The Sorensen Monologues

Archive for December 15th, 2021

Wide Cars

As I have notedĀ before, these are not the pickup trucks of my childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania. These are ostentatious $70,000 monstrosities that exist to intimidate others and perform some extremist vision of masculinity. I think some people are afraid to criticize them because they view them as work trucks or objects of authentic Americana, and while some percentage may be used for actual labor, these luxury behemoths are faux-working class vehicles often driven for pleasure by affluent people. (It seems safe to assume they’re also luring less-affluent people into debt they can’t afford.)

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Jen Sorensen is a cartoonist seen on Daily Kos, The Nib, and in magazines and
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