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by CareyBot

I never understood the appeal of the accident-and-explosion genre of television show. You know, those hour-long, testosterone-mongering episodes comprised of scene after scene of car wrecks, airshow disasters and building demolitions gone wrong. In fact, while showing houses last weekend, near a street known for amateur (read: illegal) auto racing, my client and I witnessed one of these underground racers cause a six-car crash worthy of one of those shows.I heard the vroom of his engine and hesitated to make my turn; good thing, too -- about four seconds later, he sideswiped two cars, lost control, and smashed into a car in oncoming traffic, causing it to crush about three parked cars before he flipped his own car, just missing the crowded pedestrian foot traffic as he came to re...