#1749: An Honest Idiot or a Competent Crook

Dec 09, 2017
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray grapple with a philosophical conundrum for the ages: if you have to choose between honesty and competence, who wins? Elsewhere, Judy’s Mom got a book of New England home remedies that suggests leaving a blanket and lightbulb under the hood; Dennis is looking for a universal sign he can use to let other driver’s know he made a bonehead move; and Fran’s daughter might be a little too enthusiastic about inheriting Grandpa’s old Town Car, which she’s dubbed The Party Barge. Also, what’s a pastor to do when his car’s emitting an embarrassing odor? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Vinnie Goombatz and the 247 Arm Wrestlers: Vinnie is setting up a arm wrestling tournament. If 247 people signed up, how many bouts will there have to be in order to determine one winner?

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The Case of the Whacked Out Clock: Can you figure out if the clock is broken?

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