Hall of Really Weird Mail

Hall of Really Weird Mail

I am listening today, as I do frequently, to one of my favorite programs. Again, today, however, I cringed when I heard one of "youse guys" say "all three halves of our show." I have heard that and "in the third half of our show" many times over a long period.

I decided I can't stand it any longer. I have to let you know that there are only two halves in a whole. You could refer to the last third or the third segment. In no way does this detract from my enjoyment of your show, however.


I have a unique car that I think needs to meet its demise. I wanted Oliver Stone to buy it to make a movie with, but I never could make contact with him. Do you know how I can reach him?


How come you guys who are so obviously smart haven't figured out there are only two halves in a whole, and not three?

You routinely refer to checking out the puzzler in the "third half of the show." Shouldn't you be referring listeners to the "third quarter of the show"?


At the very end of Car Talk, when the first brother says, "Don't drive like my brother," the second brother, instead of saying the same thing, flatly, should put emphasis on the word "my." So, he would say, "Don't drive like MY brother." That gives a much more dramatic effect. Try it, you'll like it.


I have a 2"x3" photo I clipped from a magazine in a tire shop in Ventura, California, while having tires installed circa 1996. I've had this photo for almost ten years and would love to have a larger, clearer copy of it. The problem is that I don't know which magazine it is from.

Can you help? Thanks.


I would like to talk with either one, or both of you, to discuss a recent and potentially significant development in automotive technology. I am available by e-mail or phone and, if preferred, would be willing to meet with you at a time and place of your choice.

The subject at hand involves no clandestine operations, illicit drugs nor contraband, and is legal in almost all of 50 states.

I request you make a response in either the affirmative or negative.


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