Reposted from the Trashwire blog
As many of you know, my favorite band is My Chemical Romance. Lead singer Gerard Way (@gerardway if you’re on twitter) posted an update on the band’s blog detailing his current obsession: procuring a Pontiac Trans Am.
Here’s a taste of what he had to say:
Some of you, who have seen my twitter about wanting a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, may be asking yourselves, “Is this for real?”
And my answer to you is one-hundred percent MFR (“Mad Fucking Real” for short).
Some of you may be asking, “Why?” , so I provided this photograph to answer your questions, and if you need further persuasion-
Quite simply, I need the vehicle for “research and exploration”. I will be researching the high-voltage hydra known as the 9th dimension , I will be exploring the barriers of speed and time, the history of heavy-metal haircuts, and the 24-Hr rest-stop cappuccino.
Gerard, who’s expecting a child with wife Lyn-Z of Mindless Self Indulgence, even addressed all the fans who told him that a Trans Am isn’t exactly a family vehicle, regardless of how bad ass it might be:
I have noticed that some people are wondering if I am having a mid-life crisis or asking why I am not buying a station wagon or something for a baby. Answers!
Firstly, I am only 31, so I have a bit of time before that whole “crisis” thing, and secondly- I’ve run the numbers on car safety and have come to the conclusion that this IS the car for the baby. This thing is a tank. Usually, when people get into accidents while driving a Trans Am they usually ask “How is the other guy?”.
Trust me. I got this.
Most amusing about all this is the way that it has become such a news item. I woke up to hear an announcement on the radio here in Denver asking if anyone could help Gerard find his dream Trans Am and now I’m reading tons of similar accounts from other fans around the country. It seems the whole world wants to help Gerard get his car.
My fellow MCR fans might remember Gerard’s previous obsession with finding Frankenberry, which was also detailed on the blog and on Twitter. That episode, one of several cereal-inspired posts, concluded with Gerard finally achieving his goal. We can only hope that the MCRmy comes through and helps get this man a Trans Am ASAP.