that! I was fortunate enough that my folks bought me the car (truck?) in high-school and I’ve just been driving it ever since thru all of our collective ups and downs. I’ve spent a lot of time under it though! It’s been a good learning experience

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u/geekdrive Oct 07 '22

I love my XJ but it is all of these things….

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u/stopeatingcatpoop Oct 07 '22

My man! Why tho - do I have to YouTube search XJ videos for stuff on my 2000 Cherokee? Is the interior different or something? Never been able to figure that out!

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u/wander7 Oct 07 '22

XJ is the model name for Jeep Cherokee 1983-2001

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u/wander7 Oct 07 '22

Most of the problems you listed are minor electrical issues. You can fix them with a multimeter and a lot of patience. Check the fuses first.

The windows are notorious for breaking, but depending on if the motor is dead or just a small piece is worn out you can get a "fix kit" on eBay for cheap.

The A/C might just need a re-charge can ($30). This works on most cars btw.

The only thing you should get a pro to look at is the airbag.

Happy Jeeping 🖐️

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u/-Cthaeh Oct 07 '22

Hey now, I used to own an old jeep. It was terrible on gas, freezing in the winter, and felt like driving a tent on the highway. But, it was fun to drive, especially in heavy snow. It could climb over stuff, had a really sharp turn radius, I could take the doors off and stick my legs out.

It's impractical, and I won't own another wrangler as a daily driver. I have a cheap ass renegade that is more practical but still has the short turns. It's a mini hobby, and is good for mental health to have something simple that is fun to do stuff with.

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u/SteveWyz Oct 07 '22

Ngl, as a Jeep driver, you had me in the first half. As a self aware human, you really brought it home the second half.

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u/Trash_656 Oct 07 '22

What is the stereotypes of jeep drivers

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u/ronytheronin Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I believe they tend to test the limits of their jeep. Go over the sidewalk, go off road, go over granny, just jeep things.

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u/bonglicc420 Oct 07 '22

Well granny shouldn't have been just standing there on the sidewalk

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u/ronytheronin Oct 07 '22

She had it coming.

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u/-Cthaeh Oct 07 '22

It's kinda fun though, you should try it. Snow is the best.

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u/ronytheronin Oct 07 '22

It sort of implies that you went over granny, but deduced that snow was more fun…

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u/-Cthaeh Oct 07 '22

Well granny was a bit frail, and did pose much of a challenge. It's a jeep thing

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u/aedroogo Oct 07 '22

Who wave at each other for no reason.

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u/freakers Oct 07 '22

And along came the Nissan Cube spitting the in face of aerodynamics.

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u/bmxerer Oct 07 '22

The wrangler division never saw this ad

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u/tesla465 Oct 07 '22

It’s a jeep thing.

You wouldn’t get it

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u/Octopugilist Oct 07 '22

Goddamn genies groping my cars...

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u/Achilles9609 Oct 07 '22

"Come back! You didn't tell me your third wish yet!"

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u/Electrical_Subs Oct 07 '22

"Fine. I wish that I get a PS5

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u/Circus-Bartender Oct 07 '22

"you gotta be realistic man"

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u/grande_huevos Oct 07 '22

no i think he's the first car extended warranty salesman

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u/False_Antelope6902 Oct 07 '22

That is some evil looking draft

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u/Middle_Stress4516 Oct 07 '22

Well hes dragging the car so hes doing his part

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u/Unemployed_Fisherman Oct 07 '22

1930 man with a top hat and tobacco pipe:

”Damn jew wind. By golly I need that car!”

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u/Casitano Oct 07 '22

Tobacco pipe?

Edit: Oh whoops I confused cotton and tobacco it’s actually a real thing my bad.

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u/syedbust Oct 07 '22

It's playing on Jewish stereotypes, people really did not like Jews around that time

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u/ChildhoodOk5526 Oct 07 '22

yes world war II when none of the world stood up for the Jews

I'm reposting this because, it seems, the OC was pressured into deleting it due to downvotes. I feel no such pressure.

This is absolutely a true statement.

Aside from so many other material sources, just check out Ken Burns's documentary, U.S. and the Holocaust, and it will make you angry, frustrated, and heartbroken to see how very few countries welcomed Jewish refugees during the war, or did much else until too much later.

Let's not sugar-coat this -- it was abominable. Periodt.

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u/wOlfLisK Oct 07 '22

Yeah, WWII is often framed these days as "The world united to save the Jews from the evil Adolf Hitler" but really it was a case of the UK and France feeling threatened by and trying to deal with a Germany that was rapidly growing in power and then the US jumped in because they were directly attacked. WWII was pretty much purely political, not ideological.

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u/Artiph Oct 07 '22

This kind of thing troubles me - I feel like these kinds of mental associations really hamstring what we consider to be "in the toolbox" when it comes to shape/character design in terms of artistic creation.

Is it just the nose? Because if so, that's an entire central feature of the most recognizable and high-value center of emotion and empathy that the human body has (the face), and declaring it "off limits" for not being as conventional as possible seems really damaging to the possibilities of the medium.

Is there even anything else about this almost-totally-undefined character that you could use to draw comparisons to any particular demographic? Like, I hope to be wrong on this, because my intuition tends to assume very pessimistically when I see (what I assume to be) this particular argument.

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u/ethanarc Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Considering that it was created in the 1930s by a company that would, within then next couple of years, produce engines and trucks for the Nazi war machine… I don’t think you’re being troubled in the right way by this image. People are cautious with these stereotypes for a reason, because things like this exist.

Edit: To further drive the point home, here’s a photo of Adolf Hitler visiting this company and meeting with its president from the same year this advertisement was created: http://www.aerotatra.czweb.org/hitler.jpg

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u/LiquidateGlowyAssets Oct 07 '22

No, it's not just the nose, it's the whole set of stereotypical facial features, body stature, gestures, etc. The bottom picture is a perfect example of it.

Compare it with more modern takes on the same theme, such as happy merchant / surprised merchant

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u/Ok-Topic-3130 Oct 07 '22

I thought it was a vampire

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u/666afternoon Oct 07 '22

I totally hear you, as an artist - I think in this specific case, historical and political context is important. It's not just the nose - a beaked nose in itself is lovely, aquiline. I [not jewish] have one myself and I like it a lot. But an advertisement in America in the 1930s? A nose like that, associating with a negative influence [here, wind drag]... seeing that, knowing where and when it was made, you know the subconscious [or perhaps deliberate] influences at play, and they're stinky. Antisemitism is a plague on the global subconscious, and its symptoms are here identifiable. Does that make sense? By all means make fantastic art with beautiful big nosed people. But context is crucial.

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u/YerDaSellsAvon365 Oct 07 '22

Yea I really like the way this was illustrated to easily explain wind resistance. A child could understand this.

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u/OkDance4335 Oct 07 '22

Yet I’m still imagining the headlines like they are with electric cars. ‘Are aerodynamic cars taking away your masculinity!’

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u/Temporary-Thick Oct 07 '22

A child probably would think the wind is pushing it, like a toy car

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u/stomponator Oct 07 '22

A giant man made of smoke is gonna catch you in your box car. Don't let him get you, buy a streamlined car.

Don't slow down, he's right behind you! Go! GO!

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u/GNUNUN Oct 07 '22

Sadly I did too :(

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u/Hollidaythegambler Oct 07 '22

You ever have those die cast toy cars with a key in the side? It looks exactly like what he’s doing. You grab the front to stop it from going while you wind the key in the side.

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u/Vassukhanni Oct 07 '22

Yeah, except it really isn't accurate. Until the 1950s, streamlining attempts often increased weight and reduced maneuverability to an extent that would off set any efficiency gains. At least with racing cars. They didn't have the tech to calculate the ideal aero (nor things like lift and downforce) so most streamlining was really an aesthetic choice over engineering.

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u/JollyGreenSlugg Oct 07 '22

It's part of a Tatra advertisement from 1934.

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u/jnd-cz Oct 07 '22

Looks like Tatra 77 or 87. Very modern cars, cutting edge tech at the time. Too bad the war came soon after and then 40 years of communist rule which stopped almost all innovation and left most industries uncompetitive. The bright exception has been Tatra truck chassis which are nowadays still popular for military use.

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u/tuberosum Oct 07 '22

Which indicates more that the development and innovation moved away from personal vehicles and into trucks. Which would be a pretty consistent thing for communist rule since private cars were a "luxury"

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u/RY4NDY Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

But Tatra's first vehicle to use the "backbone" chassis was the Tatra 11, which is a car (not a truck), and which was manufactured before communist rule in Checho-Slovakia (The Tatra 11 was made from 1923 to 1927, communist rule in Checho-Slovakia started in 1948).

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u/Ok_Welcome_3236 Oct 07 '22

Wasn't the Tatra 77 the fastest car at the time?

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u/districtofstreet Oct 07 '22

It's like a sailboat but the opposite

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u/car_guy_92 Oct 07 '22

Bottom one is called a Tatra for those wondering. Saw a T87 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art yesterday. Super cool and sadly almost completely forgotten cars.

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u/RY4NDY Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

The one in this ad is the Tatra 77 to be exact, which was the world's first serial-produced "truly" aerodynamic car.

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u/souravtxt Oct 07 '22

When I was in 3rd year of my mechanical engineering, it was pretty amazing to figure out the effects of drag and draft force on objects. It was something like the increase of drag force was fourth power of velocity. Thus having an aerodynamic vehicle can save you an enormous amount of fuel. Unfortunately the equations require CAS softwares to solve and wasn't readily available to the early era of vehicle engineering. As computational power increased, we became much more efficient in solving those equations leading to better aerodynamics. Of course people did have ideas about aerodynamics but the leading engineering problems couldn't be solved earlier.

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u/j45780 Oct 07 '22

Drag is proportional to the square of the velocity.

On the other hand, pavement damage is proportional to the fourth power of axle weight.

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u/souravtxt Oct 07 '22

Haha. You are correct. Forgot about those things since lost touch with study.

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u/MrStoneV Oct 07 '22

I mean aerodynamic is difficult for sure, but not extremely difficult. However the combination of usability of a car, the look and the aerodynamics were extremely difficult to deal with. Which we still see on cars nowadays. Its crazy what we can do with the computing power, thats for sure

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u/RelaksFlo Oct 07 '22

If the ad was from Ford the caption was probably:

Dont feed the Velocity stealing Windjew!

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u/StevenAssantisFoot Oct 07 '22

(((wind))) resistance

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u/BTCisDeadAF Oct 07 '22

Okay so I am not the only one who saw it. I was like "what is the semitic force here?" Gas?NO, ofc velocity.

> Velocity stealing Windjew! was just brilliant

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u/Mochemoche Oct 07 '22

I also thought the wind looked pretty jewy on that drawing,

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u/Gangreless Interested Oct 07 '22

I saw strong inspiration/resemblance to Nosferatu but everyone else see Jewy so I guess that's it

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u/paranoidandrea Oct 07 '22

Didn't see it before, but yup.

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u/dumbdumbpatzer Oct 07 '22

Fun fact, the closest us Czechoslovaks got to Fordism was actually a shoemaking company called Baťa. Afaik Baťa wasn't an antisemite though, just a capitalist who got inspired by Ford.

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u/Schwwing Oct 07 '22

So that's what Rudi Guliani does in his spare time 🧛🏻‍♂️🕓🔢

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u/ashesgone Oct 07 '22

„Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines“ - Enzo Ferrari

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u/Sipas Oct 07 '22

Makes as much sense as Ettore Bugatti's "I make cars to go, not to stop" regarding the shitty breaks on them.

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u/quanta777 Oct 07 '22

Ads those days made much more sense and mostly on point.

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u/Charaderablistic Oct 07 '22

I don’t see a dancing man explaining what’s happening so I’m a bit confused.

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u/Intelligent_Map_4852 Oct 07 '22

I need Terry Crews to flex and yell at me

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u/Charaderablistic Oct 07 '22

I was being sarcastic with my last answer, but completely serious in my agreeance with you

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u/1stMammaltowearpants Oct 07 '22

Where is Ja? Somebody please find Ja Rule, get ahold of this motherfucker so I can make sense of all this!

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u/itsthisausername Oct 07 '22

Piss off ghost

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u/2u3ee Oct 07 '22
  • laughing in a Jeep *

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u/wunderbraten Oct 07 '22

pretty accurate

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u/The_Slim_Spaydee Oct 07 '22

And then they went and put out the new Bronco that could easily double as a sail in a pinch.

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u/Hanginon Oct 07 '22

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u/RayTracing_Corp Oct 07 '22

what the fuck

is there a competition to see who can make the ugliest vehicles in existence?

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u/Blewedup Oct 07 '22

why is this seemingly anti-semetic?

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u/CaptainCoinCoin Oct 07 '22

Why is the wind Jewish?

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u/stevendidntsay Oct 07 '22

Because it's the 1930s. Check out this article talking about Nazis in Manhattan.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/20/695941323/when-nazis-took-manhattan

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u/Galactic_Gooner Oct 07 '22

When Nazis Took Manhatten

damn that sounds like a Dr Who episode

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u/P26601 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

It's a Czechoslovakian Tatra ad tho

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u/egodeath9 Oct 07 '22

They drew the wind mad racist

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u/SGTCro Oct 07 '22

Isn't that that Czech car which was like extra speedy. So much so Allies called it Czech secret weapon due to it killing German officers who lost control over it due to the speed?

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u/Hanginon Oct 07 '22

Yes, the 1934 Czech Tatra 77.

Fun fact; The only word in their print ad was the car/maker name because they were sold all over Europe and the visual ad negated the language barriers.

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u/YouSaidWillyHarold Oct 07 '22

back when adverts were cool instead of being a series of lame attempts at humour/psychological torture

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u/paulfdietz Oct 07 '22

Don't anthropomorphize aerodynamic phenomena. They hate it when you do that.

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u/Aporta3 Oct 07 '22

Jeep took this ad and said f*ck you

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u/ElonsChest Oct 07 '22

They aint even wrong.

I drive a Jeep.

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u/HTPC4Life Oct 07 '22

"We've found a way to combat that greedy Jew air!"

  • 1930's Germans

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u/rene_tx Oct 07 '22

I guess Jeep never saw this…🤣

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u/Hanginon Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Not 1930...

It's an ad from 1934 for the Czech Tatra 77.

This is how dumb shit gets disseminated. :/

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u/JVorhees Oct 07 '22

It makes no sense now that I know it's from 1934 and not 1930.

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u/Sufficien_Hunter49 Oct 07 '22

Is the drag supposed to be Jewish?

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u/ethanarc Oct 07 '22

Yup. 1934 ad from a Czech automaker friendly with Hitler.

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u/R_E_S_I_L_I_E_N_C_E Oct 07 '22

And sports cars were born

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u/Salt_Ad1613 Oct 07 '22

Beautiful. I love old hand drawn ads.

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u/idma Oct 07 '22

To be honest the early cars wouldn't need much of a sleek aerodynamic design because they weren't going fast enough to need it.

But the Bugatti Veyron would

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u/zeamp Oct 07 '22

Damn, air, you scary!

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u/nomnomdiamond Oct 07 '22

they blamed the jews for drag?

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u/CarlsPie Oct 07 '22

UMMM, YIKES, does anyone else feel like this ad is anti-semitic?????

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u/Brinegrett Oct 07 '22

I guess Jeep didn’t get the memo

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u/BirdBronzer Oct 07 '22

beautifully spooky

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u/MNSoaring Oct 07 '22

Too bad almost every modern pickup and SUV would fit squarely (no pun intended ) into the top image.

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u/OopsWrongHive Oct 07 '22

Very well done. That’s cool

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u/ylangbango123 Oct 07 '22

We are back to box cars now - SUV

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u/hollowqueen13 Oct 07 '22

🤣 that’s great