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Top Gear

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by Taluntain, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I wanted to ask who's watching but the better question would probably be who isn't? I always found car shows inherently boring but Clarkson's something else - I really enjoy the crew's escapades. Even Tom Cruise was watchable on this show! :D
     
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    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I catch it every once in a while. My favorite is when the little guy has those races with municipal vehicles to help the government decide on the selection and they just go out and destroy them all. :) I remember one with different city buses and another with airport support vehicles.
     
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    oddly enough the program was quite boring when it started many moons ago
     
  4. joacqin

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    Quality television and that is coming from someone completely uninterested in cars or engines. If you haven't seen it I would recommend that yoo check through all since the last 3-4 years at least. Extremely entertaining.

    The American and Australian versions are abominations.
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    I used to quite like it, but it just does my head in these days.
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Why's that, Barmy?

    The North Pole special was great - I don't know how much of it was staged and how much the second car actually helped them out as they never showed the camera crew's car, but I was really impressed with them driving right to the pole, heh. I've just seen the Botswana special yesterday and that was quite entertaining as well... and the one where they test drove 3 cars for the Albanian mafia and since Bentley pulled out, replaced it with a Zastava 101 and kept referring to it as if it was the Bentley... :lol:
     
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    Slot of it is obviously setup/staged the caravan episode was a perfect example
     
  8. 8people

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    [​IMG] The reason why the fire was staged was good though :D

    Clarkson failed to mention he'd brought a gun with him, so they *tweaked* the hob a bit.
     
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    It's fnny, bt i'm growing a little tired of their antics.

    Also, the key between y and i on my keyboard is broken.
     
  10. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    And here's me thinking you were taking the mick out of the geordies :lol:
     
  11. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Pretty much for these same reasons...



    Clarkson is just a knob and I just feel the program got tired a long time ago.
     
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    really? what a poor comedian, if you consider that the Apollo on holds nearly 800 people, he doesnt even get that many laughs.

    Alot of people dont like Clarkson... alot of people dont like Jerry Springer or Frankie Boyle, Joan Rivers, Jack Dee, Lee Mack, Andy Parsons, Russel Howard, Dawn French, Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand or Jeff Dunham... if you dont like their style of comedy, dont watch them.
    I certainly won't be watching Stewart Lee again... thats for sure.
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    I don't watch Clarkson, as I've said above. And Stewart Lee is brilliant, the cerebrals comedian. But thanks for your input.
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    That guy's just awful, I've turned my speakers to max and I still can't hear him properly because he's speaking so softly... as if he was afraid anyone beyond row 5 would hear him. :rolleyes:

    As for Clarkson, he gets top marks in my book just for making a car show that's interesting and/or funny enough to watch for more than 10 minutes. Naturally, some episodes are better than others but still, overall it's certainly the best car show that I've seen.
     
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    If only it was actually about cars. It's using tax-payer money to blow up caravans and mess about.
     
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    Exactly! Brilliant television!
     
  17. Barmy Army

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    Meh. It's low brow chog for people who don't have an issue with casual bigotry and awful haircuts.
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You forgot ugly old jeans and jackets. :grin:
     
  19. Shoshino

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    Well, being that Top Gear is estimated to have around 350 million views per week in 170 differing countries and is heavily downloaded from peer-to-peer file-sharing services, with roughly 300,000 downloads per episode, I'd say that they give the public exactly what they want, and is one of the more appreciated uses of Tax Payer money.
     
  20. 8people

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    [​IMG] Currently waiting to hear back from an email about their all terrain mobility scooter/chair episode :D along with a dozen other EDSers and a few more friends in wheelchairs for various reasons.

    Top score if they have some blueprints of machines they didn't use because they were too effective :p

    Might also ask a friend to get in touch as his dad is pals with Clarkson. :holy:

    Your fields will no longer be safe! There will be a crowd of us doing donughts in arable land! MUAHAHAHA!
     
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