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Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 18, 2019 07:05PM
These bros are pretty funny.

I've heard of them over the years, but this is the first time I've heard them.

They're very quick off the cuff.

Oh, and AirDropping the podcast to my HomePod is pretty nice.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: neophyte
Date: June 18, 2019 07:08PM
Agreed. They were good. But IIRC, these are all recorded shows because one of the brothers died several years ago.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 18, 2019 07:10PM
Yeah, I loved their show. When I was doing a 100 mile commute way back when, I would listen when I could.

So sorry to see that program end.



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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: wowzer
Date: June 18, 2019 07:13PM
listen to the credits in the end. It's quite amusing...

like Russian chauffeur: Picup Andropoff
like law office of Dewy Cheatum and Howe (love that one).
like statistician Marge N. Overa
etc.



All I ever really needed to know, I learned from watching Star Trek.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 18, 2019 07:49PM
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wowzer
listen to the credits in the end. It's quite amusing...

like Russian chauffeur: Picup Andropoff
like law office of Dewy Cheatum and Howe (love that one).
like statistician Marge N. Overa
etc.

Here's a link to the full Car Talk staff listings (it's huge!):
[www.cartalk.com]
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 18, 2019 08:00PM
Dowe, Cheetem, and Howe...

Carson used the same firm.

'You've managed to squander another hour...'

'NPR listeners everywhere turn their tote bags inside out whenever they hear us."

The brothers retired they radio broadcast, and NPR rebroadcast their shows for several years after. Then the broadcasts ended and the show carries on in podcasts.

So yes, I'm hearing archive material, but it's pretty funny.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: hal
Date: June 18, 2019 08:13PM
I'm not a car guy at all and not much of a radio guy either, but whenever that show popped on, I always enjoyed it.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 18, 2019 08:16PM
I believe they retired because Tom Magliozzi had Alzheimer's. I still remember that when Tom died, Ray said "Turns out he wasn't kidding. He really couldn't remember last week's puzzler." If anybody but his brother had said it, it would have been cruel, but as it was I had to laugh.



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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 18, 2019 09:33PM
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$tevie
I believe they retired because Tom Magliozzi had Alzheimer's. I still remember that when Tom died, Ray said "Turns out he wasn't kidding. He really couldn't remember last week's puzzler." If anybody but his brother had said it, it would have been cruel, but as it was I had to laugh.

Those boys loved to laugh. They were relentless.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 18, 2019 09:58PM
They had their mother on a few times and they got their laugh from her.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: hal
Date: June 18, 2019 10:00PM
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Dennis S
They had their mother on a few times and they got their laugh from her.

I might have to look up one of those
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 18, 2019 10:52PM
Ah, car guys... I used to love that show.
I subscribed to the podcast when it was still in production, but honestly, I enjoyed it more when I got it through the airwaves... sort of like vinyl vs CDs.



• back to confinement


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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 18, 2019 11:06PM
I used the staff names for a practice company we would run audits on. My boss loved reading the reports!



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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 19, 2019 01:51AM
sort of like vinyl vs CDs.

More like simply live vs previously recorded.

Sort of like participating vs observing, of actually 'being there'.


If anybody but his brother had said it, it would have been cruel, but as it was I had to laugh.

That's a very poignant bon mot.

If Tom could have heard that, he would have laughed, too.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: rexs
Date: June 19, 2019 03:50AM
On of my favorites was about a guy looking in the review mirror, seeing his dog look like it was getting car sick.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: June 19, 2019 05:32AM
"Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers." Loved the show and listened to all the time.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 19, 2019 05:36AM
I still get older shows on my NPR station.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 19, 2019 08:14AM
Quote
RAMd®d
Dowe, Cheetem, and Howe...

Carson used the same firm.

'You've managed to squander another hour...'

'NPR listeners everywhere turn their tote bags inside out whenever they hear us."

The brothers retired they radio broadcast, and NPR rebroadcast their shows for several years after. Then the broadcasts ended and the show carries on in podcasts.

So yes, I'm hearing archive material, but it's pretty funny.

IIRC, the Three Stooges did as well.
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 19, 2019 01:19PM
Was very happy at their cameo in the original CARS film from Pixar.

clip from the original: [youtu.be]

via Wikipedia:

Tom and Ray both appeared in the Pixar films Cars (2006) and Cars 3 (2017). (Tom's role in the third film was accomplished through archival recordings, as it was produced after his death.) They played the owners of Rust-eze who discovered Lightning McQueen and gave him his first big break. Tom appeared as a 1963 Dodge Dart convertible, a reference to a car that he owned for many years and often mentioned on Car Talk. Ray appeared as a 1964 Dodge A100 van. In both films, they admonished: "Don't drive like my brother", the catchphrase from the close of their radio show.

and others:

The Magliozzi brothers also appeared in the PBS Kids show Arthur episode called "Pick a Car, Any Car" which aired on November 25, 2002. Arthur calls them with a question about the family car, which would have been hauled away by the local mechanic without their help. The answer turns out to be a baby rattle lodged in the car's tailpipe.

In 2008, the brothers starred in their own PBS animated series Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns, playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

They also hosted an episode of the PBS show NOVA entitled "The Car of the Future".



It's spelled " y'all "

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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 19, 2019 09:50PM
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Bill in NC
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RAMd®d
Dowe, Cheetem, and Howe...

Carson used the same firm.

IIRC, the Three Stooges did as well.

I remember it from the Three Stooges as well. I think Carson's lawyer was "Bombastic Bushkin".
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 20, 2019 07:57AM
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Bill in NC
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RAMd®d
Dowe, Cheetem, and Howe...

IIRC, the Three Stooges did as well.

That’s “Dewey, Cheetham & Howe”. They’ll sue you if you spell it incorrectly. judge smiley
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Re: Listening to Click n Clack's Car Talk.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 20, 2019 01:29PM
I like it when Ray messes with the phone number and somehow makes it sound lots longer than it really is.
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