Saturday, January 05, 2008

Simulating Your Way Out of a Speeding Ticket

I was looking at the TruTV (formerly Court TV) Web site to find the next airing of their new Tiger Team show, since I missed it and the premise sounds interesting.

The site wasn't particularly helpful in that respect, though they do have a full episode online.

Anyway, along the way, I saw a promo for a Flash game for one of their other shows, Speeders -- you try to talk your way out of a speeding ticket:

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I tried it out, and got off with a warning. Makes sense, since I'm such a smooth, articulate, and persuasive talker, right?

Then I tried it again, taking an alternate tack:

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A Children of Men reference.

The police officer reacts negatively, as do I:

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Realizing I may have gone too far, I express contrition:

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The police officer reacts positively to my honest expression:

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Success!

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Armed with this tru-to-life simulation, you can be sure I will follow this script the next time I get pulled over.

If nothing else, this could lead to an appearance on another one of their shows.

5 comments:

Felbs said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA! You are a bad man JL!

Joelogon said...

That's right, I'm bad to the bone. Don't try to change me, baby.

Anonymous said...

Also, all the Tiger Team eps. can be seen online on trutv. All the links are on their wiki page.
Wikipedia Tiger Team

Joelogon said...

Thx, Anon -- though the WP page also says that there won't be any new episodes, since it was a special, not a series.

Anonymous said...

tru dat JL.

Sincerely, anonomomma