The hits just keep on coming…
When it comes to Fast & Furious star Paul Walker post death crash remembrances, the sky’s the limit. One week later and everybody still wants in.
“Gone Too Fast,” reads the headline in Entertainment Weekly. “Paul Walker was more than Hollywood’s wingman. he was one of the good guys.”
The $64 million question:
Why have virtually 100 percent of the media breathlessly covering Walker’s dangerous and deadly ride shied away from criticizing him?
“You’re right, I haven’t heard anybody take that angle,” says Roger Peugeot aka Roger the Plumber, who drives of a red Nissan Z sports car “Although some of the people I’ve had conversations with about it have said that sometimes people think they’re invincible because they’ve got so much money and they’re never going to get hurt.
“But if you do something and you don’t know better, that’s pretty ignorant. But if you do something and you know better, that’s just stupid. And Walker could have really hurt somebody. I can see where the news people don’t want to say anything bad about somebody who just died, but…”
And before the comments crowd chimes errupts with the scoop that Walker wasn’t driving, catch Peugeot’s take on that excuse.
“I just can’t believe it was all just an impulse kind of thing, that they just left without knowing exactly what they were going to do,” Peugeot says. “And not only that, if you got in a car and somebody started driving like that – even if he was an experienced race car driver – you’d be going, ‘Hold it! Hold it!’ I would have been screaming my head off. I probably would have reached over and turned off the key.”
“Remember that Pepsi commercial with Jeff Gordon?” Peugeot asks. “It’s called the Pepsi Max car prank or something. I don’t think it was on TV, it was just an Internet thing. And they show how Gordon tricked this car salesman into going on a test drive in a souped up Camaro.
“And when the test drive begins Gordon just screams out of the lot, does some donuts and hauls ass down the road while the car sales guy is yelling, ‘Slow down!’ and he’s crapping in his pants telling Gordon to stop and if he wrecks it, he’s going to be responsible for it.”
Yeah, Walker was undoubtedly shocked and horrified by his race car driver pal’s actions.