It is generally advisable not to hop in the back of a van with two strangers claiming to want to take you on a road trip. However, if those two strangers happen to be John F. Buckley and Martin Ott, jump in headfirst. They will show you an America that vibrates with color, at once sharply challenging and yet warmly familiar. Their erudite sarcasm can’t hide the obvious affection they have for the land of 7-11s and Navy SEALs. Come for the street-smart education, stay for the black comedy, and bring a little gas money while you’re at it.