My original title was going to Diesel Douches but I thought better of it.
I cannot for the life of me understand why these idiots think it's fun, impressive or even a good idea to set up their giant douchemobiles to belch enough black smoke to restrict other drivers vision and pollute the air we all have to breath.
I watched some asshat pull away from a light and almost rear end the car in front of hime because he was too busy watching the mess he was leaving behind.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against diesel trucks and used to have one when I had to tow things but let's face it 99% of the idiots don't/won't tow or haul anything they just enjoy being assholes
Posts: 3589 | Location: Peoria, AZ | Registered: November 07, 2002
That, and noise. When it’s not possible to impress others by contributing something useful and meaningful, there’s always being obnoxious.
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Posts: 38876 | Location: 10,150 Feet Above Sea Level in Colorado | Registered: April 04, 2002
I was at the gas pumps today and this beat up late 90's Dodge pulled in turning around 100 decibels and smoking like a steam engine. The next truck pulled in so very quietly, I didn't realize it was a diesel. Louder than a Prius but not by much. It was a brand new Dodge, still with the temp plate on. Hard to believe that the same basic engine and 20 some odd years of development can be so different.
I've been coal rolled out riding on my bicycle, apparently they are threatened by bicyclists. One guy passed me coming up to a stop sign and just dumped it as he took off, the breeze moved it over onto the house on the corner and covered it. I imagine the homeowner wasn't too happy.
Posts: 2646 | Location: Idaho | Registered: January 26, 2014
I hate those belching, loud, pick-ups too. How about the ones with a 10" diameter stove pipe exhaust coming up just behind the cab? It's pretty sad when a kid driving a pick-up has to fantasize he's driving an old Mack truck.
No car is as much fun to drive, as any motorcycle is to ride.
In 2002 I bought a f250 crewcab diesel 4x4 I bought it due to the longevity of Diesel engines, and the towing capabilities. I love my diesel, i’ve Helped a bunch of folks get out trouble with it, good ride, fuel mileage isn’t the best but it beats gas trucks under the same load conditions. So not all diesel truck owners are kids trying to show off.
Posts: 1766 | Location: central Alabama | Registered: July 31, 2009
Originally posted by egregore: If there were any justice, they'd do it in front of a cop.
I saw this a couple of weeks ago.
I was out with a friend (recently moved here from Michigan) helping him pick up some new furniture and one of those showoffs rolled by. My friend said, "is every diesel truck owner around here a douche?" We laughed about it, and I explained to him that it's not all of them, just the rich kids.
Two minutes later, we saw that same showoff all lit up in the flashy-blinky blues of the state police.
Yes, we laughed.
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My one neighbor used to have what I termed the Diesel dick rub club meeting in his driveway. Half a dozen hicks revving no fewer than 4 separate diesel engines while my kids were trying to nap. Fortunately the practice ceased when the neighbor had his own kid. Don’t miss that shit.
Posts: 1674 | Location: Manheim, PA | Registered: September 04, 2007