JL421 Badonkadonk

By Deane Barker on November 1, 2005

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank: I don’t know what’s more odd — that this exists at all, or that you can buy it on Amazon for $20,000 (I actually stumbled across it while browsing — don’t ask).

The JL421 Badonkadonk is a completely unique, extremely rare land vehicle and battle tank. Designed with versatility in mind, the Donk can transport cargo or a crew of five internally or on the roof, and can be piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch, thanks to special one-way steel mesh armor windows and a control stick that pivots up and down to allow piloting from the standing or seated positions.

I love how this review ends:

If you’ve ever seen this thing in action on the dry lake bed at Burning Man, you’d know that it’s cool. It’s not a tank for battle for god’s sake, it’s a fun toy to drive on flat surfaces, amuse onlookers and inspire conversation. I can’t think of any use for it other than Burning Man, actually.

And you have to love a review that starts out like this:

I’ve been shopping for a light armored vehicle as a second weapon system for my wife

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Comments

  1. You’re right, Deane, I don’t want to know how you stumbled across this looking at what “badonkadonk” is slang for. And on eBay of all places. Shame, shame.

  2. Clearly you don’t listen to enough Missy Elliott – or you would definately know what a badonkadonk is. However, I’m still trying to figure out what a Holla-Back girl is and why Gwen Stefani ain’t one. :)

  3. So if I understand this correctly, Deane went looking for Missy Elliott and found this thing instead AND Keith and drmthtr actually knew what the term meant? I think dz, Joe, Dave and myself need to reconsider the company we keep.

  4. Yeah… I, uh… actually heard badonkadonk for the first time a while ago on an episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Tracy Morgan (SNL) was talking about it.

    Maybe you meant to state “Noel, Joe, Dave and myself”.

    I have a feeling this post is going to generate some interesting search engine hits for Deane.

  5. You can keep me in your list Rob. I guess I don’t get out enough, but somehow that doesn’t bother me.

    … this post is going to generate some interesting search engine hits for Deane.

    Maybe the time to shut down comments is now. ;o)

  6. At least it got us looking at a new reference…who knew there was an urban dictionary site? And, for the record, I learned it on the Dave Chappelle Show…OH SNAP!

  7. To be honest, when I first saw the post and the image, I was thinking it was the name for one of Jabba’s ships from Return of the Jedi.

  8. who knew there was an urban dictionary site?

    That’s been around for quite some time.

    I was thinking it was the name for one of Jabba’s ships from Return of the Jedi.

    It was obviously influenced by Jedi, don’t you think?

  9. I saw this on monster garage and they said it would be here so i looked it took me a while but i found it. its so cool would buy if it was like ten bucks cus just imagine shipping

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