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“The more you drive, the less intelligent you are”


This one goes out to my good bud over at the Allderblob, who’s feeling kind of down and unappreciated. Amongst some memorable moments in the 1984 cult classic Repo Man, is this philosophical interregnum around an oil-drum fire, in which Miller extols the value of riding the bus – it gives him time to think. As he says,

“The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.”

–Miller (Tracey Walter)

In a wacky world whose oil-obsessed car culture has been so degrading and destructive (something hinted at presciently throughout Repo Man), thank God for the Millers among us, those kooks who see through the spectacle of our society and refuse to let the “real world” compromise the truth as they see it, even when it drags them through the muck and gets them down.

Here’s to you and your ilk, Allderblob!

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This is an ancient post, but it totally made my day. I needed a good up-lift after your depressing Old-Tianjin-wiped-off-the-map pics.

the more you walk, the more intelligent you are. The more intelligent you are, the less you drive. It’s a sure-footed slope,up a life spiral of blood, sweat, and tears, the ultimately ends in utter self-enlightenment…if you don’t get run over.

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