Well, we like the video. Anybody who builds their own soap box derby racer without the soap box or the derby gets the BSBFB seal of approval. I could live without the Wiggles jumpsuits, but maybe their proper manly clothes are in the wash. They’re wearing motorcycle helmets for some reason. Maybe they own motorcycles. You never know.
I knew I would love this car the moment I saw a bungie cord peeking out of the front grill in the opening scene. Duct tape is for amateurs and girls. Bungie cords are made entirely from testosterone and awesomeness.
You know you’re dealing with great mechanics because their garage is cleaner than your toaster oven, and their hands are cleaner than the fry cook’s at McDonald’s.
We all know a “Hey Tyler” at work. Tyler’s a good guy, but he’s a little slow on the uptake. He’s eager to help, but his eagerness makes him help without thinking about what he’s doing first. Tyler’s honest, and like most honest people, he doesn’t spot dishonesty in others right away, even the prank brand of dishonesty.
I felt guilty drinking Dunkin’ Donuts coffee while I watched the video. Not sure why. Perhaps there was some sort of marketing message hidden in the video that I missed. Maybe it was one of those subliminal messages that make otherwise rational people buy hot dogs from the rollers at a drive-in theater. I dunno. That’s not my quibble anyway.
B-17s are cool. Can’t quibble about the choice of plane. I’ve been in a B-17. It’s like a giant flying boxcar. It’s a tank that drops bombs. It’s a really cool piece of Americana. That’s not the problem.
Warning: This video is harrowing.
OK, that was a pretty bad joke. I apologize. But hey, the video’s cool. Guys growing stuff. Farming is still a grown up little boy activity. You get to bomb around in big machines. Unlike the highway, you make more money if you go faster, instead of getting a speeding ticket. There’s nothing to crash into.