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We've all seen them, those, ahem, rubber naughty bits that hang from trailer hitches. They're tasteless, crude and the absolute funniest thing you've ever seen while driving. According to Virginia State Delegate Lionel Spruill, they may also be dangerous. Though sold under many names, Truck Nuts is what we know them as, and some are claiming they cause potentially dangerous distractions on the road. (We've blurred the above image of Truck Nuts so you don't get distracted and bang your head on the keyboard while web surfing.) We've also heard the argument that they create long, awkward moments between parents and children when little Susie asks, "What's that, Daddy?" Soon they'll be causing long, awkward moments among Viriginia's lawmakers when Spruill submits a bill to ban Truck Nuts in Virginia. The state of Maryland also tried to ban the balls around this time last year, although we never found out if lawmakers there were successful. If any Marylanders out there know, let us know in the comments.

We're of the mind that Truck Nuts cause as much of a distraction to motorists as their own cell phones and steaming cups of Vente coffee do. To target this novelty item because it may offend would open the door to banning all sorts of auto accessories, particularly any bumper sticker that rubs somebody the wrong way. And as for what to say to your kids who they notice the Dodge Ram up ahead going commando, just make something up like that's where you refill the truck's blinker fluid when it gets low. They're kids, what do they know?

[Source: WCAV via Jalopnik]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Folks.... Stand Up For Your Rights!

      Regardless of what you feel about our products, each of you should stand up for your rights. The biggest complaint I have heard from the legislators who want to ban these products (in Virginia and in Maryland) are that mom's and dad's don't want to have to explain to the kids "what those things are hanging from the back of that truck". The problem isn't what the kids are seeing, the real problem is this new era of parents who think they have to shelter their kids from everything, primarily because they are too damned lazy to be REAL PARENTS and explain to their children exactly what those things are. If you dont like them, then explain to your children that mom and dad dont necessarily agree with what that person is doing but this is AMERICA and they have their right to do it.

      And to the parents who dont want to be real parents, then keep watching your Dr. Phil and Oprah shows and continue to blame everyone else for your lack of parenting skills!

      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      As a woman, i find truck nuts halarious!!! I own a 89 ford bronco- lifted, with a 351 motor- I just wish there was a equivalant product for women to put on their tuff trucks. Truck t*ts? It just doesnt have the same ring. And to all you uptight ladies out there...grow a pair, and leave the men alone! Admit it, every woman has wished at some point that she didnt have to squat everytime she peed...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's tasteless, pointless, and a waste of money.

      Of course I'm referring to the Virginia state legislature actually wasting time on this minutiae when there are clearly other pressing issues on the docket. I propose they introduce a bill to edit the state motto: "Virginia is for Losers."
      • 7 Years Ago
      if red necks aren't buying truck nuts, they're spending their welfare cheques on meth.

      i say leave 'em be.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If you think democrats are the only ones who cater/pander to monomaniacs you're way off. However you can get votes is how you play the game.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ronald "Welfare Queen" Reagan was a Democrat?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Andrew, JG, my comment was directed at steve-o
        • 7 Years Ago
        Democrat 'tolerance' on display.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Laughing my ass off, I agree
      • 7 Years Ago
      Um, the truck nuts are pretty stupid, but they definitely not a gross as that guys mangina... Christ dude loosen the khakis.
      • 7 Years Ago
      not only can you get nuts for your truck but you can get a nut sack for your "Hog". It's not the ideal of the nut sack that offends me it the time and money wasted on trying to ban something.

      Let the real money wasted be the $59.95 for the nuts, not tax payers money on enforcing the ban.

      everyone should be able to exspress there opinions
      remember they are like @##holes--everyone has one.
      R> Cummings
      • 7 Years Ago
      And there is nothing more important than this to deal with in Virginia? This is so nuts!!
      • 7 Years Ago

      Truck anus! Yeah!

      And you asked, "Where does this end?"

      In the truck anus!

      Actually, I think these type of vulgar things are disgusting. And it goes right up there with the powerstroke and cummins remarks. But I'm surprised no one included Chevy in their statements.

      In order to be Cummins, you gotta be PowerStrokin'; but to be 'Strokin, you gotta be hard "Like a Rock."

        • 7 Years Ago
        Maryland failed btw, they tried to make a law banning all 'indecent' things on motor vehicles and it was too vaugue.
      • 7 Years Ago
      On one hand, they're vulgar, and I really don't think they should have ever been allow. On the other hand, like a mullet, they help you more easily spot the no-class white trash idots out there.

      Ban them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If they ban these, let them suck on a driveshaft.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1st of all, this is a silly idea. there are much more important things that need to be voted on in Virginia.

      2nd, how stupid are the thing's. there called truck nut's.yet they attached over the truck ball, on the trailer hitch, so all it does is give them 3 ball's

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