Car Talk Staff
June 27, 2003 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Giving Credit where credit is due. For your Friday browsing pleasure, may I present the staff at NPR's CarTalk. Enjoy!
The Conclusive, Definitive, Official Dewey, Cheetham, & Howe Staff List In the good old days, we had an engineer and a rotary telephone with a couple of buttons on it. We pressed a button and--BINGO-- someone was on the air. Of course, it was usually a wrong number...but that's the price you pay for simplicity. Now look at the mess we're in! Thousands of people on the staff...all trying to do less work than us. What a revoltin' development this is. Look at all these employees! But despite our huge payroll--we're always hiring. So if you know of someone who may be worthy to join our crack(ed) staff, send his/her/its name and potential position to the Car Talk Plaza Personnel Department via e-mail to Dewey, Cheetham and Howe.
posted by nofundy (10 comments total)
Tailor-Euripedes Imenedes

Heh. Good link.
posted by ColdChef at 10:54 AM on June 27, 2003

Even more obnoxious on-line than on the radio. Surprising.
posted by xmutex at 11:10 AM on June 27, 2003

Heh. I love Car Talk. They inspire me to keep my good old paid-off '96 Escort, even when it displays lovely little "quirks".
posted by greengrl at 11:27 AM on June 27, 2003

Emissions Tester - Justin Hale VII (I, II,III, IV, V, VI may they RIP)

i'll nominate that one as my fave
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 12:21 PM on June 27, 2003

HR Dept - Hiring: Ima C. Ickuhallthesestoopidclevernames
posted by lathrop at 12:30 PM on June 27, 2003

They recently read the past Bulwer-Lytton contest winners on their show. It'd be one of the better shows on the radio if they didn't keep bringing up cars...
posted by wendell at 1:18 PM on June 27, 2003

As long as you opened the door a crack:

MetaFilter Paint Specialist: Matt Finish
MetaFilter Complaint Departrment Manager: Matt Ashell
MetaFilter Psychic Debunker: Matt Erovermind
MetaFilter Boston Office Manager: Matt Sachusetts
MetaFilter Automotive Sales Manager: Used Cardoso
MetaFilter V.P. in Charge of Suppressing Change: Status Quonsar
MetaFilter Executive Party Pooper: Nofun Dee
posted by wendell at 1:29 PM on June 27, 2003

Keep those names close at hand with the official Car Talk neck tie (designed by Bud Tugly).
posted by Frank Grimes at 3:05 PM on June 27, 2003

I'd just like to mention that in the heart of Harvard Square, you can look up and see a second-floor office window on which is emblazoned "Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe"--whether the Car Talk people actually have an office there, I don't know, but I hope it stays forever.
posted by uosuaq at 5:33 PM on June 27, 2003

That is indeed an office they lease, even though the GoodNews Garage (Ray's business) is over by MIT, his alma mater.

A cow-orker of mine lives next door to Ray, and a former cow-orker of mine is married to one of their nieces. Of course, I still can't get my car fixed cheap from them, despite the obvious close connections.
posted by briank at 6:30 PM on June 27, 2003

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