r/OldSchoolCool Oct 02 '22

Just a lucky lady in A luxury air conditioned lawn mower from the 1950s.

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1.6k Upvotes

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u/wizardyourlifeforce Oct 02 '22

That looks like something you’d see wrecked on the side of the road in a Fallout game.

87

u/BuffaloJEREMY Oct 02 '22

Yeah I'm pretty sure you would find some ammo, rad-x, 12 bottle caps, and a Bobby pin if you checked the glove box.

15

u/justreddis Oct 02 '22

All I need is military circuit boards, the rest of it can go to scraps

5

u/Daunt_Creative Oct 02 '22

And a skeleton holding a martini glass in the driver seat.

4

u/K2TY Oct 02 '22

Be careful not to shoot it.

69

u/SpottedCrowNW Oct 02 '22

I wonder if any of these still exist?

139

u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

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u/SpottedCrowNW Oct 02 '22

It was a barely functional prototype, they were never produced.

18

u/MinnieShoof Oct 02 '22

... no, I'm pretty sure Mexicans are pretty famous for reproducing.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

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u/SpottedCrowNW Oct 02 '22

WTF is wrong with you?

4

u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Feeling silly on a Sunday I guess 😅 Just recovered from Covid. Quarantine has got me going cookie 🍪

5

u/LU90 Oct 02 '22

It’s a joke, settle down

7

u/jamesshine Oct 02 '22

It was the 1950’s. That eras cheap labor force was still the Italians.

2

u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22

Oh yeah.. Forgot that that Italians were on the chopping block for a few decades in between there.

19

u/theghostofgotti Oct 02 '22

Fucking. Beautiful.

1

u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22

Hey hey! Finger guns

(Mark Normand style)

5

u/kayl_breinhar Oct 02 '22

I shouldn't have laughed but I did.

3

u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22

Ayyyeee !!! I’m brown too, if that makes you feel any better😂

1

u/zd666zd Oct 02 '22

Why so racist? Why assume is all Mexican when most of the workers come from South America.

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u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22

Tell that to the people who cancelled it.

Porqe Si o Porque No, They'll are from Mexico.

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u/james0632 Oct 02 '22

This is fucking racist

2

u/GoobeNanmaga Oct 02 '22

hmm... No es

167

u/Emperor-Norton-I Oct 02 '22

It never took off because there was no smoke vent for Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

29

u/kotoku Oct 02 '22

They're toasted!

6

u/justreddis Oct 02 '22

Yeah needs a snorkel for some good ol’ smokes

33

u/TheSpitfire93 Oct 02 '22

My doctor recommended camels though

1

u/MinnieShoof Oct 02 '22

You can fit something that big in your mouth?

7

u/yoganutnutnut Oct 02 '22

So you could—theoretically, of course— hotbox this thing?

6

u/anothadaz Oct 02 '22

That's the whole point. The husband gets to sit in the lawn chair and smoke his pipe while the wife mows the lawn in "her" fancy new air conditioned lawn mower.

92

u/McDedzy Oct 02 '22

Designed by Homer Simpson, by the looks.

13

u/Dikutoy Oct 02 '22

Does the lawnmower horn also play la cucaracha?

56

u/Gonkimus Oct 02 '22

Air conditioned but the sun can still burn ya.

24

u/freelance-t Oct 02 '22

If the ac dies, so do you. Instant oven.

27

u/boygriv Oct 02 '22

I don't think they believed in the Sun back then.

5

u/anothadaz Oct 02 '22

Yeah, it was called suntan lotion back then. Not sunblock. It was to help you get a better tan.

9

u/bugalaman Oct 02 '22

I call it suntan lotion. It must be a regional thing.

5

u/Early_or_Latte Oct 02 '22

I still do too. It must be.

Still makes sense too. I mean, it's a lotion to put on when you're out in the sun and your skin is likely tanning. Doesn't necessarily have to mean you use it to tan.

1

u/bhbull Oct 02 '22

Oh those wonderful smelling Hawaiian Tropics SPF 4 oils from the 70s...

1

u/anybodyiwant2be Oct 03 '22

Mmmm coconut

1

u/PatoCarmelo Oct 02 '22

Window tint

22

u/FemaleAngel235 Oct 02 '22

It’d rast you like an ant under a magnifying glass.

7

u/tjmick1992 Oct 02 '22

What the hell is he holding?

Almost looks like a smartphone

10

u/Bigtuna515 Oct 02 '22

He's got a gun on her

3

u/Nictel Oct 02 '22

I think it's a coke (left) and a pipe (right).

1

u/tjmick1992 Oct 02 '22

Oh OK now I see it!

3

u/IThinkIKnowThings Oct 02 '22

It's the remote control for the mower.

13

u/WittyWitWitt Oct 02 '22

Why Is the Mrs driving it!?

I would be all over the street doing everybody's lawn

4

u/CanIGetAFitness Oct 02 '22

I would just go back and for between Ridin’ Dirty and White and Nerdy. Over and over

Vibin’ and mowin’

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u/jobadiahh Oct 02 '22

Try to catch me vibin and mowin

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

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u/elpajaroquemamais Oct 02 '22

A lawn mower so comfortable your wife can do outdoor chores in addition to her indoor chores! Finally, you can avoid all domestic responsibility.

1

u/CollageTumor Oct 03 '22

"And with our new patent-pending electro-shock torture device, your wife can do your job too! Lie in bed knowing continuing to do so until you die means never pleasing a woman or gaining an emotional bond with your kids, you lazy sack of crap."

(hey, there's *still time* if this hits home to anyone. No matter what has possibly happened.)

11

u/thegabe87 Oct 02 '22

How did she get in? There isn't a practical way in

4

u/umichwolverine Oct 02 '22

Assuming the entire glass capsule part flips forward (maybe what the little hinges/pads at the front are for?)

1

u/thegabe87 Oct 02 '22

I thought those are headlamps and some decor chrome bar

3

u/umichwolverine Oct 02 '22

I think you’re right. Now I’m curious lol

2

u/TBoneBaggetteBaggins Oct 02 '22

The top half of the bubble comes off?

5

u/heizenbergbb Oct 02 '22

That seems to bulky to get the edges well.

10

u/xiaoxiyue Oct 02 '22

Surprsed eh let her out of the kitchen.

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u/HawkeyeTen Oct 02 '22

Can we stop with the stupid kitchen memes?

2

u/Patient-Bar-9129 Oct 02 '22

Just before the rushed off to buy a place in Vault-tec.

2

u/jctheclemente Oct 02 '22

Why can't we make nice things anymore?

2

u/TheJewbaccasaurus Oct 02 '22

M: you’re doing a good jo- W: what!? M: you’re doing a- W: i can’t hear you M: what? W: what!? M: I said you’re- W: This thing really does a great job!

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u/McDedzy Oct 02 '22

Formatting matters.

It makes words either make sense, or not.

6

u/TheJewbaccasaurus Oct 02 '22

Jesus. Does it ever. That’s the last time I’m trusting the “return” key on the mobile version…

2

u/Grezzo82 Oct 02 '22

I think you need two returns in a row

1

u/TheJewbaccasaurus Oct 03 '22

Well, let’s see if you’re…

Correct?

EDIT: It worked! Ty

3

u/jondaddy96 Oct 02 '22

That’s right mow that lawn woman and get me another drink on your next pass

2

u/HawkeyeTen Oct 02 '22

"I'll pour two for us, Jack, once I park this. Want a whiskey?" Seems like 50s couples loved their alcohol.

2

u/TWAT_BUGS Oct 02 '22

No doubt made with lead paint and pumped in that cool, classic Lucky Strike taste.

1

u/klassix101 Oct 02 '22

That mst get hot.

1

u/CollageTumor Oct 03 '22

t-thats... thats the point

(hah just jesting)

1

u/Inle-rah Oct 02 '22

Hey guys, guess which scene from Mad Men I’m thinking about.

1

u/Someguygfys Oct 02 '22

Looks like it was made by fridgidaire, or maybe airstream!

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u/oceanasabeing Oct 02 '22

Losers were probably like “wow we’re in the future now I feel like a little green man in his uap”

1

u/casualnickname Oct 02 '22

Looking like that Mad Men episode

1

u/kayl_the_red Oct 02 '22

It looks very Fallout

1

u/Ecstatic_Conflict621 Oct 02 '22

That’s the simplicity wonderboy x-100

1

u/gisco_tn Oct 02 '22

Reminds me of the cars from the Jetsons.

1

u/ElderTr0lls Oct 02 '22

I thought this was a bubble boy situation.

1

u/MetaphoricalMouse Oct 02 '22

NEED

1

u/cadcamm99 Oct 02 '22

Needs some giant bubble gum

1

u/Victoria383 Oct 02 '22

I want one!

1

u/lego_not_legos Oct 02 '22

I've always wanted a portable Soylent Green maker.

1

u/PatoCarmelo Oct 02 '22

No one makes cool shit like this anymore

1

u/infinite-aether Oct 02 '22

A country has to have the most amazing economy to have ability to manufacture / customers willing to pay so much money for luxury items

1

u/JK_NC Oct 02 '22

I assume this is just a concept and was never actually produced.

1

u/Ok_Discipline_5026 Oct 02 '22

She's really rocking that 🕹️ joystick.

1

u/Shadeauxmarie Oct 02 '22

How do you get in or out?

1

u/Busy-Pitch-9889 Oct 02 '22

Dudes just smoking a bowl while his wife cuts the grass.

1

u/r_kelly_bathbomb Oct 02 '22

Filters the air from DDT

1

u/Able_Conclusion3128 Oct 02 '22

Probably sounded very loud and uncomfortable inside that air conditioned bubble

1

u/GoochyGoochyGoo Oct 02 '22

They were entering the "space age" and the design of EVERYTHING showed that. And yes, fallout is based on this style.

1

u/FlyWFO Oct 02 '22

Nice gams

1

u/FalcorFliesMePlaces Oct 02 '22

First im like this I'd dower and I wanna drive it. Then I'm like I wanna clamback the fuck out of that thing.

1

u/crackersncheeseman Oct 02 '22

Ok why did the air-conditioned riding lawnmower not take off? Seems like a excellent idea.

1

u/HitmanClark Oct 02 '22

We need these now.

1

u/DafuqYallLookinAt Oct 02 '22

I swear this sub makes me want to play fallout again

1

u/Esteban_Francois Oct 02 '22

Weird.

Guys sitting outside on a lawn chair, wearing long-sleeve button-up and pants with socks and shoes. Shes wearing shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt in ac….

1

u/Busch_Leaguer Oct 02 '22

Looks like the guy is taking a picture on his phone

1

u/upkeepdavid Oct 02 '22

Probably causes skin cancer

1

u/FloridaMan1411 Oct 02 '22

I like to have one now.

1

u/NOT000 Oct 02 '22

wives used to mow the lawn?

1

u/MyWorldTalkRadio Oct 02 '22

I would pay money to own that

1

u/exact0khan Oct 02 '22

It's the Homer car.

1

u/Mister_JimBusiness Oct 02 '22

It's not a lawnmower, it's amphibious exploring vehicle!

1

u/brilliant_beast Oct 02 '22

If it was hot enough for a/c, you might want to think about creating some shade for the driver, instead of a greenhouse.

1

u/MrSlime13 Oct 02 '22

I guess the air conditioning is nice, but wouldn't it still heat up like an oven? A $10 umbrella would make a world of difference in the Summer sun I'd think...

1

u/TheBlacksmith64 Oct 02 '22

How did she get in?!?

1

u/MinnieShoof Oct 02 '22

... Her husband is sitting out in long pants, shirt, socks and shoes! How freaking hot could it have been?!

1

u/Murphyitsnotyou Oct 02 '22

My Irish skin would melt in that glass bubble.

1

u/doublecutter Oct 02 '22

Him: Of course I love you, now get me a beer!

1

u/yrral86 Oct 02 '22

Just a lucky man lounging in his chair with a drink and a smoke while his "lucky lady" mows the lawn.

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u/mistaRite_145 Oct 02 '22

We need this now. I'd cut grass all day.

1

u/Interesting_Act1286 Oct 03 '22

Next you'll show hovering cars from the 50's.

1

u/Notanislandboyo Oct 03 '22

Do you guys not have one of these?

1

u/TheRealWorldNigeria Oct 03 '22

Imagine how loud it would be in that bubble

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u/Mindless_Raccoon36 Oct 03 '22

a fucking W H A T

1

u/Classic-Pianist7862 Oct 04 '22

Guy in the lounge chair wearing pants and long sleeve shirt makes me think the air conditioning is a bit unnecessary 😂

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u/IamThe0neWh0Knocks Oct 02 '22

Lol jfc these comments, what a bunch of miserable fucks. I bet all the snide remarks about "the patriarchy" are from lonely unwanted single cat ladies.

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u/agroyle Oct 02 '22

The girl in the lawn chair is using her iPhone to take a pic. That’s cool

1

u/Thyme_Sensitive Oct 02 '22

I believe that’s her husband enjoying a pipe and a drink.

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u/Lepke2011 Oct 02 '22

And who says a woman's place is only in the kitchen.