Goodbye, P.T. Cruiser

pt cruiser polaroid.jpg We are reminded by the wonderful book/blog Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us that the last P.T. Cruiser rolled off the factory line Friday.


 "In other words, cars that were built to look old are now actually old. These are confusing times," writes the blog's author Anna Grossman.

And while you're glorying in obsolescence, don't miss this excellent demonstration of the current utility of the Yellow Pages, which has been making the viral rounds on Tumblr.

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