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23 November 2014 15:49
 

I’m sad that Tom has died. I’m enjoying / savoring the repeat broadcasts of Car Talk.

I’ve known this for a while, but now I’m appreciating more how Tom and Ray (MIT grads), happily and gleefully and stealthfully brought critical thinking skills to the world. Kind of like Richard Feynman for the masses.

If took a lot of skill for them to pull this off, and they wrapped their critical thinking lessons in a ton of fun, but I think they really conveyed a critical thinking mindset. Very cool.

A great model for CT projects? I think so, and I don’t have any ideas for how to scale this, but it’s a fantastic example of successfully spreading CT.

 
 
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23 November 2014 16:43
 

Never heard of them or car talk.

 
 
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23 November 2014 16:51
 
GAD - 23 November 2014 03:43 PM

Never heard of them or car talk.

They’ve been on the air - PBS - for decades. Now they’re playing “best of’s” - usually on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Worth a listen!

 
 
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23 November 2014 17:05
 

I always liked their show.  I used to listen to NPR a lot, and many a time on Saturday, when I would turn the ignition the radio would still be on, and they would spring into my world   Although they thought their own jokes were funny a few more times that I did, each show would eventually get me smiling.

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RIP Tom.

 
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01 December 2014 18:38
 
icehorse - 23 November 2014 02:49 PM

A great model for CT projects? I think so, and I don’t have any ideas for how to scale this, but it’s a fantastic example of successfully spreading CT.

Tom and Ray were (and continue to be /2) great models for any individual. They may have laughed a lot, but they had good reason to—humor can be wrought from everything, certainly including the mechanical.

 
 
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01 December 2014 22:53
 

One of my husband’s fave NPR programs.  He always tried to diagnose the solution before Click and Clack gave their answer.  When he was wrong, he’d just nod and say, “Oh, of course.” like he really knew all the time.

And don’t forget the Customer Car Care Representative—Haywood Jabuzoff.

 
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04 August 2015 01:25
 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/11/03/360340663/car-talk-co-host-tom-magliozzi-dies-at-77

So sad…

quote Jeffry:
“And lest we forget the funeral arrangements:

Flowers from: Alicia N. Fields
Church Service by: Upton Died
Special Eulogy by: Ina Bettaplace
Funeral Director: Paul Bearer

With love…From a major fan (and fellow east coast Italian).”

[ Edited: 04 August 2015 01:54 by Mr Wayne]
 
 
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04 August 2015 18:03
 

i never knew they were on PBS - i used to buy the friday edition of the san francisco chronicle just because these two had an article in it on fridays- i even forwarded the link oft times to my sister who left the city and didnt get to read the localnews as this was one feature she always read. (i’m forwarding this too to her, as i’m sure she doesnt know of the brother who “left”.) They were great - funny, fitting, fine fellows.