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Old April 16th, 2014, 09:46 AM
kevinp kevinp is offline
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I wonder if that guy will ever realize that his daughter would be just as happy with a wal-mart tent, an ice chest and a sleeping bag with a princess on it. Maybe happier, because she'll have her dad back.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinp
I wonder if that guy will ever realize that his daughter would be just as happy with a wal-mart tent, an ice chest and a sleeping bag with a princess on it. Maybe happier, because she'll have her dad back.

My experience with children has led me to conclude that child's love of a toy is inversely correlated with the price. My daughters love cardboard boxes. To them nothing is better than a huge box that they can pretend is a house. My daughter spent hours creating a laptop out of a folded piece of cardboard.

It's nothing more than an excuse used as an attempt to dissuade criticism. "It's for the children".
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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Mike-my experience is the same except that that inverse relationship with cost generally reverses with age.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:35 AM
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It's nothing more than an excuse used as an attempt to dissuade criticism. "It's for the children".

Agreed. How many times have we seen on this thread the Captain America Build? The builders of these builds splash America all over their builds to dissuade criticism and laughter. Remember that ridiculous Eco Roamer that was anything but Eco? Others play the America Card or Eco Card; this guy is playing the It's For My Daughter Card.

This asshole is a piece of work. He personifies a lot of the themes we've seen over and over and over again on this thread:

- the build
- building the build for its own sake rather than for something useful but framing the build in terms of funkshun
- building the build bigger and betterer than what is really required
- knowing the build is ridiculously lame so putting some angle on it to try to legitimize it
- taking the build to Dennis the Menace Park
- describing the build in buzzwords (making the world a better place and enriching lives)
- big talk (if this breaks out there you die and this thing goes where you can't even walk and this build is some kind of scientific experiment or think tank)
- military specification
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Old April 16th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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- big talk (if this breaks out there you die and this thing goes where you can't even walk and this build is some kind of scientific experiment or think tank)

Quote:
If the vehicle breaks down you often die.

That was my favorite line of the "talk".
While this guy is certain to never take this thing anywhere even remotely inhospitable, it's hilarious to me that someone would be so focused on incorporating "essential survival systems" rather than learning a little self-reliance.

This plump professor reminds me a lot of all the morbidly obese gun nuts who think they are death machines in their size XXXL "One shot. One kill." T-shirts. If any of these fat fucks ever had to fight for their lives they would expire from the exertion before their aggressor could touch them. If Bran Ferren could walk five miles he might not die next to his EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle when it breaks down.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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McGovern looks like such a prick.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Nice Ford Explorer. When is Land Rover going to ditch those wrap around head and tail lights.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Old April 16th, 2014, 04:52 PM
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:45 AM
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it's hilarious to me that someone would be so focused on incorporating "essential survival systems" rather than learning a little self-reliance.

He's good at making money, lots of it.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:07 AM
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He's good at making money, lots of it.

That doesn't mean he would last a week if stranded in the middle of nowhere.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Nice Ford Explorer. When is Land Rover going to ditch those wrap around head and tail lights.

I'm guessing never. I was at my dealer today getting some service work done. They have already sold their allotment for the next 6 months. Except for LR2's. Plenty of those, and only those. They were also about to break ground on renovating the old "lodge" style into co-branded modern with Jaguar. Will be sad to see the lodge go.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 12:05 PM
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He's good at making money, lots of it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stu454
That doesn't mean he would last a week if stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Precisely. That money certainly hasn't bought him much in the way of backcountry abilities.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 12:36 PM
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If someone can't fourwheel his way out of a paper bag, that's perfectly fine with me. I don't think regular people are idiots because they can't fourwheel or survive in the wilderness or ride a motorcycle offroad.

However, that asshole talks a big game and purports to know what's talking about. I think it's more than fair game to hold him to that standard. I expect him to be a legit designer of things. I expect him to be actual engineer. I expect him to be an actual explorer with explorer skills. That guy is none of those things.

Basically, the only thing he said that is true is he loves his daughter. And even that's a fail. You love your daughter? Big fucking deal. You're supposed to love your daughter. Dumb hi-how-are-you white people love to brag how they love their children. They even think it's some cool Jedi shit to say it. White people bragging that they love their children is about as funny as black people bragging that they have a job.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Precisely. That money certainly hasn't bought him much in the way of backcountry abilities.

I doubt he has any interest in those abilities. I think he's happy living the dream building his ridiculous thing he calls an expedition vehicle.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 01:19 PM
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Bets on when his "build" is for sale?
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Old April 18th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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Old April 18th, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Is it mean that I was hoping that he'd fall and impale himself on something?
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Old April 18th, 2014, 09:28 PM
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Is it mean that I was hoping that he'd fall and impale himself on something?

That's the only reason I watched to the end. I love how he's yelling at everone to get out of his way.
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Old Yesterday, 06:15 AM
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