Mad Inventors and the
Andre Citroen, the greatest of European car-makers, was known for his commercial flair and inventive genius. Who would have thought that the creative imagination of modern homo sapiens would get us into so much trouble? Just tinkering at the table with with his toys.
This is a 1902 Oldsmobile Curved Dish, the first mass produced car in the world. And so it began. I remember just recently how joyously we sped along the roads burning fuel to our hearts' content without a worry. The cars got bigger and grander, the speed faster and faster, the trips more extensive, and the gas more expensive until man's genius led to the dilemma in which we find ourselves today. Not uncommon really. Many inventions are notorious for this.
What amazes me is that it only took a little over one hundred years to get to the thick and sticky wicket we're presently in. This makes me think we could get out of it just as fast, using the same imaginative genius. That would be a good dill for everyone. Alternative barrels.