"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.
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?"
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.