You should read

Josefina_2011_12_30_090Motorworld, by Jeremy Clarkson. And whilst one can discuss his validity,
some (not all) of his arguments are acutally thinkworthy, and he can write extremely well.

Examples? Here’s one on shooting a traveling-show, including underwater-scenes…

And then the real fun and games began. Keith, the cameraman, has the buoyancy of balsawood and even when he wore a weightbelt that would have sunk a killer whale he was still having trouble getting below the surface, especially as he was burdened with an underwater camera which floated. I had problems of my own though. My buoyancy vest leaked like a sieve so that it was a jetpropulsion pack. The torrent of escaping air rushed me around the reef like Marine Boy and frightened away all the fish too. It was a pathetic spectacle. The world’s most revered broadcasting organisation and we had a cameraman who wouldn’t sink, a presenter who was doing Mach 2 and a director who couldn’t dive and was forced to hang around on the surface with a snorkel.

And on flying a jetfighter (as passenger, not as pilot, for chrissake. The pilot is called Captain Gris Grimwald

And finally, there had been some ejectorseat training. If I heard the pilot say ‘bail out, bail out, bail out’ I was to brace myself and pull a big lever by my thigh, a lever that I was not to touch otherwise. Especially in a high-G manoeuvre when I needed something to hold on to. But would I have to wait for Captain Gris Grimwald to say ‘bail out’ three times, or could I go after one? Yes I could, but I warned him not to start any commands with the letter B, or he’d be flying solo in a convertible.

Quotables. Part 4,02 von …

The idea that a handbag has something to do with style was backed up by a spokesman for Jimmy Choo, who said that if you have good shoes and a good bag you will look right. Rubbish. If you are fat and you have only one tooth there’s no handbag in the world that will mask the problem, unless you wear it over your head. And I don’t recommend that because if you put your head in a handbag it would take two years to find it again.

For crying out loud!: The world according to Clarkson (Jeremy Clarkson)

Spirituality: the last refuge of a failed human. Just another way of distracting yourself from who you really are.

Napalm and Silly Putty (George Carlin)

 “Does it work? Are they happier ?” “Sometimes. Mostly, no. It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”

The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)

Instead of warning pregnant women not to drink, I think female alcoholics ought to be told not to fuck.

Napalm and Silly Putty (George Carlin)

IT’S BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE.
“What’s that?”
I’M NOT SURE.

The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)