We Apologize In Advance For This Video You Are About To See, Both To You And To General Motors

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

The outrageous [s]indifference, mixed with distate[/s] enthusiasm shown by TTACers for our Chicago Auto Show Video led us to think that it would be a good idea to do one for the New York Auto Show. Unfortunately, Vodka McBigbra’s dental emergency forced me to bounce out of the show halfway through. The video crew was left with an absolute mishmash of first-take cynicism and random Asians wandering through the shots.

In his autobiography, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash notes that Steven Adler’s drumming in the sessions for “Rocket Queen” was so coked-up and arrhythmic that producer Mike Clink had to sit down and splice together the whole track from random sections. LeftLane’s producer Matt Sargent found himself in about the same situation here. Is this video as good as “Rocket Queen”? Of course not.

Therefore, please accept my apologies for even suggesting that you watch it. And I’d like to apologize to GM, as well, particularly to the fellow who asked me to “stop touching the Enclave” during the “wave rider” segment about halfway through. Thanks!

Video courtesy LeftLaneNews

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  • Spencer Williams Spencer Williams on Apr 08, 2012

    These videos may not be polished, but they don't need to be. They are really informative and a good watch. I like them better than the finished products, more neutral videos I've seen of yours on LLN. Plus, you are much more Funny Smarmy Guy, rather than Cool Guy Leering at Booth Babes, and it works much better. Would love to see more of this!

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Apr 08, 2012

    "John Popper, remember that guy that got caught with dope?" The authorities were more concerned with his guns. Blues Traveler played the charity preview of the Chicago Auto Show this year. Popper alluded to his bust when traveling at 110 mph as a passenger in his own car when introducing You Me & Everything: “a particular ride I took in a car… Mercedes goes really fast,” Video here: http://www.carsindepth.com/?p=8160

  • TheHammer TheHammer on Apr 09, 2012

    The Enclave has camphor wood-tone trim.

  • Robc123 Robc123 on Apr 21, 2012

    Hans,..... Booby you need me!. Dude you look like the salesman in diehard- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBsdgJcT28