Title text: It was the funniest 6.5 seconds of my life, although as usual like 80% of it was just Tom and Ray's gasping, hacking laughter.
A driver loses control of his car and plunges over a cliff. As a response, he calls a live radio phone-in show for help with the failed brakes, overlooking the fact that he is in immediate danger and would be better served by calling emergency assistance or, better yet, finding a safe place to coast to a stop without brakes before calling anyone.
Car Talk is a car advice/comedy radio show often aired on NPR stations. While there is some actual advice given on the radio show, it is presented as a comedy/entertainment show. Much of the show does involve the hosts "gasping and hacking" as they ask non-relevant questions of the callers and add their own commentary or relate other personal asides and stories.
- Of the potential responses to my brakes' failure, I did not choose the best.
- [A cliff is visible, with a car flying off it.]
- Voice from car: Hello, you're on Car Talk.
- NPR made a shirt out of this comic, it can be seen at shop.npr.org.