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Old February 7 2011, 01:54 PM   #841
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Actually that pissed me off a little too because it's such an idiotic point of view, but of course it was a deliberate provocation and I'm not letting myself get trolled by Clarkson.
For the sake of discussion though:
1) cyclists do pay for roads too since roads are primarily financed through the general tax pool, road tax doesn't even come close to covering the costs
1a) and even if that were not the case, I'm paying for lots of shit I don't need too; public schools for example.
2) if roads were only used by cyclists they would only need minimal maintenance, if at all. Roads get damaged by heavy vehicles, not by bikes, so why should they pay any more than pedestrians pay for roads?
3) Bicycles are vehicles with equal rights to cars for the most part and getting cut off is dangerous. I kind of doubt Clarkson is as big an asshole on the road as the character he plays on Top Gear, but people who do things like should know that it's not a joke to play with other people's lives.
Yeah, also it's completely pointless to complain about it because Clarkson is very nearly always shown to be an idiot with stupid opinions.
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Old February 7 2011, 02:49 PM   #842
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I kind of doubt Clarkson is as big an asshole on the road as the character he plays on Top Gear,
I wish more people would realise that - but then the comedy complaints would drop off if they did.
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Old February 7 2011, 02:54 PM   #843
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Btw I'm surprised you're not more upset by James dying.
Eh, they'll just do the same thing that they did with the Stig and replace him with a superior version. In this case, the new James May will be slower and even more boring.
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Old February 7 2011, 11:55 PM   #844
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Someone has complained to the BBC about the cyclists jokes.

http://www.kimharding.net/blog/?p=1636
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The BBC charter states the BBC aims to inform, educate and entertain. While some may regard Mr Clarkson comments on running over cyclist because they don’t pay “road tax” as entertain (Top Gear BBC2 07/02/2011 21mins 25seconds in). Others do not see incitement to murder others basis on their choice of transport, as legitimate entertain. A car is a potentially lethal weapon, a pedestrian or cyclist hit by a motor vehicle is at risk of being killed.
Either brilliant parody or just a sado with nothing to do.

Btw I'm surprised you're not more upset by James dying.
I could not stop crying until I saw he rose from the dead in the behind the scenes video.(praise the lord)
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Old February 13 2011, 11:03 PM   #845
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Loved how Jeremy's Yorkshire accent came out after he'd been gassed.
But I think because the BMW bit was filmed on the track apart from the last few seconds, it lacked a little something.
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Old February 14 2011, 05:45 PM   #846
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Loved how Jeremy's Yorkshire accent came out after he'd been gassed.
But I think because the BMW bit was filmed on the track apart from the last few seconds, it lacked a little something.
I have to agree... it felt more like something from the third or fourth series, when they were a little less ambitious with challenges.
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Old February 22 2011, 07:39 AM   #847
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The snow plow film was on of the best they've done in years. It was bloody hysterical!
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Old February 22 2011, 06:51 PM   #848
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this show had everything in it that should have made it great, but I found it boring and I can't say why.
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Old February 23 2011, 09:20 PM   #849
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Well someone who went to the recording today, said that the interview between Jeremy and
was a car crash.I hate that man.
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Old February 23 2011, 09:23 PM   #850
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Imagine how I feel, he was my MP...
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Old February 23 2011, 09:28 PM   #851
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Imagine how I feel, he was my MP...
Go cry me a river, I had Geoff Hoon and now I have some women off GMTV.
I wonder if Jeremy just talked about the bus lane, I want someone to nail him over pathfinder.
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Old February 28 2011, 06:16 AM   #852
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this show had everything in it that should have made it great, but I found it boring and I can't say why.
The scripting was really obvious. The snow-bine wasn't even plowing in most the shots.
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Old February 28 2011, 08:13 AM   #853
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Imagine how I feel, he was my MP...
Go cry me a river, I had Geoff Hoon and now I have some women off GMTV.
My MP at one point was Nick Clegg.
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Old February 28 2011, 10:01 AM   #854
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The Prescott interview was funny. I don't really know who he is, but imo he owned Clarkson very nicely.
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Old February 28 2011, 09:35 PM   #855
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The Prescott interview was funny. I don't really know who he is, but imo he owned Clarkson very nicely.
No, he didn't... What it was was two Yorkshire alpha males butting heads, but neither really came out on top.
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