I'm with you there. I like to listen to the vehicle and the bloody stereo just gets in my way. (Strange thing for a musician to say, I know...)
Originally Posted by lowenbrau
I remember reading something by Heinlein where he was talking about E.E. Smith being a superman (Jack of All Trades, Master of All.) He'd asked Smith for advice about buying a car. They took the car for a drive, and Smith (who was driving) was listening to the sounds the car made by pressing his head against the door pillar.
I don't remember exactly where I read that. 'Expanded Universe' maybe. There is a mention of it on the E.E. Smith Wikipedia page, though I'm not sure that it is strictly accurate about what Heinlein said:
"In Heinlein's essay, he reports that he began to suspect Smith might be a sort of "superman" when he asked Dr. Smith for help in purchasing a car. Smith tested the car by driving it on a back road at illegally high speeds with their heads pressed tightly against the roof columns to listen for chassis squeaks by bone conduction—a process apparently improvised on the spot."
<end hijack> (sorry about that OP)
Last edited by dwh; 07-16-2012 at 08:35 AM.
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