Bitchery Reader Fizz sent me an email that led to the Google Search of Champions. Heather writes about:
potentially THE most powerful endorsement of romance in the known universe.
See, there is this show called Top Gear, aired on the BBC and hosted by Jeremy Clarkson (AKA ‘Clarkson’), Richard Hammond (‘Hamster’) and James May (‘Captain Slow’).
TG is a car show at heart – it’s a hilariously awesome car show, but it’s basically all about the shiny bodywork and VROOM VROOM noises, with the occasional deep and meaningful question…like for example, “How many motorcycles can you jump in a bus?” or “Can you turn a 1974 Reliant Robin – otherwise known as one of the little three-wheeled cars from Mr Bean – into a functioning space shuttle?” or “Can a Bugatti Veyron outrun a fighter jet?”
They have a tame racing driver, who does the test drives: The Stig
The Stig likes to listen to romance audiobooks in the car. He’s quite famous for it. No one knows who or what he is, but Stig is loved by all…and he loves his romance.
Is it possible to get any more powerful validation as a genre? What do you think?
Seriously, the BBC just loves to stick the knife in and twist, doesn’t it? Clever witty shows about cars… and I’m unable to watch them. WOE I HAS IT.
So, hello out there in BBC land: anyone watch this show? The burning question is, what novels is The Stig listening to!?