Kotaku Off-Topic: If You Can't See the Tread ...

My tires haven't been replaced since I bought my car in 2005. There's more than 50,000 miles on them. I'm scared to put a penny in the tread, knowing the answer will probably cost another $399.99.


Back in my hometown there was a businessman named Fred Norman, who fought with Patton's Third Army in World War II and always greeted you with a boisterous "Are ya right?!" and a shoulder-dislocating handshake. Among his many interests, he owned a tire dealership. "If you can't see the tread, see Fred," was his motto, which went on his ads in Dad's newspaper.

Well, it's gettin' close, Fred, but I'm a continent away. Still wish I could see you to get a good deal on a set of four.

Kick around your stories of automotive repair and other whatnot in our early morning off-topic thread.


Wifey and I just spent about $300 on tires for our '05 beetle (thanks tax-monies.) Need to check our breaks now... *shudder*

As for neanderthals in some of our DNA? Women have been having it with neanderthals for quite some time now... some ladies just like strong, dumb men. Take THAT evolutionary psychology; I knew DEVO was right!