"I think my stars, the old Ford cars, as they're the only kind!"

Last night while browsing things from the past, also known simply as history, I came across an "automobile parody" from 1915. In this laugh-out-loud performance Nat Wills sings a bevy of musical numbers in what can only be described as classic Progressive Era parody. I'll bet if I understood half of what he was singing about I would've laughed twice as hard.

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The modern era, an era I refer to as the Media's Millennial Era, could use more automotive parody.

We need to keep cars fun(ny).

In one hundred years from today I hope that my great, great grand kids will, using some sort of brain-mounted internet device, access archived videos from RegularCarReviews and chuckle a puzzled what-the-fuck-chuckle as we are today listening to Nat Wills. The kids will say things like "What's an inline 4?" and "What on Earth is Jolt?"

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Automotive parody is enduring. It will never die (see Nissan Cabriolet). But it's up to us, the car-loving people of today's internet world, to ensure we continue to share, retweet, digg (is that still a thing?) and upworthy all the automotive parody we come across to ensure that in 100 years the next generation can write (or brain script?) posts just like this one.

Source: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.