Daily Podcast: The Same, Only Different

daily podcast the same only different

I was more than a little hesitant about blogging the LA Auto Show, As someone who abhors officious glad-handing, detests news conference narcolepsy and despairs at anti-ergonomic brochure schlepping, my natural inclination has been to surrender that bit of cybertorial to the heavy hitters. But this year TTAC has a "proper" new blog. And our most excellent contributor Alex Dykes offered his services. So I guess you could say Frank and I just kinda wandered into the gig. Although Autoblog and Jalopnik offered ten times the coverage, I was strangely excited by our minuscule contribution to the genre. I felt like our take was not just different, but worthwhile. It confirmed my growing suspicion that yes, dammit, TTAC has its own unique voice. Sure, our detractors see us as nothing more than childish snipers (now there's an image). But there are plenty of you who "get it," who share our sense of righteous indignation at the unsustainable hyperbole generated at and by auto shows. Even better, I was amazed at the quality of your contributory wit and wisdom. Would you have found your voice elsewhere? Perhaps. But I'm proud that TTAC can provide a safe haven for a literate legion of angry, bemused and insightful intellects whose sardonic attitude in no way impedes their love for all things automotive. Thank you for making it all– all of of it– worthwhile.

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  • 210delray 210delray on Nov 16, 2007

    I really appreciate TTAC for its breath of fresh air. Thanks so much Robert. Now from the "other side," you may have seen this in Edmunds (Strategies for Smart Car Buyers blog): "But come on, guys. [about TTAC's Ten Worst Cars Awards] There has to be some truly awful foreign-made car we can bash. Or has 'worst cars' become synonymous with 'American made.' I don't think so." Posted by Philip Nov 9, 2007 8:01 am Comments opfreak - Nov 13, 2007 1:08 pm (#1 Total: 7) "truth about cars seemed to have smoked a fat one to be so blinded by hate for american cars. Thats the only way that list could have come out that way."

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Nov 16, 2007

    What is that SSR looking thing in the picture?

  • Radimus Radimus on Nov 16, 2007

    opfreak obviously hasn't read the review of the new Malibu.

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