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    I hope it won't come to this...

    but here's an old article about the unintended consequences of safety nannies.

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    Re: I hope it won't come to this...

    I remember when that was first published in R&T.

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    Re: I hope it won't come to this...

    One of Rush' best songs: Red Barchetta from the Moving Pictures albums

    My uncle has a country place,
    that no one knows about
    He says it used to be a farm,
    before the Motor Law
    On Sundays I elude the Eyes,
    And hop the turbine freight
    To far outside the Wire,
    where my white-haired uncle waits

    Jump to the ground
    As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
    Run like the wind,
    As excitement shivers up and down my spine
    Down in his barn
    My uncle preserved for me, an old machine -
    For fifty-odd years
    To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

    I strip away the old debris, that hides the shining car
    A brilliant red Barchetta, from a better, vanished time
    Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar
    Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime

    Wind in my hair -
    Shifting and drifting -
    Mechanical music -
    Adrenaline surge -
    Well-weathered leather
    Hot metal and oil
    The scented country air
    Sunlight on chrome
    The blur of the landscape
    Every nerve aware

    Suddenly, ahead of me, across the mountainside
    A gleaming alloy air-car shoots toward me,
    two lanes wide

    I spin around with shrieking tires,
    to run the deadly race
    Go screaming through the valley as another
    joins the chase
    Drive like the wind
    Straining the limits of machine and man
    Laughing out loud
    With fear and hope, I've got a desperate plan
    At the one-lane bridge
    I leave the giants stranded
    At the riverside

    Race back to the farm
    To dream with my uncle
    At the fireside ...

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

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