WHOOSH! Readers, that's the sound of the Tank's HIGH-OCTANE, 100MPH LIFESTYLE careering by. Yes, if you're not living on the edge, you're taking up TOO MUCH DAMN ROOM, as our Dad used to say. And as the former Sainsbury's record holder for stacking fish paste, he should know.
But the sheer EYE-MELTING rapidity of our existence means the Tank is often too busy HARING ROUND an F1 track, doing body shots with SUPERMODELS' or turning the laundry cycle up to EXTRA-SPIN to tune into the sort of throbbing, punishing TV shows that can slake our endless adrenaline lust. Especially now Spring Watch is off the schedules.
So you'll understand why we had to POP A WHEELIE down the Matterhorn and HIGH-FIVE THE SUN when Turbine Cowboys popped onto our super-sensitive thrill radar, as part of the ever-gnarly Weather Channel's Braving the Elements series.
These crazies "are pushed to the limit both physically and emotionally as they brave extreme heights and every conceivable weather condition to work on wind turbines".
The Sceptic Tank is delighted to see that anything, yes anything, can be given a reality TV makeover and from now on will refer to all serious minded, highly qualified wind turbine engineers using their proper title of Turbine Cowboys!
Meanwhile, if any Reality TV commissioners are out there we would love the opportunity to pitch Solar Panel Superheroes and Biomass Bandits. After all who wouldn't see the most exciting emerging business sectors on the planet reduced to a poorly edited 30 minute broadcast featuring an over-bearing soundtrack and cartoon graphics.
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