‘A rebel yell for Americanism’

Here is a little bit of sunshine to brighten your holiday week, from an utterly unexpected source.  Faithful correspondent Michael Geer calls to our notice the opening sequence for Amazon Studios’ brand new television series, Grand Tour.  The new series, which obviously has a huge budget, is a canny investment by the Seattle-based merchant/programmer aimed at signing up the world’s car buff population as subscribers by hiring the talent that created the BBC’s worldwide hit series Top Gear.  The other Geer, Michael, explains:

 If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch this. If not, this YouTube has the opening scene.

You have to know something of Top Gear's past with the BBC, a pissy nanny pants bunch of scolding dweebs who killed off the #1 rated television program in the world in order to spank Jeremy Clarkson. BBC killed a $1.5 billion revenue stream for the sake of PC.

Amazon jumped in, poured money and talent into a new show with the same guys who did Top Gear, and the result is ... well, this very first opening sequence literally made me bounce on the couch and holler.

Clarkson in the rain and dark turns over his BBC hall pass, gets on a plane and leaves NWO Europe behind. Flies to America, walks out into the sunshine of an L.A. morning, finds his car ...

... all the while the soundtrack is Hot House Flowers covering I Can See Clearly Now

I'm sure they didn't mean it, but this opening sequence to Grand Tour is a rebel yell for Americanism, especially those goddamn beautiful, kick ass, brute force Mustangs

Metaphors everywhere[.]

Watch and enjoy.

Here is a little bit of sunshine to brighten your holiday week, from an utterly unexpected source.  Faithful correspondent Michael Geer calls to our notice the opening sequence for Amazon Studios’ brand new television series, Grand Tour.  The new series, which obviously has a huge budget, is a canny investment by the Seattle-based merchant/programmer aimed at signing up the world’s car buff population as subscribers by hiring the talent that created the BBC’s worldwide hit series Top Gear.  The other Geer, Michael, explains:

 If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch this. If not, this YouTube has the opening scene.

You have to know something of Top Gear's past with the BBC, a pissy nanny pants bunch of scolding dweebs who killed off the #1 rated television program in the world in order to spank Jeremy Clarkson. BBC killed a $1.5 billion revenue stream for the sake of PC.

Amazon jumped in, poured money and talent into a new show with the same guys who did Top Gear, and the result is ... well, this very first opening sequence literally made me bounce on the couch and holler.

Clarkson in the rain and dark turns over his BBC hall pass, gets on a plane and leaves NWO Europe behind. Flies to America, walks out into the sunshine of an L.A. morning, finds his car ...

... all the while the soundtrack is Hot House Flowers covering I Can See Clearly Now

I'm sure they didn't mean it, but this opening sequence to Grand Tour is a rebel yell for Americanism, especially those goddamn beautiful, kick ass, brute force Mustangs

Metaphors everywhere[.]

Watch and enjoy.

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