<VV> Hemmings' Classic Car, now unrelated, but funny!

Wildman, Kenneth k-wildman at ONU.EDU
Sat Jun 19 16:51:27 EDT 2010

A friend just sent me a decal to put on the little door covering the
fuel filler on my motor home.  It just says "CAT Food" with the
Caterpillar logo.   :)

Penny laughed that I put it on the coach before I read the rest of my


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Lawrence Jahn wrote:
> The front cover of the August edition of Clasic Cat features Jay Leno

Of course, we all recognize that Mr Jahn made a typo with "cat" instead 
of "car," something we all have done.

But it reminded me of a full-page ad in a newspaper around here, 
probably 20 years ago, promoting a monster truck event.  The ad listed 
all the big-name trucks that would be there (y'know, the BigFoot and 
Gravedigger genre) and then included a headline in HUGE type, hyping the

fact that there would be a car-crushing contest.  It read, again in HUGE



I thought it was a riot, but it nearly caused one, thanks to outraged 
animal lovers.  The ad had to be reprinted in its entirely in a 
subsequent issue, with the word "cat" changed to "car."

Note, I am myself an animal lover, but I have a sense of humor.  I knew 
that the ad was an error, not a plan to drop a monster truck on kitty.

--Bob Marlow

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