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#541095 - 11/18/09 09:37 PM Ewan McGregor and that other guy  
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#541214 - 11/19/09 03:04 AM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: UberXY]  
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Well that was fun and I found another "Long Way Round" spoof.
Here

If you enjoyed the original series and have a taste for british humor, you'll like this too


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#541231 - 11/19/09 03:56 AM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: flat_twin]  
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My only questions are: Why? And who has time to do this $hit????? Ok, humor is good.....but really, who has time for this?


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#541271 - 11/19/09 10:28 AM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: AZKomet]  
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#541287 - 11/19/09 11:59 AM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: Rich06FJR1300]  
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I have to wonder what those two ever accomplished in their lives beyond creating a third-rate parody video?


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#541375 - 11/19/09 05:23 PM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: AZKomet]  
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Originally Posted By: AZKomet
My only questions are: Why? And who has time to do this $hit????? Ok, humor is good.....but really, who has time for this?


I'll dodge the "Why?" because it leads to wives questioning the value of "rideouts" on the bike, and the value of having motorcycles in the first place.... let's not go there.

I thought it a brilliant parody of the increasingly useless duo's so-called adventures. I enjoyed Long way Round but when Long way Down turned into a lads' day out (except when a wife joined them!) complete with toilet humour, then I lost all respect for them and don't care what they do or don't do!

I particularly liked the stream of support vans following our "heroes" as they set off "unaccompanied into danger".....

The only good Ewan and Charlie have done is boost BMW sales after KTM chickened-out and withdrew support. It was a brilliant move by BMW and I suspect they didn't realise just how successful it would be. Although, utimately, the rush to meet the 1150 GS sales was probably behind the dip in quality of BMW bikes that followed.

I look forward to seeing more p***-taking of these two Hollywood clowns.


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#541376 - 11/19/09 05:38 PM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: Survived-til-now]  
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Originally Posted By: Survived_til_Now
... I enjoyed Long way Round but when Long way Down turned into a lads' day out (except when a wife joined them!) complete with toilet humour, then I lost all respect for them and don't care what they do or don't do!...

The only good Ewan and Charlie have done is boost BMW sales after KTM chickened-out and withdrew support. It was a brilliant move by BMW and I suspect they didn't realise just how successful it would be....

Except for the first and last episodes, I thoroughly enjoyed Long Way Round. Thanks for settling the question of whether I should bother to look for the sequel.

My guess is that KTM had no idea how successful the Long Way... franchise would be, and are kicking themselves for not supporting what, at the time, probably looked like a money pit. 20/20 hindsight, and all that.


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#541389 - 11/19/09 06:28 PM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: Survived-til-now]  
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Originally Posted By: Survived_til_Now
Originally Posted By: AZKomet
My only questions are: Why? And who has time to do this $hit????? Ok, humor is good.....but really, who has time for this?


I'll dodge the "Why?" because it leads to wives questioning the value of "rideouts" on the bike, and the value of having motorcycles in the first place.... let's not go there.

I thought it a brilliant parody of the increasingly useless duo's so-called adventures. I enjoyed Long way Round but when Long way Down turned into a lads' day out (except when a wife joined them!) complete with toilet humour, then I lost all respect for them and don't care what they do or don't do!

I particularly liked the stream of support vans following our "heroes" as they set off "unaccompanied into danger".....

The only good Ewan and Charlie have done is boost BMW sales after KTM chickened-out and withdrew support. It was a brilliant move by BMW and I suspect they didn't realise just how successful it would be. Although, utimately, the rush to meet the 1150 GS sales was probably behind the dip in quality of BMW bikes that followed.

I look forward to seeing more p***-taking of these two Hollywood clowns.


Ditto!


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Sir Winston Churchill.


#541693 - 11/20/09 04:21 PM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: Dietrich]  
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I thoroughly enjoyed both the Long Way . . . films and look forward to another. Yes, they're not necessarily risking life and limb during their endeavors but that wasn't why I watched them in the first place. For a well filmed traveloge on bikes it delivered (in my opinion). If I wanted a tale of derring do I'd go dig out my old copy of Joshua Slokum's "Sailing Alone Around the World" and read that.


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#541893 - 11/21/09 04:04 AM Re: Ewan McGregor and that other guy [Re: Albert]  
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I liked Long Way Round myself, but thought it was the diversity of people and places that made it fascinating. The 2nd one wasn't nearly as good, and I thought it was b/c the people and places didn't change nearly as much.

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