By on September 1, 2017

Houston rescue, Image: Twitter

When I was in my mid-twenties I would rejoice when we got a foot or more of unexpected snow. It meant I could spend the day in my Land Rover, pulling people out of ditches. It wasn’t all fun and games; I became much more experienced at pulling people out of snowbanks, too, which meant that I could… okay, on second thought it was all fun and games. Brother Bark liked to come along, because whenever I helped out a woman whose boyfriend or husband was with her it would give him a chance to make fun of the fellow. It was truly a no-lose situation.

I can therefore totally understand the joy this monster truck driver felt when he finally had a chance to DO WORK with his monster truck. You spend your whole life training for the moment when your stupid jacked-up b**-dozer is useful for something besides making enemies of decent people on the freeway — and then one day the moment comes!

It wasn’t just the monster trucks. All of the lifted boxes, donks, and bubbles had their thirty-six-inch moment in the sun (or the rain) as well, cruising effortlessly through the rising floodwaters. Which leads to a question….

If you knew that your area would be experiencing multiple 500-year floods over the course of a decade, what kind of vehicle would you buy to cope with the issue?

Would you raise your truck? Dub your donk? Put a special commemorative badge on your egg-shaped Subaru thingie? What’s the plan, Stan?

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch - Image: Ford

[Images: Michael Keyes/Twitter, Ford Motor Company]

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