Sunday, July 08, 2007


Tree-huggers are outraged that BBC car show Top Gear has driven across a dry African lake enticingly described by tour operators as "a barren, lunar landscape":
Conservationists have accused the show, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, of leaving scars across the Makgadikgadi salt pans by driving vehicles across them.
We're talking about leaving tyre marks on salt pans, not the obliteration of the Nazca lines. What really upsets lefties is Top Gear's politically incorrect celebration of testosterone fueled danger seeking:
Top Gear, which has a large audience in southern Africa, is often controversial because of what critics describe as its addiction to speed and risk.
There'd be no problem if they had driven Priuses at sensible speeds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy Clarkson's opinion of Prius can be seen on YouTube.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Jack Lacton said... can his opinion of global warming hooey generally.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous HisHineness said...

UK hippies will use any excuse to have a shot at Clarkson. He was once criticised for ramming a tree in a Toyota Hilux on Top Gear, with the BBC having to compensate the local council for damage to the tree.

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps they can get Al Gore's drug-addled son to race his Prius there. That should shut them up about some tire marks on salt.

8:40 PM  

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