Truck Nutz: Disgusting or hilarious? (Update: Nutz on trial)

Flickr user goodmami

Update December 14, 2011: Virginia Tice went to traffic court to object the $445 ticket but the Police Chief that issued the ticket requested a jury trial.

That trial is today. Post and Courier has a few more details here and has mentioned that reporter Dave Munday may live tweet the proceedings. See below for background on the story.

Update: Well that was quick. The trial has been delayed until January due to lack of jurors according to Munday's tweets (and this P&C update). Police Chief Franco Fuda says there is no way the charges will be dropped. 

First Report: If this is the first time you've encountered truck testicles, then you've certainly been hiding under a rock with a thick pop-culture barrier.

Truck Nutz are fake testicles that hang from the vehicle's bumper. And apparently, the law doesn't look too kindly on them.

Virginia Tice has a pair hanging from her pickup truck, and she's headed to court today to discuss a ticket she received for violating South Carolina's law on obscene bumper stickers. At this point, the question is whether or not Virginia Tice's Truck Nutz can be described as offensive "as determined by contemporary community standards, sexual acts, excretory functions, or parts of the human body."

To get the full scoop, head over to The Post and Courier's post here.

While I, personally, find Truck Nutz hilarious, I know that there are many that find them offensive. And I wouldn't want to be in a car with a little kid when the question of "What are those things hanging from that guy's truck?" comes up.

What do you think? Are Tice's Truck Nutz taking things a little too far, or is this ticket a violationg of her right to freedom of expression?

Filed in