I thought this was a good metaphor for the polarisation in so many areas these days! (apols if this isn't the "off topic"-like channel)
@Maggie Appleton and Manuel Simoni take one of the poles each, on my Twitter just now:
11/16/2023, 8:07 PM
Yes, this is the off-topic channel! All good.
And, funnily, I see these two tweets as perfectly compatible. Cars are absurd in a tragic way.
11/16/2023, 8:08 PM
Right, I do see that point!
11/17/2023, 5:49 AM
Cars are a natural extension of the nuclear family, four small, private walls extruded into everywhere...
11/17/2023, 8:04 PM
I don't think I've ever in my life seen the word "persiflage" before today, so thanks for that. "Light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter" according to Oxford dictionary.