Radio's Car Talk Brothers retiring

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Oh Nooes!! :(

    NPR’s 'Car Talk' Duo Retiring: 'One-Hour Work Week Was Too Much'


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/npr-car-talk-retiring-wbur-335259

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    The public radio brothers are hanging up their microphones after 35 years on air.


    NPR’s Click and Clack will no longer be on call to help America with those weird noises our cars make.

    NPR announced Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the duo behind public radio’s popular Car Talk call-in program, are retiring this fall. Their final shows will coincide with their 25th anniversary with NPR, and their 35th anniversary behind the microphones for Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR.

    The notoriously self-deprecating brothers joked their lazy tendencies were pushing them into retirement, saying one hour a week was too much work for them.

    “So, we can finally answer the question, if my brother retired, how would he know?†Ray wrote in a blog post.

    Although Tom, 75, and Ray, 63, made poking fun at themselves a staple of the show, both boast some serious brainpower. The brothers hold degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tom taught as a college professor.

    Car Talk will live on in a sense. Shows culled from the 1,200 programs they’ve aired will be edited and include occasional updates from the brothers. Both will continue to blog and engage fans on social media.

    “When we listen to the stuff that’s in our archives, it still makes us laugh,†Tom wrote. “We’re hoping to be like “I Love Lucy†and air ten times a day on €œNPR at Nite†in 2075.
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Goodnight, funnymen. At least they get to wake up tomorrow.
     
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    The older one must be sick.
     
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    NPR ratings headed off a cliff
     
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    I really think it's the fact that most of the cars today have begun to exceed their expertise in automotive repair. Hybrids, computers and the like have made it much more difficult for shade-tree mechanics.
     
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    theres no wrenching on todays cars:shit:
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    You don't have to worry about ratings or making a profit when you're funded by the taxpayers, ignorant libtard.
     
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    National Palestinian Radio is an abomination. :coffee:
     
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    You are so wrong. These guys are terrific and they have degrees from MIT or something. They are HARDLY shade tree mechanics. They are topical and have an fun sense of humor. Their show was something I used to do with my father an they have been a part of my weekend for the last ten years or so. I had no idea they were that old. They don't act like or whine a lot like someone else we listen to. Click and Clack the "Tap It" brothers. :( Richard and Sal should call in with their porn nosies for help with their car.
     
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    I love those two guys :bigcry:
     
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    I only subscribed to their podcasts a few months ago. This stinks!
     
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    and donations from people like me. You're welcome, Schmoopy
     
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    libtard.
     
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    ^ This. :bigcry:
     
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    Me too. I love that show!