Nissan's "LEAF Wave" Deadline

  • Aired:  07/27/11
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Grassroots-organic-slow-food-locavore types who buy electric cars love manufactured traditions. (4:23)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CROWD CHANTING STEPHEN]

>> Stephen: NICE!

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NICE!

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WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

FOLKS --

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WE'VE GOT TO GET TO THIS NEWS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FOLKS --

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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I UNDERSTAND.

BELIEVE ME I UNDERSTAND THE

FEELING.

THIS IS HOW I START MY DAY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FOLKS WE'VE GOT TO GET TO IT

BECAUSE

AMERICA IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING A

DAY OF RECKONING THAT WILL HAVE

MASSIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ALL OF

US.

BECAUSE TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE

FOR OWNERS OF THE NISSAN LEAF TO

SUBMIT IDEAS FOR THE OFFICIAL

LEAF WAVE THAT LEAF OWNERS WILL

USE WHEN SAYING HELLO TO EACH

OTHER.

[LAUGHTER]

OBAMA'S SHOWN NO LEADERSHIP ON

THIS!

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, AS A PROUD

PETROLEUM-AMERICAN, I ALREADY

HAVE MY OWN WAVE I USE TO GREET

ELECTRIC CARS.

KA-POW.

BUT --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BUT NISSAN IS TALKING ABOUT THE

LONG TRADITION OF OWNERS OF THE

SAME CARS ACKNOWLEDGING EACH

OTHER ON THE ROAD.

FOR INSTANCE, JEEP HAS THE TWO

FINGER WAVE,

THE VW BEETLE HAS THE HANG

LOOSE,

[LAUGHTER]

THE PT CRUISER HAS THE "PLEASE

GOD DON'T LET ANYONE SEE ME

DRIVING THIS THING."

[LAUGHTER]

AND NOW, THE ELECTRIC CROWD

WANTS IN ON THE FUN WITH AN

EXCLUSIVE WAVE TO BE USED

BETWEEN LEAF OWNERS AND I HAVE

NO DOUBT IT WILL CATCH ON.

BECAUSE THE

GRASSROOTS-ORGANIC-SLOW-FOOD-LOC

AVORE TYPES WHO BUY ELECTRIC

CARS LOVE MANUFACTURED

TRADITIONS CREATED BY THE

MARKETING WINGS OF MULITNATIONAL

CORPORATIONS.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

AND SO DO THESE PEOPLE.

[LAUGHTER]

JUST LISTEN TO THE ENTHUSIASTIC

COMMENTS ON THE LEAF'S FACEBOOK

PAGE.

"WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE ELSE

DRIVING A LEAF AROUND HOUSTON."

[LAUGHTER]

AND

"I'M STILL WAITING TO FIND

ANOTHER LEAF ON THE ROAD."

NOT TO MENTION, THE

ENCOURAGEMENT FROM NON-LEAF

OWNERS LIKE THIS ACTUAL POST:

SUCK MY BALLS, HIPPIES.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THAT'S BOTH A GENEROUS

INVITATION AND A GREAT IDEA FOR

A WAVE.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT NISSAN HAS THEIR OWN

SUGGESTIONS.

FIRST, THE HIGHLY INNOVATIVE

IDEA TO WAVE BY WAVING. OR A

GESTURE THAT SAYS "I'M DRIVING A

NISSAN LEAF AND PRETENDING IT'S

A JEEP CHEROKEE" AND A THIRD ONE

WHICH SAYS: "HOW MUCH OF A ZERO

AM I FOR WAVING AT SOMEONE JUST

'CAUSE WE OWN THE SAME CAR?"

[LAUGHTER]

WELL MY SENSE OF COMPETITION

TRUMPS MY DISDAIN FOR SMUG

LIBERALS TRYING TO SAVE THE

EARTH.

SO I'D LIKE TO SUBMIT A WAVE OF

MY OWN.

I'M --

IT'S ACTUALLY MORE OF A HAND

POEM.

WHEN YOU SEE A FELLOW LEAF OWNER

ON THE ROAD, TAKE BOTH HANDS OFF

WHEEL AND TELL THE STORY OF

PACHAMAMA THE BENEVOLENT EARTH

MOTHER OF THE ANDES WHO CRIED

BECAUSE OF CARBON POLLUTION

FALLING ON HER FACE.

[LAUGHTER]

SO SHE CLOSED HER EYES TO THE

EVIL OF THE WORLD.

[LAUGHTER]

AT THIS POINT YOU'LL WANT A HAND

SIGNAL TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE

FIREMAN CUTTING YOU FREE OF YOUR

CAR WITH THE JAWS OF LIFE.

POINT IS, NISSAN. NO HAND

SIGNALS!

TEN AND TWO!

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