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dalepetrie's avatar

Would you care to share your thoughts on this new product?

Asked by dalepetrie (18002points) July 15th, 2009

These have been spotted on a number of vehicles in my area, starting about 6 months ago, and I’m personally not “appalled” by the idea, but I am curious about it. I’m not really certain what subset of our culture would deem this to be a “must have” item, particularly in our current economic state. So I’m curious, what do you think the profile is of a person who would buy these (or is there a profile)? Would you buy them? Do you find them funny but would not display them on your own vehicle? Do you think it says anything about our culture, or is it just the latest in tacky vehicle adornments? Do you think they’re meant to convey more about the vehicle or the driver? Do you think they actually DO convey more about the vehicle or the driver? And what color would you get them in if you were of the persuasion to buy something like this? Any other thoughts?

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MacBean's avatar

I’m also in the “would not” category. And I have to admit, I’d put myself into a subcategory of would-nots who will judge the woulds.

dalepetrie's avatar

For some reason, whenever I see a set of these, I look around me for banjo music and guys telling me I sure have a purdy mouth. just sayin

rooeytoo's avatar

They are the stupidest looking things I have ever seen. I’m not even sure I would recognize what they are supposed to be.

“Would Not” for me.

But I must admit I did giggle a little once I realized what they are. How do people come up with these crazy ideas??? And I wonder how many guys (I can’t imagine a woman)
actually buy them?

augustlan's avatar

I honestly don’t see the point in these… accessories. What exactly are they trying to say? I see a lot of them where I live (West by God Virginia). The first time I laughed. The second time, my kids were with me and I had an entirely different reaction. Won’t someone please think of the children?!?

dalepetrie's avatar

Two other thoughts occur to me after looking at the site again. 1) why are they $15, but the Chrome ones are $40? 2) Dealers wanted…I’m unemployed…how much do you think I could pull down selling these?

peyton_farquhar's avatar

I honestly don’t see the point if they don’t come in brass.

rooeytoo's avatar

On second thought, if they were ovaries, I would probably want a pair.

@dalepetrie – get some ovaries then we will talk business!

ragingloli's avatar

it’s ridiculous.
you know they say that the bigger the car, the smaller the dick.
this product is even worse.

madcapper's avatar

only if your a badass who loves America are you allowed to own these… also a predisposition to racism helps.

Bluefreedom's avatar

What do you think the profile is of a person who would buy these (or is there a profile)? – Those persons related to Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

Would you buy them? – Not even with your money.

Do you find them funny but would not display them on your own vehicle? – I don’t particularly find them funny and I wouldn’t display them on my car. On the other hand, I would find it humorous to completely adorn my ex-wife’s car with them because she was an insufferable ball breaker.

Do you think it says anything about our culture, or is it just the latest in tacky vehicle adornments? – I don’t see a correlation between decorative gonads and our current culture. As far as being tacky? Not if you only have 3 teeth, live in a trailer park, and subsist on roadkill as your main food intake.

Do you think they’re meant to convey more about the vehicle or the driver? – Both. For the vehicle it says, “What you’re driving is better than what I have but these nifty set of plastic testicles evens things out just a bit. For the driver it says, “Whether I have nuts on my chin or my trailer hitch, I’m a good old boy with a gender identity complex or I haven’t figured out if I swing both ways yet.

Do you think they actually DO convey more about the vehicle or the driver? – Maybe both of them equally. For details on this, refer to the previous response.

And what color would you get them in if you were of the persuasion to buy something like this? – I’d definitely go for the Blue Balls because there is more than one meaning you can convey with a set of jewels in that color.

Any other thoughts? – Not at the present time. If I think of anything else, I’ll make sure to promptly come back and post it though.

MacBean's avatar

Wow, this question and the details sure changed a lot since I answered.

Also, I partially expressed my opinion on this just recently!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m not a big fan of hanging anything off of a vehicle or of decals on the windows or anything like that, so this product doesn’t appeal to me in the least. I think most of New York would laugh the driver of a car or truck with that on it right out of town.

No, I take that back. There’s parts of the outer boroughs where people would find such accouterments amusing.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Bluefreedom Parts of your answer have me laughing out loud here.

@dalepetrie before I ever clicked on the link, I KNEW what you were talking about. Yes, I’ve seen them. Yes, they’re totally tacky. Some of the CRAP that people will spend their money on! And it certainly does reflect the mentality of these guys. Or the lack thereof.

Rsam's avatar

I’ve seen the chrome ones and did find them pretty hilarious (you people need to grow some humor). the colored ones though seem garish. no less, i wouldnt ever consider them for myself -chromed or chromatic. hell i even refuse to fix my mashed up bumper.

marinelife's avatar

It is the human equivalent of this sort of display.

gailcalled's avatar

I am always fascinated by some people’s fascination with genitals. Why not have a nice elbow, collar bone, or ear decoration?

Tennis elbow instead of bj, for example, as a surprise.

SuperMouse's avatar

I don’t think they are the least bit amusing. I’m not offended by them, the mostly just cause me to roll my eyes and pity the purchaser because they got taken. That being said, my three little boys think those are the funniest things they’ve ever seen.

marinelife's avatar

@SuperMouse Little boy humor seems about right for those.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Those have been around for a while. It suggests that the truck driver is preoccupied with male genitalia. I suspect overcompensation.

ShanEnri's avatar

I have seen them here in NC. I think it’s disgusting and kinda redneckish!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I saw a pair of flesh colored ones on a pickup truck this weekend. They have been around for several years, and hey, if you want to put fake bull testicles on your truck bumper, go for it, but not on mine. I’d rather have a 50 caliber machine gun under my front bumper, to rid the roads of the idiots going 35 mph in the left lane on the interstate.

I did buy a pair of pink ones for a relative on his birthday who turned 50 several years ago, it was the ultimate gag gift. He was noticeably embarrassed, which was sort of the idea. The chrome ones would be neat, I suppose. Everybody likes more chrome on their vehicles, don’t they?

Life is about choices, your results may vary.

dalepetrie's avatar

I’m kinda surprised companies haven’t started making bigger and bigger ones, so the people who have these can have a “whose truck has bigger nuts” competition…seems like anyone who would put these on would also be the sort to want the biggest set.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@dalepetrie yeah, until they get so big they drag on the road and send sparks up. That’s a whole new take on ‘my nuts are so big they drag on the ground behind me’ mentality.

Bri_L's avatar

Imagine if they were stolen.

“Dammit some guy has my nuts. Someone took my nuts and I want them back now!”

galileogirl's avatar

It would seem that if you could see this on the freeway, you’re not paying enough attention to your driving.

If your friend Billy Bob had this on his truck you might want to tell him he should have bought something useful like a 12 pack or flip-flops so his kids wouldn’t have to go to church barefoot.

cak's avatar

Oh. Yuck. Yeah, I’m not for the sagging balls hanging off my car.

I’m not offended by them, I just find them tacky. Just like the naked lady on the mud flaps on trucks. Just tacky.

Zendo's avatar

Just another indication of America going downhill most quickly. Poor fools who actually bought a pair.

Jeruba's avatar

What do girl trucks have?

dalepetrie's avatar

@Jeruba…I suppose you could slap a pair of molded plastic ovaries on there, but no one would know what the hell it meant. I got it…“Truck Titties”. Only they would have to go on the front, wouldn’t they?

Jeruba's avatar

…or maybe that udder thing…

Bri_L's avatar

Theirs could be the exact same thing with a sign over the top that says “My Husband’s”

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

Oh do lighten up, Truckticles are funny.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

Whats the big deal, cars had breasts for years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagmar_bumpers

YoH's avatar

I find them unnecessary.

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