Sunday, April 20, 2008

Anything you can do...

... I can do better.*

Danica Patrick is the first woman to win a major auto race, winning the Indy Japan 300.

*Bonus points if you get the reference.


  1. i can do anything better than you...

  2. Umm.. excuse me...sir?..umm..who is Shriley (Cha Cha) Muldowney?

  3. Anon: I think the author is referring to Indy-type races, which seem substantively distinct from drag racing.

    I think both Muldowney and Patrick deserve kudos not just for being at the top of their professions (which they are) but also for their pioneering efforts.

  4. Winning a specific drag race is not in the same category as winning an Indy, F1 or stock car race. Muldowney deserves credit for winning a whole shitload of races; Patrick deserves credit for winning one particular hard-to-win race.

  5. Wasn't that Ethel Merman?

  6. Toomanytribbles and Anonymous(2) got it, with extra bonus points to A(2) for referencing the original 1946 Broadway production.


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