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!!!!! Oh ****. I DLed the whole ep last night, now I wish I'd had time to check it out.

Way to go Alabama! Reinforcing stereotypes since 1865!
 

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Way to go Alabama! Reinforcing stereotypes since 1865!
Exactly. I bet those good 'ol boys would've been a whole bunch more polite and shown some famous southern hospitality if Jeremy was wearing a SIG-Sauer P-226 on his waist. People don't have the right not to be offended by slogans painted on a car. However, people do have the right not to be attacked with stones and chased down by rednecks. Remember that spoof video of the BMW driver and his girlfriend getting chased by Canadian bullies in the pickup truck?
 

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Agreed. I won't say that they didn't look like they were LOOKING for a fight with that on their cars.

The people at the gas station were right to feel mocked.

STONING TOURISTS is inexcusable though.
 

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Guess they did not think that one through.....They wanted a reaction and they got more than they bargained for...LOL

But still scary....

I'm not a fan of Nascar but if someone said D1 or Formula D sucked, I would not be wanting to kick their butt.
 

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On land-of-the-free Top Gear, we spent the whole show in the good ole US of A, as we sent Jeremy, Richard and James across the pond on a massive interstate road-trip.

Our presenters touched down in sunny Miami amid a heady cocktail of bikini-clad beach babes, colourful art deco buildings and drug-related gangland violence. They were each given an extremely tight budget of $1000 and told to go off and buy themselves a car in which to embark on an epic road trip, stopping along the way to compete in a series of challenges.

It turned out that finding a car for that sort of money is pretty tricky. Especially if your picky about such things as bullet holes in the windscreen or shrubs growing through the radiator grille. Eventually, though, Jeremy managed to lay hands on a Chevrolet Camaro, Richard landed himself a very utilitarian Dodge Ram pick-up, and James turned up in a Cadillac as large and wobbly as Liberace's waterbed. The target destination was revealed to be New Orleans, which was over 700 extremely hot, red neck-strewn miles away.

The first stop along the way was the Moroso Motorsports Park, which is unusual in the US because it's a racetrack that has both left and right hand turns. Each car was put through its paces by none other than the Stig's super-sized US cousin.

The next challenge was simply to camp out for the evening. There was, however, a small catch - they were only allowed to eat road kill. After several hours of foraging, all they managed to turn up was one slightly mouldy squirrel.

The next morning the presenters faced their final challenge: to drive their cars across Alabama without getting shot. This might sound relatively easy, but before they set off they were allowed to paint slogans on each other's cars. James ended up with 'Hilary for president' scrawled along the side of his Caddy, Jeremy's Camaro had the words 'Country and western is rubbish', and Richard's pick-up bore the legend 'Man love rules OK'. These sentiments didn't go down too well with some of the locals and, to cut a long story short, we were lucky to make it to New Orleans with our lives.
 

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Haha, that was absolutely the best thing I've seen all year.

However, I absolutely DO NOT agree with the townspeople's actions. Nor do I agree with whoever said that if they saw a car that had "D1 sucks" written on it that they'd want to kick some ass. If you don't want to get mocked, then you need to stop being living stereotypes. What's worse is that they KNOW they're reinforcing such lifestyles or else they wouldn't get pissed about it.

Such actions are inexcusable and have absolutely no place in today's society. Are you honestly going to get genuinely pissed off because someone is expressing their opinion openly? If someone rolled by my apartment in a car with "RX-7's are ****" written on the side I'd probably laugh and shrug it off. Hell, I might even want to meet the guy and give him a pat on the back...humor has to be appreciated, not taken seriously. That's why it's HUMOR.

I'd hate to see you in an "intelligent" debate...
 
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