Apparently, “rollin’ coal” is a thing.
And what, you ask, is “rollin’ coal?” That’s a great question! It’s, well, I’ll let the article describe it:
In small towns across America, manly men are customizing their jacked-up diesel trucks to intentionally emit giant plumes of toxic smoke every time they rev their engines. They call it “rollin’ coal,” and it’s something they do for fun.
There are a lot of dumb things people (and I fall into that category) do to their vehicles to make them cost more and worth less. It’s practically an American tradition. Where these folks really take the cake is that they’re modifying their trucks just to make them pollute more so they can blow smoke in other people’s faces. I was going to call them the “juggalos of the road” but that’s grossly unfair to juggalos, who mostly just want to be left alone and don’t spend assloads of money to annoy people.
There’s something intensely juvenile about rollin’ coal. The primary targets seem to be “people who think polluting is a not-so-great thing:”
The ultimate highway enemy, however, are “nature nuffies,” or people who drive hybrid cars, because apparently, pro-earth sentiment is an offense to the diesel-trucking lifestyle. “The feeling around here is that everyone who drives a small car is a liberal,” says Ryan. “I rolled coal on a Prius once just because they were tailing me.”
Yeah, liberals think polluting is bad, so we’re going to spend all our money making our trucks pollute more! You’d think that mindless, knee-jerk tendency could be put to good use, eh?