Top Gear New Series

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  1. Serial thread killer

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    ^ Yeah, unlike most of their joking around and making fun of people, it didn't come across very naturally. Especially from Richard, it seemed a fair bit more blatant than he normally is.
     
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    Just realized I didn't say anything negative about the car :lol: And yes, while it is really great it has a few downsides.

    Mainly loading baggage. The trunk is perfectly mine, as is the space when you fold down the rear seats. it's just that the design of the rear hatch makes some wide and/or tall things impossible to fit in. But then again, it's not a wagon, it's a coupe.

    And also it only seats four, but that's by design and you couldn't really seat five in it unless the one in the middle in the back was really small.


    Make sure that if you get one, get one with the ABL Xenon lights. I have them and I love them! Best low-beams lights (that turns with the steering wheel in corners at night) I've ever had in a car and the high-beams are great.
     
  5. Serial thread killer

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    That is how I saw it too, but I just find that a little sad to be honest.
     
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    I guess they're maybe a little sick of complaints over nothing so decided to see if they could manufacture one?
     
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    When QI has caused more offence than you, you have to do something to redress the balance.
     
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    Yeah it did seem to be out of character for him, I'm just assuming he picked up Clarksons script by mistake.:lol:
     
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    Seems that way.

    Meh. If Top Gear isn't offensive, they aren't trying hard enough.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. :lol: I guess it worked slightly better than if May had said it, but still. You've already got a loud, offensive buffoon, you might as well give him the loud, offensive buffoonery. ;)
     
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    :lol:
     
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    They have been made to say sorry. (sort of)
    http://www.inthenews.co.uk/news/entertainment/tv/top-gear-apology-over-mexico-slur-$21385417.htm
     
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    ^ I think that kind of touches on what the issue was. Because Mexico is a poor, developing country, Mexican immigrants to developed countries tend to be marginalized, so these kinds of comments come off as racist. However, had they said the exact same thing about Americans (which Top Gear frequently does, more or less) no one would have batted an eye.
     
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    What, even though he was in the studio on Wednesday, introducing the film? What sort of morons are we talking about here?

    (probably the same ones who think the new Stig is Sabine Schmitz, when he's almost certainly Tony Davidson...)
     
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    i'd have the bentley.
     
  18. Serial thread killer

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    Someone has complained to the BBC about the cyclists jokes.
    :wtf:
    http://www.kimharding.net/blog/?p=1636
    Dear BBC

     
  19. Roger Wilco

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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.
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

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    Either brilliant parody or just a sado with nothing to do.

    Btw I'm surprised you're not more upset by James dying.