This week on The Best of Car Talk, Lee’s mild-mannered wife’s temper and vocabulary both take a dive, but only when she listens to our show. Are Tom and Ray carriers of a new form of ABS—Aberrant Behavior Syndrome? Meanwhile, tempers are also flaring out in California, where Jim’s truck is polluting his entire town; and down in Hendersonville, Kentucky, where Brian’s merging strategy is incredibly efficient, and also incredibly rude. Also, on Stump the Chumps we find out if Sarah’s kids really held a peeing contest in her car while she was away; and, can Bill in Alaska get his forklift running in time to get us our halibut? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Show open: The male-female short story, courtesy of The Washington Post.
This Week's Puzzler
The Principal Fix: How did the high school principal fix the election?
Last Week's Puzzler
Fuzzy Math: Why does the answer to “45 - 7” depend on what you’re wearing?