Day 18: Top Gear, season 12 (2008)


If testosterone could be in the form of a television show, it would take the shape of Top Gear. Sometimes it is as if the show is written by a bunch of teenage boys trying to one up each other. Other times it seems as if it is done entirely by techy geeks as they discuss the mechanic specifications of a car. Imagine a few guys chuckling at their own cheesy jokes, ogling sports cars, and competing with each other almost with lunacy. In one show, they race semis loaded with “precious” cargo (one has a giant wedding cake, another has hay and a furnace), through a windy road. While I can’t remember the purpose of the race, I do remember it ending with a semi on fire. That’s the show in a nutshell.

 

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