by Randy Lawrence
One day you are going about your business, living your life and letting others live theirs. You help the elderly, work in your community and give generously to many charities. You’re well-liked and respected; your friends can’t say enough good things about you.
And then it hits you – all those years of kindness, generosity and and consideration didn’t get you anywhere. The day has come for you to become an asshole. What is the easiest, quickest way to assholdom? Buy a car that screams to the world “Hi, there! I’m an Asshole!” You don’t have to do a thing. Just sit back, turn the key and let your sphinctermobile turn you into the glorious asshole you always want to be.
Here are 5 cars that will guarantee perform your transbungification:
1. Lamborghini Veneno
Nothing screams asshole like a so-called supercar. Not only do supercars announce to the world that you fully intend to break every speed law in existence, at normal speeds their only purpose is announce just how cool you are. The Lamborghini Veneno is all this and so much more. The Veneno (Italian for Veg-O-Matic) was designed by a C-minus driven 14-year-old during a particularly dull biology class. Not so much shaped as sharpened, this automotive freak has more fins, scoops and spoilers than anything from the 1950’s. When Batman tells you to Tone it down! you know you got an asshole winner.
2. Cadillac Escalade
Built for the person doesn’t give a damn about anything, especially stupid things like maneuverability, practicality, and economy, this beast does very little well with the exception of blocking every other driver’s view. Building something as gauche and boorish as the Escalade shows you how far Cadillac has fallen. When rappers, pimps and rapper/pimp wannabees embrace this steamship, you know you are in the fast lane to sphinterville. An Anal Fun Fact: Ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford drives an Escalade.
3. Hummer H3
Built for those who want the sportiness of a Peterbilt without the practicality, the Hummer H3 is the bastard offspring of Greyhound bus and a Frigidaire. Examine this four-wheeler appliance all-day long, you won’t find one pleasant or elegant line. And extra bonus is that despite its size, the interior is surprisingly cramped and poorly laid out. For the up and coming asshole, though, you can’t go wrong with the H3. There is a reason why Hummers are usually found taking up two or three parking spaces… their owners are really big assholes.
SPECIAL MENTION: Hummer H1
Way bigger than even the H3, the H1 has all the H3 liabilities with triple the assholosity. It’s track is so wide it makes it unsuitable for most off-road trails. You have to be asshole to have a 16 foot, 4 tonne monstrosity that only seats 4.
4. Toyota Prius
The Prius didn’t start out as a car for assholes. Originally released as a more ecologically and economical automotive alternative, the Prius was quickly embraced by the pseudo-ecologically minded and waved in the face lesser mortals as evidence of their superiority. With Bumper stickers that read Breathe Easier, You’re behind a Prius and smug statements like “I’m saving the planet for my children,” Prius owners quickly began to alienate themselves from the rest of the world. What really identified these drivers as assholes was their consistent reference to their Prius ownership as “saving the environment.” Manufactured with the same materials and by the same methods as any other vehicle, the Toyota Prius had the added bonus of special cumbersome batteries made from rare and precious metals strip-mined from the earth and containing toxic chemicals to make them work. You can’t save the planet in a Prius. You still step on the environment, you just do it in Louis Vuitton pumps instead of Kodiak work boots.