Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Getting someone killed in the rural South

OK, this panders to some pretty awful stereotypes, but since these areas are so damn Republican they deserve to be mocked in retaliation for inflicting George W. Bush on us and the world. Via Crooks and Liars, three guys from the British show "Top Gear" get a "challenge" when driving through Alabama: paint something on the other guy's car that will get them killed! What do they come up with? Watch the segment to find out. It's scary how close it comes to working.

To their credit, these guys end up donating their cars to New Orleans residents hit by Katrina. The footage of the devastation still hits hard, as does their British bewilderment that the richest country in the world hasn't reconstructed. But let's face it, much of the US is a very poor country tacked on to a very rich one.

OK, the YouTube video has been pulled. One guy gets "NASCAR SUCKS" on his car, along with "COUNTRY WESTERN IS RUBBISH". Another gets "HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT". The last guy gets "I'M BI" and "MAN LOVE OK WITH ME" on his pickup truck. They get heckled by people at a gas station and people start throwing rocks at them. They run off, drive away, and wash the writing off their cars.


Anonymous Sarah said...

Bummer! The video was pulled! Can you tell us what happened?

8:47 PM, February 21, 2007  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Thanks for the update. I am SO glad I live in the SF Bay Area where those cars would most likely receive a chuckle, if any reaction at all. And people wonder why I am not willing to move my family to some backwater for a job.

8:20 PM, February 22, 2007  

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