martedì 4 novembre 2014

Car Talk

Gli Stati Uniti sono piccoli riti: comprare The New Yorker e Harper's Magazine. Ascoltare NPR mentre guido. Tra i programmi di NPR, il sabato, Car Talk.

"By his own account, after graduating from college, Mr. Magliozzi took a conventional path as an engineer until experiencing his “defining moment” after being involved in a close call on the highway.

He described the incident in 1999, when the brothers shared a commencement speech at their alma mater. Tom described driving on Route 128 to his job in Foxboro, Mass., in a little MG that “weighed about 50 pounds” when a semi-truck cut him off. Afterward, he thought about how pathetic it would have been if he had died having “spent all my life, that I can remember at least, going to this job, living a life of quiet desperation.”

Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story “So I pulled up into the parking lot, walked to my boss’s office and quit on the spot.”

His brother chimed in, “Most people would have bought a bigger car.”

Tom Magliozzi, One Half of the Jovial Brothers on ‘Car Talk,’ Dies at 77, di Noam Cohen, The New York Times, 3 novembre 2014.

1 commento:

  1. Car Talk! Fantastico programma, che bei ricordi, era da ascolane anche se uno non sta guidando!