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Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49350965) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

BTW I am a huge TG fan, to the point that my ringtone is the TG intro music. I have all the episodes and have watched all of them repeatedly. I have several of the presenter's other works as well. I wish I could have some day actually attended a taping but...

My favorite is 10:4, the Botswana ep where Hammond drives Oliver across Africa, which is, by the way, their favorite adventure as well.

Sadly my wife and kids can't stand the show. Oh well. It is and will continue to be my thing, even if there are no more. It was a special thing, everyone knew it, and I doubt it will ever be recreated unless the lads find a new home elsewhere.

I saw a rumor where they were being courted by Netflix? Wouldn't that be something?

Comment: Re:Boorish (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49347299) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

He is Boorish and bigoted against American vehicles.

Richard Hammond could carry that show all by himself. James May would be a perk.

Clarkson likes some Fords and likes the most recent Corvettes.

He doesn't like American cars because he's British, don't take it personally. The British assume they invented the world and that it revolves around them. Probably something about having once been a big empire, dunno.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49347269) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

A lot of people forgot that BBC had no choice. Clarkson reported himself, and BBC has to literally break their own rule to not fire him.

Clarkson lose, May and Hammond lose. BBC lose, the audience lose.

Nobody wins.

We will win if/when they are back to cocking about on some other network or on a film of their own making.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 2) 637

by flappinbooger (#49347237) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

it was getting a bit repetitive - go abroad somewhere with 3 knackered cars, try to cross a river/desert, end up doing roadside fixes, one presenter gets left behind, bang into each other a bit, blah blah.

very formulaic, like ramsey's hotel hell or even the a-team.

And yet it's produced better and is more entertaining than just about anything else not on AMC.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49347221) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

And this is hardly the first time Clarkson has behaved like this, he was already on "final warning" after a string of other incidents.

He probably should have molested a bunch of kids instead. Then the BBC would have kept the entire incident covered up.

this needs to be rated higher. ^^^^^^

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49347113) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

So his mother just died and he was going through a nasty divorce. His soon-to-be-ex wife is also his manager, so both his professional and personal lives are completely miserable. He was working long hours and he had just spent two hours in a pub where he had been drinking heavily.

I'm ashamed to say I had not heard any of that. Source?

oh, wait, here http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-...

ouch.

Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 1) 637

by flappinbooger (#49346811) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

The only other form it has existed in was cancelled, and the only reason the franchise survived was because they relaunched it with Clarkson. It has yet to be proven that any other form of the show could succeed in the UK without him... particularly if the three hosts end up going elsewhere to host a similar show. Many viewers could consider such a successor show to be "the real Top Gear" even if it had a different name on a different network.

I foresee them getting welcomed warmly to another organization. And that they will ensure that Jezza ALWAYS is fed promptly.

I saw the recent YT clip where May said they were a package deal and that he had to quickly go make a Ebay posting to sell his Ferrari. I'm sure he was only half joking...

Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 4, Insightful) 637

by flappinbooger (#49346727) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Look at Final Gear; it's actually a more informative show than Top Gear, but almost nobody knows about it.

Sorry to see Jezza go, but the BBC did the right thing.

I think you mean fifth gear, not final gear.

Final gear is a fan website that posted links to the torrents of all top gear/ fifth gear episodes and after several years of providing links got a nasty C+D letter from BBC or a BBC surrogate organization.

Otherwise, you are 100% right, copies of TGUK that try to be TGUK fail, because what TGUK is (WAS) wasn't the result of them trying to be that way, that's just the way they were.

If we go back and watch the show starting at season 2 up to the current season we see that the show evolved into what it is known for, and it took years to get there. For several seasons it wasn't just about 3 middle aged blokes falling down and cocking about.

My personal take is that the BBC had no choice but to sack Clarkson, it truly is his fault. The only question is whether he (to some extent, or subconsciously) wanted to be forced to stop doing the show because otherwise there was no way he could bring himself to stop.

I foresee the three to do some work together on their own or under some other organization.

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 1) 536

There is a part of me that is considering dropping Comcast service once this whole repair effort is complete (costing them $5-10k)... however they (unfortunately) provide the fastest internet for the price... when it works.

And this is why Comcast is the biggest ISP. And why they are so thoroughly hated by so many people.

Comment: Re:Once again proving... (Score 1) 254

by flappinbooger (#49284381) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

I wonder how many millions in cash is stolen every day in similar schemes.

Well, watching drugs inc episodes apparently ripping people off is a viable business model in the drug industry.

You got the distributors and dealers of good dope, dealers of crappy dope, then the dealers that sell fake dope, the dealers who steal dope from other dealers to sell, and the gangs who just rob dealer stash houses for the cash and whatever dope is on hand.

So, an online 'marketplace' specializing in illegal black market goods is no different than maneuvering in the real world black market, it isn't too hard to get ripped off in either world.

I imagine if they stole $12mil in bitcoins that is but a fraction of business that went through there, just a snapshot of any one day.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll

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