The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 January 2008

No, really, never mind the bollocks

A Virginia legislator has introduced a measure to ban the display of fake human genitalia on motor vehicles:

State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers. Under his measure, displaying the ornamentation on a motor vehicle would be a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

He said the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter spotted an example of the trail hitch adornment and asked her father to explain it.

I have no idea if this will impact the display of real human genitalia.

Posted at 6:13 PM to Driver's Seat

I've seen 'em for sale, usually in stores catering to farm equipment, etc. They are touted as copies of a bull's equipment and are (at least the one's I've seen) sized appropriately.

Posted by: unimpressed at 6:29 PM on 16 January 2008

I'd say "Speak for yourself," but, well, I just can't. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:32 PM on 16 January 2008

I'm glad to see Virginia has solved every other problem ever known to man.

Or maybe Spruill is just trying to get a date with this Arizona legislator.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:46 PM on 16 January 2008

I know for a fact that I'm NOT carrying bull-sized equipment. :)

Posted by: unimpressed at 10:10 PM on 16 January 2008

I've seen 'em on trucks. Kind of icky, and it makes me wonder if the owner of the truck is compensating for something, but illegal? Kind of like McGehee said, glad to hear Virginia's solved all the other problems out there first.

I would suggest if we want to get rid of these, suggesting the owner of the truck is compensating for something (otherwise known as "point and laugh derisively") might work better.

Posted by: fillyjonk at 7:53 AM on 17 January 2008

One year, I got all three of my brothers-in-law "Truck Nuts" for Christmas. Two of them actually hung them on their trucks, the other one is whipped.

Law against it? Bah, just hang up your cell phone and explain it to your kid.

Posted by: Dan B at 11:59 AM on 17 January 2008

And to think we used to complain about fuzzy dice.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:07 PM on 17 January 2008

Considering the truck I drive, I'm trying to decide whether a pair of Truck Nuts would ramp up the alleged overcompensation so far over the top that it's understated.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:52 PM on 17 January 2008