Recent content by t_simmers_jr

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    [22x09] April 8th, 2013

    Still better than: "Get ready with that cock!" (There was absolutely no indication of an 'L' anywhere in there.) - Tiff @ 40:58 and "SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" - Vicki @ every damn appearance on the screen
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    Top Gear The Worst Car in The History of The World DVD & Blue-ray

    The whole production seemed a little short on ideas. There were several times throughout that I wondered if they would EVER get back to the original idea. The entire film became a collection of tangents. "We're looking for the worst car ever, and now for a 10-minute discussion about why this...
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    [02x14] March 20th, 2012

    As an entertainment piece, it was fine, but it was way too slap-stick-ish/contrived to be enjoyed by anyone over the age of 10. It seemed like every gag was set up hours beforehand and there was no genuine surprise in the show. Rut's breakdown was just the icing on the over-directed cake...
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    Clarkson: Clarkson on QI

    It appears as if the accidentally-released-in-XL slip-up has been corrected on iPlayer. It's back to being episode 1 from the series. If anyone has found a torrent/download for a decent quality rip (in the 300-350 MB range; no offense, narf), a link would be much appreciated.
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    "That show" is, according to many, primarily responsible for the NBC version of Top Gear getting canned a few years ago. NBC saw the failure of Knight Rider and made the deduction that all car shows will perform similarly.
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I drove the length of Kansas last August when the temperature was regularly above 100 and there hadn't been rain for weeks. My friends and I competed for points spotting oil derricks, water towers, streams/bodies of water, and hills (worth increasing numbers of points, respectively). This was...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I've spent plenty of time in and south of the ATL. You can keep your hot- and humid-ass summers and hurricanes. The difference between northerners and southerners is that we don't start crying when the weather drops below freezing, we don't act like it's a day of mourning the first day of the...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    It's about pushing the envelope with a purpose -- as TGUK usually does -- and not pushing it without a purpose -- as is my reason for this entire "debate". It's not like I'm out to change the world or be the fly in everyone's ointment. I actually want the American version to get to the point...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I'll concede fault on this one. I had started typing a response, left the computer, and returned, thus did not see your preceding post. I do, to some extent, agree it has become about getting the last word in. You seem, at some level, to get the point I'm trying to make, even if you don't...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I can't believe I have to do this, but I do... It has everything to do with the god-fearing, muddled-in-"tradition", this land is OUR land view of the stereotypical (and, unfortunately, also just typical) southerner. I have been through the South many times, and aside from the very occasional...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I hesitate to engage in this, due to the suspicion that there is no common ground to be gained, and thus no resolution to be had, but it IS directly relevant to TGA, this episode, and how the show will be viewed by a significant portion of the viewing audience... Fair enough, but the drivers...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I'm an atheist with views which hover in the centrist realm on good days and border on anarchy on the bad days. Unfortunately, everything you just argued to solidify the argument against my impartiality I pretty much agree with completely, and I believe entirely that history is written by the...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    You used the word "ignore" in your defense. I think that says everything which needs said. It's image has been mirrored in the context I was using it, and I believe it's Native American, but you may be right on this latter part. However, given all the bad it has since adopted, it would be...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    I never claimed that ignorance was not a strong part of the values of "normal" southerners...
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    [02x08] September 18, 2011

    Just like the Swastika is a symbol of German pride, a white hood and gown are symbols of Aryan pride, and a love of apartheid is simply a nostalgic bend for the good old days. While I will fully agree that some people are far too sensitive, there's also something to be said for having respect...
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