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"jay van zandt" Discussed on Decoder Ring

Decoder Ring

08:34 min | 2 years ago

"jay van zandt" Discussed on Decoder Ring

"Gift. So despite appearing to be a company that appeals to people who love guns gun cicles is still in business because people who want to tease people who love guns. It's customers are not the people that it's marketed towards it's the people ribbing the people it's marketed towards, but unless you talk with Anthony, there's no way to know, this the gun sickles website is completely convincingly serious. And looking this way it actually helps themself? Gun schools and truck nuts are not exactly the same. For one thing truck owners. Unlike gun owners already have a long history of fixing provocative feisty rude. Crude joking items like bumper stickers and mud flaps onto their trucks. An unlike gun cycles when truck nuts refers on the market. They were a big hit with our target demo the quote funny, rednecks that truck nuts were originally conceived for but constable still feel like a kind of Rosetta Stone for truck nuts to me an object. That makes sense of what our reporting about truck. Matt's had already told us the truck nuts are at this point largely novelty item. And that the people keeping truck nuts in business are just as likely to be buying them as a gag gift. Then the art of putting them on the back of their truck. Okay. So now that we have all of this context for truck nuts. I wanna talk about another kind of truck netter the kind who actually puts truck nuts on his truck by choice. I got them as a gift use ago. So they've been equal for eight years. Though, tether, Sherman is a twenty eight year old from Maine. He's got a green pickup truck named Helga. And her truck nuts are green to match. All you get a lot of 'em designated a lot. I always got a good laugh out of them. When I was I kind of revel in the trashing of it that that's part of the humor of it. Like, I'll come to stop at a stop light in just here's something clinging around in the back. Then I'll remember there there, you know, I'll get a little chuckled myself about it is it only a joke for you. Where do you think there's something macho about it kind of? I think it's really go for my part. I feel like if if you spot so you probably don't need to put a pair of nuts on the back of. I mean, I guess. Some people think they're impressive. But I feel I yeah. Hey community. Hera plastic bowl. I don't know how you could take seriously Tyler is saying the things that I think most truck nutters do that. He doesn't take that seriously that isn't it makes him that macho are super trashy. And that's part of what's funny about them. In fact, Tyler sounds pretty similar to that prankster. We spoke with earlier, Matt Zahn. They're both guys who think truck nuts are kind of Dushi and trashy. Tyler like, Matt makes his truck not sound kind of like a private joke that he laughs about when he's by himself giggling and the cab of his truck, but the thing about truck nuts is not a private joke. They're not a pair of plastic balls. You have like in a room in your house. We're only your friends can see them friends with whom you share a sense of humor and sensibility there a public joke. Something that you take out into the world. Does anybody ever have a strong negative reaction to them? Knowle's over. But I'm pretty guy twos. Or maybe they wouldn't. When you see a pair of truck nuts on the road. You can't tell exactly what the driver is trying to say with them. I think that if I saw Tyler's car without ever having talked to Tyler. And I saw a green pickup truck nuts driven by a big white guy with stickers on the back for extreme sports, and the NRA which truck has would suggested earlier in this episode. Give the truck a wide berth as far as car accessories. Go truck nuts are just one signifier among many and these signifier 's bumper stickers flags mudflats to say nothing of the make and model of the car itself can amplify and reinforce each other to convey, a clear political message, but it's worth keeping in mind. The compared to many other such signifier 's truck nuts in and of themselves are relatively ambiguous. Here's Elliot doll. The executive editor of above the law again, I don't wanna get too philosophical with it. But let's get those. The truck nutter. When you see them are driving away from you. Right there moving they're they're they're it's it's the kind of opposite of coming at you. Right. You don't see them when they're coming at you only. See the nuts when the vehicle is moving past. You write a benighted truck is Jess is not kind of aggressively messing with your life. It's a symbol. But it's but but that's what I'm saying. It's it's a it's more symbolic of a person trying to have some fun with you at your expense as opposed to really kind of aggressively getting your face in like ruining your life. It's also worth keeping in mind. Something I touched on earlier in this episode about how whatever else they are truck. Nuts are also away for rural white Americans to send up what other people already think about them. I want to go back to something Tyler said, I kinda revel in the trashing of it that that's part of the humor of it. There's a kind of self irons Asian going on. Here the way someone might put truck nuts on their car to embody a stereotype to revel in it to be the trashy person. Everyone already assumes that you are you can see this type of self satire in lots of other contexts things that I actually think about when phenomenal lights riser things like camping kit, the come out of stuff like gay and lesbian culture. Colin Johnson is an associate professor in the department of gender studies at Indiana University. When I think of like gay men like fetish ising, Judy Garland, and you know, people putting testicles on their cars very much somebody on the surface, but they are kind of our stories about, you know, like cosmic unfairness, or sort of predictable and fairness of you know, the sort of underdog position like leaning, Judy Garland is like leaning into truck. No, look if everybody already thinks, you're kind of older and trashing tasteless. Then why not just go whole hog, you know, and kind of like, you know, it'd be kind of campy send up of of of that yourself like kind of take control of it Collins, not saying rural white guys truck knots are discriminated against minority. But it is saying that they too are self aware. Self-awareness? It's a big part of the most delightful and genuinely funny use of truck nuts that I came across while reporting this story, it was a pair of pink truck nuts. Dangling from the rear of a black matte pickup which had written on the back and bright green lettering. Austin the Secta me dot com. I hope nobody helped offended by it. But we thought it was funny, and it all grab you tension. Donna McBride drives a truck and works for any you urology specialists, Austin Austin-based medical practice devoted to men's health. A lot of the misconception about the second. Is that the balls are cut off? And I've heard that on reality shows, and it drives me crazy, and they you specialists, no all jokes and things that people have about the sect Amies, and they're using truck nuts to counter them. They're using balls to make people worry less about their balls. And we have had a lot of people. Call and say, I'm sitting behind this truck. It says Austin perspective dot com, call now. So I'm calling out one of the to me. Surprisingly, good marketing. So here we are at the end of our journey through the titular accessory landscape. And I wanna be clear I'm not saying there aren't men out there who are completely serious about their truck. Nuts men who hue to the stereotype lev regressive. Politics want to intimidate and provoke people who aren't like them. Here's Jay van Zandt. The original owner of truck nuts again for q guy. He did exist. I met him right met him several times through owning it. But I think we could stand to expand our understanding of truck nutters to admit a wider range of motivations for owning them motivations that include novelty, and gag gifting jokes and pranks self satire and thoughtlessness. That's not quite the same as malice and doing. This isn't just for the truck netter is for everyone else to who should take some comfort in the fact that in this specific instance, anyway, we aren't actually sharing the country with a bunch of horrifying crass stereotypes, just other people.

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"jay van zandt" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

Slate's Culture Gabfest

08:34 min | 2 years ago

"jay van zandt" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

"Gift. So despite appearing to be a company that appeals to people who love guns gun cicles is still in business because people who want to tease people who love guns. It's customers are not the people that it's marketed towards it's the people ribbing the people it's marketed towards, but unless you talk with Anthony, there's no way to know, this the gun sickles website is completely convincingly serious. And looking this way it actually helps themself? Gun schools and truck nuts are not exactly the same. For one thing truck owners. Unlike gun owners already have a long history of fixing provocative feisty rude. Crude joking items like bumper stickers and mud flaps onto their trucks. An unlike gun cycles when truck nuts refers on the market. They were a big hit with our target demo the quote funny, rednecks that truck nuts were originally conceived for but constable still feel like a kind of Rosetta Stone for truck nuts to me an object. That makes sense of what our reporting about truck. Matt's had already told us the truck nuts are at this point largely novelty item. And that the people keeping truck nuts in business are just as likely to be buying them as a gag gift. Then the art of putting them on the back of their truck. Okay. So now that we have all of this context for truck nuts. I wanna talk about another kind of truck netter the kind who actually puts truck nuts on his truck by choice. I got them as a gift use ago. So they've been equal for eight years. Though, tether, Sherman is a twenty eight year old from Maine. He's got a green pickup truck named Helga. And her truck nuts are green to match. All you get a lot of 'em designated a lot. I always got a good laugh out of them. When I was I kind of revel in the trashing of it that that's part of the humor of it. Like, I'll come to stop at a stop light in just here's something clinging around in the back. Then I'll remember there there, you know, I'll get a little chuckled myself about it is it only a joke for you. Where do you think there's something macho about it kind of? I think it's really go for my part. I feel like if if you spot so you probably don't need to put a pair of nuts on the back of. I mean, I guess. Some people think they're impressive. But I feel I yeah. Hey community. Hera plastic bowl. I don't know how you could take seriously Tyler is saying the things that I think most truck nutters do that. He doesn't take that seriously that isn't it makes him that macho are super trashy. And that's part of what's funny about them. In fact, Tyler sounds pretty similar to that prankster. We spoke with earlier, Matt Zahn. They're both guys who think truck nuts are kind of Dushi and trashy. Tyler like, Matt makes his truck not sound kind of like a private joke that he laughs about when he's by himself giggling and the cab of his truck, but the thing about truck nuts is not a private joke. They're not a pair of plastic balls. You have like in a room in your house. We're only your friends can see them friends with whom you share a sense of humor and sensibility there a public joke. Something that you take out into the world. Does anybody ever have a strong negative reaction to them? Knowle's over. But I'm pretty guy twos. Or maybe they wouldn't. When you see a pair of truck nuts on the road. You can't tell exactly what the driver is trying to say with them. I think that if I saw Tyler's car without ever having talked to Tyler. And I saw a green pickup truck nuts driven by a big white guy with stickers on the back for extreme sports, and the NRA which truck has would suggested earlier in this episode. Give the truck a wide berth as far as car accessories. Go truck nuts are just one signifier among many and these signifier 's bumper stickers flags mudflats to say nothing of the make and model of the car itself can amplify and reinforce each other to convey, a clear political message, but it's worth keeping in mind. The compared to many other such signifier 's truck nuts in and of themselves are relatively ambiguous. Here's Elliot doll. The executive editor of above the law again, I don't wanna get too philosophical with it. But let's get those. The truck nutter. When you see them are driving away from you. Right there moving they're they're they're it's it's the kind of opposite of coming at you. Right. You don't see them when they're coming at you only. See the nuts when the vehicle is moving past. You write a benighted truck is Jess is not kind of aggressively messing with your life. It's a symbol. But it's but but that's what I'm saying. It's it's a it's more symbolic of a person trying to have some fun with you at your expense as opposed to really kind of aggressively getting your face in like ruining your life. It's also worth keeping in mind. Something I touched on earlier in this episode about how whatever else they are truck. Nuts are also away for rural white Americans to send up what other people already think about them. I want to go back to something Tyler said, I kinda revel in the trashing of it that that's part of the humor of it. There's a kind of self irons Asian going on. Here the way someone might put truck nuts on their car to embody a stereotype to revel in it to be the trashy person. Everyone already assumes that you are you can see this type of self satire in lots of other contexts things that I actually think about when phenomenal lights riser things like camping kit, the come out of stuff like gay and lesbian culture. Colin Johnson is an associate professor in the department of gender studies at Indiana University. When I think of like gay men like fetish ising, Judy Garland, and you know, people putting testicles on their cars very much somebody on the surface, but they are kind of our stories about, you know, like cosmic unfairness, or sort of predictable and fairness of you know, the sort of underdog position like leaning, Judy Garland is like leaning into truck. No, look if everybody already thinks, you're kind of older and trashing tasteless. Then why not just go whole hog, you know, and kind of like, you know, it'd be kind of campy send up of of of that yourself like kind of take control of it Collins, not saying rural white guys truck knots are discriminated against minority. But it is saying that they too are self aware. Self-awareness? It's a big part of the most delightful and genuinely funny use of truck nuts that I came across while reporting this story, it was a pair of pink truck nuts. Dangling from the rear of a black matte pickup which had written on the back and bright green lettering. Austin the Secta me dot com. I hope nobody helped offended by it. But we thought it was funny, and it all grab you tension. Donna McBride drives a truck and works for any you urology specialists, Austin Austin-based medical practice devoted to men's health. A lot of the misconception about the second. Is that the balls are cut off? And I've heard that on reality shows, and it drives me crazy, and they you specialists, no all jokes and things that people have about the sect Amies, and they're using truck nuts to counter them. They're using balls to make people worry less about their balls. And we have had a lot of people. Call and say, I'm sitting behind this truck. It says Austin perspective dot com, call now. So I'm calling out one of the to me. Surprisingly, good marketing. So here we are at the end of our journey through the titular accessory landscape. And I wanna be clear I'm not saying there aren't men out there who are completely serious about their truck. Nuts men who hue to the stereotype lev regressive. Politics want to intimidate and provoke people who aren't like them. Here's Jay van Zandt. The original owner of truck nuts again for q guy. He did exist. I met him right met him several times through owning it. But I think we could stand to expand our understanding of truck nutters to admit a wider range of motivations for owning them motivations that include novelty, and gag gifting jokes and pranks self satire and thoughtlessness. That's not quite the same as malice and doing. This isn't just for the truck netter is for everyone else to who should take some comfort in the fact that in this specific instance, anyway, we aren't actually sharing the country with a bunch of horrifying crass stereotypes, just other people.

Tyler Matt Zahn Judy Garland Anthony Rosetta Stone constable NRA Jay van Zandt Sherman Maine Colin Johnson Knowle Austin executive editor Jess Donna McBride Amies Collins associate professor
"jay van zandt" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

Slate's Culture Gabfest

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"jay van zandt" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

"Podcast contains explicit language. In nineteen Ninety-seven Jay was sitting in a hot tub with some buddies when he hadn't a pithy we were talking about trucks, and you know, the whole euphemism. You gotta have some balls to go through that. That was like oh mine has more falls than years. And as soon as I said, it I pictured it for whatever reason, I guess I was drunk enough. And it would not go away. Which was picturing was a pair of plastic testicles that could hang from the back hitch of a pickup truck, Jay van Zandt? And I created truck nuts. Jay is not the only person who came up with the idea for truck nuts at around this time. But he is the one who gave them their name which is truck nuts with Z at the end. Kicked around bumper balls and things like that. But it was like our target market is not for anyone. But, you know, basically funny rid nex. Right. So it's got to say struck. You know, the nuts sounded great in the whole time. I didn't wanna be ultra groups, right? This was more about just pure comedy for the laugh of it. And so that's why through the and the name as well. Jay was only twenty two at the time and had no experience in manufacturing. But he was committed to making truck. That's a reality. I created like a clay model out of child's clay that you would buy at a a hobby lobby or or whatever and would sit on the back porch, and you know, shape them file them down. But I knew I just had this. This feeling everybody else would think this was funny as I did he put a small ask for them in the back of a bunch of national truck magazines, and then I also stood up an eight hundred number eight six six hot nuts. And so we we put the ads in in that phone never stopped ringing. Eight six six hot nuts is blowing up. This is the coda rang a show about cracking cultural mysteries. I'm willing Paskhin every month. We take on a cultural question habit or idea crack it open and try to figure out what it means. And why it matters. Truck. Nuts are simple object. An injection molded piece of plastic. The comes in bright colors in chrome. They've permeated American culture as a polarizing signifier addict joke with political implications. A provocation of the pious and uptight the Dushi accessory of would be macho man before working on this episode truck enough that struck me as being at fast Italy ridiculous. And at worst, a painfully obvious expression of a kind of toxic anxious masculinity. Blurting about the people who make and by truck nuts softened beyond them in order to explain how this happened to explain how I came to not totally hate the truck. Not I want you to come with me on a journey through the weird world of testicle related novelty items in the hopes that when it's done you too. We'll see plastic testicles in the new light. So today undercoating what's so funny about truck now? When you hear about truck nuts? It's usually because someone is joking about them. It is really freaking cold in the midwest. It is so cold truck nuts on the back of pickups. Have moved up inside the truck and jokes are fitting response. I mean, they're para plastic balls, but the butt of most jokes about truck. Nuts isn't truck nuts themselves. It's the people who own them. Drug numbers have been made fun of by late night. Talk show hosts big truck nuts here. Come on back. I want every free shaker coal book and wiggle wagon out there to roll on. They've been parodied in psalm. Playmates and other subject of countless pranks jokes and skits. Well, I'll tell you the problem. The problem is just because you wanna make a buck. My your old granddaughter has to look at big dangling cow balls every time I drive at a fucking Cracker Barrel. When you search truck nuts on Twitter. Most of the tweets you, come across aren't making fun of people who actually have truck nuts. There are some of those. They're making fun of the people. They imagine have truck nuts. And that imagined person is basically always the same particularly tacky member of the white working class so threatened by so-called, PC culture. He is slapped a pair of brightly colored plastic balls onto his beloved truck to prove he's got real big ones while triggering the libs truck nuts. Don't just defend personal sensibilities though, they've also managed to offend the thirties.

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"jay van zandt" Discussed on Decoder Ring

Decoder Ring

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"jay van zandt" Discussed on Decoder Ring

"Podcast contains explicit language. In nineteen Ninety-seven Jay was sitting in a hot tub with some buddies when he hadn't a pithy we were talking about trucks, and you know, the whole euphemism. You gotta have some balls to go through that. That was like oh mine has more falls than years. And as soon as I said, it I pictured it for whatever reason, I guess I was drunk enough. And it would not go away. Which was picturing was a pair of plastic testicles that could hang from the back hitch of a pickup truck, Jay van Zandt? And I created truck nuts. Jay is not the only person who came up with the idea for truck nuts at around this time. But he is the one who gave them their name which is truck nuts with Z at the end. Kicked around bumper balls and things like that. But it was like our target market is not for anyone. But, you know, basically funny rid nex. Right. So it's got to say struck. You know, the nuts sounded great in the whole time. I didn't wanna be ultra groups, right? This was more about just pure comedy for the laugh of it. And so that's why through the and the name as well. Jay was only twenty two at the time and had no experience in manufacturing. But he was committed to making truck. That's a reality. I created like a clay model out of child's clay that you would buy at a a hobby lobby or or whatever and would sit on the back porch, and you know, shape them file them down. But I knew I just had this. This feeling everybody else would think this was funny as I did he put a small ask for them in the back of a bunch of national truck magazines, and then I also stood up an eight hundred number eight six six hot nuts. And so we we put the ads in in that phone never stopped ringing. Eight six six hot nuts is blowing up. This is the coda rang a show about cracking cultural mysteries. I'm willing Paskhin every month. We take on a cultural question habit or idea crack it open and try to figure out what it means. And why it matters. Truck. Nuts are simple object. An injection molded piece of plastic. The comes in bright colors in chrome. They've permeated American culture as a polarizing signifier addict joke with political implications. A provocation of the pious and uptight the Dushi accessory of would be macho man before working on this episode truck enough that struck me as being at fast Italy ridiculous. And at worst, a painfully obvious expression of a kind of toxic anxious masculinity. Blurting about the people who make and by truck nuts softened beyond them in order to explain how this happened to explain how I came to not totally hate the truck. Not I want you to come with me on a journey through the weird world of testicle related novelty items in the hopes that when it's done you too. We'll see plastic testicles in the new light. So today undercoating what's so funny about truck now? When you hear about truck nuts? It's usually because someone is joking about them. It is really freaking cold in the midwest. It is so cold truck nuts on the back of pickups. Have moved up inside the truck and jokes are fitting response. I mean, they're para plastic balls, but the butt of most jokes about truck. Nuts isn't truck nuts themselves. It's the people who own them. Drug numbers have been made fun of by late night. Talk show hosts big truck nuts here. Come on back. I want every free shaker coal book and wiggle wagon out there to roll on. They've been parodied in psalm. Playmates and other subject of countless pranks jokes and skits. Well, I'll tell you the problem. The problem is just because you wanna make a buck. My your old granddaughter has to look at big dangling cow balls every time I drive at a fucking Cracker Barrel. When you search truck nuts on Twitter. Most of the tweets you, come across aren't making fun of people who actually have truck nuts. There are some of those. They're making fun of the people. They imagine have truck nuts. And that imagined person is basically always the same particularly tacky member of the white working class so threatened by so-called, PC culture. He is slapped a pair of brightly colored plastic balls onto his beloved truck to prove he's got real big ones while triggering the libs truck nuts. Don't just defend personal sensibilities though, they've also managed to offend the thirties.

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