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Flip flops, I hate flip flops. Now let me tell you why. The other day I'm stopped at a light by the Damascus High School minding my own business. I just happen to glance at my rear view mirror and I get a glimpse of headlights.
Lady behind me was wearing flip flops. They get tangled up in the pedals and she hits the gas. No braking involved, so she hits me square on the bumper, which translates the energy through me into the trailer hitch attached to the Explorer in front of me.
Needless to say, my car takes the double whammy and off to the Damascus Motors autobody for repair we go. With that, I get a rental-- a Dodge Charger. I look like a cop in this thing! After driving it for a few days, I took notice that the volume highest setting is 38.
Thirty-eight? What corporate group think study group came up with that number?
So 38. Not 11 for you Spinal Tap folks. Or 42 for you Hitch Hikers Guide the To The Universe fans. But 38. I would have loved to listen to that bureaucratic debate. "Well our survey shows that our male demographic is looking for something more impressive. I say 57." "Well Biff, too much in my mind. I think a gentler scale 0 to 10." "William the third, the boys at Ford have higher numbers on their cars. We're talking 0 to 77." "We must not lose the MVN (Maximum Volume Number) race. Let's have another 3 studies"
Let's see what the MVN is in your car. Looking forward to documenting what other manufacturers are doing out there.Now for your further entertainment, since we are looking at radios, let's look at what holds them, the dashboard. Here are a couple I picked from my archives.