February 21, 2006

NATO Terror... It's Yugo-rrific!

While cruising alGore's internet this past weekend to find an analogy for something as finely tuned as President Bush's various border policies, I just happened to come across the Wikipedia entry for the Yugo.

For those of you who might have forgotten (and those of you still trying to forget), the Yugo is to compact automobiles what the English are to fine dining, the French are to bathing, and radical Muslims are to satire whether the understand the word, or not.

Currently the Wikipedia entry for the Yugo is a bit sparse:

To meet Wikipedia's quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup.

The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view.

Do tell.

Luckily, I managed to obtain a screen capture before the offending content was brought down, so you don't have to guess what "may not represent a worldwide view."

A larger, more legible (but no more coherent) capture is here.

Apparently, the writer is miffed that U.S. precision bombing isn't as accurate as he thinks it should be, as a U.S. air strike hit the automobile assembly line and not the weapons production lines on the underground floors below the automobile assembly line, or because—drumroll please—the United States was targeting the car assembly line on purpose all along.

Of course we were.

Fear the country that fears your Yugo.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 21, 2006 12:22 AM | TrackBack

Boy, the big three really dodged a bullet when the Yugo factory got hit! I think Yugo had upwards of 50% of the US market share prior to that.

Good one :)

Posted by: Kevin at February 21, 2006 07:24 AM

I remember watching Yugo try to make it up the hill on Interstate 15 going out of Bakersville. It couldn't get up to like more that 20mph at top end....too funny. An Autobahn type of car, no?

Posted by: Specter at February 21, 2006 11:01 AM