Even though in practice, I lean towards big sedans with lots of leg room and excellent sound systems, I’ve always had a soft spot for the idea of a dune buggy.  I traipsed all over San Andreas to get one in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, I used to watch Mel Blanc voicing a particularly entertaining one on Saturday morning TV, and of course, idolized Wonder Bug, the anthropomorphic superhero Dune Buggy.  Still, at my age and general girth, trying to get into a stiff-framed steel monstrosity with no windows seems like a disaster, and yet I still want to whip across a beach somewhere with my hair flipping in the breeze and Seals & Croft on my radio, leading to today’s knobby-tired query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) can’t believe Batman doesn’t have a Bat-buggy, asking: A Dune Buggy: Good Idea or The BEST Idea?


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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. Wow, I had forgotten dune buggies existed… I think the last time I thought about one was about 30 years ago.

    Is that some sort of crime?

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