12/16/2008

SUV's

Bloated, wasteful, hubristic, nearly useless bits of culturally sanctioned normalcy. They are everything that was wrong with the 50's station wagon but larger, louder and less efficient. They are the most obvious sign of a large fraction of the American populace that has become separated physically and psychically from the rest of human kind, icons of anesthetised suburbia.

After more than fifteen years of automotive domination, I take little comfort in the fact that they have become an economically and socially untenable industrial dinosaur.


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1 comment:

Chris said...

"They are everything that was wrong with the 50's station wagon but larger, louder and less efficient."

I'm all for kicking the big buckets to the curb but a belching, 1950s carborated 442, was the loudest, least efficient, bucket of iron ever devised.

In the interest of editorial fairness, I'm just saying.