Today, we pay backhanded and sarcastic tribute to the PT Cruiser. Born in 2000, the PT Cruiser was the ugliest son-of-a-bitch on the road, with curves like fat girls have curves. Its death is less a reaction of the horrible economic climate, and more of a proof positive that nature hates ugly things, and when ugly things die no one cares. Let’s let CNN Money explain the down fall a little better:
In the “viability plan” that Chrysler submitted to the Treasury department the carmaker laid out some more changes to its product line-up.As part of its latest announcement, Chrysler co-president Jim Press told reporters that the hard-top PT Cruiser, shown here, and two of Chrysler’s SUVs, are being dropped from the line-up as well.
Short but sweet. I want to thank the PT Cruiser for being so damn ugly, like a pregnant woman wearing a bikini. Yes, they have the right. But I have the right not to look at it. I also want to give a shout out to one of my friends who bought one of them the first year they came out. “This is the new awesome!” He said to me, driving with the window rolled down. Is awesome dead now too? This recession is taking a serious toll.