Recently, we reported on a Chevy-enthusiast from Albany who, after waking from a 25-year coma, discovered the internet and almost terminated his lifelong love of Chevrolet after mistaking anti-Chevy memes for facts. No, seriously, that happened. Trust us.
In an unrelated story, one meme, in particular, is now influencing a major debate within the automotive industry…or at least a major debate within Louisville, Kentucky. Actually, less a ‘major debate’ and more ‘redneck family intrigue’.
21-year old Randall Jimmy Jr. was looking to purchase his first vehicle and was specifically interested in a 2015 or 206 Toyota Camry. When researching different methods of car-buying he discovered an online debate comparing the benefits of a traditional dealership like Toyota Louisville vs online.cars, a concierge service.
“First,” explained Mr. Jimmy, “I had to look up what concierge means. It’s basically just fancy talk for someone who does the work for you. Where I’m from, we’re pretty big fans of that, so I have to admit that I was leaning pretty heavily towards it.”
To explain, online.cars is a service that uses a national network of dealerships and lenders to find the exact vehicle that their customers want, and the financing solution that they need.
“Yeah, my credit ain’t the best,“ offered Mr. Jimmy. “They don’t even let me use Redbox down here. That’s why this online.cars sounded pretty good to me. Truth be told, I was already leaning that way before I got all the proof I needed that online.cars was the way to go.”
The proof that Mr. Jimmy is referring to is an iconic photograph of Albert Einstein, standing at a blackboard. In the image that Randall Jimmy found, he is holding a piece of chalk and appears to have written ‘Louisville Sucks’ on the board.
‘Listen…Alvin Einstein is the smartest guy ever. So, if he’s got a problem with Louisville, you know he’s probably got a pretty good point. That’s when I decided that I’m never going to buy a vehicle from some dealership in Louisville. In fact, I don’t even think I want to live here anymore.”
Blissfully unaware that the image of Albert Einstein is a well-known Internet meme, Randall was clueless that it had been edited countless times to show him writing a(n equally countless) number of diverse phrases.
“Randall has never been the brightest fish in the cooler,” explained his father Randall Jimmy Sr. “That said, we’d really appreciate it if you didn’t say anything. We can’t stop him from buying a Toyota, but if our neighbors see it parked in our yard, we’re never gonna hear the end of it. Round these here parts, we’re Ford folk…and we like our vehicles up on blocks.”
Mrs. Becky Lee Jimmy agrees. “Yeah.”
When we checked back in with Randall Jimmy Jr. he had, in fact, purchased a 2016 Toyota Camry through online.cars. When we last checked in with Albert Einstein, he was rolling over in the grave he’d inhabited since 1955.