Monday, April 10, 2017

What Am I? The Switcheroo

Last week's What Am I? was the bottom of a '59 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile Convertible (based on the Fiat 500) that was solved by Dr D who dedicated his internet stardom to FTB who solved the previous week's WAI puzzle.  Time to figure this next one out -- What Am I?

Solve the riddle.  Be a star.  What is this thing?  Comments below.


  1. 3 shells? How do you use them?

    1. "He doesn't know about the three shells!"

  2. [image src="" width="400px"/]

  3. Fleetwood T. BroughamApril 10, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    I just want to thank Doc D for looking out for us regular joes. Even after having his Volvo featured on Bring a Trustfund, he still remains true to his humble roots. We salute you Dr D.

    1. Doc D, I will raise a glass of 1928 Krug with my pinky fully extended to your sale on BaT!

    2. Uh, well thanks guys, but I think you have me mixed up with someone else regarding BaT. I DO comment there from time-to-time, as "Dr. D" same as here, however I haven't had a Volvo (or anything else) featured there. Maybe someone with a similar name? I'm not even sure what feature you are referring to, FTB.

      Nevertheless you can still count on me to look out for the regular joes, of which I am one.

      And congrats of course to Fueltruck, who seems to have gotten this one correct a mere 2:04 after it was posted. I struggled to get this one, but failed.

    3. I think folks are confusing "Dr. D" and "DoctorDel" -- while they are both doctors of some distinction (Doctordel assured me that the University of Rangoon School of Proctology and Other Related Tendencies was behind in their diploma printing at my last "physical" with him) the Dr. D who solved today's What Am I is a different person from Doctordel of the Volvo 1800ES that he found through DT and sold through BaT.

      Great job Dr D!

    4. Fleetwood T. BroughamApril 11, 2017 at 7:22 AM

      Ahhh, mea culpa. Much like I get too lazy to type "Fleetwood T. Brougham" every time and revert to "FTB", I thought DoctorDel was doing the same. My fault, Dr.D.

    5. @DT -- *sigh*

      I DID NOT SOLVE IT! Once again the hard work of a dedicated reader has been overlooked, this time apparently not by neglect, but by clerical error.

      Full credit goes to Fueltruck, who was the first person to comment here and who got it correct.

      And yes, I think I may have been confused with my esteemed colleague DoctorDel (again.)

      I'm not really a doctor. Well, I do have a Juris Doctorate if that counts. Also from the University of Rangoon School of Proctology and Other Related Tendencies.

    6. FTB - you inspired me to do this logo.
      Shirt maybe?
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    7. i bought the URL and pointed it to DT - carry on

      no, not really

    8. Sean---can't get the image to load. Sad to be missing the surefire geniusry.

  4. Y'all seem to forget that I am of zero use in solving these weekly Exercises in WTF. My MD came from the night shift front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn Express in Camden, SC. And it was handwritten in burnt sienna Crayola. Our resident counselor Dr D has proven his automobiles chops here time and again, OTOH.

    Oh, and BTW, the Volvo was put up over at BAT eventually but since it was found here first in 2012, it was posted here first last year when I got the air cooled itch. Which is a legit diagnosis in ICD-10 speak.

    L53.22 Air-cooled itch: nonerythematous eruption of the posterior surfaces of the superficial integument, with a specific etiology traced to the absence or abrupt withdrawal of the odiferous and auditory signature of a flat six internal combustion engine which lacks a conventional liquid cooling design. Peer reviewed literature suggest only one known cure, which has consistently shown immediate short term promise but exhibits diminishing returns over time until another cure must be pursued and purchased. Prognosis is poor for patients finances.


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