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Re: Unicycles?! (OT Rant)

Best laughter outburst I've had in several days.  Right-on, Phil.

Kneale Brownson

At 12:23 PM 12/5/99 +0000, phil@isham-research.freeserve.co.uk wrote:
>> front-drive car to a unicycle is truly insulting to the intelligence. For
>> the 97% percent of the population who know nothing about vehicle dynamics, a
>> FWD car is a h*ll of a lot safer than a RWD. Especially in the rain. I love
>> some of the cars BMW builds (see my post on the M5), but they continually
>> amaze me with their absurdly elevated image of themselves and their evident
>> opinion that the car buying world are mostly idiots.
>One of my favourite media personalities is Jeremy Clarkson.  You like
>him or hate him.
>Last year, they devoted a quarter hour slot to 'performance estates'
>Candidates were a Mercedes 320, an A6, and a BMW 528 Touring.
>After the usual comments, Clarkson said something like:
>"For build quality and high resale value, take the Merc.  For performance,
> fun and safety, buy the Audi.  I can find no reason to buy the BMW -
> but I know that 60% of you will ignore my advice and do so.  So let's
> ask the BMW-buying public why they do this."
>Cut to a head and shoulders of Clarkson with microphone.  He spoke into
>the microphone: "Now then, can you tell me why you like BMWs?"
>He bent down.  The camera zoomed back to reveal a field full of sheep.
> Phil Payne
> UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> Phone +44 7785 302803  Fax +44 870 0883933