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Old 12 February 2014, 15:56   #51
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Well first off, I used to be a commercial fisherman and I knew quite a few people who drowned at sea. Secondly I think there's a certain amount of jealousy behind the criticism of people like Clarkson and Bear as though any of us would hold back for a second if offered their jobs or lifestyle. Thirdly, I'm fed up with this oh-so-superior, tut-tut attitude at anything even remotely dangerous. I mean, half a page of step-by-step instructions on how to jump a wake; really? Look, the show is about pratting around in fast cars doing crazy stuff. If Clarkson wants to ski across a lake without a PFD then so what? It's make-believe, and we all know it.
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Old 12 February 2014, 15:56   #52
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Old 12 February 2014, 16:03   #53
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Don't call me babe. And I'm not grumpy. Well, I concede I may be a little grumpy; I had my birthday the other day and I'm almost 50 now.
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Don't call me babe. And I'm not grumpy. Well, I concede I may be a little grumpy; I had my birthday the other day and I'm almost 50 now.
50!!.... you'll defo start getting grumpier
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Well first off, I used to be a commercial fisherman and I knew quite a few people who drowned at sea. Secondly I think there's a certain amount of jealousy behind the criticism of people like Clarkson and Bear as though any of us would hold back for a second if offered their jobs or lifestyle. Thirdly, I'm fed up with this oh-so-superior, tut-tut attitude at anything even remotely dangerous. I mean, half a page of step-by-step instructions on how to jump a wake; really? Look, the show is about pratting around in fast cars doing crazy stuff. If Clarkson wants to ski across a lake without a PFD then so what? It's make-believe, and we all know it.
Blimey, somebody's tired Personally I wouldn't swap with Clarkson or Rupert, that would mean downshifting

PS I drive 50k a year & know people who've died in car accidents, doesn't mean to say I don't think "w4nker" every time some yoof in a clapped out hot hatch comes screaming past
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50!!.... you'll defo start getting grumpier
God, you're not wrong. It's at work where I'm really starting to notice it. I had to do some 'lean' training the other day (process efficiency etc); it was unbearable. Maybe 10 years ago I would have been more on-message, but nowadays...
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I drive 50k a year & know people who've died in car accidents, doesn't mean to say I don't think "w4nker" every time some yoof in a clapped out hot hatch comes screaming past
So do I. I just don't wish them dead though; we were all young once.
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Looks like you've hit 50 now then Dave
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Looks like you've hit 50 now then Dave
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