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Dear Brits....

By onbliss · that the Shilpa Shetty hoopla/joke has died down, what are your thoughts about the entire racket?

Reality TV programmes are just not my cup of tea, and I do not watch them. But I think improving the programme's TV ratings was at the core of the incident. I was surprised that Blair and Brown were dragged down into making comments about the episode. Did they succumb to the vote-bank politics? Or did you think there was really some racism involved? The Indian media were making hay when the Sun shone. Now they must have gone to the next "big" thing. How did the British media react?

Hmm... or did you not even know about this? :-)

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by neilb@uk In reply to Media: The Creator and Th ...

I think that whatever happens, the resolution will be in Spain, initially. They have two places where illegal immigration is particularly significant. The Canary islands are receiving boat loads from West Africa and Spain still has territory in Ceuta and Malilla which are geographically Morocco. They've owned the latter two since the Crusades and now they're finding that the security has to be tighter that anyone could have imagined. The security is having a knock-on in the boats from Morocco are now aiming form Sicily and Southern Italy.

I don't know how it will end but I don't reckon that it will be nice.

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Boat loads

by onbliss In reply to Immigration

I read an news item that mentioned about 200 S.E.Asians arriving in Canary Islands. But that is only about the illegal portion of the immigrations. Interesting times for Europe.

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Jeremy Clarkson

by JamesRL In reply to Jade Goody

I'm a big fan of Top Gear and Clarkson has his place. How else are we to enjoy schadefreude unless we can watch Jeremy do stupid things and then rattle on about them. He is an old fashioned kind of dinosaur, but its the interplay between him and his younger host peers that makes it interesting.

Exageration and hyperbole to the point where everyone in the audience knows its exageration is one of his trademarks.

I'm not sure what he really thinks about Global Warming but he does enjoy taking the mickey out of self important preachy environmentalists......


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by neilb@uk In reply to Jeremy Clarkson

Actually, I'm a huge fan since they revamped the program from a serious motoring programs into a "Lads only" hour long show four or five years ago. I just find that I like Clarkson and Hamster and even James May (who is a bit of a tosser at times). Last week they showed Hamster's crash at 288mph. It was frightening!


p.s I've just checked up exactly what JC said: "Some say he once threw a microwave oven at a tramp, and that long before anyone else he realised that Jade Goody was a racist pig-faced waste of blood and organs. All we know is he's called the Stig."

Personally, I think The Stig pees 95 RON (if he pees at all).

And I just so WANT some of those cars! Screw Global Warming if I can have a Bugatti Veyron.

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Our "Friends" at the Beeb

by JamesRL In reply to Clarkson

Sadly we never got the "Old" version of Top Gear, for as long as we've seen it, its been the three lads.

For the first few seasons, we saw it on BBC World, the news channel, and we got a half hour heavily edited version of the show.

Finally we got the whole hour on BBC Canada, but we typically get it some months/years behind original broadcast, and they replay it so often.

My secret has been that I can see the new bits on YouTube before it airs.

My wife and kids refuse to watch any other car show, but they happily join me when Top Gear is on.

I loved seeing all of Jeremy's problems with his Ford GT500.


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I catch them all now

by Oz_Media In reply to Our "Friends" at the Beeb

I just download them the day after they air in the UK. High quality HDTV rips even. That way you can skip the junk and get to the goodies straight off.

About the only real motoring show in the tube these days, the others are far too commercial and funded now, and who cares abotu the new Honda when there's a V12 Euromonster eating the track at 180MPH?

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Saw my favorite Countach this afternoon

by Oz_Media In reply to Our "Friends" at the Beeb

Saw a really nice Countach today, circa late 1980's, when they did the white on white 25th anniversary model. Only drawback was that it had red leather (I like the white) and was missing the ground effects that made it look so overly low and cool. Those ground effects were ditched by most North American road laws because they were too low, offering little clearance for our crappy roads and speed bumps, nobody would insure them. They also have the front bumper too low here for our laws, ours ARE 4" higher which takes away from the rake, so I guess it was as close to cool enough for me as our laws permit anyway. Still a gorgeous car even this many years later, I definitely like it more than the Diablo.

Not the actual car I saw but very similar.

LOL, just kidding, had it in the clipboard from posting to DanLM.

Actual link:

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They had a field day

by Jesus_C In reply to Dear Brits....

To be quite honest,it was a load of crap.Jade is a nob anyway.It's a bit ironic because that everybody loved her because she was a nob now everybody hates her because she is a nob.She just made shilpa famous.Twist of fait

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No missed all that

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Dear Brits....

well apart from a snippet on the morning news which I found a complete waste of meaningless sound bytes.

Media drivel, this is the most thought I've spent on it and I'm regretting it already.

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by onbliss In reply to No missed all that

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