I am a fan of the BBC show Top Gear. Mind you, I’m no gear-head, but these guys do some funny things and I like to hear their take on various new car models. Last night I caught an episode that I had not seen before where the three hosts come to the USA, rent cars, and drive to New Orleans. On the way, they pass through Alabama, and well, some not-so-friendly southern hospitality ensues. Video here.
Co-host James May has a few words about it in his blog.
Let’s just say that the take-home message is that in certain areas of the USA one should not attempt humor that “colors outside the lines”. I cannot imagine this reaction where I live in upstate NY (odd looks yes, maybe even a few rude remarks, but that’s about it). The best line is the closer:
“In certain parts of America now, people have begun to mate with vegetables.”