Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Love Affair with Destruction


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By John Galt

So, I like cool toys. Not a big surprise. Snowmobiles, motorcycles, jet-skis, potato guns, or even good ol’ fashioned firearms, there is something in most Michigan men (and women) that excites us about some new device designed to help us conquer a small corner of our world. Well, I have discovered a new toy today, but due to my lack of proximity to any non-urban area, I cannot get one. This is just one more reason to live in a place like Michigan. I have a love affair, and her name is Argo.

Some of you undoubtedly already know what an Argo ( is, but somehow I have only recently discovered these little gems. Invented in 71_Convertible_Topv2[1]the late 60’s, these little monsters are a cross between a tank and a 4-wheeler. And oh yea, it floats. There is something about this workhorse from hell that is giving me an intense and visceral need to ride one. If anyone has one or has been in one, feel free to comment below. I would like some vicarious excitement. Ever since I saw this thing, I have felt the need to get muddy. Really muddy.  That little Ted Nugent wildebeest voice in my head is starting to get hungry.

I guess this is another one of those cruel ironies of being an economic expat like myself. I left Michigan to make money so I could buy cool stuff. Now that I have a job and a little money, I live in a place that would have me arrested if I brought one of these bad devils to town.

Is it just me or is this thing begging for a gun turret on top?

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