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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:44 AM
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Poll question: What do you think when you see someone driving a Hummer?

Poll result (71 votes)
Owner has more money than brains (10 votes, 14%)Vote
Owner must be trying to compensate for something. (17 votes, 24%)Vote
Owner is probably a self-centered anti-social SOB. (25 votes, 35%)Vote
Owner must live way up in the hills and needs the rig to get home. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Owner is probably sorry he/she bought it. (2 votes, 3%)Vote
It's a free country, who cares what people drive? (9 votes, 13%)Vote
Other - please explain. (8 votes, 11%)Vote
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  - I think "what the hell are you doing?"  billyskank   Oct-09-06 09:49 AM   #1 
  - #2, I figure it's a mid-life crisis.  Deep13   Oct-09-06 09:54 AM   #2 
  - What an enormous waste of money  LeftyMom   Oct-09-06 09:56 AM   #3 
  - Big waste of money  gfindu   Oct-09-06 09:57 AM   #4 
  - I don't have that kind of money to waste  DaveTheWave   Oct-09-06 10:04 AM   #8 
     - Neither do I  gfindu   Oct-09-06 10:21 AM   #13 
        - A '64 Silver Cloud for me  Tyo   Oct-09-06 10:28 AM   #18 
           - Great ride. Thanks  gfindu   Oct-09-06 10:37 AM   #20 
  - "Look at me!!! Please!!!" and "Piss on Global warming"  DaveTheWave   Oct-09-06 10:01 AM   #5 
  - That's people for ya  Tyo   Oct-09-06 10:04 AM   #7 
     - Yep....like a 8000 sq. ft. plus "green home" for two people  DaveTheWave   Oct-09-06 10:11 AM   #9 
  - Quit tailgatting me you asshole!!  alfredo   Oct-09-06 10:03 AM   #6 
  - I laugh out loud.  Hong Kong Cavalier   Oct-09-06 10:15 AM   #10 
  - Hmmm, gotta remember that for the next time I see one!  Tyo   Oct-09-06 10:19 AM   #11 
  - Combo of #1 and #2  HypnoToad   Oct-09-06 10:20 AM   #12 
  - I am firmly in the corner of "who cares what people drive" until it  Bunny   Oct-09-06 10:22 AM   #14 
  - That's kinda where I am too  Tyo   Oct-09-06 10:25 AM   #15 
     - I would agree completely  gfindu   Oct-09-06 10:39 AM   #21 
  - How small is it, hotshot?  ZombieNixon   Oct-09-06 10:26 AM   #16 
  - "Why are you honking at me in the Wendy's drive through line?"  Patiod   Oct-09-06 10:28 AM   #17 
  - "I have a teeny, tiny little penis! It's like an innie, really".  janesez   Oct-09-06 10:28 AM   #19 
  - Ditto....n/t  Bzzzz   Oct-09-06 06:40 PM   #39 
  - I think of several things  BarenakedLady   Oct-09-06 10:41 AM   #22 
  - One additional thing I often think...  flvegan   Oct-09-06 10:56 AM   #23 
  - Had a friend who used to say  Tyo   Oct-09-06 11:11 AM   #24 
  - Not really a Hummer comment, but I noticed 2 things yesterday:  petronius   Oct-09-06 11:20 AM   #25 
  - Neocon scum (n.t)  Oeditpus Rex   Oct-09-06 11:27 AM   #26 
  - "Go back to LA"  Ellen Forradalom   Oct-09-06 11:33 AM   #27 
  - "Where's my shoulder fired missile...  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-09-06 11:36 AM   #28 
  - They just look like they were made to be vaporized, don't they? n/t  Tyo   Oct-09-06 11:54 AM   #29 
  - They clearly have to be overcompensating for something...  EOO   Oct-09-06 11:57 AM   #30 
  - living in the same area as Jack Whittaker...  ileus   Oct-09-06 12:24 PM   #31 
  - Other - please explain = "what a dick!"  bridgit   Oct-09-06 12:26 PM   #32 
  - I think Hummer owners are insecure.  annonymous   Oct-09-06 12:27 PM   #33 
  - Other: "Hmm, I wonder how many people are in it."  Rob H.   Oct-09-06 12:56 PM   #34 
  - Other - "Owner is an idiot."  LibDemAlways   Oct-09-06 02:50 PM   #35 
  - selfish  mark414   Oct-09-06 02:50 PM   #36 
  - Treasonous bastards  taterguy   Oct-09-06 03:04 PM   #37 
  - well I could tell you what I think when I see the word "hummer"  anarch   Oct-09-06 03:06 PM   #38 
  - There goes somebody with a small penis. n/t  bumblebee1   Oct-10-06 01:06 AM   #40 
  - I think Arnie who has or had about 3 of them  barb162   Oct-10-06 01:09 AM   #41 
  - It's probably the only way he could get one.  bezdomny   Oct-10-06 02:19 AM   #42 
  - Asshole.  sofedupwithbush   Oct-10-06 06:34 AM   #43 
  - That they should die a merciless death.  terrya   Oct-10-06 06:40 AM   #44 
  - Well, except for those mountainous, trecherously rocky parts of  MrsGrumpy   Oct-10-06 06:49 AM   #45 
     - Right you are. Kinda like the Alps around LSD.  terrya   Oct-10-06 06:54 AM   #46 
        - We were stuck there...without water...for two days once.  MrsGrumpy   Oct-10-06 07:28 AM   #47 
  - I think, "What an asshole". n/t  youthere   Oct-10-06 08:09 AM   #48 
  - "H2COOL" vanity plate spotted recently; I guess "DOUCHEBAG"  bullwinkle428   Oct-10-06 08:14 AM   #49 
  - There's a vehicle in dire need of a keying  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Oct-10-06 08:19 AM   #50 
  - Depends which one  One_Life_To_Give   Oct-10-06 09:11 AM   #51 
 
billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:49 AM
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1. I think "what the hell are you doing?"
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:54 AM
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2. #2, I figure it's a mid-life crisis.
I was in a restaurant with my wife once. We saw a Hummer in the parking lot and when we went inside we tried to figure out who was having a mid-life crisis. We saw some middle-aged dude in stylish but conservative casual clothes and a flashy watch monopolizing a conversation with his friends. Yep, that was him.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:56 AM
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3. What an enormous waste of money
:wow:
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:57 AM
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4. Big waste of money
for the vehicle and the gas to run it.
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:04 AM
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8. I don't have that kind of money to waste
If I ever do get a windfall though I want a BMW sedan.

And welcome to DU "gfindu" :hi:
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:21 AM
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13. Neither do I
I was thinking a used porsche if I ever get a windfall. It is great to be here. :hi:
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:28 AM
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18. A '64 Silver Cloud for me
But I'm not sure I could see over the steering wheel without a booster seat.

Welcome to DU, gfindu! :hi:
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:37 AM
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20. Great ride. Thanks
Thanks for the welcome. Great to be here. :hi:
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:01 AM
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5. "Look at me!!! Please!!!" and "Piss on Global warming"
But you never know. I know two doctors who drive big SUV's and live in big homes that would make three of mine but yet these two doctors donate two days a week (apiece) at a free clinic near my home and even help get expensive cancer and AIDS medications for free.

How can you say anything bad about people like that?
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:04 AM
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7. That's people for ya
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:05 AM by Tyo
They usually aren't all one thing or another. Of course there are exceptions that prove the rule.
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:11 AM
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9. Yep....like a 8000 sq. ft. plus "green home" for two people
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:13 AM by DaveTheWave
Examples....the celebrity green homes you see on TV all the time.

"Had to knock down a few oak trees, even one with a bird's nest in it, but now we're only paying $600 a month in utility bills instead of $900 and we're protecting the environment at the same time too".
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:03 AM
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6. Quit tailgatting me you asshole!!
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:15 AM
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10. I laugh out loud.
And if they're driving an H2, I yell out "Nice Tahoe!"

Ya see, the H2 is a Chevy Tahoe frame with a big box slapped on it to make it look like a Hummer.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:19 AM
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11. Hmmm, gotta remember that for the next time I see one!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:20 AM
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12. Combo of #1 and #2
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:22 AM
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14. I am firmly in the corner of "who cares what people drive" until it
comes to Hummers, then all bets are off. They're a-holes, plain and simple.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:25 AM
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15. That's kinda where I am too
I can deal with the family SUV I guess, but I think people buy a Hummer to make a statement and I don't think I like what they are saying.
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:39 AM
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21. I would agree completely
It takes a certain type a person to own one.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:26 AM
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16. How small is it, hotshot?
:rofl:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:28 AM
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17. "Why are you honking at me in the Wendy's drive through line?"
"Honking at me is not going to get the window people to get my food together any faster, dickhead."

My S.O.: "what do you expect, it's a Hummer."
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:28 AM
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19. "I have a teeny, tiny little penis! It's like an innie, really".
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Bzzzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:40 PM
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39. Ditto....n/t
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:41 AM
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22. I think of several things
None of them too kind.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:56 AM
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23. One additional thing I often think...
The Hummer H2 (the most common of these behemoths) is as close as Joe Average is probably ever going to get to driving the SAME car as many of the rich 'n famous. For many shallow folks, having the same thing in their driveway as they see in the driveways of the MTV Cribs, the rap videos, and reportedly owned by many sports figures, is quite something for them. So, for $53k, they get to pretend that they're as "good" (for lack of a better word) as the moviestars and sportsfigures they admire and wish they were more like, and want to be viewed by others as more like.

Of course, the H2 that the basketball star drives is also parked next to a Bentley and a Ferrari, and is most likely paid for.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:11 AM
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24. Had a friend who used to say
Doesn't matter much what you drive, it's where you park it that's important. I'm not sure how important where you park it really is, but you get the idea.

We aren't rich ourselves, but my partner and I have friends with bucks and we've noticed that people who are well off are just as likely to have a late model Toyota, VW or Subaru wagon as they are a Mercedes or BMW or some other luxo-mobile
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:20 AM
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25. Not really a Hummer comment, but I noticed 2 things yesterday:
I took a long drive down Hwy 1 in CA, and I noticed that
  1. People in general no longer understand the concept of using turnouts to let faster cars by, and
  2. SUV drivers tend to be the worst offenders. Hey, just because you have a 'sport' vehicle doesn't mean you're not driving like a weenie! Pull off, and let the good drivers by...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:27 AM
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26. Neocon scum (n.t)
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:33 AM
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27. "Go back to LA"
Although in all fairness I see way more Priuses than Hummers these days, both in SB and in LA.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:36 AM
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28. "Where's my shoulder fired missile...
when I need it!" Seriously, that's what I think - I am hit with an overwhelming desire to blow the fucker up. :shrug:
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:54 AM
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29. They just look like they were made to be vaporized, don't they? n/t
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:57 AM
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30. They clearly have to be overcompensating for something...
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:24 PM
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31. living in the same area as Jack Whittaker...
I always think, WTH didn't I win the lottery, not that sorry SOB.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:26 PM
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32. Other - please explain = "what a dick!"
:rofl:
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annonymous Donating Member (850 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:27 PM
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33. I think Hummer owners are insecure.
Typical Hummer owners seem to be petite women or middle aged males.
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:56 PM
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34. Other: "Hmm, I wonder how many people are in it."
Usually followed by, "Just one?! That figures."

I'm more surprised to see one that doesn't also have one of those obnoxious "W: The President" stickers. I'm surprised they don't slap them on at the factory.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:50 PM
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35. Other - "Owner is an idiot."
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:50 PM
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36. selfish
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:04 PM
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37. Treasonous bastards
It's a word I don't like to throw around but the facts are that we are at war and enemy is Petro-dictatorships, (or whatever Thomas Friedman calls it). They're providing more aid and comfort to the enemy than Jane Fonda ever could back in 1971.

Of course we all could be doing more to use less oil, the Hummer owners are just more obvious in their disdain for all that is great about this nation that I love.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:06 PM
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38. well I could tell you what I think when I see the word "hummer"
but you can probably guess.


Must...resist...dirty...copycat....
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:06 AM
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40. There goes somebody with a small penis. n/t
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:09 AM
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41. I think Arnie who has or had about 3 of them
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:19 AM
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42. It's probably the only way he could get one.
I love that the Mormon mafia on "Big Love" all drive hummers.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:34 AM
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43. Asshole.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:40 AM
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44. That they should die a merciless death.
I see them around Chicago. There is no fucking reason whatsoever why anyone should own and drive these metallic gas guzzling obscenities in a big city such as Chicago. Zero, zip, zilch.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:49 AM
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45. Well, except for those mountainous, trecherously rocky parts of
Lakeshore Drive... :rofl: :hi:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:54 AM
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46. Right you are. Kinda like the Alps around LSD.
:rofl:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:28 AM
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47. We were stuck there...without water...for two days once.
;)
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:09 AM
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48. I think, "What an asshole". n/t
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:14 AM
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49. "H2COOL" vanity plate spotted recently; I guess "DOUCHEBAG"
was already taken! The guy was filling up his tank at the time I saw it - took every fiber of my being to resist making a comment about fuel consumption!
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:19 AM
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50. There's a vehicle in dire need of a keying
n/t
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 09:11 AM
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51. Depends which one
The Original is a cool vehical. Godd for some real extreme off roading.

The H2 and H3 are jokes.
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