They Make It ‘Cause We Buy It: The Carl Edwards Thong
By Jay Busbee
No sport offers up a more bewildering array of souvenir crap memorabilia than NASCAR, and "They Make It" digs deep into the corners of the Internet to bring all that strangeness to light. Today: horror beyond horror.
The item: The Carl Edwards thong, currently on auction (with zero bids) for three dollars.
The deal: Why? WHY? What possible reason could there be for this? I can't imagine anything less sexy than a thong with a driver's face on it. A number? Sure. A car? Perhaps. Various automotive parts? A little weird, but OK. But a driver's face? Yeesh. Anyway, there are all kinds of jokes that I could make here that would probably cost me my job. But you, friends, are under no such constraints. So joke away, beginning with the format "A thong with [driver's name on it] would [driver-appropriate joke]." Go.
The call to action: Thanks to longtime reader Art T for this find. Got some bizarre NASCARiana for us to check out? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the details. Get to it.