Wide and loud

In these green days (by-the-way ... notice no-one is advertising how green they are amongst their TV adverts anymore?) - when perhaps the most UN-GREEN item you could think of is, say, an EXHAUST PIPE - yes?

Isn't it odd at these are exactly the same days that see us surrounded by the latest fad of fantastically wide exhaust pipes. As if these items shout "Look how powerful I am, look just HOW MUCH exhaust I need to expel"

The other thing these odd fashion items add to is, of course, noise pollution.