Idle Thumbs 66: It's Broadcast Jones! in Idle Thumbs Episodes & Streams Posted July 14, 2019 On 7/27/2012 at 12:32 AM, Nappi said: I really enjoyed Driver: San Francisco in all its silliness. The story was completely ridiculous of course and I couldn't help but laugh at how shitty undercover cop I was, as I hurled innocent civilians at my opponents just to win some street race that had nothing to do with my actual goal. If I remember correctly Tanner realized it was all just a dream at the very end, so until then, for what its worth, he was basically the most sadistic mass murderer in the planet. I just got around to playing Driver:SF and had a good time with it and so when I felt like grabbing an old Idle Thumbs episode to listen to, I picked this one to remember what they said about the game. This is big spoilers for Driver: SF if anyone cares. So like Chris and Nappi and other people said this entire game you've got tons of missions where you jump into an innocent person's car for the express purpose of steering it into opposing traffic to ram head on some car you are chasing or racing against. Even if everyone miraculously survives, at a minimum you've destroyed hundreds of people's cars. (And yeah, of course it's just a dream, but at this point in the story Tanner is completely unaware of that.) So then comes the big plot point where the villain Jericho also gets the power to possess any car and uses it to crash civilian cars into you. But the best, most hilarious part of it is that Tanner has the amazing gall to say to his partner: "Oh no! Now Jericho can jump into any car like I can. But unlike me, Jericho has no concern for the safety of innocent civilians!" And that's supposed to be a big ominous dramatic beat instead of the amazing WHAT? that it is. It's very much like the part Chris made fun of in Max Payne 3 where Max has the completely self-unaware moment shaking his head at the stupid media for paying attention to a guy running amok and killing hundreds of people.