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#0949: Libbie's Excellent Adventure

Original Air Date: 12.05.2009

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This week on Car Talk, we check in on Libbie from Seattle. Three years ago, she sought Tom and Ray's advice on a car/motel room to take on her "extended" cross-country road trip. Now, she's back for a round of Stump the Chumps. Did she go for the guys' pickup truck suggestion? And did Ray's prophecy that she'd never return to Seattle come true? Find out. Elsewhere, Teresa in California has discovered that some local mountain cats are hitching rides in the engine compartment of her Honda CRV, and she'd like to put a stop to it before she finds kitty puree under the hood. Also, what's the best advice for a gym teacher with transmission trouble? How about setting a good example for his students by running to school? All this, plus a new puzzler from the Traveling Salesman series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Why are truckers moving into the left lane and slowing down? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How did 17 cars get divided by the three people named in the will? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Tom shares some accidentally amusing headlines.

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Show Review - 1023

by thecrazyhippo

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by velocipedus

Car Talk radio show of 5 December fails the PE Teacher with transmission trouble. Every week Car Talk stages the grandiose and helpless feat to laugh away the fact that cars and their infrastructure have become one great destructive force in our world. A hollow and forced laughter indeed, insulting and painful. If a PE teacher thinks it is OK to take the car for a commute of a little more than a mile, and if Car Talk forgets to advise the caller on leaving his car in the garage, then we know that we still have ways to go. And yet. And yet: On your website the show description already speaks a slightly different language, and, disguised as humor, the truth comes out: "What's the best advice for a gym teacher with transmission trouble? How about setting a good example for his students by running to school?" If this all sounds a bit cryptic, then perhaps the letter of complaint makes it a bit clearer. http://sr2s-la.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-talk-fails-pe-teacher.html

great fun

by Libbie

thanks for a fun time guys!

Car Talk fails the PE Teacher

by velocipedus

Car Talk radio show of 5 December fails the PE Teacher with transmission trouble. Every week Car Talk stages the grandiose and helpless feat to laugh away the fact that cars and their infrastructure have become one great destructive force in our world. A hollow and forced laughter indeed, insulting and painful. If a PE teacher thinks it is OK to take the car for a commute of a little more than a mile, and if Car Talk forgets to advise the caller on leaving his car in the garage, then we know that we still have ways to go. And yet. And yet: On your website the show description already speaks a slightly different language, and, disguised as humor, the truth comes out: "What's the best advice for a gym teacher with transmission trouble? How about setting a good example for his students by running to school?" If this all sounds a bit cryptic, then perhaps the letter of complaint makes it a bit clearer. http://sr2s-la.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-talk-fails-pe-teacher.html

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