Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Boys will be boys

I grew up in the city.

When I was a teen - all the boys drove mid- to late 80s Camaros, Firebirds, and Mustangs in varying degrees of disintegration. They ran loud, but within the limits of a catalytic converter - for emission regulation purposes.  They expressed their blossoming testosterone raging manpower via their stereos. 

I recall one particular car that had a speaker behind each seat (in lieu of a back seat) that would make my eyelashes vibrate.  What fun... 

Subwoofers the size of papasan chairs ripped through the ear drums of a generation.

Then I moved to the country...

Out here, low riding cars just won't do (expecially since the Firebird discontinuation and Camaro hiatus that deprived these budding teens of a bondo-laden Chevy/GMC options...yes, I can be a motor head at times).  Out here, it's all about the big trucks and big tires with big tread and big pipes (no emission tests to bog you down).

I live in a community that almost entirely bought into the truck nutz craze.

What? A few of my readers don't know what truck nutz are???

Those are truck nutz...classy
The newest thing I've seen are flashing lights.  Green lights.  I struggle with these lights on a near-daily basis.

Their head and tail lights are tied into the flashing (like a cop's, rather than the traditional blue box on top of a volunteer fireman's truck).  It's confusing, alarming...and I think...the newest teen boy pissing contest.

The reason: I've never seen a woman or anyone over 25 with these lights, and the drivers are almost always driving out to the country from the high school area...around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.

Simply put, it's a hazard.  Some folks pull over for them...others don't.  Those that don't zip past those that are pulled over.

All while I'm just trying to get my Babygirl home from day care.

It needs to be addressed, and makes me long for the days of plastic bull testicles hanging from hitches.

Awww nutz.


Stay At Home Babe said...

I'm hip to the truck nutz thing, but the flashing lights... I must have gotten out before that one. That does sound dangerous. Sounds like something which will be illegal soon.

Cort (Modern Super Momma) said...

I hope so...damn punk kids

KeepingYouAwake said...

Flashing green lights? Out where we live, I just assumed it was another sign of alien life and put my colander with antennas back on so they couldn't read my thoughts, which I would later post on the web anyway.

[technical crap:] The IN DOT specs for the use of non-standard lighting is pretty harsh. Odds are that this is already illegal, like neon license plate surrounds and clear (when lit) taillights. I think they just give up around here.

Ella said...

I always feel super uncomfortable when I see the truck nuts.. especially if I'm riding with someone conservative. Also, the flashing lights is super popular here in the city too.

It's obnoxious and I want to punch them all in the face.

Cort (Modern Super Momma) said...

KYA - I prefer aluminum foil to colanders (the holes let some of the info leak out). Glad to hear it's illegal, but apparently those kids running around with them are "in" and don't get punished. Country politics are SO SKETCHY.

Ella, the ironic thing is that the most conservatively raised kids are the ones hanging the nutz in the first place! :) Go figure

DrLori71 said...

I've never seen a truck with Truck Nutz and I don't think I'll be too upset if I go through my entire life without seeing one :-)