I didn't do this myself, but a guy put a Mac Mini in his Prius to use as a multimedia center and used Perl to run the touch-screen for the thing. (To drive the multimedia center, not the car.) Now this is a cool use of Perl! Maybe not as cool as doing this in Danica Patrick's Indy car, but cool nonetheless.

tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee