A Monster Truck… for REAL!

Star Wars met Earth on my drive to work yesterday! There I was, drivin’ along in the PK Cruiser, listening’ to talk radio mindin’ my own bizness, when suddenly I see in my rear view mirror great clouds of smoke and explosions and cars careening off of the road… what could be causing all the choas behind me?!?!? It is an alien attack? Will I need a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy?!?!?

I whipped out my camera to record what could very well be the end of the earth as we know it…

What is that THING?!?! (note camera in shades)

With cars flying off the road in every direction, I knew this would be on the evening news, this was my chance of a lifetime to get some rare photos of an alien attack on our planet!

Would I survive to tell the tale?!??!!

I hit the PK-Nitro-Turbo-Booster, but it was no use this monstrosity of a truck was gaining on me every second! What would I do? Would this be the end???

Surely the Galactic Empire is conquering Earth!

Look at the SIZE of those PINCHERS!!!

As it got next to me, I prepared to fire my fender-anchored proton torpedoes…

The wheels were bigger than my car!

I could just make out the Empirial Pilot who was attacking me…

What would I do? How would I survive? Would this be the end of my blog? To see it racing past me, watch this video! (3MB QuickTime)

Through some fancy driving, I was able to out maneuver the evil truck and avoid any blasts from its twin ion canons…. and i slipped behind to unleash my own fire power…..

Maneuvering Behind at high speed…


I was about to pull the trigger when i heard the voice of a long lost mentor, “Use the Force, Karl!” so I turned off my targeting computer, just then, the phone rang, and Sara said, “Karl, you’ve turned off your targeting computer!” I answered, “I’m fine!” and settled into the last momments…. until a cop pulled up behind me…. I decided I would let him do his duty to save the earth… I pulled back (and lowered the camera) and let the copper pull ahead of me…

What? No red and blue lights?

Obviously, the cops are already on the take from the Empire, as the cop did nothing. But at least I lived to tell the story. I am sure this is only the first of many Rogator Fighters!BY THE WAY: My parents always said I have a tendency to exaggerate stories. While not this one, I just thought I should mention that.

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Karl Bastian is the founder of Kidology.org, the creator of ToyboxTales.com, and the author of OrderoftheAncient.com. His personal website is Kidologist.com He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. I don’t know what is more scary, the truck, or you taking pictures while driving!

  2. Thats pretty wild. Hey Karl just checking up on you. I pray for you all the time and I am glad to see that you Blog now and I can keep up with you! You should keep it up as I have enjoyed your posts throughly.

  3. Apparently, that truck is some sort of crop-spraying vehicle for farms… the RoGator 1074 Sprayer. We don’t too many of those here in the Windy City… you ‘burbanites get all the fun.

  4. Karl, Great post. I thought it was creative and fun. I was hoping the cop was going to pull you over for taking pictures while driving. A little scary if you ask me, but then again you didn’t ask me, did you?


  5. I drive those things for a living. I like you take on it, You had the classic reaction that most new comers have. I’ve had people try to dive under me (and had some moreon on a motorcycle actually do it). And yes it is for crop spraying.

  6. I to drive one for a living. Actually work for the same company (Crop Production Services). Can’t believe how many people do less than smart and scary things around them. Have had several almost run into the side of me when I’m turning left. Interesting perspective on seeing one though, if you ever see me don’t let loose with the lasers please.

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