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  • LeoliansBro 6 May 2014 16:45:50 44,506 posts
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    spindizzy wrote:

    P.S. It's slightly weird how many people who HATE Clarkson (and Top Gear) are posting in a thread about ... Top Gear. :-P
    Is it?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • spindizzy 6 May 2014 16:48:52 6,541 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    spindizzy wrote:

    P.S. It's slightly weird how many people who HATE Clarkson (and Top Gear) are posting in a thread about ... Top Gear. :-P
    Is it?
    No... probably not on EG. As you were folks! ;-)
  • LeoliansBro 6 May 2014 16:50:22 44,506 posts
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    I've been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis, Caroline Aherne, Ruth Jones, and the Mighty Boosh some of the funniest and most innovative people in British comedy. And Rob Brydon too.
    :D

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • spindizzy 6 May 2014 17:04:34 6,541 posts
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    Poor Rob Brydon. :-( Why is Coogan such a bastard to him? I think we should cull Coogan.

    Edit: it is a good article though. ;-)

    Edited by spindizzy at 17:05:12 06-05-2014
  • Psychotext 6 May 2014 17:15:36 54,391 posts
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    spindizzy wrote:
    P.S. It's slightly weird how many people who HATE Clarkson (and Top Gear) are posting in a thread about ... Top Gear. :-P
    As soon as I saw the news I knew this was exactly where it would be being discussed. Doesn't exactly take a mastermind to work it out. :)

    I hate Clarkson, but like Top Gear... mostly.
  • Trafford 7 May 2014 20:11:59 5,877 posts
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    You can see where Clarkson gets it from, from his Teddy Bear making mums autobiography...


    "The introduction of Golly caused us enormous grief," she writes. Nevertheless, "We launched a superb Golly." There were complaints. "A muesli-shoed do-gooder from Islington saw one and alerted the media."


    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/06/hugh-muir-diary-boris-johnson-environmental-audit
  • Bremenacht 19 May 2014 17:15:04 18,719 posts
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    The Liberal lynch mob.
  • nickthegun 19 May 2014 17:18:39 60,436 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    The Liberal lynch mob.
    AKA: twitter

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • BillMurray 19 May 2014 17:19:29 7,790 posts
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    I honestly can't look at his face anymore. He looks like he's going to burst.
  • LeoliansBro 19 May 2014 17:19:47 44,506 posts
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    They do love to hate him, to be fair.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Bremenacht 19 May 2014 17:29:39 18,719 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    They do love to hate him, to be fair.
    They do. Only, he's being a bit sly there, 'cos the outlets that most enjoyed his discomfort were the unliberal attack-dog types like the D**** M***. He wouldn't attack the hands that (might) feed.
  • PES_Fanboy 20 May 2014 07:03:01 17,085 posts
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    That article is just Clarkson trolling more. I don't think he knows where Jeremy Clarkson the character ends anymore.

    Which is a massive shame, because he can be a really great factual programme maker (outside of Top Gear).
  • boo 20 May 2014 09:01:01 11,831 posts
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    Slightly off-topic, but has anyone been watching 'For The Love Of Cars' which has been in the TG slot of 8pm on Sunday night, but on Channel 4?

    Philip Glennister sort-of presents it, alongside Ant Anstead who's apparently a well known car designer / mechanic / car bloke.

    Basically they've picked a classic every week (original Mini Cooper, Escort Mexico, Mk 1 Land Rover Defender etc), gone off and found a barn-find relic, then completely restored it from the ground up.

    Anstead and team do the actual work, while Glennister looks into the background of the car and makes sarky comments.

    Next Sunday's is a Delorean, and in the final ep, they're going to auction them all off.

    Best car prog I've seen in ages.

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  • Bremenacht 20 May 2014 09:06:48 18,719 posts
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    I saw most of the Escort Mk1 show. It was Ok - I'm not a great fan of Glennister. Bit of dream though, eh? Spending your days doing up old cars.
  • spindizzy 20 May 2014 14:26:33 6,541 posts
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    I really wanted to love that show, but there's not nearly enough about the actual car renovation and way too much of Glennister being "a character", and way way way too much interviewing the losers who go to classic car meets (I might be being a bit mean, but for me it ruins what could be a great show).
  • nickthegun 20 May 2014 14:28:10 60,436 posts
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    Its like a shit wheeler dealers and glennister comes across as a bit of a cunt. Not a fan at all.

    Having said that, it was nice to see a mexico razzing about.

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  • PES_Fanboy 20 May 2014 14:41:18 17,085 posts
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    Terribly pikey of me to admit, but I love Fast & Loud.

    Silliness aside, they're actually running a business, so at the end of a project they factor in labour; Wheeler Dealers (bless em) don't do that.

    WD is more about saving classics; they should do away with the false profit and staged sale - that would probably mean that the fat one wasn't needed though.
  • mcmothercruncher 20 May 2014 14:42:29 7,212 posts
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    I'm la la la la laaaa lovin' it.
    Despite Glennister, don't buy the gruff "man's man" stuff at all. Typical modern TV production- they need a "character" to hook the whole thing on.
    Love the archive history footage and whatnot, though, yeah, more of the actual building would be a plus.

    Mexico is fave this series, my first ever car memories are working on my Dad's MK1. He did the engine, I was in charge of the bodywork :)
  • mal 20 May 2014 16:28:25 22,693 posts
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    I honestly don't see what Glennister gives to that show. I like his as an actor when he's got a script to read, but as a personality, he can't carry a show on current evidence. On the other hand that engineer they've got in could easily run the show for me, and it annoys me that they keep cutting away from him just as he's about to say something interesting.

    Regarding that Indie article they say the Clarkson word refers to those of asian descent. Surely some mistake? Despite the descriptor 'asian' being used for an increasing part of the globe since my childhood, I've never heard it used to describe Africa. Or is my knowledge of racist lingo just not up to scratch?

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  • LeoliansBro 20 May 2014 16:32:26 44,506 posts
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    They're talking about a different racist slur from Clarkson mal.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mal 20 May 2014 16:41:04 22,693 posts
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    Ah yeah, so that are. Getting difficult to keep up these days.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • glaeken 20 May 2014 17:07:28 11,221 posts
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    I have been enjoying For the Love of cars though I do admit Glennister grates on me a bit. It would be nice to see a little more of the work being done on the cars as they skim over a lot of it but they have also had some decent little features on the history of the cars. The end results so far have all been really nice. Not sure about next week though as they are doing a Delorean. I know they are popular due to Back to the Future but it's shit car that really does not fit in with anything else they have done. It's not a classic British car at all but a failed flop of an American car that happened to get built in Ireland and would be completely forgotten about if it were not for it's film part.

    Edited by glaeken at 17:07:50 20-05-2014
  • PES_Fanboy 20 May 2014 17:14:03 17,085 posts
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    All I know about DeLorean, other than BTTF, is it fucked Thatcher.

    Best car ever. It's like an ethical KITT
  • nickthegun 20 May 2014 17:19:09 60,436 posts
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    Heres a Delorean fact for your pub arsenal then: When the company hit the skids, John DeLorean became a (failed) coke smuggler.

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  • glaeken 20 May 2014 17:20:01 11,221 posts
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    The only single thing of note about a Delorean from a technological perspective is the stainless steel body work and even that is debatable to how good it was If you think about something like how you would repair accident damage. As a car it was slow unreliable and handled like an early 80's American car.

    As to it fucking Thatcher it did not do anywhere near a good enough job on that front as I remember the old hag managing to last at least another 10 years.

    Edited by glaeken at 17:23:22 20-05-2014
  • spindizzy 20 May 2014 17:32:23 6,541 posts
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    mal wrote:
    I honestly don't see what Glennister gives to that show. I like his as an actor when he's got a script to read, but as a personality, he can't carry a show on current evidence. On the other hand that engineer they've got in could easily run the show for me, and it annoys me that they keep cutting away from him just as he's about to say something interesting.
    Exactly how I feel...
  • glaeken 20 May 2014 17:40:41 11,221 posts
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    They have to do this because it's pitched as entertainment which has to be anti-intellectual. Whenever engineer bloke starts to say something interesting Glennister has to jump in and mock him for displaying boring knowledge. That's actually very much in the spirit of Top Gear and what they do with James May though of course that's actually all fake.
  • oceanmotion 3 Oct 2014 20:29:08 16,001 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29474422
  • drip 3 Oct 2014 20:53:33 4,290 posts
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    The show apparently provoked anger among locals by using a Porsche with the registration number H982 FKL.

    ...

    The BBC said the number plate was an "unfortunate coincidence"
    Right... anyone who knows Top Gear knows they wouldn't do that on purpose


    Clarkson revealed he had been given a final warning and would be sacked if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".
    Well, that's it then, I guess
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