Modern Mechanix Round-UP

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Today on Modern Mechanix we look at this crazy contraption for transporting your dog. The general consensus of our commenters seems to be that a) the dog really needs some goggles, b) opening the driver's door would decapitate poor rover and c) WTF?!?!. In 1956 not only were there still lots of little local phone companies in the US, some of them were run by one person! We also looked at how Houdini performed his tricks, a machine for communicating with deaf and blind people, a pair of young kids who run their own newspaper and a radio picture frame. And remember folks, when it comes time to remodel your house, it's all about keeping ahead of the Jonses.

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6 Comments

  1. The driver probably made the same excuses for this method of pet transport as Mitt Romney does.

  2. I dunno. All the dogs we had loved sitting with their heads out the car window, ears flapping in the slipstream.

  3. cars didn’t go as fast back then and the dog sits on the runningboard so it’s not as crazy as all that

  4. In 1956 not only were there still lots of little local phone companies in the US, some of them were run by one person!

    and his wife to pick up the slack, it seems. Still, cool, kinda like BBSes and ISPs back in the day.

    a) the dog really needs some goggles,

    The protection of a steel cage in case of a collision would be nice too.

  5. Ahhh….it makes so much sense now. That must be where Mitt Romney got his idea to take his family dog on a road trip with the carrier strapped to the top of the car.

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