Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

So long, Car Talk

BahamutZEROBahamutZERO regularRegistered User regular
edited October 2017 in Singularity Engine++


Car Talk is leaving the schedule of National Public Radio, with its last regular broadcast today, Saturday, September 30th 2017. Car Talk was a car advice and humor radio show hosted by Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers (Tom and Ray Magliozzi; Tom sadly passed away in 2014), which ended production in 2012 and has been airing best-of compilation reruns since. Pour one out for this fixture of American radio for the last 40 years, brought to you by proud sponsors such as the law offices of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe, and always remember not to drive like Click's brother, and especially not like Clack's brother.

BahamutZERO.gif
BahamutZERO on
KwoaruwanderingRingoFencingsaxLost SalientJacques L'HommeLadaiTommy2HandsMayabirdchrishallett83

Posts

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    A true American institution.

    dt3GeqU.png
    Gamertag: PrimusD | Rock Band DLC | GW:OttW - arrcd | WLD - Thortar
    TheStigchromdomA Dabble Of TheloniusLord PalingtonwanderingRingoFencingsaxsponoAthenorSkeithLadaiChimeraClint EastwoodTommy2HandsschussMayabirdani_game_bum
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Aw man.

    Steam: evilumpire Battle.net: T0NKKA#1588 PS4: T_0_N_N_K_A Twitter Art blog/Portfolio! Twitch?! HEY SATAN
    RingoFencingsaxTheStigsponoLadaiSkeithChimeraTommy2Hands
  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Aww, that's sad. :( I used to listen to these guys all the time with my parents as a kid. Their laughter was completely infectious.

    BahamutZEROTonkkaFencingsaxLadaiSkeithChimeraTommy2Hands
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    there's a complete podcast archive of some of the show on their website: https://www.cartalk.com/our-show/browse
    e: or rather it looks like it's not even close to complete, oh well.

    BahamutZERO on
    BahamutZERO.gif
    TonkkaKwoaruChimera
  • KwoaruKwoaru regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Car Talk rules

    It was never like appointment listening for me but whenever I was driving around on a weekend morning it was always a highlight and I'd often find myself sitting in the car long after I'd parked wherever I was going just because it was so god damn funny

    There is even some car talk clips in the automobile area of the National Museum of American History!

    Its a wicked bummer that saturday at 10am is gonna be filled by a news/current events show instead of the voices of these two happy boston accented guys

    But their entire archive is available on the shows website so maybe I'll start listening through that, if you haven't heard an episode before you should absolutely give them a listen

    Kwoaru on
    2x39jD4.jpg
    BahamutZERODarkPrimusNightDragonwanderingRingoFencingsaxSkeithChimeraClint EastwoodTommy2Hands
  • KwoaruKwoaru regular Registered User regular
    The finale show is just like a clip show but I sat in the car for a god damn hour and listened to it this morning, the opening story on today's show (#1739) is so good I nearly had to pull over on my trip its everything I love about listening to them

    Today's episode also has clips from the times they've had their Mom on during mothers day and some of the best calls and letters they've gotten

    I love the full episodes the most but the clips are still real good

    2x39jD4.jpg
    wanderingFencingsaxLost SalientChimera
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO regular Registered User regular
    Shoot it looks like it's not actually the full show archive on the site, that's too bad. Only goes back to 1987 and skips a lot of years and is clearly missing a lot of episodes within each year as well. Oh well.

    BahamutZERO.gif
    Kwoaru
  • existexist regular Registered User regular
    I always wanted to hear more actual advice and knowledge. I wish they would have goofed off less

    UmPiq.png
  • KwoaruKwoaru regular Registered User regular
    Oh dang each episode costs like a dollar, I was hoping the archive was free but I suppose it makes sense that it isn't

    Well now I have an even better excuse to buy my dad some of their CD collections I guess

    2x39jD4.jpg
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    The goofing off was 90% of the point

    torchlight-sig-80.jpg
    NightDragonKwoaruChimerachrishallett83
  • JavenJaven regular Registered User regular
    Aww, that's a bummer. I'm surprised they kept airing them for as long as they did after Tom died, though.

    Chimerachromdom
  • KwoaruKwoaru regular Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    The goofing off was 90% of the point

    Yeah its more of a car advice themed comedy show than a comedic car advice show

    But then when they did stop goofing and actually give the advice it was usually a pretty detailed answer or at the very least a solid recommendation for finding the actual problem if they weren't sure

    Unless god forbid you asked them about electric breaks (also in todays show)

    2x39jD4.jpg
    NightDragon
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Javen wrote: »
    Aww, that's a bummer. I'm surprised they kept airing them for as long as they did after Tom died, though.

    they had stopped producing new episodes in 2012, 2 years before he passed, they were just continuing with the best-of compilation shows plan they were already doing.
    I feel like Tom's health had something to do with them retiring though, since he died of alzheimer's complications.

    BahamutZERO on
    BahamutZERO.gif
    KwoaruFencingsaxChimeraNightDragon
  • MrMonroeMrMonroe regular Registered User regular
    Gonna make a point of turning on the radio tomorrow morning.

    Kwoaru
  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Man that's a shame, such a fantastic run.

    There was a segment where they talked about one of the most popular questions: Why can you see those weird waves / bubbles in your rear view mirror when wearing polarized sunglasses. Neither of them had an answer even decades later?

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair regular Registered User regular
    Javen wrote: »
    Aww, that's a bummer. I'm surprised they kept airing them for as long as they did after Tom died, though.

    it was one of their most popular shows, even in syndication

    DarkPrimusKwoaru
  • SkeithSkeith regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    We still have it as a podcast, at least...

    edit- looks like a lot of the shows are straight up unavailable. This makes me even more salty about losing seven years worth of podcasts the last time my iTunes shat itself.

    Skeith on
    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • LadaiLadai regular Registered User regular
    Back when I worked for the local paper, I was the sole reporter assigned on Saturdays. During those weekend mornings, Car Talk was pretty much the only thing that got me through.

    ely3ub6du1oe.jpg
  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Oh man this is almost as sad as the passing of Tom. I grew up as a kid listening to them in the car with my Dad and continued to listen to them and Garrison Keillor's PHC as long as they were on the air, even the reruns. One time when I was little my Dad took me with him to Boston and we went to Harvard Square and saw the studios. The window from the outside said "Dowe, Cheetham, & Howe" on it in gold letters which is fantastic.

    npAs9AI.png
    CHI'S MIDWEEK 80'S & 90's MOVIE MONSTER MASH, EVERY OTHER WED @ 9PM EASTERN
    ☈ Steam: chimera.monster Discord: Chimera #7416
  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    They still regularly tweet though. I really recommend checking it out, you may get into it!



    EDIT: ....great now the OP has me listing to bluegrass again and I just can't stop. It's like I'm back living in the Ozarks all over again.

    Chimera on
    npAs9AI.png
    CHI'S MIDWEEK 80'S & 90's MOVIE MONSTER MASH, EVERY OTHER WED @ 9PM EASTERN
    ☈ Steam: chimera.monster Discord: Chimera #7416
    Mayabird
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Oh man, I am super fuckin bummed now

    I just looked at the date and I guess I completely missed this

    Tommy2Hands on
    Cdcniho.jpg
  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    I still think this was my favorite moment ever on the show with Tom when his wife called in to get on to him for calling her a truck.

    https://www.cartalk.com/sites/default/files/bestmoments/201522.mp3

    npAs9AI.png
    CHI'S MIDWEEK 80'S & 90's MOVIE MONSTER MASH, EVERY OTHER WED @ 9PM EASTERN
    ☈ Steam: chimera.monster Discord: Chimera #7416
    SkeithBahamutZERO
Sign In or Register to comment.