June 6, 2010

"My truck is cooler..."

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39 comments:

David said...

Ha. I could read it without enlargement. Ha. Ha.

(Insert smutty joke here.)

somefeller said...

Did he have truck balls dangling from the winch? If not, he needs to get them to complete the aesthetic he's going for.

traditionalguy said...

There must only be two trucks in the rural Wisconsin crossroads where he he lives.

Brian Hancock said...

Love the new truck Meade

mesquito said...

Yeah, but it looks like you dropped the tailgate on something, Champ.

What gives? Were you using your spiffy trucky for, like, actual work?

RuyDiaz said...

Sadly, he's right. (*sobs*)

Big Mike said...

He's driving a Chevy. That is so not cool. Ford F150, yeah. Dodge Ram, super yeah. Chevy?

Guy's got no taste.

Ralph L said...

What does it say on the top?
"NO (female figure)!"?

Perhaps he's a window tinter.

Slow Joe said...

Big Mike, I've always thought the Silverado line look pretty good, but this is an S-10.

The bumper sticker must be ironic. This is a terrible truck, and anyone driving the wheezy v-6 would already know it. I've driven several of these and they are simply miserable.

I'm an F-150 driver, and it's so ugly it's pretty cool.

Somefeller, you're thinking of a hitch not a winch.

Largo said...

Seems like the demographic the ChatSack was designed for.

Paul said...

There's a large element of the population who find it amusing to offer a cheerful "fuck you" to everyone who crosses their path. This reminds me of those bumper stickers that say things like "My cocker spaniel is smarter than your honor student." (I picture the driver as an angry childless middle-aged woman with a dog she talks to too much.)

I don't get it. Why does someone want to put that on their car? Seems to me he's asking to get keyed in the parking lot.

Slow Joe said...

Paul, I'm sure a lot of the time it's an actual jerk. I also am sure much of the time it's someone who is poking fun at notions of sensitivity that often go too far.

It's a push back against the perpetually offended. And while it's easy to find many examples that are stupid and excessive, such as the F Word on a sticker, the dog one is pretty funny (and played out). Frankly, I've met a few honor students who aren't as smart as my dog.

Ralph L said...

I didn't know they made a stepside S10. That could be a very rare truck.

Slow Joe said...

They had a step side S-10 called the Extreme or something like that.

It was some kind of elite crap for people who wanted to spend enough to get a great full size truck, but hated the idea of actually getting something useful. It was also lowered, I think, which has always bugged the hell out of me in trucks (since if you put cargo in a truck, it needs some suspension travel to stay off the wheels).

A truck modified to look like a sports car is a lot like a drag queen.

Donna B. said...

The top sticker translates to "no fat women".

But he's wrong. This truck is way cooler:
http://asseeninshreveport.com/2010/04/29/extended-cab/

ricpic said...

I second Big Mike. A Chevy is something to brag about?

c3 said...

I used to drive a high mileage, very "bottom of the line" stick shift, nothing "power" 93 Toyota Camry. It was dubbed the "POS". I gave it to my middle son for his college driving pleasure. He used it for another 5+ years. He ultimately sold it on Craigslist after doing it much wear and tear.

We never had a major mechanical issue with it (and believe me, my son didn't take good care of it.)

I'm not a car guy. And so yeah, I'm ok with my POS

(PS After 5+ years in the POS my son bought himself a Tacoma

Slow Joe said...

Well, when choosing between Chevy and Ford, consider that Ford sometimes makes money and is a sustainable company. Chevy is unstable. Even with its government ownership, that's political. Who knows what Chevy will be like in a few years? I think that makes new Chevies a bad investment. From warranties to parts to even ensuring the 2011 model was designed well.

Sad, because I favor certain Chevies, such as the suburban. I like most Fords because they are great cars. I would happily buy Japanese, too. I will never understand those who think some Michigan union labor deserved to earn a living more than a Japanese worker such that I can't consider their cars on a level field. Even then, I really think Ford's a winner.

Fred4Pres said...

somefeller said...
Did he have truck balls dangling from the winch? If not, he needs to get them to complete the aesthetic he's going for.

6/6/10 8:24 PM


How about these mudflaps?

John said...

Is this what passes for a cool pickup in Wisconsin? This truck would be laughed out of any flea market in Tennessee or Georgia. Where's the flag (Confederate, of course)? Where's the sticker of Calvin peeing on the Ford logo? Where's the memorial decal for Dale Earnhardt? Where's the decal with his name behind the driver's seat, and his wife's name behind the passenger seat (possibly with the young'uns in the middle)?

dbp said...
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dbp said...

This truck is cooler.

AJ Lynch said...

Remember when Ford meant Fix Or Repair Daily?

Donald Douglas said...

Linked you ... more bad-ass truck pics here.

AJ Lynch said...

Mad Man:

I had never heard that expression.

dbp said...

Reminds me of Fiat: Fix It Again Tony.

dbp said...

Or how about GMC: Government Motors, Comrade.

Old Dad said...

Madison,

From the mists of long ago--Fix or repair daily.

AllenS said...

If you didn't Fix Or Repair Daily, then it would be Found On Road Dead. I remember those days.

Old Dad said...

AllenS.

Back in my ute, damned old Dodges were king, but then Ford came roaring back. My son-in-law favors damned old Dodges, but allows that he'd drive a Ford if I'd pay for it. You couldn't give him a Chevy.

AllenS said...

I've had Chevs pretty much my whole life. I have owned some beat up Fords. My dad bought a brand new Dodge truck in 1968 and it turned out to be the biggest piece of shit ever produced. It started to rust out almost immediately. The motor started to go out a couple of thousand miles after warranty. So we pulled the odometer and with a small electric motor wound it back under warranty and he got a new motor. That one didn't last long either and when it finally wore out there was nothing left of the body. I hate to buy new vehicles, and when I do, I run them until there is nothing left.

Duscany said...

I remember years (okay decades) ago in Berkeley there were all these Birkenstockers who had bumperstickers on their Volvos reading "Warning, I brake for squirrels and other small animals." The implication was that those of us following her would never dream in a million years that anyone might not deliberately try to hit a small animal on the street and thus we needed a warming that an animal lover such as she might be making a sudden stop.

Later, other drivers who resented the the condescension implicit in such signs started carrying their own bumperstickers reading "Warning, I brake for whales."

I don't know if this had any effect on the Birkenstock-Volvo crowd (they were generally too humorless to understand irony) but it made the rest of us feel better.

Slow Joe said...

I like some Volvos, such as the C30, which is decidedly unmanly. But I've noticed Volvo drivers tend to be amazingly aggressive or at best poor drivers. Perhaps they picked the 'safest' car because they have an elevated fear their driving will get them killed?

Jennifer said...

You know those stickers on the back of minivans with a mom, a dad, two kids and a dog...? Saw a crazy looking old lady and about 42 cats. Best decals ever. Better than this piece of shit even.

Comrade X said...

Selena 4-ever

jeff said...

wow. a chevy s-10. That IS a cool ride. Nothing says cool as a underpowered, lightweight pickup truck.

Freeman Hunt said...

Needs a "So there!" on the bumper.

former law student said...

Agree rear window is lacking a Calvin silhouette.

Volvoists are passive aggressive. On the Interstate, they like to go slow in the left lane, until you try to pass them on the right. They will keep pace with you up to 90, matching speeds as you slow to 55 and back again.

peter hoh said...

Titus would probably disagree.