That Enormous-Ass Truck From Björk’s Military of Me

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That Huge-Ass Truck From Björk's Army of Me

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I think that for many people, this previous Thanksgiving was fairly surreal, no less than when in comparison with your life’s regular experiences with the vacation. This entire yr’s been a little bit surreal, and I’m not taken with combating that anymore. I simply need to embrace it, which is why I’d wish to carry to your consideration some of the criminally underrated automobiles in music movies, the Björk’s Massive-Ass truck from her Military of Me video (directed by Michel Gondry), the identical video the place she fights a gorilla dentist for a gem present in her mouth.

Actually, when you concentrate on it, it’s fairly horrible to understand that it’s been 25 years since this tune and video had been launched, and I don’t suppose there’s been any important gorilla dentist content material in any respect in that entire time, whether or not portrayed antagonistically (as in right here) or sympathetically. How can that be?

In the event you’re not conversant in the video, right here you go:

It’s not simply the big-ass truck that’s an automobilist’s deal with right here; to get a way of the size of the truck, we begin with a pleasant shot of this oddly re-grilled Bugeye Sprite, piloted by what seems to be a salty previous sea Cap’n:

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Quickly we pan up, revealing the imposing pediment of the truck’s grille, slathered in large twitching bugs, and sporting a rakish six-headlamp setup:

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Björk’s tiny head emphasizes the size of the beast fairly properly.

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The truck seems to be an eight-wheeler, no less than, and is both hauling a load of ductwork and pipes or has an absurdly large and sophisticated exhaust setup:

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I’m fairly impressed with the instrumentation proven within the truck, which is intensive, to say the least. The engine-turned dashboard is a cultured contact, although I’m a bit dissatisfied to see that there’s no A/C, only a dash-mounted fan, such as you’d discover in an LLV Postal truck.

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Not like many fictional automobiles utilized in music movies, we really get to see below the hood of this brute, as Björk has to do a little bit of upkeep on it, rising as much as the extent of the hood by way of some method of extendo-tube that could possibly be a part of the truck or a part of her pants or boots; it’s not terribly clear.

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The powerplant of the truck is sudden; there are two banks of enamel as a substitute of pistons, 14 in whole, which is smart, because the truck is big, and it’s possible an 8-toother simply wouldn’t be capable to get the job performed.

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I’m unsure what to make of the grizzled prospector-like man who emerges from the truck’s maw, accompanied by foul-smelling inexperienced smoke. I suppose he was inflicting some kind of engine points?

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No matter he was, Björk appears to be glad to be rid of him, and returns with the now-gigantic gem that the Dr. Gorilla, DDS extracted from her mouth, then tried to steal earlier than getting his bushy ass whupped by the tiny Icelander, who dropped it into the engine compartment, fixing the issue or re-fueling the truck, or one thing?

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I’m not completely clear what was occurring or how, precisely, this way of truck works, however I’m telling you now that I’m fairly sure you may’t discover a higher mouth-engined, gem-powered, colossal truck in any music video involving a gorilla dentist.

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