Jeremy Clarkson is fantastic entertainment. His opinionated, but entertainingly witty, postulations on just about anything are always something to enjoy and often make a program worth watching. I love Top Gear, but it wouldn’t be anywhere near as fun if he weren’t there enthusing about the new Jag, being surprised that a Skoda _anything_ could beat a new Mini, or pouring scorn liberally on the last little tin thing that has come on the market.

The other day, though, he was presenting a program all about how the jet engine had changed the world. It was quite an interesting look at things, but the show was made by some choice musings. My particular favourites were:

[Talking about security procedures in airports and planes] “Of course, once you leave America and get back into the free world, anything’s possible”


“700 million people have been carried on 7 million flights in the last 10 years and there have been no deaths. According to government statistics, you’re more likely to be killed by your trousers!”

Jeremy Clarkson is great. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but his bitching is entertaining … so much so, I reckon if Top Gear ever decided they didn’t need him anymore, he’d have the option of a cracking career as a drag queen. And people would definitely pay to see that 😉