The Grand Tour: : Repurposing life with passion (begins)

December 16th, 2016

I have almost stopped doing reviews, but by the end of this article you’ll see what I want to say about the realities of life, as captured by the new “American” show. With the mention of “why money is vulgar” you will read on.

“Looking good is better than looking where you’re going”. A punchline that could be pun intended when BBC fired Clarkson from the pack of 3 that ruled the show in the motoring world.

Well, for a while now, it wasn’t just Jeremy’s Motoring World, like how it was called. Instead rebranded for more than twenty three seasons as Top Gear.

November 18th 2016 marked the date when the new series by Jeremy Clarkson and the other 2 idiots launched on Amazon.

Now, BBC was under the impression that they could continue the Top Gear franchise, a name that was created as a marquee by Jeremy Clarkson himself, since ever. Following an altercation, Jeremy was fired by the producers. Controversies ensued, and the other 2 idiots, who are always “fighting” with Jeremy, actually quit too from BBC.

Yes, I repeat the word quit. When one is labelled as “Hamster” and the other as “Captain Slow”, the three who never got along expressed their “true love” for each other, against what Jeremy says on the new show, “money is vulgar when you want to achieve perfection”. Yeah!

And thus the chase of perfection begins at Amazon, and three get around to re-create an ever more passionate show, with ever more zeal and spirit, and yet continuing the heritage of what the 3 idiots stand for – in separation and togetherness.

But that’s how life basically works. It never works in isolation does it? And that’s how we are supposed to value people.

Half way through the Grand Tour, the 2 idiots decide that Jeremy is a misfit with his passion and chase for perfection. They said that their purposes were different, and that they should each go their either way. They said that the Romeo in the Alfa was not cut for “everyday use” and thus they parted ways.

Just then Dusty Springfield stepped in Windmills Of Your Mind.

Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind
Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind
Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly, was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

What got left behind got left behind. BBC kept it’s ego high, and they got “Friends” to show up for Top Gear while it struggled to keep up viewership. The real passion that Clarkson put together, took a little while to resurface. But the magic was created again, by the 3 fighting idiots.

The erstwhile show, always ended with a bombshell, yeah! The new one however, ends with a terrible disappointment.

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