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Top Gear blamed for Iceland Volcano eruption

Sat, 17 Apr 2010

A smug James May – pictured at the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano – has caused travel chaos in Europe

The skies above our heads are beautifully quiet. The vapour trails are no more and the sky is pure azure. The UK has wound back 50 years and the sun is shining. From where I’m sitting it’s hard to see the downside of the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Of course, I’d have a completely different perspective if I was on my way to or from anywhere, but this week’s an at-home one (although I nearly arranged to go to Monaco for Top Marques – or not, as it would have transpired). But looked at from a slightly less parochial and personal viewpoint there’s a fair chance the West would tip back in to deep recession if the no-fly zone across Northern Europe lasted more than a few days. So who’s to blame for this situation?

First guess is the Icelandic Government burning piles of useless Icelandic Krona after their bankruptcy. But we don’t think they have enough left to make a bonfire, never mind trigger a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajoekull. But we think we’ve pinned down the culprit. It’s Top Gear.

We reported last week that James May had been caught filming a Top Gear sequence at the Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano in a Toyota HiLux. It would seem that the TG antics have caused instability in the volcano and caused the eruption. Icelandic media person Annalisa Kneejerk said:

“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 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.”

So now we know. Selfish bastards.

Source: Top Gear

By Cars UK