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July 7th, 2015


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08:30 am
After the pandemonium of Jeremy Clarkson being kicked off the BBC TV show Top Gear, I remembered that I had a couple of his books stockpiled in the to-be-read stack, and so I pulled out one from the 90s to read. Yesterday, I finished reading Clarkson On Cars, a compilation of some of his rants. Pretty funny, for the most part, and grumpy too. An amusing read, though the material on specific cars are a bit out-of-date.

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From:mycroftca
Date:July 7th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. I usually doze through their paeans to individual cars, but I love it when they do some of their witless stunts.

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 7th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
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I love when they get extreme challenges - biking through Vietnam, or finding the source of the Nile or building amphibious cars.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 7th, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Especially when the latter sink.

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 7th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Especially when all their plans fail.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 7th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Tee-hee!

Indeed...

How British...

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 7th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm a former colonial. It must still be in the blood. hehehehe
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 03:55 am (UTC)
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Which colony?
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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Jamaica.

Although, based on how our Government is sinking our economy with it's corruption and crony ism I wouldn't mind being a 'current' colony again. At least I'd have a better option to leave.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm under the impression that Jamaica has taken over the world, what with the music, the food, the rum and the bobsled team...

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Haha, we're working on our world domination in the areas we can. I think if our Government was a little less selfish we could do more. But alas, the corruption is strong.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Where I live in California, I have a friend and his wife who are Jamaican. And no longer under the selfish government.

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, my Dad lives in Florida but some of us aren't so lucky.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
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As long as you don't have an earthquake or a hurricane, life is good, no?
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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
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That's a very simplistic way of looking at it.

We have high inflation, high cost of living, expensive education, expensive health care, too much importation, not enough exportation, and a very crappy dollar value. It all adds up to very uncomfortable living sometimes (most times for some people in lower incomes). Plus, right now there is a drought so there are major water restrictions.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Our entire state is in a state of drought that's been going on for some years, but water use restrictions have been imposed this year. The county I live in has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US. Or to put it another way, it's tough all over. Pity...

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:55 pm (UTC)
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You understand. That's why I say it's too simplistic a view to take.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Depends on whether or not you want to be optimistic or realistic. Joy.

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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Optimistic is difficult when realistic keeps slapping you in the face but I like to think there is a little nugget of optimism in every realism, otherwise it was just be defeatism.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 8th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Were it not for optimism, there would be no progress.
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From:nutmeg_44
Date:July 8th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
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You forgot our sports teams. :D
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