Top Gear US: why I hate the presenters already – James May

Anyway. I’d now like to consider the US version of the popular television soap Top Gear. I don’t envy the three blokes who have this job, because they are required to adopt a format that is already, for some strange reason, watched all over the world in its original guise.

There they are, hamstrung by our conventions but bereft of the eight-year inheritance during which we have carefully cultivated our mutual loathing of each other.

Ultimately, though, I believe they will vanquish us and stand on our mutilated corpses, holding Clarkson’s severed head aloft like Perseus triumphing over Medusa, and all because they have the right names.

via Top Gear US: why I hate the presenters already – Telegraph.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock January 20th, 2011 — 1 Comment


Jeremy Clarkson on the French

Yes, to be born French really is to win second prize in the lottery of life. Your wife will have hairy armpits. You will have to converse in a stupid language, in which a table is somehow female. You will know that you have lost every war in which you’ve been involved for 900 years. You will be forced to eat horses and you will not be allowed to eliminate your taxes by moving to Monaco.

Jeremy Clarkson, Motorworld


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Posted by Jake Spurlock January 13th, 2011 — No Comments


And the Stig is… Captain Slow?

I’ll be perfectly honest here: when the producer outlined the idea to me, I thought he was overdoing it. I thought the conceit would be exposed by its own improbability.

He was, in effect, offering me two jobs on his new motoring programme. It was like being called Ronnie and invited to appear in The Two Ronnies but without another Ronnie.

via And the Stig is… – Telegraph.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock September 2nd, 2010 — No Comments