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    From Alex's Family - Donations

    Condolences on your loss, Talaaya.
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    Cancer Sucks

    I only just found out about this via someone I follow on Twitter who worked with Alex at Automattic. Haven't been on here in a very long time. Just... damn. FUCK CANCER.
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    Where In The World Is..?

    :wave: Just checking in. (Yes, Matt, I got your PM. :)) I ran out of grandparents last month (my paternal grandmother died at age 96), but other than that, things have been pretty good at this end. I'm much more active on Twitter and Instagram these days (mizshellytee) -- though if you read the...
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    Best segments/moments

    Oslo race holds special place for me as it was the first full episode I ever watched. 5x04. My go-to episode for years. (Zonda Roadster! Conkers with Caravans! Jimmy Carr's lucky lap! 24 hours in a Smart ForFour! Aston Martin Vanquish vs Ferrari 599!) 12x06 news outtake ("hospital news")...
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    Top Gear USA returns June 3! [2014]

    Rut has a new show coming for History: Lost in Transmission. On Instagram he mentioned there'd be good news about new TG USA soon.
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    TOP GEAR in Argentina

    I never said or implied anything of the sort. I was simply asking a question. Which, last time I checked, was not against the rules of these boards. And yes, we did go over the War of 1812. :P But US history textbooks are generally biased in this country's favour.
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    TOP GEAR in Argentina

    Desert Storm happened while I was in middle school. I don't remember how far we got in US History by the time I got to eighth grade or in high school. (I'm sixteen years removed from that shite!) I vaguely remember the textbooks did cover at least some then-contemporary history -- so up to the...
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    TOP GEAR in Argentina

    Ah, yes, the Springsteen bike. (Friendly reminder that "Born in the USA" was an anti-Vietnam War song. Which would've been double humiliation, actually.) And there's the ever-present chauvinism against the Germans, featuring their penchant for reminding said Germans that the British won the...
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    [05x08] October 7th, 2014

    :nod: An R8 would have been a good choice.
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    Whatever happened to Ken Block on top gear?

    They would if they expanded the F1 board to include other racing drivers (something I maintain they should do).
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    The End Of An Era:'s Main Site Retired, Forums Will Live On

    Back in the fall of 2008, this Not A Dude found this site because she'd watched some middle-aged dudes racing from Heathrow to Oslo on BBCA and had to find more episodes, then joined the forums in November of that year to interact with you lot. Six years on, I may lurk more than post, but I'm...
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    TOP GEAR in Argentina

    Seriously. TG is not above xenophobia/jingoism and uber-nationalism. I don't condone what the Argentinians did, but Team TG have to take some responsibility, IMLTHO. Meanwhile: STOP MAKING SHIT HAPPEN TOP GEAR GODDAMMIT.
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    What challenges/races would you like to see on future episodes?

    Or, if he doesn't win, he shouldn't show up mid-way through Adam or Rutledge driving "just because". <_<
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    Cheers! :D

    Cheers! :D
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    B'lated fankoo!

    B'lated fankoo!