History Main / HummerDinger

1st Dec '17 11:25:32 AM Saber15
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* The ''[[{{Videogame/X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' mod, ''Xtended'', has the Mani luxury yacht, a very capable pocket warship with a withering amount of firepower and endurance. The ship's description then goes on to say how it's impractical, inefficient, and is used almost exclusively as a status symbol by wealthy [[PlanetTerra Terrans]]. True to the old Hummer, it gobbles up energy cells at a phenomenal rate when jumping between [[PortalNetwork jump gates]], and is cumbersome to handle when fighting enemies at close range. It [[AscendedFanon became an official ship]] in the game's ExpansionPack

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* The ''[[{{Videogame/X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' mod, ''Xtended'', has the Mani luxury yacht, a very capable pocket warship with a withering amount of firepower and endurance. The ship's description then goes on to say how it's impractical, inefficient, and is used almost exclusively as a status symbol by wealthy [[PlanetTerra Terrans]]. True to the old Hummer, it is horribly inefficient and gobbles up energy cells at a phenomenal rate when jumping between [[PortalNetwork jump gates]], and is cumbersome to handle when fighting enemies at close range. It [[AscendedFanon became an official ship]] in the game's ExpansionPackExpansionPack, where it is a potent ship for launching BoardingParty operations.
30th Nov '17 3:25:35 AM Benjamin1234
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The rough British equivalent of this trope is the "Chelsea tractor", which refers to huge [=4x4s=] (aka [=SUV=]s in America) that never leave the city and are owned by people who don't need the offroad capabilities. Among the vehicles stereotypically associated with this trope are Land Rovers (especially Range Rovers), Porsche Cayennes, BMW [=X5s=], and other [=4x4s=] of that ilk, luxury vehicles that, while smaller than the typical American example, make up for it with their focus on flashiness. Such people are often stereotyped as arrogant and [[CompensatingForSomething insecure]]. Since these cars are seen as embodying the worst aspects of ConspicuousConsumption, they fall under the AcceptableTargets banner.

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The rough British equivalent of this trope is the "Chelsea tractor", which refers to huge [=4x4s=] (aka [=SUV=]s in America) that never leave the city and are owned by people who don't need the offroad capabilities. Among the vehicles stereotypically associated with this trope are Land Rovers (especially Range Rovers), Porsche Cayennes, BMW [=X5s=], and other [=4x4s=] of that ilk, luxury vehicles that, while smaller than the typical American example, make up for it with their focus on flashiness. Such people are often stereotyped as arrogant and [[CompensatingForSomething insecure]]. Since these cars are seen as embodying the worst aspects of ConspicuousConsumption, they fall under the AcceptableTargets banner.
banner. In Australia, the term "Toorak tractor" is preferred, referring to the wealthy suburb of Toorak, Melbourne.
11th Nov '17 3:48:00 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': An unmade episode has Andy and Jim combatting owners of large [=SUVs=]. The first one they encounter is seen parked in an underground lot in several [[StealingTheHandicappedSpot handicap spots]]. When they look inside, they see a small child in a playpen in the cargo area.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': An [[UnfinishedEpisode unmade episode episode]] has Andy and Jim combatting owners of large [=SUVs=]. The first one they encounter is seen parked in an underground lot in several [[StealingTheHandicappedSpot handicap spots]]. When they look inside, they see a small child in a playpen in the cargo area.
11th Nov '17 3:47:28 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': An unmade episode has Andy and Jim combatting owners of large [=SUVs=]. The first one they encounter is seen parked in an underground lot in several handicap spots. When they look inside, they see a small child in a playpen in the cargo area.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': An unmade episode has Andy and Jim combatting owners of large [=SUVs=]. The first one they encounter is seen parked in an underground lot in several [[StealingTheHandicappedSpot handicap spots.spots]]. When they look inside, they see a small child in a playpen in the cargo area.
11th Nov '17 3:40:16 PM thatother1dude
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* Lampshaded by its absence in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; Raven finds [[CarFu projectile cars]] are less effective in Japan, are most people drive compacts.

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* Lampshaded by its absence in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; Raven finds [[CarFu projectile cars]] are less effective in Japan, are where most people drive compacts.
11th Nov '17 3:39:51 PM thatother1dude
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* Lampshaded by its absence in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; Raven finds [[CarFu projectile cars]] are less effective in Japan, are most people drive compacts.
-->''Where's a gas-guzzler when you need it?''
26th Oct '17 5:09:15 PM Jake
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* Music/TheB52s' song "Love Shack" includes the lyrics, "Hop in my Chrysler / It's as big as a whale / And it's about to set sail!" and "I got me a car / It seats about twenty! "

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* Music/TheB52s' song "Love Shack" includes the lyrics, "Hop in my Chrysler / It's as big as a whale / And it's about to set sail!" and "I got me a car / It seats about twenty! " twenty!" Although it must be said that the rest of the lyrics imply that the lead singer is at least putting its vast seating capacity to good use. (No, not [[AutoErotica that way]].)
15th Oct '17 10:27:35 AM chevrolet400
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'''RJ:''' Usually, one.

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'''RJ:''' Usually, Usually? Just one.
31st Jul '17 4:34:28 PM swordimpulse07
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* This Snickers commercial [[https://youtu.be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU] featuring a man showing off his giant SUV to his neighbors. Comes in two colors: gunmetal and black, has an HD TV and surround sound. Cue the SUV crashing into the garage that is clearly too small. 32 airbags!!!

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* This Snickers commercial [[https://youtu.be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU] be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU]] featuring a man showing off his giant SUV to his neighbors. Comes in two colors: gunmetal and black, has an HD TV and surround sound. Cue the SUV crashing into the garage that is clearly too small. 32 airbags!!!
31st Jul '17 4:33:38 PM swordimpulse07
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* This Snickers commercial [[https://youtu.be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU]]
featuring a man showing off his giant SUV to his neighbors. Comes in two colors: gunmetal and black, has an HD TV and surround sound. Cue the SUV crashing into the garage that is clearly too small. 32 airbags!!!

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* This Snickers commercial [[https://youtu.be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU]]
be/3gZ9nxHZ1vU] featuring a man showing off his giant SUV to his neighbors. Comes in two colors: gunmetal and black, has an HD TV and surround sound. Cue the SUV crashing into the garage that is clearly too small. 32 airbags!!!
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