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    Random funny screencaps (no 56k)

    I think that's a cricket helmet, although I could be wrong since I've only seen pictures of them.
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    The best ever Clarkson,Hammond and May Quotes

    from 13-3, right after May sets off with "Alfie" - "Agh, you've got glob on me gearstick". Not sure if that was an intentional innuendo but it sounded funny.
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    The best ever Clarkson,Hammond and May Quotes

    season 12 episode 5, during the M3 v. IS-F review Jezza is powersliding about in the Lexus - "It's just so out of character for a Lexus, it's like Mr. Darcy walking out of the lake and machine-gunning a fluffy kitten...for fun!"
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    How did you pop your Top Gear cherry?

    no idea what my first clip was but I think I saw it on the car site edmunds.com several years ago. Watched some more on Youtube and then really got into it last year when I figured out how to download all the episodes.
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    Interview of Top Gear Host from The Standard,Hong Kong

    good find! It seems like JC would be hilarious but also frustrating to talk to - no one can get a word in edgewise. The video of the their press conference from Australia was just him talking for 10 minutes, the Australian guy didn't even say a word. +1
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    Top Gear Top Moment

    1- Bugatti v. Eurofighter. Fantastic filming, awesome sounds, amazing idea. 2- The end the of the newest American trip. Seeing the 3 cars on that empty road while they realize we finally made some good cars was really nice. 3- The moment they realized they actually have to sail across the...
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    American writer on Top Gear

    Here is an article from Slate, an online magazine from the Washington Post, on why Top Gear is so great. There are a couple glaring errors (stating that the Bugatti Veyron costs $100,000, for example), but it's an interesting look at the difference between American and British machismo...
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    Massive Israeili strike on Gaza

    Guess I'll jump into this argument a little late. I'm not sure what all has been said already so I'm sorry for any repeats. Dismantling the West Bank settlements will certainly be difficult, but it would be helpful to the process. However, it is nearly impossible for Israel to leave the West...
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    Clarkson: If Audi = Cock then.....? The Global Car Stereotypes Thread

    At lease in Louisiana: Porsche 911's, Merc SL's and sports cars like that are either driven by assholes that look too young to own them or old men that are too decrepit and feeble to drive them properly. Jacked-up pick-ups with huge chrome wheels and dual exhaust are extremely popular, and they...
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    The Stig: Best sounding car on the power laps board?

    Hard to decide on the best, but some of my favorites are the Mercedes SLR, Koenigsegg CCX and Ascari A10.
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    What episode did this happen in?

    The second one is from a review of a Vauxhall (sp?) estate car. I think it's from series 2 but I'm at work so I can't verify that at the moment.
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    [12x08] December 28th, 2008 [Vietnam Special]

    The song when they set off on the amphibious bikes is "Flight of the Valkyrie" by Wagner. You may remember it from the helicopter assault scene in "Apocalypse Now," it's used to scare the shit out of the locals. EDIT - sorry that is Ride of the Valkyrie and it seems someone already mentioned...
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    [12x08] December 28th, 2008 [Vietnam Special]

    That was epic! I have to say the soundtrack really made that episode, it was brilliant. The classic rock and other songs that set the mood were perfect. That's definitely one of my favorite episodes now. The only criticism I have is that I thought the closing line kind of ruined the tone. I...
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    Top Gear in Chile?

    that did seem like a slightly offhand remark but who knows, that could be true. guess they won't be coming back to the U.S. again since many of the major cities have banned smoking in restaurant.
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    Clarkson & Hammond at the 2008 Millie Awards

    so by honoring members of the armed forces they are supporting every war? I'm pretty sure Clarkson is against the Iraq War and Bush's other adventures. I'm not even British and this is pretty insulting.
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