Too Much Stuff Breaks A Car Story
(Originally posted on 2007-07-04)
During my freshman year (1986) I lived in Hood Hall (under my old name: W. Paul Caligiuri). Some other guys that lived there would circle the place for hours in an old white convertible. I think it was a 1959 Cadillac deVille. When it was time for a dorm picture, the driver drove the car over, and offered for us all to get in it, and on it, in the tradition of how-many-people-can-you-fit-in-a-phone-booth? Folks opened the doors afterwards, but they wouldn't close. For a few seconds people were trying to figure out what was wrong when I loudly said, "That thing is shaped like a 'U'!" Needless to say we never saw that car again.
This image isn’t of the car, but the car-in-question looked just like it:
By Sicnag (1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons