• Apr 16, 2010
Top Gear at Iceland's Eyjafallajökull volcano – Click above for high-res image gallery

It seems so obvious in retrospect, doesn't it? Consider the facts. Exhibit A: Top Gear has demonstrated a penchant for visiting the faraway reaches of Iceland for some of their memorable television stunts and was seen filming in the cold just last week in one of their beloved Toyota trucks. Exhibit B: The boys at Top Gear – and especially ringleader Jeremy Clarkson – don't exactly have a stellar reputation for respecting the planet. Exhibit C: A large volcanic eruption is taking place in Iceland as we speak.

We're not the only ones suspicious. Says media commentator Annalisa Kneejerk:
It has been scientifically proven that Top Gear is responsible for almost every evil in the modern world, so the eruption of a furious tectonic force barely a week after Richard Clarkson's 'visit' can hardly be viewed as mere coincidence... We have it on good authority that Jeremy Hammond [sic] drove one of his favourite Ferrari gas-guzzlers at 100mph, straight into the main magma chamber, which could quite easily have caused this geological catastrophe. Thankfully I've never watched the show.
Coincidence? We think not. After all, it's already been scientifically proven.



[Source: Top Gear]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not Top Gear's fault. It's obviously Toyota's.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Toyota's fault?... must be unintended unextended magmalation
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL.. I love how "ecomentalists" (as clarkson says) are. This article made me smile. Thanks Autoblog for the post.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Top Gear backs that TuRD into the volcano I will start watching the show again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those bastards...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Knowing Top Gear and their amazingly funny shenanigans...this should prove to be a great 4-5 part video!

        Whenever it comes out on Youtube.

        :I
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mark The fact you wrote a term paper as to why you don't get is is all the convincing I need that indeed you do not get Jeremy Clarkson and TG..

        I live my life under the assumption that Jeremy Clarkson is correct about everything. Jeremy Clarkson = JC = Jesus Christ... Coincidence? I think not.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's funny AB mentions this.... When I first heard of the volcanic eruption I immediately thought, "Wait, weren't the guys from TG there?"...

        Also, you forgot to put a "[sic]" next to "Richard Clarkson" ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just don't get it...

        I'm 1st generation American (parents were born in Europe)

        My wife came to the US about 10 years ago from Europe.

        We LOVE British Humour (Run Fat Boy Run, Mr Bean, Ali G and the list goes on).

        We also both love cars.

        We just can't get into Top Gear. I find it extremely not funny. Not entertaining. Rarely tells anything factual about a car. (Even their specs on Mustangs a few years ago were way off).

        BTW I'm FAR from a Domestic Fanboy. I think most domestics are Fat Sloppy cars. (Except the Vette.. which is an adopted child).

        I just can't get into their boring, fake "reporting" of car information.

        I wish someone would bring a Japanese Car show to the US. Some of the photos and stories I see about that are just plain crazy. This Top Gear (IMO) is a waste of space both on Autoblog and anywhere they show up.

        BTW: Many people in Iceland have been evacuated, people are stranded around the world away from their families and friends, not able to get back home to their jobs and families.. but Top Gear can make a Joke of it.

        They really know how to make a funny joke.. haha..

        I just don't get it Top Gear. Sorry..
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike:

        I can understand that your wife doesn't like it, but you?!

        I don't consider Ali G and Mr.Bean to be typical of british humour, they just happen to be british. As for Run fat boy run, that's just a generic romcom, could've been made in any country.

        I'd say things like Mitchell & Webb, Monty Python, Mighty Boosh etc., those things are British, as is Top Gear.

        British humour is an acquired taste, but it's ruddy awesome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Mike , you need to go out more , kill some whales , shoot some holes in the ozone layer , fry some dolphins , burn some rain forests , then you will see why TG is funny.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I take it, "Richard Clarkson" and "Jeremy Hammond" wasn't an accident?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well if the reporter's surname is Kneejerk then anything is possible.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think they're married to each other anyway. Bromance is the new genre!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wondered too! Richard Clarkson? WTF?

        I love me some TopGear...

      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys.... C'mon now... Are you really taking this article seriously? This is a load of hooey written by the PR team at Top Gear. There is *no* media commentator by that name. Seriously... Try Googling it and see if you come up with any results other than this report. And the source was Top Gear, not some reputable news source. What a bunch of lemmings.... This is a late April Fools... And all of you are fools.
      • 4 Years Ago
      fame! got to love it!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I especially love how TopGear kept that Hilux all this time!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "It has been scientifically proven that Top Gear is responsible for almost every evil in the modern world" Very true!

      Honestly thought it's unbelievable how much crap some papers write about them, but that just add a bit extra excitement to Top Gear. ;)
      Can't wait for next season.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm going to make the bad Toyota bashing joke and say that one of their trucks unintentionally accelerated into the volcano, cracking it just enough to erupt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If there was some way that could be proven, I think Toyotas would be banned from Iceland.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow dude, that was terrible.
        arapow
        • 4 Years Ago
        HIKE 15 - I think what you wrote was, indeed, funny. Not in the sense of all that is happening as a result of the volcano's eruption, which is not funny. However, given what is happening regarding Toyota's reputation and their ongoing recent problems, what you describe is quite the image! So, the truck accelerates into the volcano and starts the whole thing! No caption needed, definitely humorous, think of the lawsuits, and take it from there... The ironies of life!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't wait until this episode comes out - it'll make for much better Icelandic news than causing air-travel havoc
      • 4 Years Ago
      People are absolutely ridiculous. Iceland is literally split down the middle by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. If anyone thinks Iceland can sit in the middle of the ocean without experiencing an earthquake or having a volcano explode is ignorant and stupid. Top Gear may be guilty of doing some things, many of them awesome, but this is certainly not one of them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Someone commented prematurely, ahem, me. I saw the title of the article and got pissed. Muh bad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You cant be this oblivious. Look at the name of the commenter...."Kneejerk"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure the article is trying to sarcastic. Saying Top Gear is responsible for all the evil in the world is the give away.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks this is in very bad taste?
      Consider the fact that European air-travel is basically at a stand-still and affecting every other corner of the globe in terms of flying. I don't find TG's sarcasm funny in the least.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bad taste?

        Air travel is being delayed. Big deal. Its not like thousands of people are not dying.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ JD , relax , the world survived countless cataclysms without air travel, it will survive this little vulcano fart too.
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