Monday, August 25, 2008


In the previously mentioned blipvert for Norfolk Southern, a family of gas cans make a perilous trek through the Shenandoah Valley to rendezvous with the train - only to be left behind because they're just not needed. The gas cans make it to the highway, where they know they'll be wanted and accepted.

But you can see it in the way they tip their hoses that it's just not the same as being accepted by the railroad.

As for why the gas cans can travel across the country as if they were alive? 'My Mother The Car' set the "standard" for the deceased who are reborn as inanimate objects. In TV-Connecticut, there's a soul haunting the Geisler supermarket who happens to enjoy his new "life" as a Geisler shopping cart.

So these gas cans could be reincarnated.

For the most part, these gas cans are made of plastic. (One of them looks to be an old canister made of metal; probably the uncle of the family?) So it's pozz'ble, jes' pozz'ble, that they're not technically alive - but instead they're possessed to become Autons. There could be a Nestene Consciousness hiding out in the Shenandoah Valley!

Any other ideas as to why they're alive?

Toby O'B

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