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Hmm, Monster Trucks

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Nickthebassist, May 19, 2005.

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  1. I was watching some Monster Truck stuff on TV early this morning. I don't get what's so exciting about it? :confused: And what do they run on? They produce a lot of BHP.
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I could give a crap what amount of BHP they produce, but I also don't get the whole "Monster Truck" thing.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    "Little Britain" - the UK comedy TV series, succesfully explained the appeal ......;)
  4. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I find it pretty annoying..there is this stupid tv voice over that keeps on shouting "oowwwww, what a niiceee doowwwnut" "look at how high he flies!" and /evil voice mode on "this...is monstertruck madnessssss" evil/voice mode off. It's friggin' boring, if the racers would have to destroy each other, that'd be nice :p
  5. some boys need big cars/trucks etc to compensate.....
  6. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    They've got really big wheels. And they're noisy. And they smash things up in a spectacular way.

    Some people find that exciting.

    My son likes them. He's 3 years old.

    Sometimes I like them. Incidence of enjoyment appears to have a direct relation to alcohol intake.

    I'd like one to drive to work. It would solve the car parking problems we have.
  7. wingnutkj


    Mar 27, 2003
    They're pile-dri~*dies*
  8. They just seem like another way for petrol heads to burn more fuel if you ask me. Tsssk, tsssk.
  9. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I never "got" them either. But I was traveling with a friend and his 11 yr.
    old son a few years ago, and we passed a place that had "monster truck rides". Well his 11 year old had to go, so I tagged a long. It was a fun, noisy ride, and those trucks definently did things that other vehicles couldn't do. If I was eleven I might be a fan. I do notice a preponderance of "Metalica" bumper stickers at there events, and also a good sampling of WWE fans at those events, I'm sure it's connected! :D
  10. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Here in America, we all drive monster trucks.

    And own lots of guns.

    and call our parents Ma and Pa.

    Each and every nite we have 96 oz. steaks for dinner.
  11. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    i have been to a couple of monster truck shows. watching it TV is lame, i admit. but when its live its actually a lot of fun. alcohol definitely plays a part in the entertainment value...as does hanging out with 15,000 of your best redneck buddies. :D
  12. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Well it appears that I sit in the minority section here, as I happen to really dig monster trucks. :meh:

    Different strokes for different folks.

    The 3 year old alcoholic WWE fan with a small p****. :rolleyes:

  13. Ahhh. The true agenda reveals itself.

    On a related note:

    Congratulations to BurningSkies and Mike N for successfully answering the Hidden Question on this edition of Fun With Stereotypes!! I look forward to your responses in the coming rounds!!

  14. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Wow. Must be some sort of cultural exchange program going on. Over in the UK, Nick gets early-morning Monster Trucks...... on the other side of the pond, we wake up to the Teletubbies...... :rolleyes:
  15. I'd say we're losing this one.

  16. Monster Trucks are definitely a see-in-person dealie. It's a little different when giant trucks are towering above and, well, making a mess of everything that gets in their way. That and it's a good way to get rid of all that excess gas we have.
  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Well said. :D

    Actually Nick, I would be very surprised if they ran on gas or diesel at all. I vaguely remember something about alcohol fuel.

    If you get a chance to see one in person it's much cooler, but I wouldn't change the channel if it came on. Those trucks are ridiculously loud it's fun to watch them race. What can I say, I may be a Floridian transplant in MS, but I'm all country. :D

    It's like freestyle motocross. To me, it is the most boring thing I've ever seen, but some love it. Who am I to question someone's passion.
  18. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Monster trucks burn Methanol for the most part, as do most race type vehicles, Formula 1 and NASCAR being two major exceptions (god did I just use NASCAR in the same sentence as Formula 1? May the ghost of Senna strike me down where I sit!)

    Just the other day I was getting a lecture from someone about how the Indy 500 is a shameful event because it wastes "millions" of gallons of gasoline that the US must go overseas and kill innocent people to acquire, etc...

    That conversation came to a brilliantly entertaining end when I pointed out that indy cars don't run on gasoline :)
  19. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    I apologise, on behalf of my country, for the Teletubbies.

    Dont know what the BBC were smoking that day.......
  20. Not good enough. Prepare for "In the Heat of the Night" reruns.


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