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Escape from Berkeley

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 27th, 2008

By any non-petroleum means necessary. That is the motto that propels a dozen vehicles of various design along the “Escape from Berkeley” road rally from Berkeley, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Part Cannonball Run and part Mad Max, these NASA scientists and junkyard fabricators aim to complete the rally, win the $5000 prize and forever cement their place in history. All fuel has to harvested along the route, none of it can be purchased. GETV’s Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue chats up a few of the eclectic participants who run their vehicles on switchgrass, wood chips, veggie oil and even a tasty bio-salad. The brilliance of the event has even put Stephen Colbert on notice.

Episode links: Escape from Berkeley, The Shipyard, Michael Michael, The Green Team, Prisoners of Petroleum, All Power Labs, The Spooning Cruisers (music), Photos (Laughing Squid), Colbert Report clip, Violet Blue

Gumball 3000 Rally

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the September 10th, 2008

Welcome to the annual Gumball 3000 international road rally, where the players are rich and the spectators wish they were.

Episode links: Gumball 3000 (official), Gumball 3000 (wikipedia)

Don’t Hassel the Hoff, David Hasselhoff

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the August 11th, 2008

One man can make a difference! That tag line rang through every episode of the hit 80s tv show Knight Rider every Friday night as Michael aka David Hasselhoff raced his faithful K.I.T.T. into the hearts of millions of women — and men, really — in the world! In this episode, GETV catches up with the super star in San Francisco where the Hoff joined millionaires in the Gumball 300 rally. After Irina beat up the 500 other reporters trying to creep up on the Hoff, David tells Irina how he’s driving that same sleek black horsepower into the future, this time on the internets — the power of THE HOFF is so strong, he’s got his own social network where he makes dreams come true. Yes, you too can join HOFF SPACE and get your own HOFF BAG for those times when HOFF WIG is exactly what you need for the occasion.

Episode links: David Hasselhoff, (HoffSpace), Gumball 3000