Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh I Wish...

LTL LINK = Little Link

There is nothing like cruising down the highway next to a giant wiener. I found myself in that wonderful situation a couple weekends ago. Needless to say, it was very inspiring. So, I present to you the Ode to the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! Yes, it's a giant hotdog on wheels. For those of you who are confused, here is a photo of the whole wienermobile:



So after a little research I found quite a few vanity plates on this thing. Also I discovered that if you love hot dogs enough you can take the Hotdogger Oath and get paid to drive one of these babies around. Let's all sing together:


Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I truly want to be. 'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be in love with me.


Oh, I'm glad I'm not an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I'd never want to be. Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener. There would soon be nothing left of me!

My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say,
"'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."


From wikipedia: A "Wienermobile" is an automobile shaped like a hot dog on a bun that is used to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products. It was created in 1936 by Oscar's nephew, Carl G. Mayer, and variants are still used by Oscar Mayer today.

Also from wikipedia: Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles.

This thing is great. It has seating for six - in mustard and ketchup colored seats, a mustard-splattered walkway, and a removable bun roof!

Whew, I don't know about you, but I'm hungry. Who wants to bring me a hotdog?

(I will leave all the wiener and bun jokes to the commenters).

11 comments:

joyce said...

Too cute ! I remember when I spotted one of the weinermobiles in the Kroger parking lot. What fun. And I love mustard.

dizzblnd said...

What a great opportunity to see that up close randomly on the highway! Gret plates too

Kat said...

I remember when one of these came to my school...and I was in college! Everyone was running to get a picture and a whistle. Classic college kids running for FREE stuff, lol.

Heidi Renée said...

The Weinermobile came to my high school when I was a senior. I love them... and I don't even eat hot dogs!

LadyStyx said...

Had a Weinermobile sighting in Manassas last week or so ago. Even knowing these things exist, one cant help oneself from gawking when it drives past you....

Elf Sternberg said...

Hey, you finally used my WEENR photo! Thanks for the linkback. I'm almost disappointed to learn that there's more than one Weinermobile, though. That's like discovering the Santa at the mall is a fake or something.

Deborah Godin said...

Wait! Hold the Big 3 bailout! This is the production line that will save the industry - everyone will have to have a wiener car, right? I want one with a red and yellow interior (don't like relish)

rrr said...

There are seven of these in Wisconsin alone?

I saw one of these in Portland, OR once.

I wonder how they handle?

:)

Julie said...

I've got a pic of the RELSHME license plate, taken outside of the Hoover Dam a few days ago. If you want to use it for your collection, that's fine by me. :)

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I'd love to! Please send it on in! :-)

eeyore19 said...

Am I the only one who thinks "weinerwhistle" sounds kind of naughty?