In the Philippines, "Bahala na si Batman" - translated, it means: "Leave it to Batman" - is a popular phrase people say when they’re in a conundrum. The whole premise of that quote is that whatever pickle we find ourselves in, Batman always has a solution.
What we found out earlier today unfortunately shattered that myth because even the Caped Crusader has no answer when it comes to changing a flat tire on his Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
The whole escapade happened in Maryland earlier this week when the Howard county Police department responded to a 911 call emanating from Route 29, north of Washington, D.C. The call, which came from a passing motorist, said: "There is a disabled motorist southbound on 29. He’s in the left lane, he’s in like a Lamborghini . He is dressed in a Batman costume and he is hanging out halfway in the roadway."
Knowing that people could still be on their Halloween hangover, the responding officers thought the call was nothing more than a prank. Then they got to the scene and saw the Lamborghini. And then they saw Batman.
As it turned out, the Dark Knight was on his way to a Washington hospital for an appearance when he blew out one of the tires in his Gallardo Spyder. After a short while, the Gallardo was eventually towed away and Batman was picked up by one of his buddies - we suspect it was Alfred - to drop him off at his appearance.
But that wasn’t before a Howard County officer took a posterity photo with Batman, probably to show his kids that at one point in his life, he was the one that came to the Caped Crusader’s aid.
For as much as we love a little daring-do here and there, some things are just way to dangerous for nonathletic blokes like us to pull off. Make no mistake, we enjoy occasional thrill-seeking exploits, but for the most part, the things that are too dangerous to do are probably best left to the talented or the mentally unstable.
Take this particular dude, for example. We don’t know if he’s the former or the latter, but we do know that he can jump really high and he’s got great timing.
It’s one thing to fake jumping over a car - hello there, Kobe Bryant! - but to actually do a legitimate jump on an actual Lamborghini Gallardo is all sorts of impressive.
Sure, the Gallardo was reportedly going only 50 mph, but its still a car and its still moving, making it a lot more dangerous than just jumping over a pile of boxes.
We applaud the gentleman for his successful jump, but under no circumstances will we come to trying that jump for ourselves. And even if we did, there’s a good chance that we probably won’t make it past the hood.
Couch potatoes everywhere need to hold onto their remotes. A supercharged couch has just threatened the endless TV watching lives of people everywhere. On September 26, 2011, a couch was hooked up with a 1400cc motor and headed to Camden Airport in Sydney to meet up with a traffic-free runway. During its high speed shot down the runway, the powered-up couch reached an incredible top speed of 101 mph, achieving a world record.
So you see, you don’t need a Bugatti Veyron to kick ass and take names. All you need is a stationary object, a killer engine, and a little creativity to achieve an impressive record. Of course, we’d be more impressed if the speedy couch came with a television set. Hey, there’s a couch potato in all of us.
Hit the jump to see how they attached the motor to the couch to begin with.
Has Top Gear gone soft? Or is this just a cute and funny way to poke some fun at the popular TV show? For fans of the candid and quick-witted show, you’ll be happy to know that it’s the latter.
Somebody who apparently had far too much free time on his hands decided to create his own version of Top Gear, starring the characters of ’My Little Pony’.
Yep. My Little Pony.
Using clever editing and split-second audio syncing, the guy who created this video was able to build a three-minute episode of the show, complete with the opening credits, a Stig lap time, and a Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Heck, he even managed to come up with cutesy names for the four protagonists of the show: Rarity Clarkson, Fluttershy Hammond, Pinkie Pie May, and Stiglight Sparkle.
We’ll admit, it’s an entertaining, albeit mildly confusing take on Top Gear. But for sheer ’awwwwsss’ and laughs alone, it’s well worth watching, especially if you can picture Clarkson as a unicorn.
Stunt men and stunt women, or as they’d like to refer to themselves, stunt actors, play unforgiving roles in movies. While the lead actors get all the smiles, headlines, and photo ops, these stunt actors are the ones that are subject to danger. Lance Krall and Tony Hawk are about to change that with a new show called Crash & Burn. With the concept centered on the lives of these stunt actors, we finally get to see what its like to be one of these people.
The dangers involved are all real, but we now get to understand exactly why these people are all so interesting. The teaser video of the show will illustrate just how interesting - and crazy - these folks are.
It’s a little under two minutes long and there’s some NSFW language here and there, but with all the punishments these stunt actors take, you can’t blame them if they let out the occasional curse or two. Chances are, you’ll be doing the same when you start watching the show.
We appreciate people that can break a dance or two anytime, but there are still some places that are are a little more conducive to dancing than others. A gas station, unfortunately, isn’t one of them.
This is especially true when you’re trying to gas up a Lamborghini Murcielago . Now, the sudden bust-a-move of this dude isn’t all that embarrassing because he doesn’t appear to have two left feet, but the underlying dangers that come with what he’s doing are far too great to even play with, not the least of which is spilling gas on the Murcielago’s paint. That alone will cost more than a full tank on the Lamborghini.
But risks notwithstanding, you still have to give props to Deuce Bigalow over there. He clearly has jukin’ moves and from the looks of things, he also appears like he knows what to do with a gas pump, but we won’t go there.
Just enjoy the video and draw your own conclusions.
If you have a Lamborghini Gallardo , let alone one that’s been tuned to produce 1,250 wheel horsepower by Underground Racing , it’s pretty understandable if you have a passenger that will be on the edge of his or her seat for the duration of the ride.
Take for example the mother of Robert, the man behind the wheel of this break-neck Gallardo. While she wasn’t as hysterical as past mommies have been when their sons take them for the ride of their lives, there’s still plenty of "Oh my Gods!" to chuckle about.
Nevermind that this mom looks every bit of a stunner for someone whose kid owns a Gallardo, but that’s besides the point. The whole point is that videos like this never seem to get old to us. For all the shrieking and cursing that goes on inside the car speeding well past the speed limit, there’s that sense of delight and satisfaction that comes with seeing moms riding shotgun on a high-powered supercar while praying to the Lord Almighty for their son to slow "the hell down".
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In this episode, Adam Corolla (comedian and car enthusiast), Dan Neil (automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal), John Salley (4-time NBA Champion and actor), and Matt Farah (SmokingTire.com) take part in a number of segments that made us laugh at loud, literally. Mixed in with the good times and "Lambo-quality comedy," the guys take part in a test comparing the automated driving versus actual driving in a 2007 BMW 328i sedan , a comparison of the Audi R8 and the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport , and an interview with racing legend, Pete Brock.
The fun doesn’t stop there as the boys go through their 0-60 and Adam’s America segments, as well as a trip to North Carolina for some dirt track racing.
Hit the jump for details on The Car Show: Season 1 Episode Three.
Just to give an idea on the many items coming out of Porsche Design these days, they’ve apparently ventured into the world of recreational paraphernalia.
This is the Porsche Design Shisha, which now enjoys lofty esteem as one of the brand’s newest additions to its World Collection, next to the tea sets and chop sticks. Nothing like branching out on the merchandise catalog, Porsche !
The Porsche Shisha is made out of TecFlex, the same material the company uses in their wide variety of high-end pens. It stands almost two feet tall and also combines aluminum, stainless steel, and glass to create a timeless design that touches on subtle luxury. It also comes with a long flexible tube made out of the aforementioned TecFlex material and has a discrete Porsche Design branding on top.
Interested parties can buy the Porsche Design Shisha at the company’s new store at the Harrod’s department store in London for a princely sum of $2,000. Spending that much for a bong may be too steep for some, but for those that enjoy a drag here and there, the price may very well be justified.