Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Richard Hammond

Martin recently put a photo of himself up aged about twelve, looking very dashing with a pint of shandy and a fag. I thought he looked a bit like Richard Hammond. Shammy wants to know who and what Richard Hammond is. So here he is.



He had the most dreadful high-speed crash a couple of years ago and the whole country waited biting their nails and willing him to get through it. Apart from being simply gorgeous, he is a very affable and popular bloke, all five foot of him. This was the news clip after the crash.



His nickname in Top Gear the motor programme he co-presents with Clarkson and James May, is 'The Hamster'.



Little Hammond made a full recovery and within a few months he was back on Top Gear doing mad and stupid things. Just like Martin.

23 comments:

Maalie said...

Whilst of course I am joyful that he made a full recovery from his accident, I am not in favour of the things he does with cars.

lorenzothellama said...

Nor me Maalie, but he is very easy on the eye, as they say.

Shammickite said...

Thanks for the update Lorenzo!
I googled Mr Hammond... hehehe, I think he liked it!... and found out that he's a bloke on the telly who got crunched in a fast car. Then he got better, and continued being a bloke on the telly.
He is obviously a household word in UK, but not here in the Colonies. Totally unknown, well, to me anyway.
Can't quite see the resemblance to Martin though.... but as you say, eye candy! No offense. Martin, but... well.... you know....

madretz said...

Ah well, you and shammie may be surprised that i know precisely who Richard Hammond is! I do many craft projects while watching Top Gear. Truth is, the husband watches it while I craft. But I find it quiet enjoyable, too! They are funny. And Stupid. I thoroughly enjoyed the episode when they were in the US, driving from Florida to New Orleans, probably my favorite episode so far, poking fun of us Americans. But i didn't know he had that accident, however, seeing what they do on that show, I'm not surprised.

Shammickite said...

If Mad's heard of him, why haven't I?
I've heard of Murray Walker though.

Martin Stickland said...

Gormless idiot!!!?????

I love an animal that talks dirty!

Thanks Shammy wammy for pointing out that the lorenzybum has been on the gin again and I do not look like hammy the hampster! (Or perhaps she meant after the crash???)

simon said...

Yes this is one of Maalies most popular shows. It took me ages to drag him away from the programme and he insisted on pre recording it so he can watch the antics over and over again.

MAllie was informing me about the crash, again he LOVED the car- equipped with jet engine. Wishing that his x-trail had the same perfromance.

I find the jargon Mallie goes on with confusing- he talks about "drifting", and "power slides"

and something about getting an allwheeldrive Mitsubishi lancer EVO with 217 KW ( or something liek that) and insists that all his cars are equipped with a TACHOMETER. he explained to me the importance of see exactly what engine revs he is doing to ensure best balance between perfromance and fuel economy.

Frankly I have NEVER met someone who loves cars as much as him ;o)

simon said...

dam the typos! sorry guys I am typing in semi darkness

madretz said...

I told the husband about this post and the accident, so we had to google it and watched the video replays. Horrifying. So glad he survived! A rocket engine? 314mph? Insanity.

Ju's little sister said...

Well now. It says on Martin's profile he is tall dark and handsome and it's true - he's all three.

But Mr Hammond is just handsome. Though what a 'handsome' it is!

Lovely post as always Llama. Verification word today is 'fambu' - one for the wordimps perhaps?

The Lone Beader said...

Haha! The hamster made me laugh!

Merisi said...

Does Maalie still have a driver's license???? Simon, didn't you all get him a bike, so could be on the road again, legally?


*duck&run*

lorenzothellama said...

Merisi, I think Maalie has a driving licence. He drives here to park his van when he wants to go gallivanting off to foreign parts. If he hasn't he's doing something terribly illegal!

Simon! I don't know where to start on your comment. We all know Maalie has a weakness for fast cars. He actually wears a cravat, a flat yellow felt cap and says things like 'ding dong' every time he passes a pretty girl.

One of the reason he likes to come and stay with us is because some Manchester United footy stars live close by, and he loves to drool over their Ferraris and Lamborginis. Sometimes he will even challenge them to a race, and he's quite good at keeping up until they suddently go into eight gear.

As for the bike Merisi mentions, he has actually fitted an engine on it.

tut-tut said...

Yes, I had to jump over to Martin's blog; quite a resemblance there. Very brooding, very angry young man, in the poetical sense, don't you think?

Martin Stickland said...

Gosh I feel used and abused and my big ears have been burning so much that I cannot put my toupee on!

Cook us up some Kippers then Maalie and are you as potty as your sister?

Viking Warrior said...

Yon Hopcott is back.

Metamatician said...

Why he is a dead ringer for the MUCH younger Martin!

lorenzothellama said...

Martin. Maalie is no pottier than I am.

What's it like to be an abused man then?

Martin Stickland said...

smarty pants school teacher!

Ok so I forgot about the 2.

The spare pig fat is on the way to you in the post!

x

Ted M. Gossard said...

I've got to leave a comment on Martin's blog posting on this, now. Quite enlightening over here, Lorenzo!

Rob Hopcott said...

Hoppy sez ... Waredgah get dis TOP GEAR den?

Martin Stickland said...

Hey Llama butt, where is you new post?

Come on, get the hooves a tapping!

Martin Stickland said...

Oi Geezer! Get ya quill out and start posting!