When I was young, the van was kind of a punchline, only piloted by the wrong sort of person and/or Freddie Jones.  It was an unfair assertion, but there ya go.  Somewhere along the line, though, they came back into fashion and even sprouted into mini-varieties, and even cool werewolf Oz from ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ was seen to drive one.  Inspector Gadget’s transformed into a super-car when necessary, while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned their Party Wagon into a rolling arsenal, making a strong contender for the coolest van, leading to today’s shag-carpeted conversion query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to lean towards B.A. Baracus, but knows that the only real answer for me is Greg Universe’s home on wheels, asking: Which van is the coolest van?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    I dunno. But I do know the three coolest RVs:

    1) The Landmaster from Damnation Alley
    2) The Ark II
    3) The EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle (That’s a fact, jack!)

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