Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hot Rods, French Girls, Monster Lizards

LISA:   “When I was serving dinner to Mr. Wheeler he became very angry. He said if I saw you again he would have me sent back to France.”

Even though I’m not a car kind of guy
when I watch The Giant Gila Monster
I’m usually looking at the cars.

Hot rods. Cars made from the bits and pieces
of other cars, but only the cool parts.

When the giant Gila monster attacks
its first two teenagers it attacks them
by knocking their car into a ravine.

When Chase kills the giant Gila monster
he loads nitroglycerin in his car
and drives into the creature. Chase jumps out
just before the car and lizard collide
and his hot rod sacrifices itself
so that the teenagers can be heroes
and Mr. Wheeler will give Chase a job
and Lisa won’t have to go back to France.

Those were the days when cars took care of you.

Hot rods aren’t a culture thing these days.

Parts from one car won’t fit another car.

I bet that’s why now the pretty French girls
come to visit but then go back to France.

Now we’ve got no cool cars and few cool girls.

But we’ve still got these damn monster lizards
hissing and crawling all over the place.

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Big Lizard Bad France Lisa Wants In Chase’s Pants

Monster Lizards And A Young Woman’s Mind

Thinking Of Mountains

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