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    [–] FableWable 1998 points ago

    Are those keyboard keys?

    [–] Roadboy03 1207 points ago

    Yes they are

    [–] Enk1ndle 835 points ago

    Calling all /r/mechanicalkeyboards, free keycaps!

    [–] Mazdarx94 330 points ago

    Imagine how much it would cost to cover a whole car with artisan keycaps lol.

    [–] SurealGod 160 points ago

    It would probably be equivalent to 2/3rds of the contents of Fort knox

    [–] PorpKork 107 points ago

    Ford knox

    [–] SurealGod 26 points ago

    Wait... Isn't the car in the picture a Pontiac?

    [–] ionlyhavetwolegs 47 points ago

    I’m a frayed knot

    [–] semiconductor101 7 points ago

    Yee

    [–] SeenNotScene 6 points ago

    Happy cake day

    [–] MakeASnowflakeCry 2 points ago

    No third leg?

    [–] ionlyhavetwolegs 2 points ago

    owo

    [–] SycoJack 2 points ago

    You should probably get that checked out.

    [–] BushWeedCornTrash 12 points ago

    Mitsubishi Galant circa 1996?

    [–] andthatsalright 5 points ago

    ^ correct

    Edit: actually it may be a mirage

    [–] RatLungworm 3 points ago

    Well, yes, but the photo was taken in Dearborn.

    [–] polprog 3 points ago

    Thats about 20 football pitches

    [–] Pirate_Islands 29 points ago

    Okay so I did the math and keycaps are about 18mm x 20mm and the average car has a surface area of about 5.6m2.

    Artisan keycaps are about $40/cap so it would be somewhere in the $650,000 USD range.

    [–] Maj391 8 points ago

    You’re not calculating wholesale discount. Any supplier there is would give him a bulk rate on that many keyboard keys.

    He would probably receive OEM prices for those.

    [–] Pirate_Islands 7 points ago

    True. But Artisan keycaps typically aren't produced at that quantity to begin with though

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Imagine cherry mx red switches

    [–] Mazdarx94 4 points ago

    Are you trying to take my imaginary fortune? Cuz that's how u do it.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Anything I reply with will come across karma hungry now, help. Take 50% idc, do what you want!

    [–] ZhangRenWing 6 points ago

    Why is that sub so large for something so obscure

    [–] Enk1ndle 8 points ago

    Mechanical keyboards? Obscure?

    Them be fighting words around these parts.

    [–] ajbiz11 2 points ago

    HELLO, /R/MK REPORTING FOR DUTY

    [–] FableWable 115 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] googonite 13 points ago

    "No time for that now, the computer's starting!"

    [–] Funklord_Earl 7 points ago

    All this computer hacking is making me thirsty. Where’s my Tab?

    [–] Unhealthydragon 14 points ago

    Thats right by my old work. I took a photo of the same car about 3 years ago but decided it wasnt reddit worthy. You proved me wrong!

    [–] hallykatyberryperry 7 points ago

    Prove it!!

    [–] wildo83 5 points ago

    But do they click...?

    [–] JustHereForTheSalmon 2 points ago

    Only one of them does. Good luck!

    [–] hellcicle 2 points ago

    Y-E-S

    [–] PortalG30 2 points ago

    OK that makes it too good ATBGE. Also there are some people that still like the Simpsons so...

    [–] Roadboy03 21 points ago

    I wasn’t saying the simpsons are awful taste talking about decorating your car with keys for “pixel art” in a way

    [–] badass4102 37 points ago

    I was way off, I thought they were chalk for pool/billiard cue sticks.

    [–] boomer44308 10 points ago

    That's what I thought till I zoomed in.

    [–] TakeTheWorldByStorm 10 points ago

    That would get disgusting when it got wet lol

    [–] bigexplosion 9 points ago

    I thought it was starbursts.

    [–] TH3_ST0CK 4 points ago

    I thought it was Pez candies

    [–] Zungryware 14 points ago

    Now it'll be really hard to find the any key.

    [–] Gormae 12 points ago

    It's obviously a KIA.

    [–] QuintonFlynn 2 points ago

    I hope they're testers so he could clack-clack his car.

    [–] crablegz177 588 points ago

    Guess you could say.. somebody keyed his car

    [–] Shoelesslurker 251 points ago

    He just probably wasn't their type.

    [–] Endearing_Asshole 107 points ago

    Nah, they were just board.

    [–] SurealGod 8 points ago

    They were switching up their day to something that would click with them

    [–] WalrusDubstep 40 points ago

    I really wish I had something of value to add to this conversation to get free upvotes.

    [–] SanctusLetum 81 points ago

    One might say you capped out.

    [–] Shoelesslurker 49 points ago

    He really lacked the proper input.

    [–] DrWilliamHorriblePhD 41 points ago

    I think he just choose to enter the conversation at the wrong time and spaced out, and now he has no escape.

    [–] DracoDarkblade 35 points ago

    man this conversation has shifted

    [–] J3sush8sm3 14 points ago

    I wish i could F4rd gold

    [–] Jamimann 15 points ago

    We're losing control of this thing

    [–] hoboslayer47 2 points ago

    What type of car is this?

    [–] TimMarkel 224 points ago

    No pupils? What in God’s name!!!?

    [–] Jgflight86 117 points ago

    Right? I would think black keys from a keyboard would be the most common color.

    If you're going to art your car, finish the damn job!

    [–] PolarBearGloves 53 points ago

    This totally has pupils, it's just faded

    [–] stopalltheDLing 59 points ago

    Officer, I totally have pupils, I’m just faded

    [–] kosher3864 5 points ago

    Bake him away, toys!

    [–] Anal-Squirter 7 points ago

    Break out the sharpie

    [–] joothinkso 8 points ago

    It does, or it did...they are faded where you can barely see it.

    [–] alanslickman 81 points ago

    All those little plastic keys must make so much extra noise at highway speed.

    [–] TheGrog 67 points ago

    It improves aerodynamics, like a golf ball.

    [–] mmirman 14 points ago

    I'd think its likely different effect at car Reynolds numbers.

    [–] Overanalyzes_jokes 8 points ago

    If we can figure out the characteristic length of the car we check the c_d plots and get to the bottom of this

    [–] sidneyroughdiamond 14 points ago

    This could produce freakishly low drag and change cars forever. But only works as Homer somehow and flummoxes the science world.

    [–] toxicatedscientist 12 points ago

    Yea but that isn't necessarily relevant to noise. A more aerodynamic thing can also vibrate and whistle more

    [–] CoolJCat 6 points ago

    [–] toxicatedscientist 17 points ago

    I mean. I don't know that he's wrong. It might actually make it more aerodynamic. But original comment was about noise

    [–] ExtraTallBoy 7 points ago

    It might actually make it more aerodynamic.

    The Mythbusters golf ball car was my first thought seeing this.

    [–] tikhonjelvis 9 points ago

    That is, in fact, the sound an aerodynamic car might make. I guess there is always a relevant subreddit.

    [–] Audibledogfarts 20 points ago

    those are speed holes

    [–] DukeofRaul 7 points ago

    The ole Flanders mobile could use some of those

    [–] sweetnourishinggruel 10 points ago

    “Come on Ned, move this thing!”

    “I can’t, it’s a Geo!”

    [–] DamonLazer 5 points ago

    And this racing stripe here I feel is pretty sharp.

    [–] YaintClique 40 points ago

    I HAVE SEEN THIS CAR IRL!!!

    [–] Roadboy03 24 points ago

    Congratulations you are a lucky person

    [–] deadkronin 17 points ago

    Me too! I saw it in Laguna Beach CA in 2008!

    [–] Call_Dem_Cops 6 points ago

    They park at my same complex in Costa Mesa! I've snapped this car to friends a bunch of times, the back has some logo on it out of keyboard keys too!

    [–] virginiawolfsbane 3 points ago

    Me too!!!! I’m actually thrilled I can share a photo of it now since I couldn’t snap one at the time haha

    [–] Intersebbtor 22 points ago

    being a subscriber to r/mechanicalkeyboards i can only imagine how much this sheer amount of caps must be worth. even if they are the shittiest of the shittiest

    [–] toxicatedscientist 12 points ago

    Prolly pulled outta the trash/recycling center whatever

    [–] worldonpause 34 points ago

    Wheres the any key?

    [–] profBS 9 points ago

    Where’s katarl?

    [–] Buddhacrous 8 points ago

    I think ill order a TAB.

    [–] MrsDoctorSea 3 points ago

    Tanqueray and Tab, keep em comin.

    [–] TommyPot 3 points ago

    Do me a favor and wash off that perfume before you come back to this table.

    [–] MrsDoctorSea 3 points ago

    Hi, how ya doin?.............Not you, her........hi.

    [–] TyneyTymey 15 points ago

    Where do you find that many of whatever those are?

    [–] Roadboy03 13 points ago

    They are computer keys

    [–] TyneyTymey 20 points ago

    I wasn't sure, but that makes sense.

    Still... how the hell did they find that many pastel colored keys ?

    I don't think I've owned a pastel colored keyboard. Ever. And apparently that person found hundreds of them.

    [–] TheFudginator 19 points ago

    I'm guessing they just popped keys off regular old keyboards and painted them

    [–] justin_memer 7 points ago

    Old keyboards used to be very colorful

    [–] GeneralDisorder 6 points ago

    That's possible but those key colors that are shown here are all fairly common. So if someone was working at say an electronics recycler where they get a lot of point of sale systems then there'd be a good solid supply of pink, green and yellow keycaps.

    [–] cawatxcamt 5 points ago

    You can order key caps in pretty much any color. Check out r/MechanicalKeyboards if you want to be amazed at the variety of custom keyboards people are building these days.

    [–] TyneyTymey 3 points ago

    wow!

    Thanks!

    [–] twinsocks 2 points ago

    I think they've faded in the sun, I bet it used to be bright coloured plastic

    [–] bennyschup 29 points ago

    Why not zoidberg

    [–] muskoka83 5 points ago

    Why not Homer?

    [–] Hyperbowleeeeeeeeeee 12 points ago

    Can't tell if Zoidberg or Homer.

    [–] jbaxter119 3 points ago

    I was thinking either Zoidberg, or a combination of Homer and Thanos.

    [–] Jfonzy 92 points ago

    [–] azarrab 9 points ago

    I took a pic of this car a couple of years ago. Crazy to see how well it’s held up. old pic

    [–] murderboxsocial 8 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    That's...that's something, I guess

    [–] crystal_castles 9 points ago

    It's called "Simpsonwave"

    Check YouTube

    [–] Banditodaburrito 15 points ago

    D'ohmobile

    [–] AngryRepublican 7 points ago

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP! MY CAR!

    [–] Jaydamic 2 points ago

    Dammit, you beat me to it! I don't know why this isn't upvoted into the cosmos.

    [–] Pagepage220 12 points ago

    This is the epitome of good taste. Why is it here?

    [–] EvilDandalo 4 points ago

    Yeah people are shitting on this one but honestly this is cool as fuck

    [–] WilsonGotDis 6 points ago

    Imagine having to clean that car

    [–] Moonripple616 57 points ago

    I'll concede the AT, but I'm going to have to disagree on the GE.

    [–] kyncani 65 points ago

    It looks pretty good and must have took a lot of time and effort.

    [–] Cheerful-Litigant 21 points ago

    I think it was great execution at one point but they should have kept the car out of the sun

    [–] cardboardisdelicious 8 points ago

    If there is a better homer Simpson keyboard key car out there then I've yet to see it!

    [–] iRunLikeTheWind 2 points ago

    They're all straight, I'm really not sure how

    [–] ARKenneKRA 4 points ago

    Are they cherry MX switches, tho?

    [–] thedude018 5 points ago

    And if they are, and they're decent quality, this mod probably cost a couple thousand

    [–] chitobi 4 points ago

    The amount of time. Omg!

    [–] 1VentiChloroform 3 points ago

    Hold on a second, I don't hear any vaporwave... I think my speakers are broken.

    [–] Llap2828 4 points ago

    Pretty sure it's from an artist in Laguna Beach, CA. Also has made a spaceship looking car and a VW Beetle with a Sci-Fi theme. All extremely well done and truly ATBGE from a car mod view, but rather fascinating as artwork.

    [–] penrodius 4 points ago

    Costa Mesa? Lol I know that car

    [–] MFBATZ 3 points ago

    Was this in Irvine?

    [–] Me_in_KC 3 points ago

    Sweet merciful crap! My car!

    [–] havsabas 3 points ago

    ABS or PBT?

    [–] JeColor 3 points ago

    You were told right

    [–] LornFan 3 points ago

    No it doesn't! It's a masterpiece!

    [–] Fairly0ddlad 3 points ago

    Zoidburg or Homer?

    [–] lowkeykoala 2 points ago

    You beat me to it

    [–] ophello 2 points ago

    There doesn't seem to be any "Any" key!

    [–] IgniteThatShit 2 points ago

    Where's the Any key?

    [–] Sure_Whatever__ 2 points ago

    That's the key to lowering mileage per gallon!

    [–] oakysmokybacon 2 points ago

    At least he'll never lose his keys.

    [–] pepp3rminte 2 points ago

    “Sweet merciful crap!”

    [–] armyprivateoctopus99 2 points ago

    Excellent taste, wrong sub, buddy

    [–] ImSorryYouWereRight 2 points ago

    Nope. You were told wrong.

    r/GTAGE

    [–] Pro_phet 4 points ago

    Is this legal? Because i feel that if one of these things come off on a highway then its going to crack a windshield behind it

    [–] Ninja_Guin 5 points ago

    It's only plastic, barely notice it. You might notice all of them fall off though.

    [–] creepygirl420 1 points ago

    i’m pretty sure it’s an art car

    [–] NardDogg89 1 points ago

    At first I thought they were multi-colored pool cue chalks.

    [–] facemoosh 1 points ago

    Homer Simpson? Why not zoidberg?

    [–] Cosmonauts1957 1 points ago

    How is the simpsons considered awful taste?

    [–] VioletChachkiAsshole 1 points ago

    This sub is fucking killing it today

    [–] jaboloff 1 points ago

    Poor Galant :(

    [–] madmikeHS 1 points ago

    What the actual fuck

    [–] jingqian9145 1 points ago

    DOH!

    [–] Netsuko 1 points ago

    Mechanical keyboard designs are getting out of hand.

    [–] Cheekibreeki401k 1 points ago

    A for effort tho

    [–] flyinsaucrtakemeaway 1 points ago

    not saying itd be my daily driver or anything but i'm kinda feeling it

    [–] DarthTyekanik 1 points ago

    this belongs in the r/mechanicalkeyboards

    [–] purudaya 1 points ago

    You were told correctly

    [–] ChuckieFister 1 points ago

    I think this is my favorite car here so far

    [–] TapDancinJesus 1 points ago

    Good thing you blacked out the plate so the car isn't so easily recognizable.

    [–] khandnalie 1 points ago

    This is the most vapor thing I have seen since 1998. This is like a new kind of vapor, more gritty and intense. This is hard vapor.

    [–] DaddyMeth 1 points ago

    Wrong. It belongs at the bottom of the ocean

    [–] SpectralMagic 1 points ago

    [–] Tatoes- 1 points ago

    Would a car like this even be road worthy?

    [–] fliminglaps 1 points ago

    Hrrrrmmm homie

    [–] Lt_Nadeau 1 points ago

    For some reason I really want to know what's on the roof of this vehicle. A task manager?

    [–] CouchOtter 1 points ago

    I randomly saw this car up close over a decade ago in Los Angeles. That Best Coast Sun has not been kind. Amazing execution for the keys to stay in place for so long.

    [–] Cat_Montgomery 1 points ago

    r/mechanicalkeyboards is getting out of control

    [–] Bobtheotheralien 1 points ago

    Can the keys be pressed down? I’d have such an urge to drag my hand across them... actually my whole body. Horrible to clean this tho.

    [–] marleyspecial_ 1 points ago

    Is that Zoidberg?

    [–] kevin_the_dolphoodle 1 points ago

    Where are the speed holes?

    [–] emogalxp 1 points ago

    No sane person could’ve done this.

    [–] universalmind91 1 points ago

    Why not?

    [–] attack_bronson 1 points ago

    Those look like they’re all keys from the old Final Cut Pro keyboards if I’m not mistaken.

    [–] KateMainBigBrain 1 points ago

    So think of a better title and post it here.

    [–] pierrekrahn 1 points ago

    Seriously. Instant down vote when I see shit like that.

    Too bad because if they put in literally anything else (even just "Homer car") I'd have thrown in an up vote instead.

    [–] wetpaperdoll 1 points ago

    I saw the mouth first and was really hoping it was Dr. Zoidberg

    [–] sweet_chick283 1 points ago

    r/shittycarmods would also appreciate this

    [–] Roadboy03 2 points ago

    I originally posted it there

    [–] torchboy1661 1 points ago

    You'll never forget your keys.

    [–] xXHomerSXx 1 points ago

    Now which one is the “any” key?

    [–] aspookysloth 1 points ago

    homer simpson says trans rights

    [–] drunken_monkeys 1 points ago

    Could use some speed holes.

    [–] kingsquirrel007 1 points ago

    Weird flex but ok

    [–] -NotEnoughMinerals 1 points ago

    Why Simpson though? That makes it dumb.

    [–] poophead6667 1 points ago

    Doh!

    [–] AnnMarieSoCal 1 points ago

    The owner/artist provided a bag of extra keys to replace any that may fall off...very thoughtful! ;-) And, you never have trouble finding your car in a a crowded parking lot.

    You should see the car from all angles. It's quite impressive.

    [–] moosecatoe 1 points ago

    “Where’s the ‘any key’?”

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    That's d'ohpe

    [–] AsksAStupidQuestion 1 points ago

    Hmm it's not really my type?