Re: Throwaway Lines
A typically inspired thread from AReader with some fine responses. So good that I felt I should return fleetingly from The Island of Lost Souls to add my suggestions.
The Fine Line Between Love And Hate. That shape that you can’t help liking, even though you know you shouldn’t. I think the rear screen of the boat-tail Buick Riviera was my first.
The Garbo Line or The I Want To Be A Line. A line that is so shy it can hardly bear for you to see it - or is that just a tease? Particularly (in)visible when sculpted into acrylic rear lights.
The Misquoted Line. The re-re-rendering of Banglisms until they became the stylistic white noise of Surface Entertainment.
The Line Of Belfort. Peugeot’s very own take on the Misquoted Line.
The That Was My Line. Peugeot’s description of Ford’s current styling direction.
The Direct Line. Fast, efficient and entirely redundant when it was decided that a slower journey from front to rear was preferable, employing many interrupted branch lines, thus affording us plenty of time to enjoy the Surface Entertainment.
The Cheap Broadband Line. The replacement for the Direct Line.
The Plimsoll Line. A term old duffers like me use for the disappointingly conservative style employed by would-be cool dudes like Laurens van den Acker, notorious collector of ‘sports footwear’.
Shitlines. Used to describe ineptly placed panel gaps.
The Line Of Coke. Either a studied rephrasing to describe Audi’s take on GM’s 60s raised hips, or a description of shapes, such as those found all over the Ssangyong Rodius, that beg the question “what were they on?”
The Party Line (my version). Rising waistline, tapering curved rear screen, headlamps half way along wing. Is that my hatchback or yours?
I miss you all. Oh no, my Master is summoning me. Yes Mr Bimmer, back on my head.