From Rod K.
"That's NOTHING! If you want a flame war, post on a Buick message
board that you just bought a mint '72 GS and want advice on putting a
small block chevy in it."
Reply from George A.
"make that a small block Ford if you want a real war."
And then from George B.
"Well, how about putting a small block Ford in a chopped up Laser...."
Sigh!..... It's hard to keep these tinkerers on topic.
Well, to look at it from the perspective of popular culture, the Maser is another mashup of an icon. For the mashup to be successful, the icon must be popular and well known..... so the Maser pays homage to Laser's ubiquity. A cut down Classic Moth project wouldn't have the same effect if Classic Mothists were cutting down Banshee hulls or Force Five hulls (sorry Joe).
And did I mention that this July ended as the second hottest July on record for the Mid Atlantic. I think we had four or five days near 100 degrees F. For the most part I repaired to the house and sweated.
Which brings together the July heat and an example of an iconic mashup.
First the iconic Marilyn Monroe;
And then the iconic mashup from Miss Piggy and the Muppets (with some Fred Astaire thrown in for good measure);
Does this clarify how the Maser and the Laser are intertwined in iconic parody?
I thought so....