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Old 06-02-2013, 18:58
Rodney McKay
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I succumbed to watching a bit - three grown men powersliding a penis and two testicles on an LA storm drain.

And people wonder why I say it is an insult to anyone's intelligence.
Unlike cooking shows, soap operas, reality TV, game shows and crappy dramas made for 50p.

Give me Top Gear anyday, 400 million people agree.
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:07
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I succumbed to watching a bit - three grown men powersliding a penis and two testicles on an LA storm drain.

And people wonder why I say it is an insult to anyone's intelligence.
Where does intelligence come into it? It's purely an entertainment programme and it ticks that box alright. It's moved on from the 1970s and William Woollard test driving Austin Allegros.
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:12
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I succumbed to watching a bit - three grown men powersliding a penis and two testicles on an LA storm drain.

And people wonder why I say it is an insult to anyone's intelligence.
I'd be pretty sure that the number of people who wonder why you "say it's an insult to anyone's intelligence" is vanishingly small in comparison to the number of people who wonder why you would want to watch a progamme that you don't like just so you can complain about it on a public forum.

Haven't you got anything else to masturbate over apart from your posts on here?
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:26
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Well actually ...
... in comparison to the number of people who wonder why you would want to watch a progamme that you don't like just so you can complain about it on a public forum...
Our reason to exist on Digital Spy!

I thought drawing the todger was a funny bit.
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:27
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I succumbed to watching a bit - three grown men powersliding a penis and two testicles on an LA storm drain.

And people wonder why I say it is an insult to anyone's intelligence.
Yes the same format it's had for years, so why you bothered watching so they could insult you again, only you know or care.

No doubt someone will be annoyed by your post and respond, which is probably what you're really after.

'I didn't come here, to be insulted'
'Where do you usually go?'
kaboom tish....
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:39
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Unlike cooking shows, soap operas, reality TV, game shows and crappy dramas made for 50p.

Give me Top Gear anyday, 400 million people agree.
I didn't know it was either Top Gear or the types of programs you mentioned.
So that 400 million don't agree with you.
Top gear worldwide vs those other programs worldwide = Top gear is barely a blip.
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Old 06-02-2013, 20:29
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I didn't know it was either Top Gear or the types of programs you mentioned.
So that 400 million don't agree with you.
Top gear worldwide vs those other programs worldwide = Top gear is barely a blip.
What you think Eastenders is more popular than TG world wide?

Jesus you really are an idiot.
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Old 06-02-2013, 20:55
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What you think Eastenders is more popular than TG world wide?

Jesus you really are an idiot.
I must be some kind of idiot, because I can't see where in my post it said EastEnders is more popular than Top Gear, whereas you can.

Boy, do I feel stupid now, I don't remember typing it, the words aren't appearing on my screen, but they're there, apparently.
I need to have a lie down, I'm confused by my own posts.

Ho humm.
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Old 06-02-2013, 20:57
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Top gear worldwide vs those other programs worldwide = Top gear is barely a blip.
TBH it is not exactly crystal what you meant by this?
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:19
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TBH it is not exactly crystal what you meant by this?
Forget it, I'm not going any further down this stupid, pointless tangent.
It started with some cack logic cooking shows, soap operas, reality TV, game shows and crappy dramas and is only going to get worse.
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:32
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Forget it, I'm not going any further down this stupid, pointless tangent.
It started with some cack logic cooking shows, soap operas, reality TV, game shows and crappy dramas and is only going to get worse.
Because you're spouting utter mindless bollocks, go smoke some more dope.
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:51
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Unlike cooking shows, soap operas, reality TV, game shows and crappy dramas made for 50p.

Give me Top Gear anyday, 400 million people agree.
The ridiculous wrecking of tyres by driving around in circles is analogous to the cookery programmes consisting of grown men throwing eggs at the wall and watching the mess that is made. I suspect that even that Top Gear in the states cost a lot less to make than a decent drama.
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:55
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What you think Eastenders is more popular than TG world wide?

Jesus you really are an idiot.
I would not be surprised if David Attenborough's series are seen by more. I know that Top Gear gets a lot of viewers around the world but 400 million sounds an exaggeration.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:02
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Because you're spouting utter mindless bollocks, go smoke some more dope.
Yeah, feel free to quote my post about Eastenders.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:57
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So, erm, about last Sunday's show....

Can't believe they had Mick Fleetwood doing SIARPC and Clarkson didn't bother to ask anything at all about "The Chain".
I would have been interested to know how they feel about writing a song that's become so utterly synonymous with Formula 1.

I realise that it's the beeb who use "The Chain" so if he was on a non-beeb show, I could see why it'd be ignored but on another BBC show, such as TG, surely there wouldn't be any reason not to mention it?
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:11
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I would not be surprised if David Attenborough's series are seen by more. I know that Top Gear gets a lot of viewers around the world but 400 million sounds an exaggeration.
It is ---- but not much --- the official figure is 350m which is huge by any definition
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:21
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It is ---- but not much --- the official figure is 350m which is huge by any definition
Still suspicious of 350 million. Some dubious figures are often given for worldwide viewing figures often seemingly derived from the number of viewers in particular countries and not actual research as BARB do. Every year we are told that many billions of people watch the Oscars which seems to be based solely on the number of TVs in each country that has access to it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:23
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I realise that it's the beeb who use "The Chain" so if he was on a non-beeb show, I could see why it'd be ignored but on another BBC show, such as TG, surely there wouldn't be any reason not to mention it?
Time perhaps?
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Old 07-02-2013, 19:46
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^Indeed. I was at the recording and The Chain/F1 was discussed. They were speculating whether Dickey Betts knew if Jessica was the theme for Top Gear. It just didn't make the edit!
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Old 07-02-2013, 19:54
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So, erm, about last Sunday's show....

Can't believe they had Mick Fleetwood doing SIARPC and Clarkson didn't bother to ask anything at all about "The Chain".
I would have been interested to know how they feel about writing a song that's become so utterly synonymous with Formula 1.

I realise that it's the beeb who use "The Chain" so if he was on a non-beeb show, I could see why it'd be ignored but on another BBC show, such as TG, surely there wouldn't be any reason not to mention it?
I didn't watch that bit of TG, It was mentioned when he was interviewed on The One Show.
I don't think Mick gives a $hit about F1 or knows about the program, it means nothing to him, is the impression I got, he lives in Hawaii IIRC and has done for years.
It's just another song they made that's used by some program or another, they probably signed off on it so long ago they don't remember signing it off now.

That may well be the reason why Clarkson didn't ask him, because he's got nothing to say about it.
It's got to be one of the least interesting facts about Fleetwood Mac going.

Edit: I should have written that a bit quicker
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Old 07-02-2013, 20:12
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So, erm, about last Sunday's show....

Can't believe they had Mick Fleetwood doing SIARPC and Clarkson didn't bother to ask anything at all about "The Chain".
I would have been interested to know how they feel about writing a song that's become so utterly synonymous with Formula 1.

I realise that it's the beeb who use "The Chain" so if he was on a non-beeb show, I could see why it'd be ignored but on another BBC show, such as TG, surely there wouldn't be any reason not to mention it?
Clarkson interviews the celeb for a lot longer than we generally get to see on the show, they just have to edit it down and being as the celeb wants their 'plug' for their book, film, record etc they have to cut the interview down.

Sometimes they put a longer edit up on the TG website later on.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:34
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I'd be pretty sure that the number of people who wonder why you "say it's an insult to anyone's intelligence" is vanishingly small in comparison to the number of people who wonder why you would want to watch a progamme that you don't like just so you can complain about it on a public forum.

Haven't you got anything else to masturbate over apart from your posts on here?
An exquisite example of the sort of post I would expect from a fan of this pre-pubescent ego trip of a programme. Did you have to Google it to find the proper word?

The Sun has by far the largest readership of any UK newspaper. Popularity is no indication of quality. There are countless car fanatics in this world, and they far outnumber the audience of Top Gear. I guarantee for every viewer who is entertained by the utterly predictable, scripted, puerile rubbish that constitutes the BBC's only programme for automobile enthusiasts, there are three who avoid it at all costs.

I watched a portion in the hope Clarkson's balls might have finally dropped, Hammond discovered that He Is Not Funny, and May realised that being the Alan Davies of the show is demeaning to his past as a decent journalist. It was, of course, a futile exercise.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:54
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I guarantee for every viewer who is entertained by the utterly predictable, scripted, puerile rubbish that constitutes the BBC's only programme for automobile enthusiasts, there are three who avoid it at all costs.
Wow, you guarantee that do you? Guarantee? Someone of your obvious intelligence and good taste would surely have some available facts to back such a statement. I mean, just saying something like that without having any supporting evidence would make you an enormous pompous ass. Which I'm sure you aren't.

I watched a portion in the hope Clarkson's balls might have finally dropped
Remember everyone, it's Top Gear that's puerile.
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Old 08-02-2013, 13:58
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I succumbed to watching a bit - three grown men powersliding a penis and two testicles on an LA storm drain.

And people wonder why I say it is an insult to anyone's intelligence.
Could it be that you take Top Gear a little bit too seriously?

I know it's scripted & staged to within an inch of its life & it is sometimes infantile, but I don't really care.

It's just light entertainment with cars thrown in & that's all it's aiming to be.
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Old 08-02-2013, 14:06
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Could it be that you take Top Gear a little bit too seriously?

I know it's scripted & staged to within an inch of its life & it is sometimes infantile, but I don't really care.

It's just light entertainment with cars thrown in & that's all it's aiming to be.
I'm clapping you, sir.
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