Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Fit is Muppet
I wanted to say a few things about the Honda Fit. And the soundtrack for the new Muppets movie. The Fit is a really fun drive. This is coming from a 2005 Chevy Aveo hatchback to a 2012 Fit. The cars appear similar in overall stature and shape, but they feel very different. The Chevy was fun, but I always got a top-heavy feeling in it, and didn't feel that steady. The Fit really is "Go." It's got a nice gear ratio that gets me up to a comfortable speed in second gear, and I can't even feel when it leaves first. It's zippy, it corners nicely, and I hardly think twice about squeezing down the right turn lane even when there isn't a lane there. It's a lot of fun, and fast, and goes anywhere. And I'm so lucky my daughter has good taste in music. She wants to hear that Muppets cd over and over, and it's a really good album. One of the songs is nominated for an Oscar, and will almost certainly win, and it has Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in that scene of the movie, and it's just a great song. The Muppets, Kermit, they have such clout in American entertainment culture, and this movie not only keeps true to their characters, it adds new depth to many of them, and lets them shine in their - I hate to say it but - Muppety way. I was a fan of the show growing up, and to see these "old friends" catching up on the last 30 years or so, and getting the other aspects of their routines that were lost on me in my youth, and tying in such timely trends as Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You" sung by chickens, it warms the cockles, whatever those are. So I was tooling around town in the Fit tonight, cranking the Muppets disc, and it was a good night.