Bird Invasion in Oswego, IL

Bird Invasion in Oswego, IL

Hey, anyone else have plump black birds invade their neighborhood this morning? This was filmed in Lakeview Estates in Oswego, IL on the morning of the 27th of January 2017.

It was crazy! And, what kind of birds are they anyway?  There were thousands of bird.  They were kind of plump, black birds.  Not tiny birds either.  Not sparrow-sized.  I don’t normally see birds like this in our backyard like I do the other types of birds.

A friend of mine said she saw them too!  She saw them in her neighborhood several miles away.  They were flying is a huge swarm(s) just like you see on T.V. Haven’t seen them since. Weird.

Flat Armando: The Legend Exposed

Flat Armando standing with Paul
Is it weird that a Jesus-type figure appears the TV (in the upper left corner) at this exact moment?

Stories of a flat, human-like creature that appears half man and half cardboard have existed in various parts of the world for many centuries. In fact, the only continent not to have stories of “cardboard men” is Antarctica.

Flat Armando never could say "No" to those puppy dog eyes.
Flat Armando never could say “No” to those puppy dog eyes.

The most common explanation for Flat Armando sightings is that people are playing pranks. There was even once a thriving market for “Flat Armando cutouts” to trick your family and friends.  People still even dress up in Flat Armando costumes in order to perpetuate the legend.

Flat Armando-on the outside looking in.
Flat Armando-on the outside looking in.

Some sightings are also simply misidentified animals. In 2007, a photo was snapped in Pennsylvania using an automatically triggered camera hanging from a tree. While believers claimed the blurry photo—showing a flat, cardboard creature standing on two feet—was that of a “juvenile Flat Armando,” the Pennsylvania Game Commission said the creature was most likely “a bear with an extreme case of mange.”

Flat Armando seems to have some sort of supernatural/hypnotic power over humans.
Flat Armando seems to have some sort of supernatural/hypnotic power that literally stuns and partially paralyzes humans.

 

The actual Flat Armando made a rare appearance at a nearby restaurant a few weeks ago and astonished locals with his open & friendly demeanor.  Everyone thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

But, in an unforeseen development, Flat Armando seems to have formed some sort of primal attachment to our Parts Department Manager, Paul Smith.  He mysteriously showed up again at our Christmas party and hung around his favorite Parts Manager all evening.  Perhaps, Paul reminds him of his father or a lost sibling.  In any event, the attraction/bond between the two seems to grow stronger the more alcohol they consume together.

Then, with the evening’s festivities over, Flat Armando disappeared into the darkness but his presence in Paul’s heart remains strong and bright.  Will we ever see him again?  Only time will tell…

Good Bye Flat Armando. Until we meet again...
Good Bye Flat Armando. Until we meet again…

 

The adventures of Flat Armando

Who is Flat Armando?
Who is Flat Armando?

Flat Armando


  • Man, Myth or Legend?

Since the beginning of time, men have sought out the extraordinary.  Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and now Flat Armando.  Does this legendary creature really exist?  Can this fabled man’s survival be proven?  And, if found, how will he interact with modern society?

Thanks to Ron Westphal Chevrolet manager Paul Smith, we now have exclusive photos proving Flat Armando is not just an old wive’s tale.  He is real and he is here.

Flat Armando was recently sited in Princeton, IL.  And, believe it or not…a Chinese restaurant in Oswego.  The following unretouched photos prove that not only was this elusive man captured on film…he was able to capture the hearts of all who met him that remarkable night.

Will we ever see Flat Armando again?  No one knows.  “It was a magical evening”, says Paul.  “If we have learned anything from this…it was Flat Armando’s unwavering message of tolerance.  It really struck a chord with all of us.  And therefore, we plan to continue tolerating each other right here at Ron Westphal Chevrolet for many years to come.”

Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying.
Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying with his new friends!
flat-armando-and-paul
“We are more alike than unalike.” –Maya Angelou
Flat Armando was a surprisingly great listener
Flat Armando was a surprisingly articulate and was able to suggest a plethora of viable solutions on subjects ranging from ‘world peace’ to ‘how can I get my spouse to shut up’?

 

30% of the time it works every time.
30% of the time it works every time.
Sleeping Beauty
This is the last known picture of Flat Armando. Totally exhausted and passed out in a stranger’s bed.  “That’s how I’ll always remember him” says Paul wistfully.  Then, in the morning he was gone…

Funny Thanksgiving meme

After you finally put down the fork…remember we are open on Friday and we’ll be chomping at the bit to make some sales!
Friday Hours: Sales 9-9, Service/Parts 7-7.
No appointment needed for oil changes!

  • Can’t wait?  Ask if you qualify for a free, brand new loaner vehicle.

Hope you enjoyed our funny Thanksgiving meme.  The entire staff at Ron Westphal Chevrolet wishes you and yours the very best during this Holiday Season.

Car Vega car delivery in the 70’s

Car delivery in the 70’s from pics

Chevy Vega car delivery in the 70’s. Cars packed on trains like upside down sardines. Who knew?

The Chevy Vega was designed in conjunction with those rail cars. The supply chain folks at GM realized that they could make the car even less expensive if they could get more cars in a rail car.

So, the design of the Vega had to be compatible with shipping vertically. Rail cars had to be specially designed and manufactured for the Vega.

The vast majority of the non-Vega cars at this time were delivered by standard rail cars though.

If you are looking for a car to be delivered to you normally, on all 4 wheels, then drop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We only delivery cars right-side up.  LOL!

Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it's nose.
Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it’s nose.