Remember the road trip sequence in Dumb & Dumber, that Jim Carey flick chocked so full of cheese and poor taste that it might as well have been a Domino’s pizza? How one minute they’re driving across the country in a van done up like a shaggy dog, the next Lloyd Christmas is dreaming about fighting an evil chef, eventually ripping out his still-beating heart and stuffing it into a doggie bag? Regardless of what you think of the movie (likely on a spectrum with “Jesus someone actually watched that piece of crap?” to “I wish to burn every single copy of that film ever made”), you must admit that the look on Lloyd’s face when he sees Mary
Samsonite Swanson’s “headlights” is possibly one of the single most brilliant moments of physical comedy ever rendered on film.
Even though by going to a Farrelly Brothers film to make a point I’ve just lost all credibility that I may or may not have earned over the last two years, the fact we were able to solicit a few yuks from each other out of the cheese-laden dreck of our own roadtrip stories in this week’s Hoonicast just goes to show that it’s not the quality of the material that counts, it’s what you do with it. In addition, Jacob Friedman takes on the Chicago Auto Show’s epic Hyundai Veloster rallycar (as well as the largest underground fire in America), we take an ill-advised detour into the fashions of pimps, we discuss the merits of the 1989 Ford Aging Monstrosity Eddie Bauer edition, we provide a helpful PSA about avoiding velour-transmitted venereal diseases, Blake discusses the Hammarhead Ural Solo, and no one re-tapes the head on a dead parakeet and sells it back to a blind boy. Click through to listen!
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In case you want some of the background to things alluded to in the podcast, here are the links and videos we discussed for your viewing enjoyment:
Jacob’s roadtrip video (includes cursing, NSFW):
Conquering the behemoth that is US Steel (Definitely NSFW):
And a bonus video about the life of a legless chicken hero:
Finally, the Hammarhead Ural Solo can be seen at BikeEXIF by following this link. Keep an eye out for Blake’s chat with James from Hammarhead Industries on Pier 18 and his latest motorcycle, coming tomorrow!