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While walking around either Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill a couple of weeks ago, I saw a car with antlers drive past me. I noted the occasion, but could not memorialize it, for the car was moving. On December 29, however, I chanced across the car with antlers in a parked state. Here, I found that not only did the car have antlers, but also a red nose. Because Rudolph the Red-Nosed Car was not going anywhere, I had the opportunity to capture it for posterity with my BlackBerry Classic.

A blue car with antlers and a red nose, seen in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
I took this picture in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, with the Open Camera App on my BlackBerry Classic. Victor V. Gurbo edited the picture for publication.

More cars should have antlers, this is certain – with or without red noses. There is a place for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen as well. I will venture than many cars without antlers have been given those names – may as well go all in. While Rudolph the Red-Nosed Car is a nice shade of blue, I cannot help but wonder how the antlers and the red nose would go with a brown car, or at least a very deep red one. Because I do not have a car, and moreover have motion sickness issues, I am in no position to put my question to the test. But consider it a challenge for any enterprising brown- or maroon-car owners next holiday season.

This is not Rudolph’s first appearance here in The New Leaf Journal. Just less than two weeks ago, I captured a more traditional snow-covered Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.