After a string of Name That Part episodes were solved quite easily — and I really must give you guys credit, your ability to identify random car bits almost borders on creepy, and I mean that in a good way — I decided to try a bit more randomness yesterday. I picked a part from an automaker notorious for sharing freely with anyone who smiled in its general direction. Little did I know that my randomness would be defeated by even more randomness.
The victory was claimed decisively by a legend in his own time, none other than Charles_Barrett, six-time runner-up on American Adult Idol, and 73rd-in-line to the Throne of England (“Knighthoods Done While You Wait!”). He (kind of) picked the correct answer, the windshield-wiper motor for a Land Rover Discovery, using a system of logic that would require a team of scientists from CERN to explain it. So I won’t even try.
On to today’s Name That Part!
Comedian Eddie Izzard is famous for his astonishing leaps of logic, much like the one utilized yesterday to solve the riddle. He once explained his belief that the Big Bang was actually an accident, caused by the God of Chaos attempting to light his gas-stove to cook a flan. While I’m not entirely certain what a flan is, I am starting to believe in his theory.
He also expounded his belief that the Queen of England, when she took to the throne, was actually kind of sexy… “in a not-very-sexy-at-all kind of way”. But, he supposed, if you had squinted your eyes, and tilted your head the right sort of way, you could possibly convince yourself that maybe, just maybe… well, no, maybe not.
As such, perhaps she’s not the best representative of her nation. We’ve seen the girls in the audience at Top Gear tapings; clearly, there is a great deal of beauty in England. The trade-off is that the English do have something of a reputation for being sticklers for details. As such, in the spirit of Jolly Old, I too am being a stickler with today’s Name That Part. Specificity is key.
With that generous helping of hints, I’m sure today’s Name That Part should be no challenge at all. Just channel (get it?) a bit of Winston Churchill, and Never Surrender!