Okay, that episode of Top Gear was alternately awesomeness and possibly the weirdest thing I've ever seen. And I didn't realise the end of the series was done so... recently. O_o
But OMG. I want a (not so) convertible stretch limo! XD
Apparently the BBC received over 200 complaints about Top Gear last week. Mostly about them looking for roadkill to cook and eat and that disturbingly large 'roadkill' cow Jeremy found.
I'm starting to think that people will complain about anything on the show since Hammond's accident...
But the failure of this week's experiment was such a shame, it was all going so well until one of the explosive bolts failed... And now an RAF base has a rather large hole in it.
I kinda wish they could do it again. But considering the experiment was trying to launch a modified Reliant Robin-cum-space shuttle into the atmosphere and then land it again... it's not so likely.
In car-related news, a widow is suing Porsche. Her husband bought a very fast car from them, didn't avail himself of any of Porsche's training courses for their fast cars, crashed it at speed and killed himself. This, apparently, is Porsche's fault. How, I'm not sure. Apparently they shouldn't sell fast cars without offering training. Even though... er, they do. It seems the fault lies with the fact it's voluntary training, rather than mandatory training.
Because, y'know, it's Porsche's fault that someone decided they didn't need to bother learning to properly control an extremely fast car.
Wow, Top Gear tonight (the guys going on a road-trip from Miami to New Orleans) was an eye-opener.
Especially the bit about someone wanting to sue Jeremy Clarkson because of his car - a researcher said that it was a few years older than it was - especially considering he was giving the damn thing away. As in, for free. Expecting no payment. They wanted to sue him because the researcher said it was [blah], when instead it was [blah] - but if he gave her $20,000 she'd stop the lawsuit.
I can't help wondering if it's true or not, but if it is, that's one hell of a sad indictment... Or even if it was, it's possible (likely, in fact) she was just trying to get money out of 'em. Which is even sadder.
...But turning up at their camping spot with a cow on the roof of a Camaro was slightly disturbing, although very funny... Road-kill cow. O_o