Sunday, August 03, 2008

Like nothing else

Here are two HUMMER Q & A's. One actually does appear on the HUMMER FAQ sheet and one does not. Can you guess which is which?

Come on! Take this fun Erin O'Brien challenge!

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Q & A Number One:

Q: Can you tell me who sings the songs on the HUMMER commercials?"

A: Sure. Just check out our TV Spots section to watch the spots and to find out the band(s) behind the song(s).

Q & A Number Two:

Q: Can you tell me what sort of gas mileage I can expect to get out of my new HUMMER?

A: Are you out of your fucking mind? If we told you that shit, you'd be high-tailing ass over to that Smart Car website. Take some pity on us, dude. We're like that one guy back in high school who lifted weights seven hours a day in order to compensate for his peanut-shell pecker. You think he whipped that thing out in the first five minutes of a date? Hell no. Some things you just gotta ease into.

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Now before you submit your answer, remember you want to pick the one you think is on the FAQ sheet, not the one you think is actually asked more frequently.

Good Luck!

8 comments:

deangc said...

Peanut shell pecker: is that one that's brown and covered in dry, scaly stuff? Or one that chicks have to dig up from underground? Or maybe one you have to crack to get at the good stuff?

Just curious.

shaina said...

my brother just got a shirt that says "BUMMER" with a picture of a hummer underneath...tis pretty sweet. i don't know who in their right mind would want a hummer nowadays...heck, EVER. even when gas was cheap(er), they were still fugly.

i think it would be funny if the correct answer was #2, but i'm 99% sure it's not...

josh williams said...

#2 since this is on my mind.

deangc said...

But the really important question, question #3 on everybody's FAQ:

3. Will I get a hummer tonight?

Zen Wizard said...

Yeah--but how do you put a price on surviving an insurgent hand grenade attack on your way to work?

Anonymous said...

Shaina said:

"my brother just got a shirt that says "BUMMER" with a picture of a hummer underneath...tis pretty sweet. i don't know who in their right mind would want a hummer nowadays...heck, EVER. even when gas was cheap(er), they were still fugly."

In the military, we love them, because, like the Jeep before them they can go anywhere. The Jeep suffered from a very small wheelbase, but it had great mobility. The Hummer ... the military version anyway ... well ... suffice to say if a HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) can't go there, a tracked (M1 Abrams tank, M2/3 Bradely Fighting Vehicle) certainly can't.

True Story: at Fort Hood, TX in 1989, I was serving as an observer on an exercise. Fort Hood is reknowned for it's sheetrock, and basically when it rains, it really pours. The sheetrock, combined with crushing armored vehicles and lots of rain quickly turn everything to a muddy sludge.

We were getting ready to cross an intermittent creek in a HMMWV, and up onto a small ridge. It didn't look that deep, so we went in.

Oops. It was deep. Muddy sludge came into the vehicle over rocker panels. I instructed my driver to put it in reverse, four wheel drive (low), and gun it. We got out with no problems, found an alternate route onto the ridge and continued the mission. The tanks and Bradleys followed soon thereafter.

Yes, for civilian use maybe the Hummer is not the best choice. In the Army, in my experience (especially if it's up armored) it is a world beater.

Al
TRAG

Erin O'Brien said...

I love Al the retired Army guy.

Anonymous said...

And I love Erin, of course!

Al
TRAG