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I haven't seen it yet but I did enjoy the book
will be watching this I think.
but oh man i'd love to do it
and the book.
I need to go to the dog hotel
the dog headboard is second to none
i want to buy one of these
and raise you a boxer
the only problem i have with it is that it's more of a documentary than a comedy.
he spends too much time whingeing about the lack of gas
coolio. Were his bbc show ever released? I have the googlewhack adventure one, which is great fun.
but why did he cut out all the Mormon-hating from the book?
and the nearly getting shot bit...
but its more about the pursuit of gas than anything else. Would be cool if he looked into independence in other areas, maybe he does in the book I don't know.
that dog motel is AWESOME
Smalltown U.S.A FTW.
but i wont be doing the whole independant only thing sadly. it looked stressfull at times.
Aside from the whinging and the hating the woman who was with him at the start, he would have been able to do this had he not bought a deliberatly gas guzzling car, rather than a modern one from a more independent manufacturer, which would have been in keeping with the idea he was trying to prove (he bought a Ford didn't he?!) and then making up a load of ridiculous detours to ensure it was difficult.
And where does he think the independent petrol stations are getting their fuel? They aren't making it round the back out of twigs.
I remember years ago when Dave Gorman was funny.
and really made me want to go travelling.
No plan, impratical car, and one massive hunt for "independent" fuel. He didn't really seem to achieve the point of his trip - just all went wrong and then an oh fuck weve spent a load of money on this, lets try and salvage a show. Russel Brands trip across america (an On the Road anniversary thing) was a lot better in my view.
I quite enjoyed it, even if I was a bit sick of the word petrol by the end of it.
Plus even though he wanted to get indipendant gas the whole way, where does he think that petrol comes from? It's definatly the same huge corperations as all the big chains no fucker else makes the stuff and brings it to middle America in a wheel barrow. Nice to suport the familys who own the businesses tho...
he addresses the who makes the fuel question, accepting that obviously shell or esso make it and there's no way around it.
the big car was because when he was dreaming about america as a lad that's what he pictured proper american cars to be like
Oh no! He's going to run out of gas and DIE!
Oh no! He's going to have to eat a beefburger to punish himself!
Oh no! He's obsessed with quirky named places and people and deviates from his mundane task merely to accommodate them.
Dull dull dull. 'Genius' should be fun though...
I hated at the end when he was all 'omg, I'm so crazy, why would anyone do this?'