Jeremy Clarkson is quickly sliding down The Cool Wall. The Top Gear host’s epic whinge about a bit of attention from the paparazzi last night certainly falls into the “Way Beyond Seriously Uncool” category.
These days, you can’t be a half-baked star in a reasonably priced bar without having at least three photographers on your tail. So Jeremy Clarkson, who happens to be a walking gold mine of controversial actions and statements, really needs to get over the whole privacy thing. It isn’t going to happen.
Clarkson has made a career out of being unapologetically “in your face”. The man scoffs at political correctness and he sure as hell isn’t polite.
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This 12-year-old Australian boy, James Gallaugher, has been dubbed “the Aussie Usain Bolt”. He’s fast alright. But is he faster than a sports car?
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson plans to race against Gallaugher and Olympian Sally Pearson at the two-day Top Gear festival in Sydney next week. He’ll be driving a Nissan GT-R, which has a top speed of 311km/h. Should be a close contest.
So what’s on your mind today? Let’s get a debate going. On your marks, get set… go!
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Some people really know how to land on both feet. Such as the three blokes who host the absurdly popular TV show Top Gear, who are paid a whole shed-load of money to remain in a state of arrested mental development and live out an extended midlife crisis on television, while taking the piss out of people of other races whom they find stupid.
It’s assumed that men everywhere adore this program, hence the preponderance of Top Gear DVDs taking pride of place next to the socks and hankies every Fathers Day. It’s also said that women like the show too, that there’s something of a raffish, knockabout quality to host Jeremy Clarkson and his crew which the ladies find endearing or even irresistible. I know a few blokes who enjoy (or enjoyed) the show, but I’ve never met a woman who claims to like it, and suspect the latter assertion is made by men who simply want their wives or girlfriends to endure their seven-hour-a-week Top Gear habit.
Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will be heading our way soon on one of their “Down Under” tours. It’s a pity that they didn’t choose instead to take their show on the road to another southern nation, namely Mexico, which was recently the subject of one of their zany gags, and whose excellent citizens would probably love the chance to see these blokes in the flesh.
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Fact 1: Jeremy Clarkson is a funny man. He doesn’t take life too seriously, and loves poking fun at sacred cows, whether they be on four wheels or two legs. He is also famous. His Top Gear show is watched by millions and has been for years now. You know by now what you are getting when you watch Clarkson on the tele.
Fact 2: The second world war ended 65 years ago. Holocaust aside, you’d think that by now, a generation later, telling jokes about it would cause nothing but mirth.
Fact 3, unbelievable though it is: Some people, fully aware of fact 1 and bearing fact 2 in mind, have complained about Clarkson, saying he has insulted half of Europe.
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