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Badonkadonk Land Cruiser
image I got an email from my wife with a link to a JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank being sold on Amazon. She had a single question: Is this real?

I think most of the reviews of the product are tongue-in-cheek, but the Badonkadonk itself does seem to be real. sheds some light on this curious product:
The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser (ba-donk-a-donk) is a custom made tank that looks like it was modeled after Jabba the Hut's Sail Barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Nicknamed the "Donk," the JL421 Land Cruiser made its debut in 2002 at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, and has since made numerous appearances as a support vehicle for the Stanford University Marching Band.
Apparently the Badonkadonk was dreamed up by two Stanford University Band drummers, Neal Ormond and Frank Pollock. It's built by NAO Design, and each one is custom made. There's even an option to have flame-throwers installed on it. Owning one will set you back about $20,000. But don't expect to drive it around town. It's not licensed for use on public roads.

Why it's called a Badonkadonk is a bit of a mystery. According to Wikipedia, Badonkadonk is "a slang term for a woman's buttocks that are voluptuously large and firm."
Categories: Technology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 08, 2007
Comments (3)
Drummers rule!!!!!
I want one with a flame thrower AND a cannon!
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Wed Aug 08, 2007  at  05:44 PM
How many gallons to the mile does it get?

One good thing about it, who's going to steal it? Another is, traffic jams will fade away in front of you as everyone else scrambles to avoid getting run over.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Aug 08, 2007  at  07:54 PM
I'm not buying it unless it comes complete with Han Solo
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu Aug 09, 2007  at  10:08 AM
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