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Friday, December 2, 2016

Super-sized Vehicles: Monoliths of a Bygone Era

When I walk through parking lots in my suburb, I often see oversized vehicles crowding others. As I walk by, I can see that almost all of them have never even been driven on a dirt road. Nor have they ever  likely hauled loads worthy of their tremendous hauling capacity. Mostly, they serve only to fulfill someone's vanity. Larger than life, these monoliths are phallic symbols to excessive resource consumption.
Note: I'm not referring to normal sized SUVs and such. I'm talking about those that outsize what would have been considered big twenty years ago.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ckRZcWZ7DfY/UBJv7rVKJEI/AAAAAAAAAEc/RSp545zlC-c/s1600/Monolith+1.jpg

Here is an example of what I mean:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/inventory.nwmsrocks.com/25748-RP/data/03-1019x680.jpg