Friday, February 23, 2007

OT: Prius cult

Late this afternoon, as I was on the treadmill, the ABC news came on and trumpeted a vital piece of information. No, it wasn't that cars don't get the MPG listed on the sticker or even that the Prius doesn't get the 60/51 that it's supposed to get.

Here's the money quote, from a Toyota dealer interviewed in the piece.

Q. "Do you think that people will stop buying the Prius now that the mileage figure has been revised?"

A. "No, it won't stop them; they'll still buy them. Those people are a cult."

Why does this give me the mental image of all of us cult members in our Priuses (Prii?) converging on a village square a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers, dragging our trailers full of compact fluorescent bulbs behind us?

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