Top Gear – Clarkson in "IDIOT" shocker!

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  • Top Gear – Clarkson in "IDIOT" shocker!
  • Premier Icon molgrips
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    other forms of poor driving may be worse on fuel economy than smoothly driving faster

    Yes, but they aren’t exclusive. You can save fuel several ways, keeping the speed down is one.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I’m sure it’s been said – but last time I watched Top Gear there was a serious lack of actual car reviews/discussion.

    What do I know – we own a Twingo Freeway*!

    *In which it is very dangerous to speed as it may very well explode in fire**.

    **No wait – that was the Dyane

    mikewsmith
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    yob slob gob

    is that french for something?

    The issues most people have with top gear would be solved by using the red button or watching something they like. If you want to blame everything on it can we have gory horror and super violent games back as everything will be top gears fault instead.

    zokes
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    I do a “Clarkson” on Top Gear threads and the reaction of the fans is always the same

    The Edinburgh defence, French variant?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    In other news I’ve had a pot noodle for lunch.

    Love the stuff on drag. Its all true of course but completely irrelevant to real life. I get 25% better fuel economy on an 80mph motorway cruise than I do on my daily commute at an average speed of around 15mph. Cars are far more efficient at ahigh speed on uninterrupted runs rather than stop-start traffic which is where most of us spend our time in cars.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I suggest you start a thread about it, keep us all informed.

    Edukator
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    Going back a long time the BBC used to take its royal charter seriously. The Open University dominated daytime programming, documentaries were informative, Raymond Baxter was their well-informed motoring correspondent and it all had an aspirational feel.

    People were encouraged to aspire to being better people and contribute to the good of society. Dramas highlighter prejudice and injustice and showed them to be unacceptable.

    The last time I watched the BBC it was a lot of dumbed-down nonsense vaunting greed, opulence, selfishness and bad behaviour. Clarkson epitomises the new-model BBC. The BBC is no longer aspirational unless you aspire to a dog-eat-dog society.

    zokes
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    It was going so well until your last paragraph. I’m really not drawing a connection, non-existant statistics notwithstanding, between clarkson and the decline of modern Britain. That’s a leap, even for you!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Its all true of course but completely irrelevant to real life.

    Don’t be daft! It’s relevant because, when you are on a long motorway journey, you have the choice of anything between 56mph and about 85mph. You will notice a big difference between those two speeds. Even between 70 and 80 in fact. The Passat will return no more than 52mpg at 80mph, but can get between 60 and 65mpg at 70mph.

    The last time I watched the BBC it was a lot of dumbed-down nonsense vaunting greed, opulence, selfishness and bad behaviour

    What show was that?

    Premier Icon Del
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    representative of the entire thread, from what i’ve read, but Stuart Lee was quite good.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Edukator, spot on.

    mikewsmith – Member

    Clarkson is a fictional character on the BBC, he plays to an audience in very successful way for which he is rewarded.

    No he isn’t.

    Alf Garnett was a fictional character, loved by the very morons Johnny Speight used him to satirise.

    Clarkson uses an exaggerated version of his own views and personality to legitimise the kind of selfish, boorish, hateful views held by his fanbase of the pre pubescent and imbecilic.

    There is a difference.

    LHS
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    350+million viewers worldwide
    Biggest single earner for the BBC.

    So that’s 5% of the world who are selfish, boorish and hateful.

    zokes
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    So that’s 5% of the world who are selfish, boorish and hateful.

    I thought it was just 1%, or so occupy said!

    5thElefant
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    Clarkson uses an exaggerated version of his own views and personality to legitimise the kind of selfish, boorish, hateful views held by his fanbase of the pre pubescent and imbecilic.

    That’s the beauty of it. Those that appreciate his humour get it. Those that don’t throwing hissy fits just add to the entertainment value.

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    LHS – Member

    350+million viewers worldwide
    Biggest single earner for the BBC.

    So that’s 5% of the world who are selfish, boorish and hateful.

    Ooohh, an absolute minimum, I’d say. πŸ˜€

    You could eclipse those viewing figures easily if you showed the live castration of child murderers or Katie Price being inseminated by her own horse.
    Wouldn’t make it right though, would it? πŸ™‚

    The last time I watched the BBC it was a lot of dumbed-down nonsense vaunting greed, opulence, selfishness and bad behaviour

    Really? Well, I suppose that excellent documentary on rockpools the other night did have some violent barnacle on anemone fight scenes.

    They had some coverage of an opera the other day where someone was drinking. Lager louts, eh?

    And as for the rubbish on Radio 4? Etc.

    The fail is strong in you.

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    5thElefant – Member

    That’s the beauty of it. Those that appreciate his humour get it. Those that don’t throwing hissy fits just add to the entertainment value.

    It’s not humour – that’s just a slightly caracatured version of what he actually believes. πŸ™‚

    sbob
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    350+million viewers worldwide

    I was just about to point out that branding hundreds of millions of people from all over the world who you have never met as “imbeciles” or “terminally stupid” just for watching a TV programme does make you out to be a bit of a ****. πŸ’‘

    mt
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    You have to love the TG threads, how will we manage now this series has finished? The BBC, aspire, good of society, Ha. Where did you get those rosΓ© tinted lenses from? The 60’s and 70’s? For my BBC tax I wanted to be entertained not preached at.

    5thElefant
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    It’s not humour – that’s just a slightly caracatured version of what he actually believes.

    He’s really got in your head hasn’t he 😯

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    What makes you think he doesn’t believe it?

    sbob – Member

    350+million viewers worldwide

    I was just about to point out that branding hundreds of millions of people from all over the world who you have never met as “imbeciles” or “terminally stupid” just for watching a TV programme does make you out to be a bit of a ****.

    See, I knew the haterz would be along in a minute. Lol.
    You lot are so uptight, jeez, get a sense of humour, it’s all made up to get a reaction etc, etc…………

    Clarkson is I’m just a fictional character on the BBC STW, he I plays to an audience in very successful way for which he is I am not rewarded. When people get worked up it proves he is I’m getting his my act right.

    Or perhaps I do really believe it?

    Cheer Up
    πŸ˜‰

    CountZero
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    The last time I watched the BBC it was a lot of dumbed-down nonsense vaunting greed, opulence, selfishness and bad behaviour. Clarkson epitomises the new-model BBC. The BBC is no longer aspirational unless you aspire to a dog-eat-dog society.

    Perhaps if you were a little more discriminating in what you watched, you’d find that statement to be a load of bollocks. πŸ™„

    bigyinn
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    Without actually being able to question JC directly, who knows what the truth is.
    He’s clearly no moron if you actually bother to read some of his stuff. How he actually is will go round and round in circles though, as nobody can answer that.

    sbob
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    Edukator – Member

    One of the episodes you missed must have been the “lads” racing through France on public roads at average speeds over the national speed limit. Brits racing through France immune to speed cameras is a serious safety issue with something like 85% of cars flashed on some radars having foreign plates even though foreign plates are only 5% of the traffic.

    So, Top Gear is responsible for accidents in France. Gotcha.

    Edukator – Member

    The percentage of Brits involved in accidents near the channel ports is possibly worse than the 85% of vehicles flashed. Even for France as a whole foreign vehicles are a quarter of the total flashed. The combination of high speed and driving on the other side of the road mean a lot of holidays end badly.

    Damn you Top Gear! πŸ‘Ώ

    Edukator – Member

    It works both ways, a French acquaintance survived a fatal accident near Devil’s Bridge in Wales. The driver pulled out from the pub on the wrong side of the road and hit a Land Rover head on.

    So Top Gear are now making the French drive dangerously on our roads.
    The bastards!

    You do talk some right trot, but I suppose at least it can be amusing. πŸ™‚

    sbob
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    See, I knew the haterz would be along in a minute. Lol.

    Speak English boi! πŸ™‚

    (Seriously, your post makes no sense to me.)

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    bigyinn – Member

    Without actually being able to question JC directly, who knows what the truth is.
    He’s clearly no moron if you actually bother to read some of his stuff. How he actually is will go round and round in circles though, as nobody can answer that.

    I’ve read quite a lot of his stuff, back when I was stupid enough to believe his TV persona was just a facade to expose the moronic.

    It’s bog standard, right wing reactionary bullshit.
    Nothing I’ve read of his shows the slightest originality or independence of thought.

    He’s a product of Thatcherism and a certain kind of minor public school.

    His appeal to the lowest common demoninator is his true genius.
    That and getting people he obviously despises to laugh at him and spend money and time on his products, obviously.

    sbob – Member

    See, I knew the haterz would be along in a minute. Lol.

    Speak English boi!

    (Seriously, your post makes no sense to me.)

    Er, it means you should give me the same benefit of the doubt you show to your adulterous, right wing, cyclist-hating man crush. πŸ˜‰

    sbob
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    Er, it means you should give me the same benefit of the doubt you show to your adulterous, right wing, cyclist-hating man crush.

    You must be mistaking me for somebody who has previously mentioned JC in this thread, or watches TG, or even owns a television. πŸ™‚

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    sbob – Member

    Er, it means you should give me the same benefit of the doubt you show to your adulterous, right wing, cyclist-hating man crush.

    You must be mistaking me for somebody who has previously mentioned JC in this thread, or watches TG, or even owns a television.

    No need to own a TV to despise Clarkson.
    He writes books, so anyone capable of reading can hate him too. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    So – who thinks TG would be better without Clarkson on it?

    zokes
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    So – who thinks TG would be better without Clarkson on it?

    5th gear fans. All three of them.

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    Some French tourist driving on the wrong side of the road crashed into one of my crews last year, tipping over the vehicle and injury my staff.

    I wonder which French TV programme and presenter is at fault for that as 100% of accidents my crews had last year were caused by French tourists. Not 85% but 100%.

    mindmap3
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    Jeez, there is some reet guff spouted on here…STW at its best!

    TG responsible for speeding brits (no other nation speeds in France….you’d never catch an Italian chap enjoying his supercar on the way to Le Man), brits knowing nowt about Le Man’s until Top Gear, people vilifyiny speeding as though they’ve never done it etc.

    I quite like Top Gear but admit that it’s gone downhill and got a bit samey. They did someone good stuff once – the 24hr race in the 330d was ace, the arctic special was very good. It did used to feel like three mates having a laugh in cars but now feels very forced. The ‘characters’ are too extreme now.

    What really gets me is that all of you who are outraged by it still watch it! If it winds you up that much pick the remote up and change the chanel or turn the TV off! I hate TOWIE, Big Brother, Eastenders along with a lot of other stuff so don’t watch it. I know it’s a tough concept for some….

    As a form of entertainment it works and Fifth Gear are introducing challenges and much more track based mucking about with Tif banging on about power. No one gets upset when VBH is filmed tootling along a country lane in an RS4…

    Maybe Fifth Gear encouraged speeding too…

    piemonster
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    5th gear fans. All three of them

    I was going to make some cheap quip about one of those fans being Vicki Butler Henderson mum.

    But whilst googling the first thing that popped up on the search suggestion auto fill jobby was “vicki butler Henderson feet”
    http://www.wikifeet.com/Vicki_Butler-Henderson

    Piemonster, Rule 34, I believe.

    So – who thinks TV would be better without TG on it?

    FTFY πŸ˜‰

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    No one gets upset when VBH is filmed tootling along a country lane in an RS4…

    No, of course not.

    If she starts making ‘jokes’ about shooting motorcyclists in the face, this might change.

    I like cars.
    I just can’t stand TG.

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    Just watching it now on Sky+, was out last night. Normally I fast forward the Star in a Car bit as the weakest part of the programme but this one with Mark Webber is very good, I like Webber.

    The bus segment was very funny too. πŸ™‚

    CountZero
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    The bus segment was very funny too.

    Trying to three-point-turn a double-decker in the centre of Lacock was hilarious, it’s wide enough to turn a car, but that’s it. Shoo-ing the kids off made me laugh, too. πŸ˜€

    yunki
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    female pillocks watch hollyoaks, male pillocks watch top gear.. it’s just a fact of life

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