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19 Times “Top Gear” Was Actually Really Really Good

19 Times “Top Gear” Was Actually Really Really Good

Basically this article is all about Top Gear minus all of the bits when they drive around in expensive cars for 20 minutes at a time.

Yes, Jeremy Clarkson is in the dog house.

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And arguably Top Gear show is nowhere near as fresh and as original as it used to be. Still, when you look back at at the history of the show you become increasingly aware that the show has achieved an awful bloody lot over the years, despite its faults.

1. When they drove a caravan to Dorset. It crashed.

When they drove a caravan to Dorset. It crashed.

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2. When they tried to put a Reliant Robin into orbit.

When they tried to put a Reliant Robin into orbit.

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The launch went without a hitch.

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But then the Robin wouldn’t detach from the rocket.

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So you can guess what happened. It crashed.

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Boom.

3. But they did fire a Mini down a ski slope.

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Top Gear Polar Special / BBC

 

Without it exploding or anything.

4. And Jeremy did manage to fit into the smallest car ever.

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BBC / Top Gear / youtube.com

 

5. Then there was the time when they were forced to test a Ford Fiesta so they asked baffling questions.

Then there was the time when they were forced to test a Ford Fiesta so they asked baffling questions.

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Answer: the corvette will crash into Birthdays.

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They also asked this.

They also asked this.

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A Ford Fiesta is perfect for beach assaults.

A Ford Fiesta is perfect for beach assaults.

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6. Then there were the insults they wrote on each other’s cars when they were driving in Alabama.

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Top Gear US Special / BBC

 

Why? Well they were hoping that each other would be shot you see.

7. Another notable moment from that episode? This.

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Don’t worry, the cow had died several days before. It is all OK.

8. Of course the show has had failures, like the time they decided to turn a Renault Espace into a convertible.

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Why was it a bit of a failure?

Well, the roof doesn’t seem to look right from behind.

Well, the roof doesn't seem to look right from behind.

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9. They also weren’t good at transforming cars into limos.

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To do this, they had to cuts cars in half and attach some bits.

10. Why? Well some of the limos were a BIT long.

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11. And Lemar’s steering wheel fell off completely.

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12. But we learnt that you CAN drive a car like this.

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Top Gear / BBC / youtube.com

 

13. What else have we learnt? Well, you shouldn’t put spikes on wheels if you are making a budget police car.

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Top Gear / BBC

 

Why shouldn’t you?

Why shouldn't you?

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14. They also weren’t very good at testing brakes of a British Leyland car when being told to park it at a top of a hill.

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15. Or driving a British Leyland car over cobbles.

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Bye back door, bye.

16. Or driving underwater in a British Leyland car.

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BYE BACK DOOR BYE.

17. Or having to do anything with water.

Or having to do anything with water.

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In fact none of them seem to worked well in water.

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That was from the same challenge, when Jeremy Clarkson decided to turn his Toybota sharply just when he was approaching the finish line.

18. And remember Oliver from Botswana?

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“OLIVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR….”

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But the best thing about classic Top Gear?

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19. TOP GEAR DOG. God you were brilliant.

TOP GEAR DOG. God you were brilliant.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/times-when-top-gear-was-actually-a-really-really-good-pro

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29 Iconic Novels If They Were Set In Sydney

29 Iconic Novels If They Were Set In Sydney
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Dallas mayor celebrates Liberian Ebola patient: ‘He’s our citizen now’

Dallas mayor celebrates Liberian Ebola patient: ‘He’s our citizen now’

http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/519128777171820545

Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham noticed an interesting quote from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings about Thomas Duncan, the Liberian man hospitalized for Ebola in Dallas:

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told News 8 that he thinks the entire city is pulling for Duncan to make a recovery.

“We’re all rooting for this guy,” the mayor said. “He’s our citizen now.”

Remember, this “citizen” lied on his health screening questionnaire in Liberia, breaking the law and putting real U.S. citizens at risk.

Selfless act to carry Ebola victim to hospital, but incredibly SELFISH to have boarded a plane to the US, having carried someone with Ebola.

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) October 2, 2014

@mattbrud Ugh…you use your brain and sensibility and remember your DIRECT contact with Ebola, then make the decision to not fly

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) October 2, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/06/dallas-mayor-mike-rawlings-celebrates-liberian-ebola-patient-hes-our-citizen-now/

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35 Next-Level Appetizers For Your Holiday Party

35 Next-Level Appetizers For Your Holiday Party

1. Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

A crisper, crunchier alternative to classic (and still excellent) bacon-wrapped dates. Recipe here.

2. Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups

Recipe here.

3. Cauliflower Feta Fritters with Pomegranate

They’re like the “mashed cauliflower” of latkes. Recipe here.

4. Gooey Baked Camembert

Or, save yourself any extra work and just bake the cheese right in the pretty wooden box it comes in. Recipe here.

5. Homemade Bagel Chips with Everything White Bean Hummus

 

Why didn’t you think of this before? I don’t know.
Recipes: Bagel Chips, Everything White Bean Hummus.

6. Pear Blue Cheese Sweet Potato Appetizers

Recipe here.

7. Fig Balsamic Olives

Classy. EASY. Recipe here.

8. Bruléed Pears with Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, and Cranberry Sauce

Recipe here.

9. Smoked Trout on Pumpkernickel

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Recipe here.

10. Harvest Crackers with Cranberries, Pecans, and Rosemary

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Amp up that cheese plate. Recipe here.

11. Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Recipe here.

12. Pomegranate Arancini with Goat Cheese Fonduta

Fried risotto balls with creamy goat cheese? Yes, please. Recipe here.

13. Bacon Sweet Potato Tots

YES. Recipe here.

14. Baked Brie

Bake your cheese inside a delicious puff pastry shell. Recipe here.

15. Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs

Recipe here.

16. Potato Rings with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch

Recipe here.

17. Bacon-Wrapped Squash Bites

Butternut squash is perfectly in season. And bacon is always in season. Recipe here.

18. Chicken Liver Pâté with Sage, Apple, and Thyme

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Recipe here.

19. Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

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Happy Thanksgivukkah, everybody! Recipe here.

20. Lamb and Harissa Sausage Rolls

NOT your average pigs in a blanket. Recipe here.

21. Herb and Walnut Pie Crust Leaves

Just when you thought pie crust couldn’t get any more perfect. Recipe here.

22. Italian Cheese Bread

Garlic is bread, but why not up your game a little bit? Recipe here.

23. Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche And Caviar Potato Skins

Recipe here.

24. Bacon-Wrapped Apricots Stuffed with Pistachios and Mozzarella

Emily C / food52.com

Recipe here.

25. Butternut Squash, Cranberry, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Recipe here.

26. Sweet Potato and Pancetta Gratin

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Recipe here

27. 5-Ingredient Blue Cheese Gougeres

 

Recipe here.

28. Smashed Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary and Parmesan

If you’ve never tried twice-cooked smashed potatoes, be warned that they are a TOTAL GAME CHANGER. Recipe here.

29. Fried Rosemary Mozzarella Balls

Recipe here.

30. Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Because a food as perfect as mashed potatoes should be showcased as often as possible. Recipe here.

31. Beer-Pretzel Cheese Ball

Recipe here, courtesy of Great Balls of Cheese.

32. Roasted Grape Flatbread with Rosemary

Recipe here.

33. Warm Gruyere, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Dip

Recipe here.

34. Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Crostini

Recipe here.

35. Rosemary Lemon Monkey Bread

Recipe here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/next-level-appetizers

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All Hail Flo Rida’s Jesus Chain

All Hail Flo Rida's Jesus Chain

1. When Flo Rida performed at the Rockafeller Center Plaza this morning there was something spectacular happening in his chest area.

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2. Something …spiritual, even.

3. It was.

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4. A Jesus chain.

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5. Willie Geist asked about it between performances this morning on Today.

6. And he was all,

7. And we were like, WHOA.

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8. Also, you look like an Ewok.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/all-hail-flo-ridas-jesus-chain

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Murray State falls to Marquette, 62-53

http://twitter.com/#!/WPSDLocal6/status/181159123897946112

The final score of the game is 62-53, with Marquette advancing to the Sweet 16.

Marquette is as tough minded and physical a team as you'll find. Racers should walk out shoulders back & head high. Helluva year

— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) March 17, 2012

Perhaps he said it best.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/17/murray-state-falls-to-marquette/

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Women Catcall And Embarrass Guys In Public

Women Catcall And Embarrass Guys In Public

It seems everybody this week has been talking about the video of the woman walking down the street and being catcalled by over 100 guys in ten hours.

These women wanted to show what it was like when the table was turned. Tell us your thoughts on the latest ‘social experiment.’

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/10/catcalling-24450/