Yesterday when I walked the dogs with Eva, we passed one such car with a front bench seat.
Me: That's a nice car!
Eva: It's weird, it doesn't even have two seats in the front.
Eva: Wait, it has three seats. COOL! So you can have six people in the car! Why don't they do that now?
I didn't know the answer, but here it is. They were an option for much longer than I thought! I'd assumed they were regulated away, but apparently not. Whodathunk? (Random tangent - I wonder which is more common in English, "whodathunk" or "whodathunkit"? Google ngram viewer is completely unhelpful here.)
Anyway, today I saw three nice Cadillacs from the 50s or 60s... though given that they were all together, there was probably a thing they were going to. And last week I ran across an Oldsmobile that I'm pretty sure is from the 40s.
So as you can see, we do have a lot of classic cars in this neighborhood that you might randomly run across.
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Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know (Starting this year, NYC schools take off for Eid, but they're doing it tomorrow. And then I think school ends Wednesday. This is typical of the NYC school system. It'd make just as much sense to not take those two random days off in June and then end the year last Friday, but noooooooo. Don't know why I'm complaining, I don't have to deal with that nonsense, anyway.)
Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends (There is a girl in one of those pictures wearing a red hijab with white polka dots and Minnie Mouse ears. It is so adorable, it must be seen to be believed.)
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This Common Butterfly Has an Extraordinary Sex Life (Extraordinary and a little stomach-churning.)
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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island
The decline of electric guitar
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Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's
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The TSA is going to look through your books but promises not to notice what you're reading (When we talk about things that we should never have accepted as normal, the TSA and their shenanigans is top of the list.)
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Canadian leaders have given up on Trump—so now they're going around him
Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill (No shit.)
Pro-Trump group's health care offensive warns GOP senators to get in line
The Danger of Yemen's Secret Prisons (Content note: like all descriptions of torture, this is nauseating)