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Feb 14, 2007, 12:55 AM
 
Great episode.

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Feb 14, 2007, 05:51 AM
 
isn't new orleans supposed to be all haunted and crap, even before katrina.. now there's all sorts of other ghosts and ghost dogs runnin' around. no thanks
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Feb 14, 2007, 08:18 AM
 
It was very funny. But, I'm a little ashamed of my fellow countrymen. The Top Gear tough guys travelled to another country, deliberately baited the people there so they could laugh at them, then crapped in their pants when the locals did as predicted. Everyone knows the South of America has a horrible reputation.

I've no doubt it was edited to make it more exciting, but I don't believe that charmless, glib, Clarkson can act that well.

I laughed. But joining in with the class voyeurism left a bad taste in my mouth.

Next week - The boys drive around Iran in a Cadillac Escalade, with a sound system on the roof, reading aloud from "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie.
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Feb 14, 2007, 08:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
So what are you saying Icy? That the gay folks in New Orleans are too busy kissing each other to engage in any manual labour and get the place cleared up?

     
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Feb 15, 2007, 12:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
They could have come up with MUCH worse slogans to put on the cars. And I think some of them in "british" may have lost something in translation. ("such and such is rubbish" doesn't sound nearly as bad as "such and such is crap.") I suppose they had to be TV friendly slogans though.
I suspect the reason they used "rubbish" rather than "crap" is that it is funnier, in the UK anyway. Sounds more like a childish insult a six year old would use, and just sounds more British and therefore incongruous to use in America. The "lost in translation" thing was intentional. I'm sure "crap" is acceptable pre-watershed (i.e. before 9pm) on British TV. "Monkeyspunck" isn't however.
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 03:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
I think USA has slightly more money than UK/Europe/Romania
and who defines themself as "european" anyway
oh now come on.... be fair, how can those poor yanks afford to help these disaster stricken areas when they've spent so much cash on bombs an bullets, building a Mcdonalds on every corner, and employing tip top lawyers to cover up friendly fire incidents. their cupboard must be pretty bare. I'm not saying any other country is perfect, its just the U.S. is a microcosm of all that is wrong with the world.....the uk going the same way unfortunately, the human race is less civilized than its ever been.
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 04:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by you are a man my son View Post
oh now come on.... be fair, how can those poor yanks afford to help these disaster stricken areas when they've spent so much cash on bombs an bullets, building a Mcdonalds on every corner, and employing tip top lawyers to cover up friendly fire incidents. their cupboard must be pretty bare. I'm not saying any other country is perfect, its just the U.S. is a microcosm of all that is wrong with the world.....the uk going the same way unfortunately, the human race is less civilized than its ever been.
Afraid to use your regular account to post that?
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Feb 18, 2007, 06:46 PM
 
he is right though
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Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
Afraid to use your regular account to post that?
WTF!!??Newbies can't post. You're a lamer mod.

The USA borrows money from foreign banks (China) to finance the war cuz it's broke.
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 07:04 PM
 
well if he can see that the poster's ip address matches another user here then his jab may have been well placed.
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 08:21 PM
 
I watched this episode, and while making fun of ignorant hicks is funny, they sorta came across as complete assholes. I doubt they'd like it if a few americans drove around in Europe with similarly offensive slogans, and acted like America was #1. We may have shitty car companies here, but at least we have some. TVR is dead now too.
     
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I doubt they'd like it if a few americans drove around in Europe with similarly offensive slogans, and acted like America was #1.
Like that would ever happen.
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 10:34 PM
 
OK, it's time to take this thread to new heights...

Originally Posted by centerchannel68 View Post
I watched this episode, and while making fun of ignorant hicks is funny, they sorta came across as complete assholes. I doubt they'd like it if a few americans drove around in Europe with similarly offensive slogans, and acted like America was #1. We may have shitty car companies here, but at least we have some. TVR is dead now too.
Hey Rob, I just bought another SUV! With 265 BHP of American V8 in it.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Feb 18, 2007, 10:41 PM
 
Why?
     
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Feb 18, 2007, 10:43 PM
 
Just to annoy hippies.
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Feb 18, 2007, 11:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I just bought another SUV! With 265 BHP of American V8 in it.
How do they manage to get such a low amount of horsepower from a car?
     
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Originally Posted by macintologist View Post
How do they manage to get such a low amount of horsepower from a car?
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Feb 19, 2007, 02:49 AM
 
I loved the part when Clarkson said american cars are built by idiots for idiots...LOL
And $60K for a corvette? Geese. Nowonder GM is in the mess theyre in.
     
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Feb 19, 2007, 03:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
After watching that Top Gear episode several times, I can't help but say the word "cheese" with a higher pitch like Clarkson does. "I just got you a steak and CHEEEESE biscuit"

     
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Feb 19, 2007, 04:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Ado View Post
I loved the part when Clarkson said american cars are built by idiots for idiots...LOL
And $60K for a corvette? Geese. Nowonder GM is in the mess theyre in.
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Feb 19, 2007, 09:51 AM
 
Look at his post history. Name matches.
     
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Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
WTF!!??Newbies can't post. You're a lamer mod.
He can see IPs.
The USA borrows money from foreign banks (China) to finance the war cuz it's broke.
Yeah totally broke.
     
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Feb 19, 2007, 12:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by centerchannel68 View Post
I doubt they'd like it if a few americans drove around in Europe with similarly offensive slogans, and acted like America was #1.
It is not like they wrote "American's are all assholes" though.

I don't think there is any real excuse for having rocks thrown at you because you don't like stupid Nascar or because they think you are gay.

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Feb 19, 2007, 02:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by centerchannel68 View Post
I watched this episode, and while making fun of ignorant hicks is funny, they sorta came across as complete assholes. I doubt they'd like it if a few americans drove around in Europe with similarly offensive slogans, and acted like America was #1. We may have shitty car companies here, but at least we have some. TVR is dead now too.
Gee, don't be so touchy. Every single time he tests a German car, he does two things: (i) mention WW2 and (ii) claims, they have beautiful built quality, but no heart
I still find that Top Gear has its moments.

Also, there are Americans who do just that … 
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Feb 19, 2007, 04:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by macintologist View Post
How do they manage to get such a low amount of horsepower from a car?
By adjusting for a great low end torque curve.
     
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By adjusting for a great low end torque curve.
… it also makes the engine cheaper
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Feb 19, 2007, 05:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Hey Rob, I just bought another SUV! With 265 BHP of American V8 in it.

Your local gas station is very happy then?
     
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Your local gas station is very happy then?
Yep.
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Feb 19, 2007, 10:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker View Post
It is not like they wrote "American's are all assholes" though.

I don't think there is any real excuse for having rocks thrown at you because you don't like stupid Nascar or because they think you are gay.
Uh, yeah there is. They were trying to start a fight. If I drove to a gay parade with 'fags aren't really people they should all burn in hell" I'm pretty sure I'd get rocks thrown at me, too.
     
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Feb 21, 2007, 01:19 AM
 
Ado is short for Adrian, in Australia people like to put "O' at the end of everything... eg. Davo, Johnno...

What are you implying Kevin?
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Feb 21, 2007, 09:07 AM
 
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Feb 28, 2008, 05:29 PM
 
can some tell me what season and episode it is
     
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Feb 28, 2008, 05:48 PM
 
tl;dr
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Feb 28, 2008, 05:48 PM
 
I suggest the easy method: looking at the date the thread was posted and reading the first post.

The show was broadcast in the UK on February 11, 2007.

This place will help you out: top gear uk episodes february 2007 - Google Search

Hey, I'll even go the extra mile: Top Gear Episode Guide

     
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Another n00b killed the cat thread.

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Feb 28, 2008, 08:52 PM
 
this is the greatest car show ever...it's funny when they bash us americans ut sometimes its like poking a sleeping bear when you go down south and do stuff like that...lol.

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Feb 29, 2008, 12:45 AM
 
I love that episode. The one went to Botswana, Africa was nicely done as well. I can't wait to see The Stig driving the GT-R.
     
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Jun 29, 2008, 07:50 PM
 
That was one of the most funniest episodes. I live in florida where is was filmed mostly and I didn't find it offensive at all. As for thos Brits who are talking about how bad america is right now. Your speaking the truth hopefully Obama will become president and set the US on the right course. If not UK or Ireland will become my country.

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Does this qualify as a zombie thread?
     
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Zombie threads are at six months.
     
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Well.. Season 11 is back on.
     
 
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