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A high-tech billionaire bought land on the outskirts of town and built a campus for his burgeoning startup.

He preserved the existing drive-in theater, and whimsically architected buildings around it in the likeness of consumer electronic devices.

His highly caffeinated workers were to unwind with classic movies after intense bouts of ping-pong, video games, and coding.

The theater would also be made available to the townspeople (at a low ticket price), to give back to the community, and for authentic local color.


On a Tuesday evening, some yayhoos get an early start: in, on, and around a beat-up ’57 Ford Styleside pickup.

Yay for 6-point beer.

Second arrival: a C++ programmer in his immaculately restored ’85 Dodge Daytona. He positions for the optimal view of the screen.

Sweet ride.

But now coming through the gate: that show-offy VP of something or other with the prime parking slot he’s so proud of.¬† A real TPS report kind of guy.

Can you believe this jerk paid someone to build him an actual-size replica of Speed Racer’s 2000 “Snake Oiler” car?

Showboat

Of course he takes up two parking places, positioning for the best view of him and his car

Hey, look at me!

Loud hee-hawing. The denizens of the pickup feeling no pain: their “ailments” now being treated with medical marijuana.

Still time to visit the snack bar.

OMG THE SHORT SUBJECT IS A BUNCH OF THE EXEC’S PERSONAL CAT VIDEOS!!!

“Speed Racer” played the same ones at the last big-wig company meeting, and made out like they taught some stupid lesson involving cat-herding.

Didn’t go viral for sure.

Finally, the movie has started, but the Daytona drives out in disgust.

“I want you to transmit Plan R, R for Robert, to the wing.”

Proved to be a poor turnout that evening.

“It’s not fair to condemn the whole program because of one slip-up.”

The Speed Racer exec decides it isn’t worth hanging around to impress the local malletheads.

See ya.

The movie eventually ends with a bang, but the pickup party takes little notice.

Slim Pickens rides the bomb down.

Boom.

Fin.

Come morning…

Is anybody sober enough to get us over to the Waffle House??

The End.


Also see: Tulsa-area Drive-In Theatres

The other side of the diorama.

Starring in this presentation:

The Mohu Curve 50 Indoor Amplified TV Antenna
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0″ 8GB Wi-Fi (Certified Refurbished) Tablet
and Tootsietoy, Hot Wheels, and Johnny Lightning cars that happened to be on hand.

Co-starring:

X10 Audio/Video Sender
Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Special Guest Appearance: Albert