WEEKEND QUIZ

Guess the source of this doomstruck Gaian fantasy:

Southern Britain is drowning. Torrential rain has been hammering down for days, floodwaters saturate road networks and BBC News 24 is back-to-backing footage of families being airlifted from their homes. It feels like the end of the world, an apocalyptic payback for all those pillaged oil reserves and raped rainforests and X5s parked at school gates when our obese children could have staggered home.

And perhaps it is. Maybe Al Gore’s worst case scenario isn’t so far from the inconvenient truth; that we really are deep into a vicious cycle of melting ice caps and brooding, vengeful weather systems. Maybe there’s already no way back …

Google won’t help you; this was a print-only deal. Commence guessing. Answer in a few hours.

ANSWER: It’s the introduction to a lavish 13-page Ben Barry piece in the October edition of Britain’s CAR magazine, comparing a £94,280 Porsche with a £152,000 Lamborghini. Coverline: “HARDCORE LAMBO & 911 GT3 RS. Head-to-head.”

I used to read CAR quite often. Not so much these days.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/29/2007 at 01:36 PM