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The MMFC began as a volunteer organization of fans and happy employees at Bart Gisneg World. Their self-assigned duties within the park generally consisted of a gentle and friendly policing of guests to watch their conduct - generally keeping people from littering, and other benign things like that.

As part of the agreement for Swanstone's acquisition of the The Bart Gisneg Company (long after the park was enclosed and submerged), GisnegWorld Undersea Arcology was omitted from most oversight as the exclusive domain of the Gisneg company. As part of this agreement, the MMFC was made into the official law enforcement agency for the arcology.

They now generally enforce the same things, but with extreme measures. Infractions include:

  • Littering
  • Straying from designated areas
  • Not having a good time, all the time
  • Refusal to join in impromptu musical performances

The American Motorized Combat League (AMCL, "The League") is a motorized combat sports league, as well as a division of the Armed Forces of Las Vegas

History

WarDroids

WarDroids was an American robot combat television series. Competitors designed and operate remote-controlled armed and armored machines designed to fight in an arena combat elimination tournament.

The ubiquity of drone technology led to an expansion of the league into an aerial drone division in 2024. 

As various fabrication technologies progressed into greater access for civilians, more combat-ready machines began to enter the league. Weight divisions were progressively increased to the point that matches were held in large outdoor arenas. 

As the league expanded in participation and sponsorship, they sought new opportunities for expansion. The lobbying effort took half a decade, but eventually a compromise was reached between investors and the United States Federal Government.

AMCL

The American Motorized Combat League was officially formed in 2029 as a joint effort between the The United States Department of Defense & private investors.

The goals were multiple:

  • Cultivate a new sporting league to enrich investors and competitors through advertising and prize moneys
  • Further develop Mobile Combat Doctrine and technology through a free-market innovation model
  • Offer a regular opportunity for live-fire training for armed forces personnel
  • Accelerate MilitaryPrivatization by cultivating paramilitary groups
  • Provide positive PR to the US Armed Forces
  • Entice enlistees to the military

Originally, AMCL entrants consisted solely of converted civilian vehicles or standard military vehicles. Later, it would expand to include massive armed Rigs, Power Armor, and air & nautical vehicles as well. All vehicles were mandated to be remote-controlled, until combined pressure from various interests led to The AMCL's Shift to Manned Vehicles.

The free creative range for teams effected a strong evolutionary pressure on vehicle design. The results were massively influential on consumer vehicles, and had the effect of popularizing combat-ready vehicles among the populace as an analogous political statement to firearm ownership. 

Federal Emergency Austerity Act (FEAA)

After the FEAA, the AMCL declared its allegiance for the newly created Democratic Consortium of Las Vegas. It was integrated into the Armed Forces of Las Vegas.

Activity

The AMCL occupies an unusual space in the economy. It not only conducts and organizes AMCL Exhibitions for profit, but it also acts as a MercenaryParamilitaryOrganization for the Democratic Consortium of Las Vegas. Occasionally, recruits are drawn from AMCL Open League to serve as Mooks for military maneuvers or sports exhibitions.

In addition, mostly in the Open League, teams are known to regularly offer freelance services throughout Dust Bowl, the kind you need violence for. And depending on their ethics, this might include raiding & pillaging.

Leagues

Divisions

Divisions are determined by vehicle weight and with some minor limitations to armaments to keep things competitive. 

Ranked bouts are often limited to a single division, but may include teams from multiple.

Power Armor Divisions

Aerial Divisions

Terrestrial Vehicle Divisions

Maritime Divisions

Jeeeep
A 2038 Jeeeep Ultrachungus-XS, one of the earliest and smallest DWs made.

Note: This usage supplanted the original definition of "Two mobile homes, bolted together as a single unit and used as a permanent residence."

The Double-Wide (Also Dee-Dub, Double, Dubby, or DW) is a vehicle that came to prominence in the United States in the mid- to late-21st century. As its name implies, the DW is just over twice as wide as a standard vehicle. It occupies two lanes in a street, and generally sits much higher than a standard vehicle. DWs are considered one of the focal points and originating factors in Toofers

Origins

Historians and Anthropologists note contributions from various sectors that led to the rise of the Double-Wide.

Commercial Interests

The DW was promoted with advertising, lobbying, and corporate subterfuge by the combined interests of the Petroleum, Auto-making, Real Estate, Engineering and Civil Contracting industries, among others. Its widespread adoption meant a bonanza for industries that built, fueled, or laid concrete for it.

Consumers

Near the mid-21st century, Anti-Environmentalist Culture had reached a fever pitch for its adherents, who often made major material sacrifices and adjustments to their lifestyle to make their beliefs clear. As Electric Vehicles had increasingly become standard in the developed world, their reaction was to double-down on their commitment to the internal combustion engine. It became a point of pride to own a double-wide, even if they were not yet street-legal in that jurisdiction. As DWs became more commonplace, they went from a mostly rural status symbol to a common sight in city centers redesigned to accommodate them.

Government & Regulatory Bodies

Main Article: The Doubling

The United States underwent a sweeping pattern of amendments to civil engineering codes, zoning regulations and civil tort laws, accompanied by enormous expenditures to retrofit its infrastructure to accommodate DWs. This was known as The Doubling, often cited as a factor in that society's collapse.

Many jurisdictions moved to legalize DWs for consumer use in all roadways, often ahead of any indicated consumer demand. DWs were afforded special privileges and exemptions in traffic rules, such as designated lanes, mandatory right-of-way, collision liability exemptions, and pass-under obligations for smaller vehicles. 

Some jurisdictions banned DWs outright, the smallest of which simply got Raze Rallied. Others were subject to various angles of sabotage by the various private interests and aligned governmental actors that stood to profit.

Illuminati

The Double-Wide was an explicit strategy in the Climate Conspiracy.

Description

DWs are often widened versions of existing standard-sized SUVs and pickup trucks, with seating for four to twelve people per row. Some models have two stories, with the driver's seat most often being located on the second story. The interiors are fitted as mobile homes, businesses, vacant passenger seating, or any other justification for using this much space.

The largest models retain the conventional four-wheeled design, with enough space underneath for a single standard vehicle to pass in a parallel or lateral direction. In most jurisdictions, those passing such a DW are legally obligated to pass under the vehicle rather than around it - because it's important to utilize space efficiently, folks!

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The Parking Stratum  is a geological stratum and anthropological horizon that refers to the continental pattern of Lots and Highways falling into ruin and becoming part of the landscape, creating a distinct layer in the Earth's crust.

Mikey is a reference to Mikey Moose, a subsidiary of Swanstone Holdings. At one point, Swanstone had tested using the character to communicate public announcements in its arcologies, a choice that was met with vague disgust everywhere but GisnegWorld Undersea Arcology. The decision was quickly rolled back, but remains an embarrassment to Swanstone's reputation. Now, authority figures in the Swanstone hierarchy are referred to disparagingly as Mikeys.

Fat Fuck in a Big Fuckin' Truck was a super-ultra-mega-smashy-smash hit sitcom that aired on NBCorCBSorABCorIDK for 21 seasons until the timely death of its lead. It is considered one of the four horsemen of the American Cultural Apocalypse, the turning point at which people finally admitted they're just piggies and want their slop.

Cast

Toofer

Toofer (born ____), the series' protagonist, was a fan of two-for-one deals and would say it enthusiastically whenever he found one. As the running joke progressed, it went from purchases of meals too big for him to eat (for a while) to highly impractical things like vinyl siding for his house, which he took advantage of by having his SUV vinyl-sided. Some of the jokes inspired actual products that then became popular in American society at large, with the show's fans as the most enthusiastic consumers.

Toofer is very obese, opinionated, and generally bad at everything. 

Bogo

In the show's pilot episode, The Revolution Will Not Be Metabolized (S01E01), Toofer redeems a "Buy One, Get One" coupon at his favorite burger joint, Chunky Chungus. He is soon outraged to find that, interpreted literally, this means you do not get a free burger. You get one, because you bought one. Toofer responds by shouting a call to action, at which point various other very fat people throw their burgers at the restaurant's staff. Toofer, in a moment of weakness, hides his own burger during this commotion because outrage doesn't sate an empty stomach.

When Toofer gets home, he is shocked to realize the burger can talk - and he comes with a large side of sarcasm! Toofer and Bogo soon develop a combative bestfriendship, with general burger-related puns and repetitive catchphrases heaped into your eye-trough.

It is later revealed that the BOGO coupon was a scheme on the part of the restaurant's owner Stan, who sought to bankrupt it for a Bankruptcy Insurance1 scam. With the insurance payout, he is able to pay the debts incurred by trying to go bankrupt, repair the restaurant destroyed in the riot, and return things more or less to the state in which they would remain for the rest of the series. 

Bogo smokes a lot of weed

Donatella

Donatella is an Italian supermodel, PhD astrophysicist and Toofer's doting wife. She has a somewhat combative relationship with the mischievous Bogo, competing for Toofer's affections. She also has really, really, really huge boobs.

Stan

Stan is an employee at Chunky Chungus. He was the manager, but the pilot episode's riot causes the franchising corporation to send a professional manager to take over. Stan is frequently shuffled between various humiliating roles in the company. He often gives the key to Toofer's conflicts and problems through his Old Black Man Wisdom. 

Stan and Bogo have a very combative relationship, because Bogo says the N word, and not even in a clever way. Stan and Donatella do not appear in the same scene in all 21 seasons of the show.

Larry

Larry is a professional manager from Chunky Chungus' corporate launch team. He has been assigned to Stan's store after episode 1's riot. He and Stan are both aware that he can leave this store once Stan is forced to quit - but Stan has a singularly large severance package in his employment agreement, due to whatever, I don't care. Larry is a caricature of annoying but harmless people, inoffensive to every conceivable demographic, offering the audience a milquetoast foil and excuse to accept the actual assholes who are the main cast.

Content

Setting

Toofer lives in Houston and works on an oil rig. This is improbable for a very fat man2. They get a lot of mileage out of that one.

His best friend is a talking cheeseburger, who often talks him into bad ideas. 

Plot

Most episodes revolve around Toofer purchasing a new product. Then the product is either so good that it changes his life and he becomes evangelistic about it, or it ruins one aspect his life and he has to deal with the consequences. Bogo teases him either way, and Donatella clashes with his zeal or soothes his suffering. Then, the episode is resolved by Bogo giving a tough-love pep talk, Donatella giving an emotionally literate point of view, or Stan giving Wise Old Black Man advice. Then Toofer usually returns to using his usual products, often delivering a monologue about why that product is good.

Running Jokes

  • Stan has to do a shitty job, but he knows his place
  • Toofer has a new diagnosis
  • Toofer cannot distinguish between wants and needs
  • Larry is annoying
  • The cheeseburger does often irreverent things that cheeseburgers don't normally do
  • Now there is another talking food character and you'll never guess things, probably funny ones
  • Women are actually just annoying
  • Toofer kills or injures a coworker through criminal negligence and is not held accountable

Popular Catchphrases

The series was known for several catchphrases:

  • "You're all right, Toofer." - Stan
  • "Fuck you, [expletive]!" - Bogo to Stan
  • "Whyyy, I oughtta eat you!" - Toofer to Bogo
  • "Go kill yourself, you fat fucking piece of shit." - Bogo to Toofer
  • "Two-fer!" - Toofer
  • "Oops, my boobs!" - Donatella, regarding her Boobs
  • "The burger said it!" - Toofer
  • "Ohh no! I've eaten too much, and it's almost lunchtime!" - Toofer

Cultural Significance 

Production

Starting in the episode Maybe Everyday Means Normal (S04E01), the studio audience consisted exclusively of the morbidly obese, who could be heard breathing in quieter (and occasionally medium-quiet) parts of the show. To many Americans, this simulated the feeling of being around their universally obese peers and families. 

Cultural Representation

The episode The Cheeseburger Finally Sucks The Fat Guy's Dick (S11E06) brought Gastrophiles to the public eye. Once they became aware of the positive reaction, producers assured the media that the representation was intentional.

Media Consumption

The show had an occasionally expository style, directly describing the show's events in the series and episode titles, as if to deconstruct or criticize tropes. But no such thing takes place - instead, a joyless recital of tropes and jokes so obvious that you probably thought of them before the characters said them. Jokes, dialogue, and at one time an entire episode's script were reused without any repercussions to ratings.

Retail Products

The show is notable for having inspired numerous real-world products based on those purchased by Toofer in the show.

Products inspired by the show's episodes include:

  • Two-Let - Two toilets side-by-side with shared plumbing. For families who shit together.
  • Dubdo - "Double-Barrelled Hot Dog", a sandwich (don't @ me) with three layers of bread and two hot dogs. Usually a foot long at minimum.
  • Dodo - "Double-Double." It's four hot dogs. They were running low on ideas by season 4.
  • Double-Wide - A truck or SUV built to occupy two lanes. The cause of The Doubling.

Philosophy

People have debated for eons whether a burger can be racist, and while the answer still eludes us, this series at least gets us to think about it just about every episode.

Controversy

On the series' network debut, a critical furor arose that the fat protagonist was not as fat as the marketing had implied. Producers issued a public apology and cast a much fatter man to play Toofer. Criticism died down partially, but some voices were not to be appeased. 

See Arcology (Science) for more information on variations in design.

An Arcology is a superstructure designed for concentrated habitation. The smallest might be corporate complexes or public projects, and the largest are self-contained cities. 

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