Since the advent of the automobile, automakers have always been compelled to go topless with a variety of cars, and occasionally, trucks. For a brief period in the late 1970s, after rollover safety standards threatened our wind-in-the-hair, sun-loving ways, it was nearly impossible to find a real convertible to buy in America. Instead, automakers introduced alternatives like the targa and T-top that maintained a modicum of protection from a vestigial roof.
Last night's Top 10 list on Letterman was the best "Messages left on Al Gore's answering machine." No. 8 was "It's Larry from Toyota. This global warming paranoia is great for business." Letterman then joked that he didn't get it. Paul, as always, agreed.