12 February, 2007

You ain't from round here boy

Clarkson's stock in trade is lazy stereotypes and deliberately confrontational reactionary posing. Typically it's very funny until it's about your favourite thing. Stateside petrolhead reaction to the Top Gear roadtrip seems to be along the lines of "I used to really like his stuff but now he's insulted my country everything has changed". Well fella's I think finally you may have got the joke. Better get in line with a rock, there appears to be a queue forming.

Suggestions for their next ker-razy stunt?

10 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger Roo shout your mess

Ah the sound of rocks bouncing off a Galaxy....... The funniest TV I have seen in years.

February 12, 2007 4:40 pm

Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

Whilst their successful attempt to rile the deep south with their lazy stereotype stood out in this roadtrip the truly distasteful element was at the end where they appeared really surprised that their faux charity of offering truly shit and near unroadworthy motors to those who had lost pretty much everything was seen for what it was - patronising, petty and lazy.

February 13, 2007 11:24 am

Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

How about the Top Gear trio becoming contractors in Iraq driving convoy trucks in Baghdad.

February 13, 2007 11:30 am

Anonymous Blognor Regis shout your mess

Did you not see Clarkson & AA Gill racing tanks in Baghdad?

DC, you really use the term 'reactionary' without irony? I thought it was only for Fred Kite impressions.

February 13, 2007 6:47 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Hi BG, reactionary:
1. of, pertaining to, marked by, or favoring reaction, esp. extreme conservatism or rightism in politics; opposing political or social change.
2. a reactionary person.

I'm afraid I have this awful habit of using a word when it communicates perfectly what I'm trying to say. Perhaps I should obfuscate a little more?

February 14, 2007 5:22 am

Anonymous Blognor Regis shout your mess

Does it verily forsooth daddio. Beware the semantic change.

February 14, 2007 11:07 am

Blogger Chris shout your mess

I have been getting these hot flushes lately.

February 14, 2007 1:09 pm

Anonymous Blognor Regis shout your mess


(PS. I guess the meme's doing the rounds, had it reached you yet.

Selling one Ferrari.


Obviously it didn't work as hoped thus he's just bought...


February 14, 2007 2:38 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Yeah I'd seen that - real classy, it's amazing what the virtual ebay trail reveals.

Although in my experience the apendage most Testarossa owners will need to develop is arm length. They were built firmly in the time when Ferrari's cheif ergonomist seemed to be some sort of Orang Utan, set the seat right for the pedals and the wheel is yards away. It's either that or drive everywhere with the wheel between your bent knees.

February 14, 2007 5:38 pm

Anonymous Popvitch shout your mess

I find a child's car seat, wooden blocks strapped to my feet, a name change and a completely new identity help..... .... .

February 14, 2007 10:21 pm


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