by Michael dEstries
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snipshot_dpbeqmbvo.jpgThis is getting ridiculous. “The Gurkha can go more than 150 kilometres per hour — plenty fast for a military vehicle — and is the highest level of protection you can get next to sitting in a tank. The squat 8,620 kilogram vehicle looks every bit the ticked-off hedgehog, bristling with testosterone and armour plating.”

That’s right–now there’s something even more ostentatious, unnecessary, and completely irresponsible to drive around Hollywood. In fact, someone close to Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to use it as daily transport. No word yet on who this individual is, but you can bet once we find out, it’s going to be a banner day of mocking. Unless you’re driving the streets of Baghdad or some other war-torn nation, there is absolutely no reason to be seen in this monstrosity.

“Unlike the over-the-top Gurkha, likely to find a niche among celebrities who crave a bling factor, most clients want discreet armour so as not to tip off potential assailants.”

Give me a break. Even stalkers don’t tend to carry armour piercing rounds on them. If any celebrity claims to buy this thing for ‘protection’, I want to know why the hell they’re living in Hollywood. The streets of LA are apparently a lot tougher since my visit a few months back.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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