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    Clarkson's Sunday Times Columns

    They've found a new galaxy 12bn light years away. Fantastic — now how do we make it blow up? (May 24) On Wednesday evening, after a few wines, I found myself in the garden, on my back, looking at the stars. They were particularly bright, partly because I live high above the layer of smog that...
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    I now see the appeal of the caravan holiday. All it took was a global crisis and zero other options (May 17) In my day job on television, I have destroyed hundreds of caravans. I've dropped them onto things, blown them up, fired missiles into them and towed them round racetracks at high speed...
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    Stick a cork in it, wine bores. I'd much rather get horizontal on the terrace with a Blue Nun (May 10) Good news at last. Some experts have decided that the age-old practice of opening a bottle of wine a couple of hours before you start drinking it is old-fashioned nonsense. And that there's...
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    Worthy books won't see a chap through lockdown. Give me explosions, Nazi gold and reviewers' tears (May 3) New research shows that men usually give up on a book by the time they've got to page 50. Hmmm. I've never not finished a book. Obviously this doesn't include instruction manuals. I've...
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    Well, well, well, this is a sticky one. We'd best start burning the midnight oil. And the daytime oil... (April 26) Everyone is saying the same thing. That the skies last week were impossibly blue. Blue in a way not seen since the days of the dinosaur. Tuscany blue. And as clear as gin. So...
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    They called it Puma - and put in a dog bath The Clarkson Review: Ford Puma (April 19) When the coronavirus first leaked out of an undercooked bat and became a thing, large parts of China shut down and this had an effect on car-buying habits. Quite a big effect. Sales in February were down at...
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    Thank the lockdown gods, it's no Lambo The Clarkson Review: Vauxhall Corsa (April 12) When Boris Johnson took his needle off the record and everything had to stay exactly where it was, the car I had on test was not a Lamborghini or a Bentley or an F-type Jag. Nope, the car I'll be living with...
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    It shouldn't happen to a columnist, but I've just had to give my sheep the full James Herriot (April 5) I have just had the busiest week of my entire life. While you were at home, Instagramming pictures of your dog and your children and the bread you'd just made, I was in a freezing hilltop...
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    Heaven to look at, a demon to drive: The Clarkson Review: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (March 29) Ferruccio Lamborghini started wi' nowt. But he did have a shrewd mind, so, after the war, he realised Italy would need to get moving. He therefore cobbled together a few bits and pieces from Morris...
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    My old age is cancelled, society's about to collapse and the greens just can't stop smiling (March 22) So, the canals in Venice are no longer the colour of a Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar. They are gin-clear. So see-through, in fact, that if there were any visitors to the city, they'd be able to see...
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    This bruiser has a spring in its step The Clarkson Review: Bentley Flying Spur (March 15) It's been argued since the dawn of automotive time that if a car manufacturer wins at the track on a Sunday afternoon, its sales will increase in the showrooms on Monday morning. Fair enough. So who won...
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    You can't help a fat child lose weight by insulting them. So target their porky parents instead (March 8) We read last week about a 15-year-old boy in Bristol who weighs more than his house. All I know about a body mass index is that the world managed perfectly well without it for thousands of...
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    Cooking with Jeremy Clarkson: no‑nonsense recipes from the renowned gastronome First he bought a farm, now he’s learnt how to cook its sheep. Clarkson explains why, armed with these recipes, there’s no need to fret in the kitchen. By Jeremy Clarkson (Sunday Times, Feb. 29) When I was a small...
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    Lie back and think of Aston Martin The Clarkson Review: Mazda CX-30 (Feb. 23) It's been said by some that I should review affordable cars because, apparently, you, the reader, are more interested in learning about a car you can buy than a car you can't. I've heard this argument before and I'm...
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    If you thought socialists lacked a sense of humour, read all about their plans to launch the Daily Wail (Feb. 16) Richard Burgon, a chumpish-looking chap who's hoping to become Labour's next deputy leader, reckons the party should publish a daily tabloid newspaper that would be given away at...
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    The wrong choice if you're late for lunch: The Clarkson Review: Kia XCEED (Feb. 09) The NIST-F2 is a caesium fountain atomic clock located in Boulder, Colorado. Used for precise television transmissions and military-grade sat nav systems, it fires atoms through a microwave chamber, and then...
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    A pricy way to clean up the school run The Clarkson Review: Audi Q5 TFSI e (Feb. 02) I recently hosted a day's shooting on my farm. It was all very Edwardian, with lots of kids running about, surly teenagers overdoing it on the sloe gin and dads looking proud when their sons managed to smoke a...
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    This Python is no more, he has ceased to be but, boy, did he ruffle the Establishment's feathers (Jan. 26) Terry Jones died last week, and within minutes of him running down the curtain to join the choir invisible, all of the usual suspects were falling over themselves, and whatever furniture...
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    Driving a digger is in a man's DNA, ladies. Now sit back and watch me make a horlicks of it (Jan. 19) We live in modern times, when a woman can win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world, if that's what she wants, and this is all very tremendous. But despite what you read on the...
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    Yes, I admit it: justice in Cyprus is blind and blameless. Now can I phone my lawyer, officer? (Jan. 12) When I heard that car industry boss Carlos Ghosn had been arrested, I assumed it was for green-lighting the dreary Nissan Juke. But no. It turned out that his alleged crimes had something to...
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