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THE CAR THAT ATE MY BRAIN a drive by poem by Flyrod

The fifties pop culture scene was quite insane
I got myself an overdose, I think it ate my brain

All the cars had fins and they looked like jets
“It ate my brain”, and that’s as cool as it gets

A crazy little Studebaker painted lime green
“It ate my brain”, when I was only sixteen

Drive-in movies under star filled skies
“It ate my brain”, and I couldn’t believe my eyes

A robot was carrying a seductive girl
“It ate my brain”, and made my head twirl

The Fly was a movie where sience got weird
“It ate my brain”, and the audience cheered

The Thing was a creature from amother world
“It ate my brain”, and my blind date hurled

A Fifty Foot Woman went on the attack
“It ate my brain,” and I want my money back

Godzilla was born from a nuclear bomb
“It ate my brain”, everybody stay calm

A man from Planet X, and a monster from Mars
“It ate my brain”, I was really seeing stars

The crowd went crazy for the Fiend Without a Face
“It ate my brian”, and it came from outer space

That Body Snatcher movie scared them one and all
“It ate my brain”, and really made my skin crawl

At the drive-in movie in the back row where I parked
“It ate my brain”, and my imagination sparked

Science fiction thrillers must have left a scar
on this creative guy in that Studebaker car


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The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • flyrod
    flyrodover 2 years ago

    The car featured here was provided my Red Bubble photographer Bill Dutting

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 2 years ago

    lol! you and me both flyrod:) Fantastic and inspired work!

  • Thanks Shanina. Most od those movies were awfull but the posters sure were fun.

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    Your hitting home with us old guys that remember all of these movies. Cars have been eating my brain since I was a pre teen. (I don’t think much of my brain is left now)Good work as always flyrod.

  • Well said Paul. I think they spent more on making the posters then they did on the movies back then.

    – flyrod

  • David Rozansky
    David Rozanskyover 2 years ago

    Incredible!!!! Truly!!

  • Thanks very mucj David

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    I didn’t know Robbie did cameos… Great work, sir!

  • Robbie showed up in several movies and TV shows and I think they made a great toy after him as well. Thanks John.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Super job as always!

  • Thanks very much Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • Michael  Gunterman
    Michael Gunte...over 2 years ago

    Great work flyrod and Bill !!! Makes me want to run down to the drivein Fri night……

  • I think it’s a sub-division now. Thanks Michael.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 2 years ago

    Excellent once again Flyrod.

  • Thanks steve.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Hawley
    Keith Hawleyover 2 years ago

    Nice work Flyrod… Great image.. great poem… I actually photographed a 1961 Studebaker Hawk a couple of weeks ago… They are a unique looking car that’s for sure…

  • That was a great era for over the top car design. thanks Keith.

    – flyrod

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