By Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson, it should be acknowledged, occasionally reveals the realm a maddening position. And nowhere extra so than from in the back of the wheel of a motor vehicle, the place you will discover any variety of humans performing like lunatics whereas up to speed (or now not) of a ton of steel. In "Born to be Riled", Clarkson takes a glance on the international via his windscreeen, shakes his head at what he sees - after which places the boot in. between different issues, he explains: why Surrey is worse than Wales; how crossing your legs in the USA can result in arrest; the explanation cable television salesmen has to be punched; and, that divorce will be blamed at the beginning of Jesus. Raving politicians, unnecessary celebrities, ridiculous 'personalities' and the Germans all get it within the neck, including the silly, the daft and ludicrous in a journey de strength of comedian writing absolute to have Clarkson's postman wheezing less than sackfuls of letters from the simply angry.
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His head just flopped down again like his neck had suddenly broken. Which it would have done had there not been a piece of glass separating us. Why do they have that glass anyway? Who’d want to rob those dunderheads? Instead of a train, there was to be a coach and this sent shivers down my spine. A coach. I’d rather have gone to the dentist. I don’t go on coaches. Coaches are for old people on tours of North Wales. Coaches are for students who want to go from Northampton to Sheffield for 10p. Coaches don’t have seatbelts and they roll down embankments, killing everyone on board.
And if it is, why do they spend so much money every Christmas on television commercials telling us that it isn’t? And do they really think a profit-led police force will tell people to stop doing something that feeds its coffers? No, they’ll want us to speed and jump lights when we’re pissed, or they won’t keep their bloody shareholders happy. Now, when BT, British Gas and all the rest were floated, I was standing in line waiting for a slice of the action, but when we’re offered a chance to buy some of the police, I’ll be at home watching television.
Five days? No one would ever dare drive again. We’ve had a long line of idiots in the Transport Ministry but this one tops the lot. And weighs the most as well. Car of the Century As the motor car edges towards its 100th birthday in Britain next year, it seems like a good time to ask the question: what is the best car ever? Top Gear magazine recently surveyed everyone in the know and found opinions varied somewhat. The Mini, the Model T Ford, and various old Mercs, Alfa Romeos and Ferraris were popular choices.