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Big Splash, Low Score for Jeep's Dive Into Pool

Posted in News on June 12, 2013
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 Ohhhhh Canada... Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is! (By the way, if you haven't seen that commercial, you must watch it now.) In my post-lunch fog, I don't even know how this happened, or how it relates to the You Tube link you just clicked on, but somehow I came across a video of a Jeep XJ in Canada attempting to jump an above-ground swimming pool. Cool, I know!  Little did we know, that while some are in Hollister competing in the Top Truck Challenge (lucky!) - where we all should be - others around the globe are constructing and hosting their own TTC renditions. There's a chance you've seen this video already, so we'll do a dramatic picture breakdown instead. This idea was flawed from beginning to end - minus the grassy, unobstructed approach. But once the behemoth hits the ramp, it all goes under water (literally) from there. First off - check out the ramp. The construction is faulty, the angle is impossible, and it's clearly too close to the pool. I doubt there's even a sufficient landing ramp. (Doesn't it look like there's another ramp on the left hand side?) Secondly, there seems to have been some confusion as to which preposition they were aiming for - INTO the pool or OVER the pool. If the goal was into the pool, then mission accomplished. Perhaps we - the audience - assumed incorrectly because of our preconceived assumption that Jeeps clearly jump over pools and not into pools. Speaking of audience - do you think the innocent bystanders were shocked by the bellyflop or...what? It's hard to tell. As a responsible, serious person, I'm terrified by the reckless, unnecessary damage done to pool, machine, and Canada.       

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