Oshkosh Defense trucks do star turn

Holy cheeseheads, Batman. I received a phone call this afternoon from a media rep for Oshkosh Defense, letting me know that two of the firm’s fine Wisconsin-built vehicles are featured in the new Batman movie, and¬†will be parked outside the Oshkosh theatre where the film opens tonight.

My first thought, naturally, was . . . “wait, there’s a new Batman movie?” (I’ve totally got my finger on the pulse of pop culture. Ask anybody.) I vaguely recall seeing a Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, a number of years ago. (He was in Johnny Dangerously, too, right?) Beyond that, I got nothin’.

Anyway, it’s true: there is a new Batman movie, and “The Dark Knight Rises” features the Oshkosh Oshkosh Tactical Protector Vehicles (TPVs) and a Logistical Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) truck in some “pivotal action scenes.” Straight from the military-industrial complex to the multi-plex, one could say.

So, if you’re in the vicinity of the¬†Oshkosh Marcus Theatre tonight you’re going to want to stop by and check out the trucks. I’m sure they’re just as cool as the Batmobile.

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