March 11, 2005

Car Talk's "Boss Key"

Just noticed the "Boss Key" at the bottom of the page at

Remember these things? For DOS-based text games, you'd type a key combination and a fake VisiCalc or Lotus 123 spreadsheet would come up. Most times the spreadsheet would be some realistic-looking data, but sometimes they'd be inside jokes regarding characters in the game or game company personnel.

Looks like the Car Talk guys have the same kind of humor. Each time you click the Car Talk Boss Key, you get a different fake graph or spreadsheet, with funny data like "Tom's Memory Decreasing over Time" or a fake memo outlining "Jobs saved by the Car Talk Boss Key". That has got to be a fun gig.

Posted by jameshom at March 11, 2005 11:31 AM | TrackBack
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