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Mudcicle Defroster

Hideous brown tire demons be gone!
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Slushy roads and city driving mean one not only has to deal with normal fools turned into fools on ice, but also disgusting and annoying buildup behind all the tires.

While I’m certain the perceived safety hazards (if I turn too fast and the tire rubs it will pop and I will die) are just paranoia, I still dislike them viscerally.

Kicking them off at every stop means either 1)Stubbing your toe when they freeze solid 2) Denting your car on accident or 3) flinging slush into your own face.

I propose thin metal defroster strips in this area to keep it clean and clear.

JeremiahBritt, Jan 24 2005

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       Seems like a reasonable adaptation. But it may not meet the Darwinian imperative for automobile evolution; which is.. >scene in a dealership< ... "and about that unsightly accumulated mudsicle..? No more. Nope. Not on this model. No ma'am. Uh-uh." Buyer looks blankly on.
JungFrankenstein, Jan 24 2005
  

       Hang a string doused in pork chop fat behind each tire, and when mudcicles form, the neighborhood dogs will do the work.
phundug, Jan 24 2005
  

       You need to learn to appreciate those mudsicles, and so I am fishboning your idea. You know they do no harm, and are fun in their own way. Like earlobes. So why don't you devise a way to pierce your mudsicles, flaunting them to the world?
bungston, Jan 25 2005
  

       bungston is right. You should do as I have done and shape them nicely into cool wheel reservior trimmings.
cuckoointherye, Jan 25 2005
  

       I have taught my truck to release them on demand to keep the drivers behind me on their toes. This could help those whose vehicles are not so easily trained.   

       bungston:   

       Alas, this seems to me to be a case of I say "disgusting mass of mud, slush and detritus" and you say "abstract expressionism."   

       If I were to learn the Zen art of appreciating all my problems I would have no reason to halfbake.   

       And, euphemism aside, I doubt a prospective lover would find it entrancing if I nibbled on her mudsicles.
JeremiahBritt, Jan 25 2005
  
      
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