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Old Nov 3, 2008, 04:08 AM   #26
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That was a decent episode. I liked Clarkson's truck as well.

I also attended Top Gear Live in London yesterday. Talk about an epic day!
Forgive my ignorance but what exactly is Top Gear Live? I know I've read about it but it still confused me a little.

Very excited about this season! Can't wait to see the new America episode (well, not entirely in America, but they do test 3 new American cars).
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 01:06 PM   #27
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James May on Radio 2 (UK Radio)

James May was a guest on the Simon Mayo show today, second appearance this year in fact.

Brilliant as ever, and who would guess Captain Slow is moonlighting as a gynaecologist?
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 01:13 PM   #28
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Forgive my ignorance but what exactly is Top Gear Live?
Its a car show in a stadium place with supercars and the TG presenters doing live challenges... Really cool, wasent lucky enough to go myself, though
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 01:18 PM   #29
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It looks like the BBC could have a new problem on its hands.

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Comments made by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear about murdering prostitutes have plunged the BBC into fresh controversy.

Clarkson said in Sunday night's programme after competing in a lorry-driving task: "This is a hard job, and I'm not just saying that to win favour with lorry drivers - it's a hard job.

"Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder."

The United Road Transport Union has demanded an apology.

Spokesman James Bower said: "We would absolutely condemn what he said about murdering prostitutes. It beggars belief that those words can be broadcast on TV."

It comes after the row over the abusive phone calls made by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross to the actor Andrew Sachs, which drew 30,000 complaints.

The BBC confirmed receiving 188 complaints, but defended Clarkson.

"The vast majority of Top Gear viewers have clear expectations of Jeremy Clarkson's long-established and frequently provocative on-screen persona," said a spokeswoman.

"This particular reference was used to comically exaggerate and make ridiculous an unfair urban myth about the world of lorry driving."
I, for one, would be utterly devastated if Clarkson, the Short One and the Other One were kicked off the Beeb.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 01:20 PM   #30
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Oh ****ing hell DOES NO ONE TAKE A ****ING JOKE ANYMORE???
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 02:05 PM   #31
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Oh ****ing hell DOES NO ONE TAKE A ****ING JOKE ANYMORE???
Exactly!

If someone says something funny but remotely disrespectful on TV there are always "pressure groups" DEMANDING AN APOLOGY... OR ELSE!!!
I get so fed up with these pathetic morons.

If you can't take a joke, move to the South Pole... Jeez.

But, back to this episode... gr8 start to Season 12!!!
LMAO when Clarkson "tested" the 911 GT2.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 02:45 PM   #32
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Just caught it on iPlayer since we were travelling on Sunday; what an awesome episode! Probably the best episode of Top Gear ever, I was laughing so hard when his truck caught fire!
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 02:46 PM   #33
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Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, rubbish...

I don't know how many more of these fake, scripted 'challenges' I can take.

They're not even trying to beat each other any more, it's just twenty minutes of arsing around on camera. What's the point?



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They're not even trying to beat each other any more, it's just twenty minutes of arsing around on camera. What's the point?
What's the point?

Mindless fun!!!
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 02:53 PM   #35
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What's the point?

Mindless fun!!!
Much better when they actually care e.g. amphibious cars, races
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 02:54 PM   #36
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I, for one, would be utterly devastated if Clarkson, the Short One and the Other One were kicked off the Beeb.
I knew that was going to get complaints, but thought it was hilarious anyway. I'm quite surprised there hasn't been anyone complaining about Clarkson effectively blaming the financial crisis on the Mexicans though.
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I have no idea if this has already been posted but here it goes.

You can download the First Episode of Season 10 for free off of iTunes.

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Haven't tried it at all.
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You know, it really pisses me off that the people of this country will bitch and moan about the most trivial crap, like dumb jokes said by Jeremy Clarkson. But when it comes to the injustices we experience every day and things that SHOULD be complained about, not a feckin word.
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And besides that, the difference between this and what Brand and Ross said on their show aren't even comparable. Brand and Ross got personal and singled out an individual. Clarkson didn't single out a particular lorry driver and call him a prostitute killer.
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Bloody prostitute murdering lorry drivers and their complaining. They're only making a fuss because they've been busted!!
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I suspect the complaints were neither made by lorry drivers or prostitutes.
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 03:45 AM   #42
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I suspect the complaints were neither made by lorry drivers or prostitutes.
I read this morning that some union representing 17,000 HGV drivers were complaining...
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 04:48 AM   #43
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I wonder how many of the 17,000 laughed out loud like I did (my guess, most) and how many would be so offended as to want to register a complaint (my guess, none)
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 04:51 AM   #44
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I read this morning that some union representing 17,000 HGV drivers were complaining...
They'd be better telling their members to stop killing hookers for a while.

I mean, it's not like there isn't some, more or less, current evidence that some lorry drivers are this way inclined...
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Now that the Daily Mail public have realised that complaining about something to the BBC gets results the can now go after Clarkson.

It was brilliantly humerous especially

change gear, change gear, change gear, kill a prositute, change gear, check mirrors, kill a prositute, change gear, change gear.
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I wonder how many of the 17,000 laughed out loud like I did (my guess, most) and how many would be so offended as to want to register a complaint (my guess, none)
Don't know, but then why are their union, representing them, complaining?
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Unions need to complain about everything, even if they don't know of anybody who's offended. They have to at least appear to always be fighting for their union members' best interests.



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They'd be better telling their members to stop killing hookers for a while.
It'll be in the next memo.
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 05:32 AM   #48
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why are their union, representing them, complaining?
Between Sunday night, and today, there is no means by which they could have polled the membership to establish if, infact, they are in any way offended.

They have to do something to justify the Union dues. Angry letter writing, along with 'how to' guides in the quarterly magazine on cutting up drivers, driving too closely, and driving vehicles unfit for the road are probably all that keep the Union office busy. Next quarter - forensic science - and how to beat it.

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I note that the Daily Mail aren't defending the rights of the Gypsy community and taking Clarkson to task over calling May a 'pikey'.

(FYI, Martin Brundle got into trouble earlier in the year for using that word, while I wouldn't use it myself I thought it was as inoffensive as 'navie' but some people think otherwise.)
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I note that the Daily Mail aren't defending the rights of the Gypsy community and taking Clarkson to task over calling May a 'pikey'.

(FYI, Martin Brundle got into trouble earlier in the year for using that word, while I wouldn't use it myself I thought it was as inoffensive as 'navie' but some people think otherwise.)
LOL

The BBC wont exist soon with all this crap going on, EVERYONE JUST CHILL! ITS A JOKE!!!

Never take anything Clarkson says as anything other than that... Same with Russel Brand and the other guy, they are comedians! They took it too far, sure, but it was a joke! If you dont like it, turn it off!!!
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