Sound Destruction: WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?

Sunday, August 21, 2005


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OHHHHH...this is where my money is going!

this house is owned by the family of sheikh zayed bin sultan al nahyan
the former president of the united arab emirates and ruler of abu-dhabi.

...and just think...gas prices are still going up.

I guess he will have to add on another wing to the house.

you know what really bugs when people with these obnoxiously big SUV's have the nerve to complain about it taking 65 dollars to fill their tanks. deal with it!

you bought the canyonero now you have to pay...literally! (any simpson fans out there? I love the song!)

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(hear it here)

Can you name the truck with four wheel drive,
Smells like a steak, and seats thirty five?

Canyonero! Canyonero!

Well, it goes real slow with the hammer down
It's the country-fried truck endorsed by a clown

Canyonero! Canyonero!

Hey, hey!Twelve yards long, two lanes wide,
Sixty five tons of American pride!

Canyonero! Canyonero!

Top of the line in utility sports,
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!

Canyonero! Canyonero!

She blinds everybody with her super high beams
She's a squirrel-squashin', deer-smackin' drivin' machine

Canyonero! Canyonero!

Canyonero! Whoa,
Canyonero! Whoa!

*be like strider and sport this bumper sticker.


Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...



2:47 AM  
Blogger actonbell said...

Ha! That's good. My little car cost me $8 to fill two years ago, and now I'm paying $17 (plus the occasional $6 for a new gas cap). And I can't see over and around those monstrosities, and that really irks me. Usually, there are no more than 2 people in them.

1:41 PM  
Blogger tlm said...

It's not the gas-guzzling that's the problem. (Those SUVs could be powered by endangered Spotted Owl blood, for all I care!)

I just hate being stranded in a parking lot in between two of those behemoth vehicles. I can't see around them.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

I love seeing someone driving around in their giant Hummer now days.
Aside from the fact it makes me laugh knowing that any guy that buys one suffers from Micro-phallus, I laugh at how much they have to pay for gas.
Fucking dumbshits.
That's what you get!
I do feel sorry for working people that drive work pickups and the like because they need their trucks for work, though..

4:22 PM  
Blogger strider said...

I agree...if you need it for work...go for it...if you need a hummer to get groceries from the supermarket to your house 3 miles are a dipshit.

also I agree, while I am concerned about the gas in the hummers...I think another big issue (as mentioned twice so far is the size of these things and the problems they cause for people in smaller vehicles.

I mean some of the tires on these things are taller than my daughter and you are going to tell me that it is safer than a smaller car? I have to wonder how many accidents are caused because someone in a huge SUV can't even see the honda that they run over.

plus living in the north east...a lot of these assholes forget when there is ice and snow on the ground that it is 4 wheel drive...not 4 wheel STOP. alot of the time when you see an accedent in the snow you can bet that its an SUV that was driving to fast and couldnt stop.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

I never could understand what the draw was in driving around in a neon yellow tank.

8:47 PM  
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8:58 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

"I never could understand what the draw was in driving around in a neon yellow tank."

Well, if you were Sinistro, that was all you had against the Green Lantern.


2:30 AM  
Blogger Maine said...

I drive a Civic and I once had to go pick up some bags of ice for a party. One guy at the house offered to drive me because he had an SUV and thought we'd need it to transport the 16 bags of ice.

Instead, he and I drove in my Civic and we put all 16 bags inside the trunk. My point is this... How much shit do you really need to transport at any given time? Sure, it's nice when you're moving, but does that one time really outweigh the everyday costs?

And the safety thing kills me. SUV drivers often say, "I'm safer on the road because I can see over other cars." Yeah... but those other cars can't see around you. You're increasing your chances of an accident because you're acting like you're the only person on the road that actually needs to see where they're going. Grrr...

9:28 AM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

I am sensing envy from youse guys (and gal). Jealous little brats driving around in your little Civics!

More steel, more rubber, more torque! Big f'in gas tank, too!

Strider, you are absolutely right. Drivers of SUVs (even the compact models) think they are invincible in the winter. I can't tell you how many I used to pass stuck in ditches, when commuting to school in my rear wheel drive, automatic sedan. Man, I miss that Peugeot!

9:33 AM  
Blogger araider said...

SUV's are awesome. I used to have one. I wish I could afford a Hummer, always wanted a Bronco but they don't make them anymore. I just love big vehicles. You can see what weird things people do in the smaller cars from the height difference. I used to move shit all the time in my SUV. I was the only one in the family that had a big car. I picked up a lawnmower for my dad some chairs and tables

9:40 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Maine, you've hit the exact crux of the truck/car debate. I mean, terrorism and reliance on foreign oil is important and all but I drive a Ford Ranger and everytime the ex-girlfriend of the cousin of someone I know has to move I end up involved.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

Tell the cheap bastards to hire movers.
I'll never use a friends truck.
It's not that much to get movers to do it for you.
Especially if you pack up all your stuff, get it stacked and ready to go and all the furn. broken down and ready to go, too.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

Come on, when you go to IKEA and buy that new bookshelf, ain't it fun trying to pack it in your little sedan? Fold the rear seat down, slide the front passenger seat all the way forward, leave the trunk open and tie down with twine. Then haul ass home.

How about that time you and you buds want to go camping? Take the civic and the taurus. Leave the explorer and ranger at home. Nothing like packing all the camping gear on top of the people in the back seat and passenger seat.

I may not have an SUV, but bless them. I have had medium (taurus) and small ('73 bug). You can guess which one got better fuel economy and which one was more functional. They are not the same, BTW. SUV's and PU's do have much greater gear hauling capabilities, and we should be thankful for those around us who have them.

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1:56 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Wow! Cool Spam. Mike, thanks for your support. Nedhead, all the same I htink my next car will be something small with an optional feature installed in the trunk. I don't care what the optional feature does, if anything.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

Optional feature in the trunk? Are we talking entertainment based, or functional based?

and, yeah, that is a spam to admire!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Damn! That is some spam. I think we'll keep it there just for the sheer entertainment of it.

I complain all the time about how I long for the day I can return to a normal sedan, but honestly, I couldn't survive without the mommy mobile, between the capacity and additional seating when company comes in. (Note to self, getting a smaller car might discourage visitors!).

4:44 PM  
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7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to move, rent a cargo van. Going camping, hike it in and pack less. When gas was 29.9 cents starter houses were $19K so now gas with inflation could be $4.50 a gallon in the north east. You still haven't sat in line for 2 or 3 hours to fill up your tank yet and we did in the 70's.

9:57 AM  
Blogger strider said...

the peugeot ruled! nedhead was king of the road with that matter what the weather.

and I was his trusty sidekick getting us into trouble!

I can not deny the convience factor of an SUV every now and then...but the truth of the matter is we survived before the onslaught of suv's and now much of the time people buy them because it is a status symbol.

hybrid suv's would be better but I still think they are more of a danger than anything else.

and besides I don't have to compensate for anything.

my honda and me...perfect together.

7:44 AM  

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