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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #26: NOT painted by Earl Scheib (and this is my 500th post!)

This is my 500th post, efurrybody! Who won my contest?
Who is the winner of all of those fabulous prizes?
Who gets to sponsor a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary cat?
Whooooo?!? Inquiring minds wanna know and we wanna know NOOOWWWWW!

One of Mom's old friends, Steve, sent her an email with a bunch of photos of a custom-painted truck.

Now Mom's not big on trucks ... she finds MOST of them to be wasteful gas-guzzlers at best and invokes the name of some Greek guy (Testicles) when she sees an especially penis-compensatory one forcing its way into a "compact" parking spot ... but she does appreciate an especially well-executed paint job (Isn't this odd in light of her experiences with Earl Scheib?).

These pictures of the "Heroes" truck, a 2004 Chevy enhanced with an Escalade front end and grille owned by Dale and Connie Ison, have been ALL OVER the internet and you've likely been sent the email yourself. The truck is reputed to have cost $650,000, and taken more than 50,000 man hours to build and 1,200 hours to airbrush.

DMM's note: Just think how many hours that would have been if they'd been CAT hours?!? Think of how many bags of Temptations® could be bought with two-thirds of a million U.S. dollars?!? Wow! An' how many deserving cats from Best Friends coulda been sponsored? It boggles the mind!

The website dedicated to this truck can be found at Heroes Truck. It's billed as "the world's greatest airbrushed, custom design show truck" and has been dedicated to "past, present and future American heroes".

For this week's Thursday Thirteen ... In light of the proximity to the Fourth of July (Non-Americans blog readers please bear with us ... We're feelin' a tad patriotic!) ... I give you the "Heroes" truck and two other examples of patriotic paintsmanship!

Well ... We HAD thirteen great pictures here once ... But, as Miles Meezer would say, "Crappity, crap, crap, crap ...!" The pictures got EATEN by Blogger! IF you wanna see the truck, please click HERE.

The winner of my contest for my 500th Post is Junior Babee who guessed June 28th at 11:00 AM.

Please email me at daisymaemausATcoxDOTnet with the name of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary cat you'd like sponsored in your name, your preference between Petco or PetSmart for your giftcard, and your snail mail address so that I can send you your fabulous prizes (giftcard, a Temptations® prize pack, AND a custom painted surprise [it's really nice 'cept my mom isn't that terrific of a painter]).


Thank you to efurryone who made a guess in my contest ... and to those who've let me know that I'm creepin' up on my 20,000th visitor AND my first blogoversary, too! So many milestones ...

Mom, I need to borrow your plastic money again!


Skeezix the Cat said...

DMM -- Cood yoo ask Sparky if he wunts to be one of the honored berthday cats at the 4th of July berthday party? We'd love to have him!

Mungo N Teazer said...

We's sad. Nun of da pickshures are showin up on our pooter. And dis goofy snap preevyoo tingy is makin it hard to leaf comments. We need posable thumbs, mebbe dat'll help.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

purrty impressive picshures! (the Allergic Girl just gotted her car painted an we made shure she didn't use Earl Scheib)

YAY FUR JUNIOR! concatulations! and yay fur yur 500th post! we only gots 230 or sumthin' like that.

Skeezix the Cat said...

I think Mr Tinydik wood reely love a big show truk like that! PeeEss -- none of the pics shode up for me (I wint to the web site). I'm on IE7.


The Meezers said...

concats Junior!

Junior said...

I won?!! I won!! I am so excited!!! Thanks Daisy Mae for holding this contest!!!!! I am expecially excited about sponsoring a cat from Best Friends!!!

Daisy said...

Congratulations to Junior!!!!