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Old 02-13-2007, 10:00 AM
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For any of you who watch the UK TopGear program, Sunday's episode was a challenge in America. They had a $1,000 to buy a car in Florida and then drive 800 miles with challenges along the way, this one was to try and get each other killed !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6MJVzXbqRU
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:58 PM
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Well, the gas station owner wasnt annoyed because they had gay slogans on their cars. She was angry because these clowns rolled into town inciting trouble and insulting the intelligence of everybody in the area. In other words, she nailed it!

Think about that for a moment, these jokers got called on their stunt deliberately aimed at insulting the community - not for the content of the slogans on their cars.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:07 PM
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The car slogans implied country western was crap, Hillary for president and being gay was ok. Why would that incite a mob to show up?

The gas station attendant warns "you're in a hick town" which told them that they were going to get in trouble with those slogans. But then she decides to give them a lesson by letting the dogs loose??
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:34 PM
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well I must be too slow, the copyright nazis on youtube pulled the video
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:41 PM
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My point is that running em out of town had nothing to do with country music, hillary clinton or being gay. None of the crew that showed up used sexual or ethnic slurs. To me it looked like 3 pompous Brits entering and insulting an entire community at large and then getting the treatment they deserved.

(edit: here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBE2XQTfDQ&eurl=

And the instructions should have read: "We want 3 stuffy Brits to insult everybody in sight, hopefully getting their asses kicked."

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My point is that running em out of town had nothing to do with country music, hillary clinton or being gay. None of the crew that showed up used sexual or ethnic slurs. To me it looked like 3 pompous Brits entering and insulting an entire community at large and then getting the treatment they deserved.

(edit: here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBE2XQTfDQ&eurl=

And the instructions should have read: "We want 3 stuffy Brits to insult everybody in sight, hopefully getting their asses kicked."
Well I must say that it was funny. I don't think I would do somthing as stupid because of the risk of death.
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Well, I don't know about the death part but I have seen Deliverance!
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My point is that running em out of town had nothing to do with country music, hillary clinton or being gay. None of the crew that showed up used sexual or ethnic slurs. To me it looked like 3 pompous Brits entering and insulting an entire community at large and then getting the treatment they deserved.

(edit: here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBE2XQTfDQ&eurl=

And the instructions should have read: "We want 3 stuffy Brits to insult everybody in sight, hopefully getting their asses kicked."
The stunt was a Borat sort of thing (they had the disadvantage of being moustacheless).

Even then, shouldn't they have simply been reported to the police rather than having the mob stone them and the camera crew who had Uhaul marked vans?
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:14 AM
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My point is that running em out of town had nothing to do with country music, hillary clinton or being gay.
Sure it didn't, Jethro. Damn redneck filth,,, I guess the right to 'free speech' stops anywhere south of Frankfort,, right?

If you drove around England in 3 cars that had:

"The Queen is a Transexual"
"Formula 1 Sucks" and
"I'm a ****** and it's great"

painted on the side, noone would give a rat's ass.


Those bubba's are no better than Nazis.
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the thing about calling the police is that the police needs to stay politically correct and they can't do a damn thing.

so much like rednecks' stereotypes, they took the matter into their own hands.
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Sure it didn't, Jethro. Damn redneck filth,,, I guess the right to 'free speech' stops anywhere south of Frankfort,, right?

If you drove around England in 3 cars that had:

"The Queen is a Transexual"
"Formula 1 Sucks" and
"I'm a ****** and it's great"

painted on the side, noone would give a rat's ass.


Those bubba's are no better than Nazis.
No, but one "Soccer sucks" insult in 2-point print would cause a huge riot. Especially if it were an insult of a UK soccer team. God forbid, even worse, it's an insult to a London one!
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Alright, I watched the whole episode. I knew the south was full of stereotypes, but yikes - that's one hell of an understatement!

But more importantly, did you guys catch the political statement when they saw New Orleans?
James: "We had seen on the news what hurricane Katrina had done, but seeing the devastation for real was truly astonishing."
Jeremy: "It's such a vast scale of destruction. A year had passed since Katrina had blown through, and we sort of assumed that after 12 months, the wealthiest nation on Earth would have fixed it. But we were wrong. How can the rest of America sleep at night knowing this is here?"
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:41 PM
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Even then, shouldn't they have simply been reported to the police rather than having the mob stone them and the camera crew who had Uhaul marked vans?
DB, when the old gal called the bluff of these ass'ho Brits thats exactly what she did!! Betcha the "mob" of 5 locals in pick-up truck included at least one part-time Sherrif's deputy and couple of volunteer firefighters to boot. Gotta consider that the land of the old woman's gas station has probly been in her family for generations. And she's no doubt a respected member of the community whose opinion constitutes "the law" at local levels. So when she calls the boys on the phone and tells em that trouble makers, an insult to an otherwise peaceful neighborhood, are in the gas station then she gets quick response. And you're darned tootin the old broad would defend her turf with equal success if, say it had been a gang of Hell's Angels motorcyclists acting rude and insulting everybody as these moron Brits did.

Meanwhile dunno where you got the "stoning" from. But heck, if somebody jams a camera in my face then I'd consider it an agressive act on their part and feel entirely justified in knocking it out of the way.

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Jethro. Damn redneck filth,,, I guess the right to 'free speech' stops anywhere south of Frankfort,, right?
Shucks Juck, if that's your attitude then you better never ever leave your home. Forget about visiting any out of the way locations, never stop to watch NCAA basketball at any roadside saloon while visiting foreign neighborhoods. LOL, am reminded of tournament semi-finals back in 2005.... There was me, cheering my ass off for Louisville Cards as first time visitor in UK Wildcat saloon more than 50 miles from my home. Could have been scarey if all of us didnt have love for basketball in common.

Y'all can whine and whimper about "free speech" all you want - but i godamned guarantee it dont take any talent to pick a fight. And that's exactly what Brit tourists acting like morons accomplished. Kudos to the old lady! She won the match fair and square, calling their bluff and sent em packing.

Yet what I'm really wondering about is the motives behind "Top Gear". This scenario played by BBC seems intended to instruct roadtrip travelers to be fearful scared and hateful of "damned redneck filth" like you are, Juck. Now that kinda sucks for a television show (dedicated to automobiles) to breed fear and loathing encouraging hatred, doncha think?

Ooooh - aaah, nobody ever oughta get off the interstate...... SCAREY STUFF OUT THERE!! I hate this filmclip for encouraging this crybaby motiffe.
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