Author Archives: Paul Hechinger

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Top Gear Thursday: James May Tackles the ‘Monty Hall Problem’

On this week’s James May’s Man Lab, James takes on game theory.

Or, really, game show theory.

Top Gear Thursday: James May Tries Herding Cats

The phrase “herding cats” is commonly used to describe endeavors in which leaders or managers try to organize or coordinate individuals (like felines) who are inherently unable to be coerced into any sort of group activity.

Top Gear Thursday: The Stig – Won’t Dance, Can’t Make Him

“Some say he hates Morris dancers with a dark and all-consuming passion,” writes TopGear.com of, you guessed it, The Stig.

Top Gear Thursday: ‘Family Guy’ Meets ‘Top Gear’

There appears to be one overarching theme for Top Gear this week, and it can be summed up in one word: cartoon.

Top Gear Thursday: Celebrate Halloween With ‘Top Gear’s Six Scariest Moments

As Richard Hammond continues his look at the show’s greatest hits in the premiere of next week’s episode of Top Gear Top 41 (airing Monday, November 4, 9p/8c), we thought we’d take the occasion of Halloween to look at some of the ...

Top Gear Thursday: Adele Dreams of Being Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

So you’re a celebrity superstar, and you don’t know how to drive—what’s your biggest motivation to learn? Chances are, you don’t drive yourself to work, and you probably have drivers for all sorts of other mundane tasks ...

Top Gear Thursday: Trailer for ‘Top Gear Top 41′ and a Guide to Racing Movies

Top Gear Top 41, the greatest moments from the last two decades of the show, is set to premiere, Monday, October 14 at 9/8c. But of course a premiere also means a trailer, which has just arrived.

Top Gear Thursday: ‘Rush’ to Your Local Movie Theater

If you saw the movie Rush in one of the “select cities” it opened in last weekend, or if you’re going to see it when it enters wide release this weekend, you’ll likely want to know more about the true life rivalry of Formula 1 ...

10 British Things About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and the British? Surely these folks at Anglophenia must be joking, you must be thinking to yourself.

Top Gear Thursday: Fast, Furious and British – Great London Car Chases

We don’t usually associate the city of London with car chases, but that may change with the release of Fast & Furious 6 this week.