Yet Another Modest Proposal: if "sport utility vehicles" (SUVs) and other poor-maneuverability, high-weight, low-gas-mileage cars are officially defined as "trucks" --- for purposes of fuel economy and pollution control regulations (and therefore don't have to meet the normal automotive standards) --- well, let's be consistent and likewise deem them trucks when it comes to:

Of course when gasoline prices rise by an order of magnitude, as they should and will, some of these artificial incentives toward social responsibility will become moot ...

(see also BigBadBoxes (3 Dec 2002), SuVexation (24 Dec 2003), WeightOfEvidence (21 Mar 2004)... )

TopicSociety - TopicHumor - 2004-07-09

(correlates: UnfortunateBillboard, FauxDumpster, MockMack, ...)