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BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.

Stu 22 Mar 15 - 08:40 AM
The Sandman 22 Mar 15 - 03:36 AM
Musket 21 Mar 15 - 05:41 PM
GUEST,Shimrod (Gas Pedant) 21 Mar 15 - 05:24 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 21 Mar 15 - 04:07 PM
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Keith A of Hertford 21 Mar 15 - 06:10 AM
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GUEST,Shimrod (the Gas Pedant) 21 Mar 15 - 02:01 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Stu
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 08:40 AM

"I don't claim to be a scientist"

That's because you have no idea what a scientist is, or what is involved with being one. Your plumbers, builders and other tradesmen mud really get pissed off with you pete. Do you tell them they're doing wrong, that the entire foundation of their training is based on error? Do you do the same with car mechanics, computer designers, airline pilots, folk musicians, engineers, your dentist etc etc?

Back int he real world . . . My mum used to have a bright lime green Allego estate. It was easy to spot her when she was out and about as it was the only one for miles. It had that funny lip on the roof at the back of the estate version, presumably for downforce.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 03:36 AM

Fictional characters?
I would prefer not to bugger anyone, but i have nothing against those that wish to do so, providing they are not doing it to underage children,
Any further news on Leon Brittam losing files on child sexual interference, or the alleged disappearance of youths from Heaths yacht.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 05:41 PM

Have you noticed how some people get ever more like the fictional characters you mentally link them to?

I liken one person on here to Major Misunderstanding (from Viz comic) and bugger me if he hasn't completely borrowed from the character in a post a few above this one..


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Shimrod (Gas Pedant)
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 05:24 PM

"I don't claim to be a scientist ..."

No, but you insist on commenting on scientific subjects which you obviously don't understand. And though I have never studied evolution (and neither have you!) I can still follow a scientific argument and understand that evidence always trumps stuff like belief and 'faith'.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with Jeremy Clarkson. We have hi-jacked this thread - and, yes, it's all my fault!


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 04:07 PM

I think, shimrod, I posted something like.....I don't mind being pulled up on a mistake, and I don't claim to be a scientist and therefore try to stick to the simpler arguments. But I seem to remember, that in a previous thread, you had confessed....albeit under pressure....that your science had nothing to say on the subject of evolution.   So I guess you got nothing to shout about either!.    However, if you got something more than devoted ness to the ruling paradigm...........?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Gurney
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 03:16 PM

Now, about Jeremy Clarkson, The main online petition about reinstating him was delivered to the Beeb, -there's a clip online,- by the purported Stig mounted in a TANK. A million signatures.

About the Allegro. I never had one, but a workmate did. He was involved in one of those enormous nose-to-tail-in-the-fog-Birmingham-to Coventry-pileups, and when the rescuers got there, there were four motorist sitting in the Allegro. It was the only car around with working doors.
A neighbour had an Allegro. When I asked him why, he pointed out that he was a fireman/rescuer and had to cut people out of cars as a matter of course. He said he bought the car for his family.

How did Allegros get into this thread?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 06:10 AM

There are indeed "many to choose from."
First page of hits,


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 05:51 AM

🙊🙉🙈


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 03:17 AM

Never heard of him.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 03:06 AM

Hey Backwoodsman! As Good Soldier pasted a clip of his favourite Dave track, can we ask you to put up a link to your favourite Dick Miles track? I'm sure there are many to choose from 😋


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Shimrod (the Gas Pedant)
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 02:01 AM

So what was your reply to my last post, pete? I can hardly wait! I hope that you didn't compare me to the arch-villan, Jeremy Clarkson!


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 01:42 AM

Clarkson said (this is a thread about Clarkson, remember?) that when some students put one in a wind tunnel to try out a theory, they were right about the Allegro. It was slightly more aerodynamic in reverse than going forward with a similar drag coefficient.

Yeah Stu, you can get a far better engine for £50 but its a bit like when I paid a tenner to see Martin Carthy last week. You are also paying for the heritage and provenance.

Anyway, I only paid £150 for it and spent about £100 on it. But being a dirty rotten stinking capitalist and knowing there are plenty out there willing to feed my craving, you never know. (It didn't reach its reserve last year.)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 01:30 AM

"My mate Mike reckoned that they were so named because when the wheel falls off, a leg grows..."

Nah Dave, it's because the bloody things were All Aggro...


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:46 PM

i'm confused , peter laban, as I have never been an opening poster, and I don't know which post you refer to. but having read your link, it certainly seems Clarkson is a bit of a loose cannon, but whether he deserves sacking by the beebs slack standards, I wouldn't know. I did have my last post disappear...or maybe fail...,but that was a reply to shimrod .


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Stu
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:30 PM

Thanks Keith. No t a film I've seen.

800 quid for a car engine? No way hose. That's a whole heap of PhD fees right there (well, most of one payment).


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:07 PM

I once had an Allegro. They had a serious problem with the rear stub axles in that the wheel used to shear off! Happened to me on the way to the lakes with the kids on board. I can honestly say that I saw the wheel overtake me before the car fell over. Odd experience. My mate Mike reckoned that they were so named because when the wheel falls off, a leg grows...


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:52 PM

I've got two wings and fly high with the buggers.

I'm not what you refer to as right wing though. Call me a kiddie fiddler, banjo player or mass murderer but for fucks sake, don't align my views to that of Terribulus or Keith A Hole of Hertford.

Getting off your arse ain't making a statement. It's being yourself.

I have a second engine for the Stag by the way. It will fit many rear wheel drive cars without much modification to the mountings or gear coupling. Yours for £800. Just don't listen to those bastards who reckon its two Allegro engines welded together. (It comes with the conversion kit to stop it overheating,)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:07 PM

I am glad Dave the gnome likes the clip of himself singing, we can all live happily ever after


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 02:36 PM

If mudcat clones had run the BBC,
Clarkson wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 02:29 PM

"OWALW"
Oh What A Lovely War.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Stu
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 02:25 PM

"OWALW"

ER, wot's that then Tezza old chum?

Yes the Musket trinity, you do certainly seem quite right-wing. But then people get more so as they age, and despite your oft-lauded collective credentials appear to have acquired the ego of the successful aspirational middle class. But then I'm a pompous twat who's full of shit, so who cares?

Although I find cars bloody boring objects that I can't work up much enthusiasm for, I do like the sound of a V8 engine. Our next door neighbour had a Stag when I was growing up and I really liked it. If I could choose one car though, it would be a Morris Minor Traveller. Great motor, and a real antidote to the characterless, dull clones on the road these days.

I think old fatboy Clarkson is planning to take his two talentless arse limpets and start a new show of their own and leave the Beeb. Then they can flog it at great profit across the world and no-one will give a big end what they say as it won't be on our dollar.

Yay!


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 01:26 PM

The moderators, in their clumsy wisdom, have merged two threads. Doing so they omitted the OP of the second thread, posted by 7star Pete. My response to him, Date: 20 Mar 15 - 06:22 AM, has become meaningless by this action/omission and may as well be removed.
It wasn't from Pete. -Mod

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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:36 AM

Mm. Backing up and substantiating. Sounds impressive. 😋

Until you put it in the arena of debate where you go on to form views from respecting others. Or at least, normal people do.

Piss off eh? Oh and take your mates with you. I don't call red top tabloids a source if its all the same to you. They might pander to your distaste and they might frighten the likes of Akenaton into treating others with lack of respect, but many of those on Mudcat are too intelligent, sophisticated and well balanced to take bullshit at face value.

I'm sure Hello magazine must have a forum for those who believe what journalists want them to.

Still giving good value eh Terribulus?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:11 AM

Latest twist.

Must be one of the biggest publicity stunts dreamed up by the BBC ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Clarkson has been sacked by BBC
From: Teribus
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 08:58 AM

"Some people believe and repeat anything that agrees with their petty prejudice."

You certainly do Musktwat, although in your case it normally centres around dramatic misrepresentations and myths depicted by a bunch of left-wing, politically motivated "Luvvies" who brought us such entertainment as, OWALW, Blackadder, a handful of Poets, politicians eagre to polish their egos and deflect attention away from their past actions by denigrating the efforts of men unable to defend themselves.

What I believe and what I repeat, I can back up and substantiate - pity the same cannot be said for all three of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 08:36 AM

Notwithstanding I doubt any of the Muskets and especially not me has ever watched Sky News.

So... Is she worth cracking one out over, anonymous guest with limited imagination?


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Subject: RE: BS: Clarkson has been sacked by BBC
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 08:33 AM

Meanwhile, whilst Clarkson used the term in a charity auction, in order to get his story back in the headlines, and succeeding...

The report to the director general doesn't get there till next week, and the recommendations will be in it.

Some people believe and repeat anything that agrees with their petty prejudice.

Eyup pete! Any chance of you offering a prayer up for him? Isn't that what you Christians do when someone is being attacked when nobody knows the facts?


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Subject: RE: BS: Clarkson has been sacked by BBC
From: GUEST,#
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 08:22 AM

Clarkson has been sacked by BBC,
To quote the words he said on the TV,
"I'm $%^#&% &%^$#% and &%^$#
But the *^&%$ %^&$%# &%^$#@$,
And the &%^$# %$#&%" so said he.


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Subject: RE: BS: Clarkson has been sacked by BBC
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 06:52 AM

Awww, C'mon PeterL. Give Pete something to believe in that may actually be true... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Clarkson has been sacked by BBC
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 06:22 AM

A different take on this, from the Guardian


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 05:46 AM

I have nothing to apologise for. Dunno about consumed. I would say you are confused but that is probably too kind.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: akenaton
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 05:08 AM

Dave, the story is carried by many publications, like "Business Weekly".

I never really thought you had it in you to apologise.

You are simply consumed.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:58 AM

So, ake, you think you need an apology because you believe that Clarkson and Fry are the same and then the Daily Heil publishes a piece stating they think that Fry could take over from Clarkson? Have I got that right? You agree with the Daily Heil so you believe you must be right? You need to get a grip on reality. I thought you may get better now that you no longer spend your days falling of ladders and cracking roof tiles with your forehead but it seems the damage is lasting.

Dick - I am not interested in Clarkson but I do find him amusing. I am not interested in riots in Frankfurt and I find long cut and pastes tedious. Guess what this thread is about. Thanks for the plug anyway but my comment still stands :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: akenaton
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:57 AM

GSS.....I take your point, but isn't the decimation of society by the media, not a little important?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:42 AM

Walked. Even managed to chew bubbly gum whilst doing so.

Perhaps pete, Clarkson should join the clergy then. Religious leaders tend to make sure vile and disgusting people who work for "Jesus" are protected from facing charges when seeking sexual gratification.

A bloke told me Clarkson was an SS officer, that he organised Pol Pot's killing fields and abused altar boys. He should face charges etc etc zzzzzz

(Mind you, he used to take the piss out of my Jag. Not my actual one I had at the time but it was crushing and I went into a depression. Just because get couldn't get it round the Nurburgring in less than 10 mins.)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:40 AM

Yes, pete, and Clarkson is probably an "evolutionist" and a "gas pedant" as well! He should be locked up!

You know, "gas pedant" is my favourite phrase of 2014. A mate of mine is a chemist and when I told him about it he spilled his pint, he was laughing so hard! We now call our little Friday night pub session "The Gas Pedantry Society".


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:17 AM

Yeah but after 5 secs of footage of the riots I got bored. Nothing like as entertaining as Top Gear or Wheeler Dealers.

Might be entertainment to you Dick, but some of us prefer the wit and wisdom of petrol heads.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:13 AM

for the benefit of the uninformed dave polshaw.riots in germanyGermany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
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Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in a protest against the opening of a new base for the European Central Bank (ECB).

Violence broke out close to the city's Alte Oper concert hall hours before the ECB building's official opening.

"Blockupy" activists are expected to attend a rally later on Wednesday.

In earlier disturbances, police in riot gear used water cannon to clear hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters from the streets around the new ECB headquarters.
Riot police carry away an activist during a demonstration organized by the Blockupy movement to protest against the policies of the European Central Bank (18 March 2015)
An activist at a demonstration organized by the Blockupy movement to protest against the policies of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt (18 March 2015)

Organisers were bringing a left-wing alliance of protesters from across Germany and the rest of Europe to voice their anger at the ECB's role in austerity measures in EU member states, most recently Greece.

The bank, in charge of managing the euro, is also responsible for framing eurozone policy and, along with the IMF and European Commission is part of a troika which has set conditions for bailouts in Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus.

A spokesman for the Blockupy movement said the troika was responsible for austerity measures which have pushed many into poverty.

Police set up a cordon of barbed wire outside the bank's new 185m (600ft) double-tower skyscraper, next to the River Main.

But hopes of a peaceful rally were dashed as clashes began early on Wednesday.

Tyres and rubbish bins were set alight and police responded with water cannon as firefighters complained they were unable to get to the fires to put them out. One fire engine appeared to have had its windscreen broken.
Protester in Frankfurt (18 March) Rubbish bins were set alight some distance from the new ECB building (background)
German police cars set on fire by anti-capitalist protesters Among the first targets for protesters were police cars

Activists said many protesters had been hurt by police batons, water cannon and by pepper spray.

Police said as many as 80 of their officers had been affected by pepper spray or an acidic liquid. Eight suffered injuries from stone-throwing protesters.

Police spokeswoman Claudia Rogalski spoke of an "aggressive atmosphere" and the Frankfurt force tweeted images of a police van being attacked. They were braced for further violence as increasing numbers of activists arrived for the rally.

Blockupy accused police of using kettling tactics to cordon off hundreds of protesters and appealed for supporters to press for their release.
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What is Blockupy?

    Europe-wide alliance of left-wing parties, unions and movements
    Vehemently against austerity polices of European Commission, ECB and IMF
    First Frankfurt protest attracted thousands in 2012
    Activists from Greece's radical left governing party Syriza and Spain's anti-corruption Podemos are joining the rally
    Also includes Germany's Die Linke and Occupy Frankfurt
    Rallying call: "They want capitalism without democracy, we want democracy without capitalism"

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As the number of protesters grew in the streets away from the new ECB building, the bank's president, Mario Draghi, gave a speech marking its inauguration.

Mr Draghi said that the it "may not be a fair charge" to label the ECB as the main perpetrator of unpopular austerity in Europe.

"Our action has been aimed precisely at cushioning the shocks suffered by the economy," he said.

"But as the central bank of the whole euro area, we must listen very carefully to what all our citizens are saying."

The new headquarters, which had been due to open years earlier, cost an estimated €1.3bn (£930m; $1.4bn) to build and is the new home for thousands of central bankers.

Blockupy activists said on their website that there was nothing to celebrate about the politics of austerity and increasing poverty.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: akenaton
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:57 AM

Silly boy, I was ridiculed for even mentioning piss taker Clarkson and creepy Fry in the same post.

It's clear that as Mr Galloway famously said. "They're two cheeks of the one arse" :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 02:50 AM

A newspaper speculates replacements for Clarkson and as a result, Akenaton feels vindicated for random hate comments of famous people on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Fascinating. Truly fascinating.

You think you deserve an apology? You are an apology.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: akenaton
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 07:54 PM

Dave, I think you owe me an apology .....considering Teribus's link.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 07:41 PM

I prefer this, dave the gnome singing is better than dave the gnome telling people to fuck off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcOtCJvmVZA


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Musket
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 07:19 PM

I'm right wing eh?

Often wondered what it meant. If it is an insult, then Stu is right wing. If it is a withering term, I notice a right winger or two have waded in.

Mind you, I'm certainly a petrol head. Although my day to day buggy is diesel. Just to split hairs. If it feeds your shoulder chip Stu, I also have a Merc SLK AMG and Mrs Musket and I swap between that and the oil burner BMW, and I have a Stag in bits being slowly restored to its V8 glory, if British Leyland ever has glory in the first place. (Been made an offer as it stands and am tempted. Got my eyes on an old Jenson..)

Mm. Stephen Fry mentioned again. I wonder why? Dave seems to be on the button.

Funny how entertainment brings out the mad, sad and bad. Getting animated over celebrity nonsense. Musket said and I agree. Mudcat seems to be the sister magazine for Hello at times.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 06:37 PM

How many times did "Blue Peter" change it's entire presenting team ?
yet we all emerged from childhood relatively intact with the minimum of emotional anguish
and long term trauma...


And how many times did Dr Who change its lead role then?

What's that? Never?

Ok, How many times has it changed its lead actor? . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 04:31 PM

Or, if I may put it more bluntly, if you are not interested in this subject, why don't you just fuck off?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 04:30 PM

Why single me out, Dick? There are dozens of contributors here, all potentially interested.. Could it be that you are incapable of seeing further back than the last post or are you simply being your usual argumentative self? I don't really care one way or another, as I said, I find him entertaining but celebrity culture has no attraction to me. I haven't heard anything about the riots in Frankfurt. Are they a rock band? Are you supporting them?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 04:01 PM

does anyone care apart from dave the gnome, i am more interested in the riots in frankfurt


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 02:35 PM

You know I am far too nice to take the piss out of any of those, Stu. Apart to say that most of them are made by idiots for idiots. Seriously, it is just a matter of taste of course and no persons tastes can be said to be any better than another. Which is what you seem to be implying.

What I can ask is how you arrived at because someone takes the rip out of your simian, toff-arse-licking, boorish lummox of a hero and his two when I only said "I still find him entertaining". Look it up if you don't believe me. How that makes him a hero is beyond me. If you want to know who my heroes really are you do not have to go much further than the threads on here.

What's up anyway? Out of sorts? Can I suggest syrup of figs - really helps to get the shit out without pouring it on here :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Teribus
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 02:32 PM

Here it is!! Fry being considered as Clarkson Successor

And as the Daily Mail is considered a reliable source of information by Jim Carroll (When it suits him) - I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

The programme I can take or leave, but one of the earlier "Stigs" was right - without Clarkson it just wouldn't work, well done May & Hammond.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
From: Stu
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 12:30 PM

"Let us know what YOU like so we can take the piss out of that eh?"

Hold on, this a thread about Top bloody Gear! What else am I supposed to take the piss out of? It's not my fault you've gone all sensitive because someone takes the rip out of your simian, toff-arse-licking, boorish lummox of a hero and his two . No wonder the kippers have got so far in this country; they hate people taking the piss out of them too.

As for being old, I have the greatest respect for old folk (I'm certainly no spring chicken myself!), however if taking the piss out of foreigners is OK for the likes of witless xenophobes like Clarkson then doing the same for old dotards like the musket triplets is also fair game. I mean, it doesn't hurt anyone does it?

Here's a list of things on TV I like:

Channel Four News
Repeats of Fools and Horses
Tiswas (much missed)
The Daily Politics (despite Andrew Neil)
Masterchef ("buttery biscuit base!")
Things with actual science in
Jools Holland's live show
Music documentaries like the one about the 80's that was on the other night
Deal or No Deal ("he's gone for the guvnor!")
Rock School
Feature films

Go get 'em tiger!


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