Clarkson should be PM or even dictator of the world ..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 2 May 2010.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

  2. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Not sure he'd get too many votes from members of a cycling forum.

    Clarkson’s highway code on cyclists: http://www.pureclarkson.com/clarkson-on-cyclists/
     
  3. OP
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    Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Yeah but I was thinking that we could have the revolution once he'd dealt with the gadgets.
     
  4. PBancroft

    PBancroft Senior Member

    Location:
    Winchester
    I don't see why people get so het up about Clarkson. He spouts bollocks all the time and I sincerely doubts anyone takes anything he says seriously.

    One of his mates is a keen cyclist fer crying out loud.

    It's a character. They are just playing up to type, and Clarkson more than any of them. As Top Gear gets older its becoming more and more obvious how much of it is an act.
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    He's good to read, I've got a couple of his books and they are enjoyable. As Kaipaith says it's all part of the act to entertain but I'd rather vote for him than any of the three who are now in the frame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Location:
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    A man who thrives on portraying himself as ignorant, foolish and the worst kind of 'blokey' male. Perhaps it's more than just a portrayal, perhaps he's really like it. If so why isn't he divorced and jobless as a result of being impossible to tolerate?

    He used to occasionally be amusing, but that stopped long ago. Now he's just interminably stupid. Apart of course from making money out of it.

    Vote for him? No I wouldn't, any more than I'd ever vote for Cameron or Nick Griffin.
     
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    Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    But it's still a very good article. Made me laugh anyway and he neatly describes one of lifes great truths in it.
     
  8. Norm

    Norm Guest

    :sad:
     
  9. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    The frightening thing is though, people will actually believe this crock of sh*t, which makes his comments downright irresponsible.

    No, I'd rather shoot myself than vote for him, but that said, I bet he'd actually DO something about public transport (although hopefully not just another Beeching).

    I wonder though, with him in charge, would he be more willing to build these cycle paths away from the main roads so that he wasn't annoyed with us??

    Oh and there's nowt wrong with masturbation also. I bet Clarkson knows that more than most! :smile:
     
  10. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    Exactly.

    And these same people forge their personal values and inter-personal skills on the daily mire of sh*te (soap operas) beamed to them on their 78" flatscreen telly.
     
  11. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    The only soap I watch (and I'm VERY embarrassed to say this) is Eastenders, purely because I've watched it from year dot.

    I know not to take any of it seriously though, more it's a way of escaping my own life for half an hour and seeing that actually, with all the tragedy and woe the characters suffer, my life isn't all that bad after all!!

    That said, If I never saw it again it wouldn't bother me, and I don't exactly watch it every night as it is.
     
  12. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    There's nothing new or original in pretending not to understand technology. Indeed a former exponent of this type of journalism, dating from the 1960s, was the superb wit of the late (and much lamented) Paul Jennings. Perhaps Clarkson lifted some of his ideas from the pen of Jennings. But Jennings was twenty times the man Clarkson is.

    P.S. If he claims to loathe technology, how come he adores modern fast cars? They're packed to the brim with technology and modern sophisticated gadgets...
     
  13. xpc316e

    xpc316e Senior Member

    Perhaps because in modern cars most of the technology (if it's designed correctly, and it most often is in my experience) helps you to do things. In other areas (of my life, at least) technology prevents me from doing things.
     
  14. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Clarkson should be exiled to a small remote and uninhabited island, and all the people who admire him should be tracked down, captured in nets, and forced to live there as his subjects - for the benefit of the rest of the world. You know it makes sense.
     
  15. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Then take off & nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. You know it makes sense.
     
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