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Old 02-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Our humorless Nation?

I'm not sure where this goes...
We were watching clips from topgear at teh topgear/us website and I wondered what would happen if I changed us to uk, would they start speaking in British or something? Well, it turns out they have a lot of clips which look a hell of a lot funnier than ours. Namely, about 10 parts of s show they did where they have to cross Vietnam.

Imagine my surprise and bewilderment that those videos are unavailable for viewing from the U.S.A.

What about let's let Saigons be bygones? Am I being paranoid, do you think the prohibition stems from censorship at this end or theirs?

More to the point: Is there anyway I can use one of those IP address cloaking devices to make it seem as though I am not in a country that tried to steal vietnamese oil reserves? Or the USA?
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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If you get them I'd like to see... I watched all the ones (of crossing vietnam) available to us/US and nearly peed many times.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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If you get them I'd like to see... I watched all the ones (of crossing vietnam) available to us/US and nearly peed many times.
Did you see them on TV or on the web? I should see if they have a dvd set for sale.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Youtube I think...
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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They do sell the series on DVD in the UK. Not sure if it's available in the US...
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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I doubt it's to do with censorship. Viewing rights with the BBC are odd.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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Dana! of all people to burst my paranoid government conspiracy bubble. I feel so betrayed.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:15 PM   #8
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But she never said why they're odd. The BBC has NEVER shown an expose revealing that 10 Downing street is an alien embassy built over a haunted Pagan ritual site and equipped with mind control rays and secret reserves of cod liver oil.


FTR, I saw that episode of Top Gear last night!
Yes, I lol'ed. Often.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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But she never said why they're odd. The BBC has NEVER shown an expose revealing that 10 Downing street is an alien embassy built over a haunted Pagan ritual site and equipped with mind control rays and secret reserves of cod liver oil.
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All organised and managed through the shadowy office of the Minstry of Agriculture and Fisheries.*



*for those not well up on the history of British espionage, this was the ministry in which spies held their cover roles.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:01 PM   #10
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The BBC has NEVER shown an expose revealing that 10 Downing street is an alien embassy
Let's be fair .. Dr. Who did document the occupation of Downing Street (not to mention the Prime Minister himself) by aliens.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:26 PM   #11
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Quick google search turned up this: http://proxify.co.uk/

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #12
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:39 AM   #13
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Thanks Skunks and V.
Proxify didn't work since the website couldn't detect java script, I tried tweaking proxify's settings to no avail. I will try youtube and then check BBC website.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:43 PM   #14
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Let's be fair .. Dr. Who did document the occupation of Downing Street (not to mention the Prime Minister himself) by aliens.

I think I just fell for you...
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