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.
Latest 2 of 74 commentsView all comments
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!
Latest 2 of 136 commentsView all comments
MY husband, a man I’ve long adored for his principles, his fine British wit, his modesty and – I’ll admit it – his good looks, has just done something completely out of character. He’s bought a flash car.
OK, it’s not that flash. It’s a few years old. But it’s a posh make favoured by the royal family and the type of car Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson calls “slightly caddish”.
Oh all right, what Jeremy actually says is, “It’s the sort of car driven by the sort of person who would go away for a weekend with his wife and spend the night flirting outrageously with the waitress.” (I’ve never liked Jeremy.)
Latest 2 of 55 commentsView all comments
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.
Latest 2 of 407 commentsView all comments
Last week I was bored to death reading coal industry propaganda and needed some inspiration, so I took $50,000 worth of new green technology for a test drive.
The Prius is the worlds first and biggest selling hybrid car, meaning it has both an electric motor and a petrol engine, which work in tandem to minimize petrol consumption. It also features a HUD heads up display, like in a military jet and solar panels built into the roof. If Captain Planet had a car, this would be it.
The market for hybrid cars is driven (sorry) by both Peak Oil and climate change. Peak Oil is the term for ecological limits as they apply to crude oil, or more specifically, the point in history at which oil production reaches a peak.
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.
Read all about it
Up to the minute Twitter chatter
The latest and greatest
Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…
I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…
In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…