The Brothers Grimm told tales that in their original, unedited form were strange, sometimes rambling, and of dubious moral integrity-in other words, they're the perfect model for our Brothers Grime, the Tappet Brothers. America's favorite auto mechanics share reminiscences, rants, and hate mail in another time-wasting yet genuinely useful collection of highlights from their long-running radio show.So one day the guys were at a restaurant enjoying a cake someone delivered to their table. On their way out, they realized their mistake: It wasn't their cake after all. It was Grammy's birthday cake, bound for a party at a nearby table. They apologized later on the air.Tom and Ray lead colorful (not to mention grimy) lives, and each week they share the hilarity with millions of radio listeners. Their latest collection will delight diehard fans and anyone who cares about cars and good humor. Along with the usual dose of belly laughs, it includes Tommy's memories of his misadventures in the US Army, stories from the guys about their beloved pal Vito, and the debut performance of the Click and Clack Barbershop Quartet Minus Two singing "Goodbye My Coney Island Baby." That the debut was also the farewell performance is no coincidence.
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by Ray Magliozzi, Tom Magliozzi
by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
"Not since Pep Boys Manny, Moe, and Jack has a more affable crew of grease monkeys come down the pike than this pair from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Known for their syndicated "Car Talk" program on NPR, the buffoonish brothers (both MIT graduates) employ working-class wisdom to come up with good-natured anecdotes like the one about a trip to the local parts store, where they're confronted by a clerk named Jason, who wears a ring through his nose and obviously doesn't know a crankshaft from a timing belt. Dubbing themselves "Click and Clack," the duo instinctively play off each other, and their well-known Boston accents are punctuated by guttural guffaws and boisterous shouts. Together they create a blue-collar cacophony that rivals the hum and whiz of your average service station in all its grease-loving glory. J.S.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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