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i assume that's a honda odyssey?

if not...i don't get it :p
 

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Yeah, pronouncing Espace the French way and not knowing the Honda Odyssey makes this hard to understand :D
 

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I was wondering if they were both made in 2001 at first and if it was mocking one or the other for being a relic in its time. Got it in the end.

I'd give up the secret for those who don't get it but...
...I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
 
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I was wondering if they were both made in 2001 at first and if it was mocking one or the other for being a relic in its time.

Along that line...here's one I posted a few years ago:
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The A-12 was developed in the late 1950s and first flew in April, 1962 - although it entered service in 1967, we should really be comparing it to something like a 1958-1959.

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Fair point! The almost-the-same SR-71's design is clearly A-12-based, and that was earlier. A great point that it was even more ahead-of-it's time. :)

Am I mistaken that the image I used, though, was the SR-71 and not the A-12? I know the differences are subtle, but the SR-71 is a 2-person crew, and believe it entered service in 1966.
 

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OK, so last SR-71/A-12 post from me: This on Imgur made me laugh, but not as much as the top comment:

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^ I'll take "How to stall a center engine at transonic speed" for $1,000, Alex.
Fair point! The almost-the-same SR-71's design is clearly A-12-based, and that was earlier. A great point that it was even more ahead-of-it's time. :)

Am I mistaken that the image I used, though, was the SR-71 and not the A-12? I know the differences are subtle, but the SR-71 is a 2-person crew, and believe it entered service in 1966.
You posted the SR-71, don't worry, you had it correct. The SR-71 is a slight variation of the A-12 and would not have been possible without the A-12 already being in service; Lockheed developed the A-12 for the CIA and it was already in flying when the USAF came knocking and wanted a replacement for the U-2. Lockheed had to get special permission to even reveal the A-12 existed. The A-12 was then revised to meet USAF requirements and renamed the SR-17. When the funding was sent to Congress for approval, someone got the name wrong and typed "SR-71" - due to the challenges of funding a black project, it was easier to rename the aircraft than it was to fix the paperwork.

You got the right plane, but the development for the SR-71 really started with the A-12 - so I went back to the beginning of that development process before they stuck a second seat in it, changed the paint, and called it the SR-71.
 

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