Now That's What I Call Top Gear

Returned from another devastating Quiz defeat to find an interesting visit from an IP address of Associated Newspapers. They were actually googling for 'Jeremy Clarkson prostitute youtube', which is very interesting. So from Materazzi to the Maserati. The story about Clarkson making one of his trademark facetious comments about truckers (change gear, change gear, murder a prostitute, change gear) has, as I referred to yesterday, split the Mail readers. (see below)

Given that the BBC has a play it again feature where you can watch last week's TV programmes, one wonders what they were after. Obviously, they wouldn't be condoning any copyright breaches by non-BBC uploads of the programme.

Perhaps they would be better looking for Richard Littlejohn's comments on the murder of prostitutes in Ipswich in 2006:

  • It might not be fashionable, or even acceptable in some quarters, to say so, but in their chosen field of "work'=", death by strangulation is an occupational hazard.
  • That doesn't make it justifiable homicide, but in the scheme of things the deaths of these five women is no great loss.

    They weren't going to discover a cure for cancer or embark on missionary work in Darfur. The only kind of missionary position they undertook was in the back seat of a car.

I make no apologies for referring to this hateful diatribe for the nth time. As the Guardian once claimed, Littlejohn is the 'stupid person's Jeremy Clarkson'.

The Mail Readers Civil War
  • Once again it shows that the BBC is run by incompetent idiots.
    could they allow these sort of comments to be broadcasted.
    Clarkson should be sacked.

    - Charles, Torquay, 3/11/2008 15:50

Perhaps this is the Major from Fawlty Towers.
  • Getting Russell Brand booted off the BBC is one thing, but you are making a massive error if you think you can repeat the process with Top Gear and Clarkson.

    - Dave, UK expat, Eindhoven, 3/11/2008 16:02

You may think there's a disagreement here. And. In that sense. There is.
  • But he's right isn't he? I think the Yorkshire ripper was also a truck driver.

    - Simon Nicholls, Fordingbridge UK, 3/11/2008 16:06

Crippin was a doctor. Ergo.....
  • Completely different. Clarkson is GOD.

    - Mr Black, London, England, 3/11/2008 16:37

  • Hilarious! Clarkson is God!

    - Rollo Tomasi, Bangkok, Thailand., 3/11/2008 16:37

Great minds?
  • So full of himself,nothing more than a yob with a big mouth.

    - Thai, Manchester, 3/11/2008 16:37

And so on.........mostly now supporting Clarkson but some dissenting.

A classic fiiiiiiiiiiight!
  • "Another overpaid presenter who is out of touch with the public!"
    - Leah, Herts, 3/11/2008 17:38

    Sorry Leah, next time you want to speak on behalf of the public can you check with us first, we don't all share your opinion.

    I personally found the lorry segment of last night's Top Gear very educational, I gained an appreciation of how hard it is to drive a lorry and next time I'm out on the road I'll be (even) more considerate to the lorry drivers out there.

    It's a shame that the RHA decided to focus on a small negative in what I feel was an overwhelmingly positive piece about truck driving.

    - Steve, St Albans, Herts, UK, 3/11/2008 20:22

Fortunately, one beacon of satire hits the spot:
  • This distasteful matter is s a far cry from Richard Littlejohn's hilarious comments. Shame on the BBC.

    - Val Winters, Middle England, 3/11/2008 20:28


septicisle said...

Val Winters is I believe the Mailwatch forum guys, where they try through subterfuge to get sensible comments published.

eric the fish said...

Yes, but wot wiv der sturmer coming here last night and then out-clicking on the Mail Watch site.....I was a bit wary of giving cred.

I'm sure they know though!

I'm as guilty as anyone.

I think there were a few secret agents in the long list.

More power to them!