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Sticky37
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Member since Jun 2016
470 posts

DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
This is sad on so many levels.

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Pickup Trucks Are Getting Huge. Got a Problem With That?




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A FEW MONTHS ago, on an ordinary day in an unremarkable Costco parking lot, I was nearly squashed by an unusually large pickup. Thank God I was wearing a mask. As that chrome grille closed on me like a man-eating Norelco shaver, time slowed. It seemed I was watching myself from afar, being nimble for a man my age, darting from the path of a towering, limousine-black pickup with temporary plates, whose driver barely checked his pace. Jerk.

What the hell was that thing? A 2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali? It was huge! The domed hood was at forehead level. The paramedics would have had to extract me from the grille with a spray hose, like Randall Jarrell’s ball-turret gunner. He didn’t even see me.

Later, returning to my car, I noticed something: The parking lot was dotted with similarly enormous luxury pickups—many new, many taking up two spaces: Ram, Ford, Chevy, GMC. They stood out like Percherons in a herd of Shetland ponies. What is going on here? When did pickups get so big? And why are XL-sized pickups so big now?

I know. Pickup trucks at Costco. Film at 11. Except that in April, U.S. sales of pickups surpassed automobiles for the first time ever—about 112 years, give or take. Trucks and truck-based sport-utilities now account for roughly 70% of new vehicles sold in the U.S.


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Mid-life crisis? On-set of impotence?




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I can’t tell you how many times I come out from the store to find my Toyota Corolla sandwiched in between two mountains of metal that make it impossible to back out without a backup camera which my car does not have. The hood of those things is practically at my shoulder level. So infuriating!




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Toxic masculinity's most formidable icon.

Second only to military-style weaponry to bolster the shaky egos of slack-muscled suburban Rambo wannabes.




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Seriously. Who the hell really NEEDS a pick-up truck, let alone a massively huge one. Are there really that many people in this country who are hauling around shite from place to place on a regular basis? I kind of doubt it.


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Irritates me when I see a disability plate on those.

I'm sorry. You are NOT very disabled if you can get into one of those and especially if you can drive it.




Oh the irony in this quote!

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It's like going to the store in a full padded football outfit

These people are wearing their fear.

And look pretty ridiculous.




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A nephew drove his home. It wouldn't go in the garage.

Ha fricking ha. I loved it.
He didn't think about it when he was buying it.
I guess his MAGA hat was too tight on his head that day.





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They're horrible polluters

Why get one of those now when we all know the planet is burning? I don’t get it.




Cities are burning too but that's okay

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All sickly named after the most beautiful parts of the planet they're helping to destroy. nt





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They Are Dangerous To All Other Road Users,

especially people walking or cycling; they emit outsized amounts of poison gases, the diesel ones are a noise and smoke hazard, they don’t match the bumper heights of other vehicles, they take up much more parking space, they are rarely used in their capacity for carrying, and yes - they are both a response to and a driver of toxic masculinity in communities of all sizes across this country.

What’s not to like?




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Rightly so we call out the objectification of women

we call out the sexism. But then here we are talking about dicks, penises, and impotence.

Maybe we could grow up a little?

I don’t drive a large truck.





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Dawgwithnoname
Louisiana Tech Fan
NE Louisiana
Member since Dec 2019
1512 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
Liberalism is a mental illness

-2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD owner


teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
52577 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
Liberals believe in “one size fits whatever I goddamn say.”

If you want to try and use a smart car as a work vehicle in construction, farming, or most other fields, you will find out quickly why that doesn’t work.


ItNeverRains
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
17392 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
I can’t fit 10 sheets of drywall in a Prius.


SelaTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2016
8079 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
They are absolutely miserable people.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
Here
Member since Jan 2011
55169 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
My truck might be 22 feet long and 8 feet tall.

Still got a little prick but its nice to stress the liberals out. Currently idling it at sonic waiting on some fat boy food making it hard for the people next to me to order


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AUMIS01
Auburn Fan
Atlanta
Member since May 2020
271 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
Perhaps I'm dense today, and it does happen, but did wearing a mask save this person from being hit? Do masks suddenly now also protect you from 4,000 pounds of steel coming your direction? I'm failing to see why their second sentence in this whole diatribe is relevant, other than an excuse to remind everyone on DU how virtuous and part of the clan they are.
This post was edited on 8/2 at 5:46 pm


HempHead
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
49868 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
The comments about where the hood is relative to their height is telling.


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IslandBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
St. Thomas, USVI
Member since Apr 2018
5430 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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Thank God I was wearing a mask.




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EKG
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BarberitosDawg
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re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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Toyota Corolla


Damn, I thought Toyota quit making those in the 70's?


Jake88
George Mason Fan
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Member since Apr 2005
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re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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Toyota Corolla



Damn, I thought Toyota quit making those in the 70's?
She covers the paint scratches with bumper stickers about wiccanism and public radio.


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Roll Tide Ravens
Alabama Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Nov 2015
15912 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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Seriously. Who the hell really NEEDS a pick-up truck, let alone a massively huge one. Are there really that many people in this country who are hauling around shite from place to place on a regular basis? I kind of doubt it.

This tells you how out of touch many, if not most, liberals are. Yeah, I can’t remember the last time I talked to someone who used a pick-up truck for their job.


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dcrews
UNO Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Feb 2011
24859 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
Imagine waking up every day being that big of a pussy.



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ApexTiger
LSU Fan
cary nc
Member since Oct 2003
45158 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
I have driven a GMC Dual Cab Denali 2012 model for 6.5 years

I love it...


cajuncarguy
On the road...Again!
Member since Jun 2013
2909 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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I was nearly squashed by an unusually large pickup. Thank God I was wearing a mask.


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Dubosed
Alabama Fan
Gulf Breeze
Member since Nov 2012
4944 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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Seriously. Who the hell really NEEDS a pick-up truck, let alone a massively huge one. Are there really that many people in this country who are hauling around shite from place to place on a regular basis? I kind of doubt it.

My goodness


bluedragon
Auburn Fan
Birmingham
Member since May 2020
966 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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I can’t fit 10 sheets of drywall in a Prius.


Chevy Salesman and I had just reached a deal on a new Truck. He got up to start the paperwork ...."Tell you what, see that Camaro Convertible there? I can let you out with that for 5,000 less than the pickup." Sticker was 5,000 more than where we had started. Salesman comes back "Well?" "I can't figure out where I can put a sheet of plywood or drywall. Won't fit in the glove compartment."


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Lou
LSU Fan
out here in the middle
Member since Aug 2005
7424 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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DU Melt of the Day
Ducks Unlimited has a problem with trucks?






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upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
Lifting at Tobin's house
Member since Mar 2013
110122 posts

re: DU Melt of the Day: "Pickup trucks are too big!"
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I was nearly squashed by an unusually large pickup. Thank God I was wearing a mask.


Huh?


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