Sorry, I'm going to be a buzz kill, anal retentive @-hole to most of Prius Chat's enthusiasts. I "get" the video, and I suppose in light of what seems to be report after unfounded report being blazed into the conciousness of consumers a reaction like this was about due. But I can't say it was funny to me. Sam Kinison did a "joke" in his stand-up where he berated famine victims for "staying in empty barren deserts". I always hated that joke. It got big laughs but the logic behind the joke was that these "starving" people were being stupid for staying where food wasn't grown or sustainable. Trust me, I know comedy pushes buttons and boundaries, and I hope I'm not a self righteous prude, but maybe I am? To me nothing is out of bounds for humor, but respect should be paid to some realities. I thought it showed a shallowness of thought and a non-understanding of the realities of poverty and 3rd world famine within Kinisons' "joke". Some things I simply can't find too funny and one of them is people starving to death in poverty and famine. I know the comparison isn't perfect and isn't fair, but similarly I think we need to be careful. Trust me, I have doubts galore about James Sikes and his story. I have doubts about every and any reported Toyota acceleration event lately that is emerging in light of the media climate that has been created. BUT my ego isn't such that I think I couldn't be wrong. I always assume my "feelings" or instinct could be wrong. Then it becomes for me the reality that "bottom line" unintended acceleration or an out of control vehicle isn't funny. Bottom line we don't have all the answers yet. So just in case, I'm wrong and there "is" a problem, I have to "try" to bite my tongue. I suppose comedians or Gasitman, in this case are doing all of us a favor by saying what many of us are feeling...but in pushing the boundaries and/or under the flag of "humor" we still need to be a little careful. I wondered outloud, and still do wonder why James Sikes didn't try neutral, power off, or evidently even The Emergency Brake, until confronted with a police officer. But I can't bring myself at this point to compare him to "Retards". Maybe as I approach middle-age I've become too much of a prude? Accuse me of being a buzz-kill, or missing the joke. Maybe so, but I think I "get it"....I just don't think it's really all that funny. I think Prius enthusiasts/owners and Toyota supporters have a lot of pent up anger and/or insecurities right now in relationship to the reality that is unfolding. When you are seemingly getting poked with a stick everyday with a new "Your Car is Trying to Kill You" story, while you see resale values start to drop, I suppose at some point a reaction like this becomes inevitable. I think I could of accepted a sarcastic "demonstration" but sorry gasitman, comparisons to "retards" is going a little over the line for me. I know to an extent I'm being a hypocrite as well. I've been sarcastic and poked fun at others under the flag of humor. I guess I'm saying I know these are trying times for Toyota supporters and Prius Owners, but let's be careful in how we react.