This week on Car Talk, LaDell's new career as a car salesman was off to a good start, until he opened his mouth. He bragged to a customer about a car's torque and horsepower, the customer asked LaDell to explain the difference… and he's still waiting for an answer. Elsewhere, Liberty's Nissan is sending a clear message: Give me new ball joints, or I may give you death; Tony's 17-year-old son says the fumes from Dad's Saab are responsible for him dropping AP history and not cleaning his room anymore; and, Liz is wondering whether her trusty old Toyota truck can serve as a two-story home for her sled dogs. And, from our Expository Writing Department, we have a few choice metaphors and similes, including, "He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River." All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
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"The fighter had a hungry look, like the kind you get from not eating," and other bad metaphors and similes.
This Week's Puzzler
How did the inspector know that the gardener did it?
Last Week's Puzzler
What is it that we, for a long time, could rarely do with our cars and then we could, and now it would take you ten times longer to do it, if you could.