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Capella
09-22-2010, 06:59 PM
The car was a Scion, I think (http://www.purplehell.com/riddletools/carlogos.htm). (I feel like I'm looking at a line up of suspects and some of them really start to look the same!) Could only see the front so don't know what model. And it wasn't chartreuse, but we ruled out "citron" and were trying to find the right name for it. I was thinking "drawn butter", but that's not right, either. I poked around the Scion website and couldn't find anything in the yellow family, so maybe it was a custom paint job (and hence the odd color)? Or I got my car logo wrong and it's not a Scion. One of life's mysteries.

escaflowne9282
09-22-2010, 09:14 PM
I'm more curious about what car comes in chartreuse....

The Volkswagen Beetle and Van both came/come in chartreuse

And I knew the color of the dress too... :lol:

Ziggy
09-22-2010, 11:48 PM
For Ziggy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chartreuse_(color))

Do you feel more gay now? Don't want to cause any unnecessary identity crisis. :)

Thank you for educating me. :)


I'm probably alone in thinking that the colour and the dress were both awful. :slinkaway

Of course you're not. It's absolutely ghastly. On both counts.

skatesindreams
09-23-2010, 12:44 AM
Here's a tiny snippet of the "inspiration" for this thread. If only we could find the rest of the performance in this quality!
If footage exists, please let me know.

Peggy Fleming 1968 Olympics HQ French
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB3-r6uAlm8

Peggy reported that the dress cost $25.00 to make; quite a bit of money in 1968.

Aussie Willy
09-23-2010, 12:49 AM
Is that you, Dick Button?
skatemommy is channelling DB.

Ozzisk8tr
09-23-2010, 02:21 AM
Are you crazy? You can't bitch slap your mother!

PS I knew the color too.

You can if she puts the tazer down for a minute.

Capella
09-23-2010, 07:29 AM
skatemommy is channelling DB.I would be PML if DB really calls himself "skatemommy"!:rollin:

briancoogaert
09-23-2010, 11:32 AM
Here's a tiny snippet of the "inspiration" for this thread. If only we could find the rest of the performance in this quality!
If footage exists, please let me know.

Peggy Fleming 1968 Olympics HQ French
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB3-r6uAlm8

Peggy reported that the dress cost $25.00 to make; quite a bit of money in 1968.
So, is it because she knew what Chartreuse was that her mother decided to make a dress in that color, or, is it because of this color that people called this dress Chartreuse color ? :confused:

taf2002
09-23-2010, 03:17 PM
HUH?

skatingfan5
09-23-2010, 03:29 PM
So, is it because she knew what Chartreuse was that her mother decided to make a dress in that color, or, is it because of this color that people called this dress Chartreuse color ? :confused::confused: The dress is chartreuse color (a vivid yellowish-green); the color is named "chartreuse" because of its resemblance to the color of the liqueur made by the Cathusian monks, which is named after the Monks' Grande Chartreuse monastery, located in the Chartreuse Mountains in the general region of Grenoble in France. Peggy's mother decided to make the dress that color because of this association. I don't know if I answered your question, because I am really confused about what you were asking.

VIETgrlTerifa
09-24-2010, 06:25 AM
I for one love the color and the dress in a fashion stand point. It's absolutely iconic and very vibrant which made it stand out, especially in the age of television.

John 3 17
09-24-2010, 08:39 AM
Just for the record, Chartreuse isn't a city but a mountain range and a National Park. The liqueur has been created by monks from the Order of Chartreux sheltered in the Monastry of la Grande Chartreuse (http://www.chartreuse.fr/)in the tiny village of St Pierre de Chartreuse. Following the link, don't miss the Chartreuse Trivia page, where you learn that :

:rofl:

Considering that it tastes as bad as it looks, to me it should be the only legal use of said elixir !! This is valid for the liquor too. :D

Yes, that's why I corrected myself a few minutes later in my "ps" :shuffle:

-Bridget :)

John 3 17
09-24-2010, 08:39 AM
I for one love the color and the dress in a fashion stand point. It's absolutely iconic and very vibrant which made it stand out, especially in the age of television.

I like it, too, and I'm a "pink person"; Peggy pulls it off quite nicely, imo!

-Bridget :)

skatemommy
09-24-2010, 02:52 PM
skatemommy is channelling DB.

I wish I could "channel" his Russian split jump!:cool:

mrr50
09-24-2010, 04:10 PM
I know it's chartreuse. I also remember that it became a popular color for a while. I can't think of anyone who looked good in it. Wasn't that about the time harvest gold and avocado became popular appliance colors along with orange shag carpet. Maybe those last colors were a little later. It just seems that there was a very unfortunate color period about that time.