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Old 08-02-2013, 16:21
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If some people didn't know who Mick Fleetwood was then they won't know Amy MacDonald this week. I'm a fan of hers and have seen her in concert so looking forward to it, but quite a few of the comments on the Top Gear facebook page are "Amy who?" and "scraping the barrel this week" Is a certain level of stardom now expected for the guests? Surely they can't have the likes of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on every week
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:09
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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'm quite sure there are more than 400 million petrolheads in the world, which apparently is the global audience. The only people I know who watch it do under sufferance. There is hardly a glut of auto shows on TV. If there one that was more "Car" magazine than "Viz" then fine. But it's all the BBC give us, which is why I object. It gives petrolheads a bad name.
Remember everyone, it's Top Gear that's puerile
Pompous and puerile. I must have morphed into Clarkson.
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:18
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If some people didn't know who Mick Fleetwood was then they won't know Amy MacDonald this week. I'm a fan of hers and have seen her in concert so looking forward to it, but quite a few of the comments on the Top Gear facebook page are "Amy who?" and "scraping the barrel this week" Is a certain level of stardom now expected for the guests? Surely they can't have the likes of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on every week
She's an over-rated airhead who has been hinting for the past few years about her desire to go on the show. Can't sing either...........
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:35
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She's an over-rated airhead who has been hinting for the past few years about her desire to go on the show. Can't sing either...........
She can sing, but I don't like her voice personally, though a lot of people do.
As to an airhead, I wouldn't say that, she's a decent songwriter, even though quite a few are "heavily infuenced" by other songs
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Old 08-02-2013, 20:20
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top gear used to be good, but now its so formulaic and the presenters are so smug. the only amusing thing is that they dont realise how sad they look and act. money yes, kudos and likeability no.
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Old 08-02-2013, 20:53
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She's an over-rated airhead who has been hinting for the past few years about her desire to go on the show. Can't sing either...........
What's wrong with having a desire to be on the show? I'm sure any petrolhead would love a go on the Top Gear track, I can't even drive and have no interest in learning but I wouldn't mind having a go!
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:35
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I'm quite sure there are more than 400 million petrolheads in the world, which apparently is the global audience. The only people I know who watch it do under sufferance. There is hardly a glut of auto shows on TV. If there one that was more "Car" magazine than "Viz" then fine. But it's all the BBC give us, which is why I object. It gives petrolheads a bad name.

Pompous and puerile. I must have morphed into Clarkson.
Then perhaps ‘petrolheads’ are better served by alternative car progs, namely Driven, 5th Gear, Pulling Power (South East based production with unforgettably laughable production values). But then they were only doing what TG had done in earlier incarnations and they disappeared right down the shitter (or Discovery - pretty much the same thing, really).

Also it is rather surprising that you use Car Magazine as some sort of exemplar of quality. The standard of this publication had deteriorated profoundly when I jacked in my subscription in the late nineties. And is it not (embarrassingly) eclipsed in circulation terms by TG’s own mag?
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:39
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What's wrong with having a desire to be on the show? I'm sure any petrolhead would love a go on the Top Gear track, I can't even drive and have no interest in learning but I wouldn't mind having a go!
Fair point actually, would love a go myself!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:43
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If some people didn't know who Mick Fleetwood was then they won't know Amy MacDonald this week. I'm a fan of hers and have seen her in concert so looking forward to it, but quite a few of the comments on the Top Gear facebook page are "Amy who?" and "scraping the barrel this week" Is a certain level of stardom now expected for the guests? Surely they can't have the likes of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on every week
Cant wait for amy - big fan of her and big fan of Top Gear - for everyone in the Uk who are clueless to who she is - selling 5 million albums in Europe negates their opinion. Maybe it'll educate the eejits.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:47
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I was surprised to find that she had more than one song. They all sound the same to me.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:52
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I was surprised to find that she had more than one song. They all sound the same to me.
Problem with your ears then
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and hopefully will beat Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on Sunday
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:53
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No suprise to find she got a 3 Echo awards is it
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:55
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No suprise to find she got a 3 Echo awards is it
I agree with you on this one
Probably because the Germans are much smarter than us
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:57
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I wonder why she's so successful in Europe but not as well known here? At least a good thing about that is getting to see her in smaller venues rather than arenas
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:02
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I agree with you on this one
Probably because the Germans are much smarter than us
Good to know that you agree that all her songs sound the same
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:07
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Good to know that you agree that all her songs sound the same
It's not only your ears that don't work pal hate to tell you it's your eyesight too
Clue was when I said I was a big fan
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:13
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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.
*nods*

I loved Top Gear in the early days, when it was the fat bloke talking about getting a bargain on a used Ka in front of a dozen audience members in car-branded jackets. - and I still love it now when Clarkson's powersliding whilst making jokes about James May's penis.

I don't care that most of it is staged and scripted, because it works. And I really enjoy it.

And I know that this is a cliché that gets thrown around a lot, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. Not as seriously as some people are taking it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:19
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*nods*

I loved Top Gear in the early days, when it was the fat bloke talking about getting a bargain on a used Ka in front of a dozen audience members in car-branded jackets. - and I still love it now when Clarkson's powersliding whilst making jokes about James May's penis.

I don't care that most of it is staged and scripted, because it works. And I really enjoy it.

And I know that this is a cliché that gets thrown around a lot, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. Not as seriously as some people are taking it.
Awesome. Totally agree.
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:05
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:07
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Those 2 cars are exactly the same lol
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:08
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"Oh Canada"
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:09
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Engaged to James May...'s lawn mower
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:09
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Those 2 cars are exactly the same lol
I wondered how long it was until someone posted this.

Since both Subaru and Toyota developed that car together they are going to be the same.
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:10
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A few hotties over Hammonds shoulders...
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:10
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Well worth the Eenie meenie miney mo test
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