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No more Top Gear?
Someone hated his BANTER
punches? A verbal altercation? I bet it will all blow over.
They tend to be as bad as the sun these days.
Either way, hence use of the word apparently.
not related to this new 'fracas'
innocent misunderstanding on both sides
this is some shit beef, absolutely offal
what event could have constituted the decision to use the specific word 'fracas'?
Big fan of the word fracas
They really had a thing for good words.
who used to hand out maracas to the front row? I remember watching them on the new bands stage at the 2006 Leeds Festival. I thought they'd be huge.
I've rediscovered their album on Spotify recently and it's legitimately great.
...but i thought it was pronounced FRACAS, as opposed to how they were pronouncing it on the news last night FRACAH?!?!
...that it has taken him trying to punch a producer to get him suspended, rather than...oh, I dunno...repeated racism? Says a lot really.
but I have an interesting theory about how he gets to stay on. There's a lot of pathetic people who will do anything to knock the BBC down (and possibly get the licence fee abolished and destroy the BBC as we know it). They say that the BBC is craven, and a bunch of pinkos, and all that. And perhaps "we give primetime to someone like Clarkson" is one of their lines of defence to those losers.
I can only imagine the amount of crap he'll chuck at them on a weekly basis in his Sunday Times column.
Surely he's too divisive to be a defence against anything. The only reason he has lasted this long is because he and Top Gear make the BBC a buttload of $$$
seem to upset pretty much everyone. The guy's a prick but he has a habit of making me laugh. Damn him.
Rod Liddle was on typically Rod Liddle form this morning, saying that `I knew the liberal left would get him in the end` or similar. Worth pointing out that a man with Clarkson's disciplinary record would have lost his job YEARS ago had he been in pretty much any other vocation. Plenty of work colleagues I'd like to give a knuckle sandwich - but if I did, I'd be sacked! What a world!
he wouldn't have lost his job if his job was boxing.
Perhaps all these 160k also say 'nigga', get into an argument with their task manager over it, and then take a swing at them
intend to vote UKIP and then how many tory
set that petition up as soon as news trickled out he was suspended. And before anyone knew what actually happened (as we still don't).
Not entirely sure what his motivation is. Probably to troll some `lefties` though.
They'll get hammered if they sack him and they'll get hammered if they don't.
Love how the BBC LITERALLY can't win with ANYTHING to do with Clarkson. Apart from audience of course. The whole thing's pretty hilarious. They'll get equal hammerings if they back him or sack him.
Bet ITV are salivating at the prospect of getting him in on a lucrative contract and a prime time slot of SpeakYourBrains interspersed with the odd bit of motoring. Biggest coup since they landed Parkinson praps.
But he is one of the Chipping Norton lads ain't he with the Murdochs and all that. Bet Rupert's already been on the blower to him.
What on earth have ITV to offer him?
The chance to build a flagship motoring programme (which they don't have)
A contract saying he can get away with being as culturally insensitive as he likes free from the PC STRAIT JACKET of the BBC. etc. etc.
be a fan of Clarkson though, is it?
as closely as Paul Staines represents your `typical Top Gear viewer`.
He's too well connected, too metropolitan, too knowing to be your typical viewer.
likely to be sympathetic to UKIP, has questionable views on things, thinks every complaint to everything ever is a result of LIBERAL MADNESS.
But yeah I guess you're right. Not all Top Gear viewers can host the UK's Number 1 Politics Blog!
...featuring a triumvirate of presenters within which Jeremy Clarkson ISN'T the biggest cunt.
I mean that's remarkable right?
cant the bbc just show how much left wing arts programs this funds?
If he did go to ITV...then maybe the bbc could replace him with Al MUrrays pub landlord?
and their whole ridiculous foreign adventure segments are their most USP...does clarkson own the rights to this?
Of course if you do replace clarkson with al murray, then at some point you would also want to get rid of hammond......perhaps they could bung him a sweetner, and ask him to dissappear (retire) and 'faux pretend' he got shunted off a cliff in the south of france by a masked 'ex topgear' presenter....i.e. a suspiciously tall stig (with denim cuffs)
who to replace Hammond with though? perhaps a series of little cunts......phillip schofield, who only lasts 2 weeks before getting shunted off a cliff by a suspiciously short and cheeky stig.....followed by noel edmunds, Richard Stilgoe.....bono....sting (ok hes not short.....but its a good theme) chris martin etc, each one meeting a faux faux-ending.
I actually preferred Top Gear in its original (90s) incarnation when it was about reviewing cars and bikes and shit, and when Clarkson's wry observations and disregard for convention were reasonably endearing as opposed to sheer trolling.
I just absolutely despise the `banter` between the 3 of them. I think the root of my issue comes from Hammond more than anyone else. The guy makes my skin crawl. May's `gentle` schtick is very wearysome and see-through but it's not too bad in other programmes when he's on his own. Put all 3 of them together and for some reason you get this putrid combination which I physically cannot watch. All of the features are infuriating as well `Oh they've given Hammond the shit car again and he's broken down surrounded by tigers! How we laughed!!!`
Not for me Clive.
it's been running on fumes for a good seven years or so now.
and Hammond can't deliver a line for shit.
I'd actually be happy enough if the end of Top Gear means James May gets to go off and make more programmes about toys or planes or whatever, I unashamedly think he's great.
I mostly like Top Gear for when they have to make a hovercraft or whatever, it can definitely get a bit stale but it's good Sunday Night TV afaic.
Clarkson's hateful but he's a funny and skilled broadcaster.
May's schtick is a bit false but it works and he can be a warm, engaging presenter.
Hammond has nothing. Literally nothing. His only `talent` is being short.
Clarkson's a bit #injunction. May's probably a bit #taxdodger.
(They're all abject cunts)
one to the one that was originally commissioned.
This country is going to the dogs.
You know people would stupidly pronounce it Frackers, and that would be well cool. Would suggest sounding a bit like The Enemy too.
Not trying to be all "I don't even have a TV, yeah?", just never watched it. Only learnt to drive when I was in my mid 30s though so maybe that's why.
Did they ever find out who Stig is or whatever? Be a shame if long time viewers never found out.
Yeah, they found out, he was a jobbing racing driver/stunt driver no one had heard of, as expected. He wrote a book and was sacked for going public, and replaced with a new Stig.
modern day petitions. People will sign bloody anything. Facts? Nah fuck 'em, I've signed mate, doing my bit.
The Clarkson petition is actually everything that is wrong with everything.
I really wonder what he needs to do for this not to be considered the work of shadowy left wing forces and just Clarkson's bosses finally saying they've had enough.