"instead it was a freaking Prius. This explains the dating problem"
(warning: partial thread hijack)
Ha! This is pretty common guy-think; in fact, several weeks ago on Car Talk they revisited a question posed by a fellow who asked for advice on what model car to buy to attract chicks. Tom and Ray advised either some 4x4 Jeep thing or a Miata. Apparently hordes of women wrote in to say they were way off the track; the Jeep said "macho jerk" and the Miata screamed "Hi, I'm having a Midlife Crisis!!!". Apparently the cars that guys think women are impressed by are really just the cars that impress other lonely guys...
(But then, my BF drives a Leaf and I a Honda hybrid, so of course I think a Prius is just fine!)
I get that Nick was joking, but I certainly can't even imagine Doug in a Hummer (IMO that screams "macho jerk" in all caps, italicized, bold, and with lots of exclamation points)...I have been the recipient of his generosity (remember the thread about "who gets cold feet?" - I am now the grateful owner of a pair of Goosefeet booties, courtesy of Doug) and from that, his BPL presence, and one GGG meeting, I'd have to say that "macho jerk" is so not him. I'm not surprised that he toughed out the calf injury (despite my lame joke above) and kept his date with Ike.