The folks over at Penguin have just posted an interesting interview with Jeremy Clarkson, whom you may otherwise know as one of the hosts of TV’s Top Gear. You know, the loud one?
As a long time fan of Clarkson, I was more than eager to take a look. What I found was surprising to say the least. What makes this particular interview special is Clarkson’s complete and utter lack of cooperation with his hapless interviewer. Whether you think Clarkson is a lovable rogue or a cantankerous lout is immaterial; if you are anything like me, you will find his responses simply hilarious.
The rest of the interview can be found here, but I’d just like this opportunity to draw your attention to a few of my favourites:
Q: Have you even done something you’ve really regretted?
Q: Have you ever had any other jobs apart from writing?
A: I was a milkman once, for a day. And then I sold bears.
Q: What’s your worst vice?
A: A f****** temper s*** head.
Q: What’s your favourite word/book?
A: Is this for TV Quick?
I would probably feel sorry for the poor guy asking the questions, but I’m too busy laughing.
And that brings me to the next topic of discussion. If you are hungering for more of Clarkson’s choicest cuts, well, I have some good news for you. For Crying Out Loud!, the third volume in the bestselling The World According to Clarkson series has recently been released and features much, much more of Clarkson’s trademark wit and humour. Some of the burning issues Clarkson tackles include:
- Why binge drinking is good for you
- The worst word in the English language
- The remarkable secret of eternal youth
- The pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming
- The problem with America
- And how to dispose of a seal
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and maybe, just maybe, you’ll learn something.