Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bobble Bauble

There are certain quintessential accoutrements that appear in cars no matter where you are in the world. One classic collector's item that's been around since the 1950s is bobbleheads. Also known as nodders or wobblers, these tchotchkes with bouncing heads typically depict famous athletes, musicians, actors, or cartoon characters. Some of the most famous bobbleheads include representations of The Beatles, Elvis, and Baseball Hall of Famer, Willie Mays. While most Bangkok cabbies have statuettes of Buddha or Hindu gods or goddesses on the dashboard (with stable heads, I might add), this taxi driver prefers a bobblehead dog watching over his taxi. Next, this cabbie will probably replace his monk charm hanging from the rearview mirror with fuzzy dice.