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Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the road.cc team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.

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Bikebikebike [377 posts] 3 months ago
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Wow that was the least original rant ever. I thought as it was (apparently) a comedian then there would be some jokes at some point. But he did just come across as a loud shouty idiot. Maybe he’s a character actor and we’re meant to laugh at the character’s awfulness rather than with him. I doubt it, though, as nowhere else in the performance was there any thought or subtlety. Or maybe there was, and i’m just obtuse. 

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CygnusX1 [737 posts] 3 months ago
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Slow news day? Or saving your energy for the slew of cycling infrastructure announcements included in the budget later?

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dassie [154 posts] 3 months ago
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Perhaps it would be safer for all concerned, if this internet ranter spent more time concentrating on the road and in proper control of his vehicle, than trying to attract youtube hits. 

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PRSboy [143 posts] 3 months ago
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I imagine the so called comedian may profit if I click on his video, so I will not, as I suspect his tirade will bring nothing new.  The problem with the internet is that it gives ranty loons like him a voice.  It was better when they were stuck drinking on their own in bars so we could edge away when they kicked off.  

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gcj [12 posts] 3 months ago
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Bikebikebike wrote:

Wow that was the least original rant ever. I thought as it was (apparently) a comedian then there would be some jokes at some point. But he did just come across as a loud shouty idiot. Maybe he’s a character actor and we’re meant to laugh at the character’s awfulness rather than with him. I doubt it, though, as nowhere else in the performance was there any thought or subtlety. Or maybe there was, and i’m just obtuse. 

Haven't watched the video yet, so I don't know what he says or the context, but "angry rant" pretty much describes most of Bill Burr's material and persona. Some of it's funny, some of it's not.

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Bikebikebike [377 posts] 3 months ago
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gcj wrote:
Bikebikebike wrote:

Wow that was the least original rant ever. I thought as it was (apparently) a comedian then there would be some jokes at some point. But he did just come across as a loud shouty idiot. Maybe he’s a character actor and we’re meant to laugh at the character’s awfulness rather than with him. I doubt it, though, as nowhere else in the performance was there any thought or subtlety. Or maybe there was, and i’m just obtuse. 

Haven't watched the video yet, so I don't know what he says or the context, but "angry rant" pretty much describes most of Bill Burr's material and persona. Some of it's funny, some of it's not.

 

So people don’t have to watch, it is essentially him driving round talking/shouting to a camera in the car. It’s pretty much anti-cycling bingo with swear words and a few Americanisms thrown in. There is no overall theme that comes through. It’s just a stream-of-consciousness rant that is not funny and adds nothing to the debate. 

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davel [2125 posts] 3 months ago
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Bikebikebike wrote:
gcj wrote:
Bikebikebike wrote:

Wow that was the least original rant ever. I thought as it was (apparently) a comedian then there would be some jokes at some point. But he did just come across as a loud shouty idiot. Maybe he’s a character actor and we’re meant to laugh at the character’s awfulness rather than with him. I doubt it, though, as nowhere else in the performance was there any thought or subtlety. Or maybe there was, and i’m just obtuse. 

Haven't watched the video yet, so I don't know what he says or the context, but "angry rant" pretty much describes most of Bill Burr's material and persona. Some of it's funny, some of it's not.

 

So people don’t have to watch, it is essentially him driving round talking/shouting to a camera in the car. It’s pretty much anti-cycling bingo with swear words and a few Americanisms thrown in. There is no overall theme that comes through. It’s just a stream-of-consciousness rant that is not funny and adds nothing to the debate. 

Thanks: shame that, as I like quite a lot of his stuff.

A lot of it seems to be him doing an impression of what he thinks his dad should be, though: particularly Frank in F is for Family. Difficult to see where he ends and parody starts.

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burtthebike [1382 posts] 3 months ago
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Comedian?  I thought the point of being a comedian was that you were funny, or am I missing something?  Perhaps he's just trying to show the same level of funniness as Jeremy Clarkson but in American terms i.e. none.  I blame Donald Trump.

I suppose that this guy posts his "comedy" on line because nobody with a sense of humour is going to pay to see him.

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dreamy [14 posts] 3 months ago
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Loved the video of Viola Brand. Until she tipped her bicycle onto the saddle. surprise