My first car, I got it in an auction at my temple. It was an '86 Volvo that I got for 500 bucks, and then wound up throwing $10,000 into the stereo system and put TVs in the foot rests. It was the most ridiculous Volvo you'd ever seen, but I had never had money before and I was out of my mind.
If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn't cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn't tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you'd seen. The truth is, you wouldn't remember that movie a week later, except you'd feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo.
I JUMPED IN THE VOLVO, WENT ON MY WAY I GOT TO THE PARTY 'BOUT TEN, I'D SAY IT WAS AFTER ELEVEN WHEN I ROCKED THE MIC AND BY THE TIME I LEFT THE STAGE THE PEOPLE WERE HYPED THE PRINCESS WAS STARING IN DISBELIEF REFLECTED FROM HER EYES WERE MY GOLD TEETH SHE WAVED HER HANDS LIKE 'HELLO! HI!' THEN GAVE ANOTHER GESTURE LIKE 'COME HERE, GUY' I LEFT THE STAGE, GIRLS CAME IN FLOCKS FISTS WERE SWINGIN' FROM THE HARD ROCKS I HEARD A SOUND, NOT A TICK NOR TOCK GONG! FIRST BELL BEFORE TWELVE O'CLOCK NO TIME TO WASTE, I BROKE OUT IN HASTE THE PRINCESS FOLLOWED IN A FUTILE CHASE A QUICK STEADY PACE IS WHAT I KEPT LOST ONE OF MY BALLYS ON ONE OF THOSE STEPS FOR THE VOLVO I CONTINUED MY STRIDE ABOUT THIS TIME I HEARD GONG FIVE I WAS DOWN THE BLOCK WHEN I HEARD GONG EIGHT AND THE PRINCESS SCREAM OUT, 'WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!'
I WAS ALMOST HOME WHEN MY LUCK RAN OUT AND THERE WENT MY SUIT, MY KANGOL AND CLOTHES MY FRESH VOLVO ALSO WENT TOO AND THERE WAS NO DENYIN' THAT MY NIGHT WAS THROUGH THE ONE BALLY SHOE THE FRESHEST THING I SPORTED JUMPED ON MY BOARD, FOR HOME I SKATEBOARDED MADE IT TO MY PAD, NO TIME AT ALL WENT TO MY ROOM, OR BETTER YET THE FAR WALL HID THE SHOE AWAY STILL FEELIN' PLEASED THEN JUMPED IN MY COT TO CATCH SOME Z'S EARLY THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I AWOKE I THREW ON ME OLD SLIPPERS AND ME OLD HOUSECOAT WENT INTO THE FRONT, MY FAMILY STARED AT ME SAYIN' 'WASN'T THAT YOU?! NAH, IT COULDN'T BE' THEY KEPT ASKIN' ME AS I DID MY CHORES MY BUTT WAS SAVED BY A KNOCK ON THE DOOR 'WHO IS IT?', THAT'S WHAT MY BROTHERS BARKED 'THE PRINCESS', THIS SWEET VOICE REMARKED SHE SAID SHE WAS LOOKIN' FOR A CERTAIN MAN WHO COULD BRING HER THE SHOE LIKE THE ONE IN HER HAND THE FAMILY RAN AROUND WITH THEIR HEADS IN THE AIR BRINGIN' ON SHOES FROM EVERYWHERE SHE JUST SHOOK HER HEAD, A NOD OF RELIEF SAYIN' 'NO, THAT'S NOT THE ONE THAT I'M LOOKIN' FOR, CHIEF' I RAN IN THE ROOM AND GOT MY SHOE AND SAID, 'IS THIS THE ONE YOU'RE REFERRING TO?' WELL SHE SAID, 'YES, AND YOU'RE SO CUTE BUT WHERE'S YOUR KANGOL AND SLICK SILK SUIT?' I PUT ON THE SHOE, THERE CAME A FLASH OF LIGHT AND I WAS TOUGH IN THE GEAR FROM JUST LAST NIGHT LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW, SAW THE VOLVO SAID TO MY FAMILY, 'I'VE GOT TO GO' WE DROVE UP THE AVENUE, THE PRINCESS AND I AND IN BACK OF ME I HEARD MY FAMILY CRY
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You could only draw conclusions about my personal sexual politics if you proceed from the assumption that I was presenting the characters as the way it is and the way it ought to be. But both are clearly defined as deranged "" it's love among the mad. He's a psycopath, so is she. She's prepared to throw him to the dogs until he works out the code, he's prepared to let her nearly get executed. They're not really going to buy a house and a Volvo together. I'm not saying this is how people should date!
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My first car was, as depicted in 'Sleepwalk with Me,' my mother's '92 Volvo station wagon that had 80,000 miles on it, and I had put 40,000 miles on it, so by the time it retired it had 120,000, and I basically killed it. It served me well, and my mechanic was always very angry with me because I just didn't properly care for it.
Dogs are wonderful, and in many ways unique. But they are remarkably unremarkable in their intellectual and experiential capacities. Pigs are every bit as intelligent and feeling, by any sensible definition of the words. They can't hop into the back of a Volvo, but they can fetch, run and play, be mischievous, and reciprocate affection. So why don't they get to curl up by the fire? Why can't they at least be spared being tossed on the fire?
Jonathan Safran Foer
When we did eventually get to the party - me walking next to Dad's Volvo driving at five miles an hour - I had a horrible time. Everyone laughed at first but then more or less ignored me. In a mood of defiant stuffed oliveness I did have a dance by myself but things kept crashing to the floor around me. The host asked if I would sit down. I had a go at that but it was useless. In the end I was at the gate for about an hour before Dad arrived.
Actually, when John died, for the first time I thought - for the first time I realized how old I was, because I'd always thought of myself - when John was alive I saw myself through his eyes and he saw me as how old I was when we got married - and so when he died I kind of looked at myself in a different way. And this has kept on since then. The yellow corvette. When I gave up the yellow corvette, I literally gave up on it, I turned it in on a Volvo station wagon.
Tampaknya hanya buku yang paling pantas diceritakan dengan bangga oleh manusia beradab, bukan BMW, Mercedes, ataupun Volvo. Apabila ada manusia di zaman sekarang yang menyebut dirinya modern tetapi tidak mengindahkan buku, memilikinya, dan membacanya, maka dengan demikian manusia tersebut telah mengambil inisiatif menjadikan dirinya sebagai hewan.
WELL I SHRUGGED, I HISSED, 'THEY'RE ALL TRYNA DISS I'D GET THEM BACK IF I HAD ONE WISH' BEFORE I COULD MAKE MY THOUGHT A PHRASE THERE APPEARED A MAN FROM A PUFF OF HAZE HE SAID, 'WHAT'S UP, DANE? MY NAME IS HURB I'M YOUR FAIRY GODFATHER, YOU KNOW IT, WORD NOW I'VE CAME HERE WITH THE MAIN PURPOSE OF GRANTING YOU YOUR FONDEST WISH' I SAID, 'HURB, MY MAN, JUST MAKE ME FRESH AND I'M SURE THAT I CAN HANDLE ALL THE REST' WITH A SNAP OF HIS FINGERS SPARKS BEGAN TO SHOOT AND I WAS TOUGH AND ON MY BODY A SLICK SILK SUIT ON MY FEET THERE WAS ARGYLE SOCKS AND A FRESH PAIR OF BALLYS FROM THE BALLY SHOP I SHOWED HIM MY HAT AND DON'T YOU KNOW WITH A SNAP THE HAT BECAME A KANGOL ONCE AGAIN HIS HANDS BEGAN TO FLOW THEN HE CHANGED MY SKATEBOARD INTO A VOLVO HE CHECKED ME OVER, PASSED ME THE KEYS AND SAID, 'ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOU MUST RETURN BEFORE THE STROKE OF TWELVE OR YOU'LL TURN BACK INTO YOUR OLD SELF'
PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS REPRESENTED BY LONG LINES AND G'S WHERE NIGGAS'LL FUCK YOU OUT CHO' MONEY, YO MIND, YO KEYS FROM THE DAYS OF PUGH BOYS, TRIES AND MICKEY D'S FIGHT THE FACT THAT BEANS WAS TIGHT, B.V. ON SUNDAY NIGHT WE HAD THE FIRST FAMILY, C AND MR. CHRIS BROWN MY NIGGAS DJ AND LEROY WAS PUTTIN' SHIT DOWN MY DJ BURNS VOLVO, SKI-DADDY AND BIG MITCH J.B. AND BIG BUN ONE CRAZY SON OF A BITCH Y.G.'S, LIL' DAZE, RAT RAW, AND TY B. AND THE REST THE LOUIS MANOR POSSE, SOME OF PORT ARTHUR'S BEST AND CARVER TERRACE, KNOWN AS JESSE PRINCE HOUSE WESTSIDE GOT THAT WAY AND THAT POWER WILL DISMISS Y'ALL BJ, SAVANAH, 5-0-3, 8TH STREET AND MINI-MART REVENTUAL AND BEVERLY'S IS FULL OF FOOLS WITH PLENTY HEART AND VILLA, MAIN, JEFFERSON, RAMPART LONGS IN YA FACE WITH SWISHA SWEET HOUSES ALL OVER THE PLACE CAUSE IT'S A FAMILY AFFAI