Shooting yourself in the foot!


Jeremy Clarkson – Photo: Wikipedia

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The debate has been on for weeks about Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from Top Gear. According to the latest news, it has now been decided to sack him, something which at the same time is done regretably. It has been established that the TV host on Top Gear hit a producer af the show after verbally asulting him for 20 min.

As I see this, there is several who are shooting themselves in the foot – and that very thoroughly. Last year Clarkson had a final warning and thereby meant that no more rantics would be tolerated from him, and if they did, then there would be consequenses. They are here now.

First and foremost I think that BBC should have been profesionel enough to see to, that what allegedly is their biggest star, could get exsactly what he wants to eat, when he has filmed for a whole day. That might be me. If it can’t be obtained right there, it had to be possible to get from somewhere else. Clarkson has worked for them, so many years, that it cannot be a big surprise, that he’s like his steak and chips after filming. It’s again the first time on their part of shooting oneself in the foot. Second time is of course when Clarkson goes of the rails and assults the producer and on top lashes out. One thing is that he rightly (in my view) gets pissed of that he can’t get anything to eat, another matter is to take it to extreemes. When you have seen his behavior before, you’re sadly not surprised. He goes on to make matter totally worse as presumably is not so senile that ha has forgotten the warning he had already recieved.

Now BBC has given him a warning and they feel pressured to act on it and I for one can easily see, that such behavior can’t be tolerated. And I agree. The problem is that they say they want to continue the show – another case of shooting themselves in the foot, as notmatter what you think of Clarkson & Co. there is no Top Gear without him. Forget it! And who would want to take over such a controversial and popular show (which as an exampel has over 1 mill. people sign , to keep Clarkson). Appearantly they have alternatives lined up.

I don’t know what is going to happen regarding May and Hammonds announcement that they wouldn’t continue without Clarkson, we’ll have to wait and hear. No matter what the show is doomed and the best would be to end the show or alternatively all three start up at another channel.

Lastly I’d like to say that I used to watch Top Gear a lot, and I loved it, as I love cars. I just got enough of all three hosts patronising and at time both racist and uncomfortalbe comments so that’s why I haven’t seen for ages. If this is a storm in a glass of water, I don’t know, but first and foremost I guess everyone has backed themselves into a corner, with no way back.

Boycutting BBC Entertainment – you should too!

Not that long ago I was vundering, what happend to Eastenders on BBC Entertainment. I didn’t remember them having a summer break, but then again, to keep track of all these programmes and channels can get confusing, so I didn’t pay much attention to it at first.

Then time pased on, and I thought it should be back now, even with a summer break. No signs whatsoever. So of course being the modern consumer, I went online in search of an explanation. And there it was in Black and White. They’ve taken Eastenders of the schedule on BBC Enertainment. To say I was furious is an understatement, and I’m not the only one, I can tell you. Their messageboards and comments on Facebook was overflowing with angry CUSTOMERS wanting them to change their minds. Their reaction? They just said that from now on any critical comments on the issue was considered SPAM and would be deleted. Sorry BBC, this is my blog and I get to say, what I like here!

They gave economics the reason for closing it down but there must be so many other programmes, that are far less profitable, they can close down. As it is BBC Enertainment is horrible, so I understand why it is not running very well. The only thing on there I saw was Eastenders. Now that they’ve taken that option away, I’m deleting my BBC Enertainment account with my supplier. So many other channels I’d rather watch.

I’ve watched EASTENDERS for centuries now, and off course I’d love to continue doing so. BBC forget’s that we’re customers, although a small country we do matter. Tell them by boycoutting the channel.

All this aside, I think time is way past TV providers and packages and what have you. We want to choose ourselves. Why shouldn’t I be able to see English television if I want to?? These days it’ would be no problem at all, but instead everyone is clinning to their rights and insulting os as consumers. I’m fed up with it. I’ll find a way to see Eastenders, I hope. But for now I’m a very unhappy CUSTOMER!
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Racism: A History [2007] (Racismens historie)

Denne udsendelsesrække blev vist på DR (Racismens Historie), og jeg ville gerne have kunnet linke til den på DR, men som ofte, er den fjernet igen der. Heldigvis for Youtube, hvor jeg fandt den! Jeg vil mene, at den er til at følge selvom, man ikke er superskrap i det engelske. Billederne taler jo sit helt eget forfærdelige sprog langt henad vejen.

Det er fakta, jeg håber, de fleste vil finde fuldstændigt afskyelige, men endnu mere det faktum, at det søges skjult af diverse regeringer og embedspersoner. Jeg troede vitterligen vi var kommet videre, men i nogen tilfælde, er der langt igen. Se selv – jeg så sidste del i går, og havde kvalme bagefter, mere end jeg allerede havde i forvejen!

Motorvejsmareridtet

Jeg så denne dokumentar her forleden, og jeg var dybt rystet. Det bliver du nok også. Nu er de gode spørgsmål, om nogen tager ved lære, af de ting, der gik galt undervejs og laver regler om, og hvad når Sabine bliver løsladt? Det sker i år så vidt jeg har forstået.

Og hvorfor blev hendes søster ikke tilbageholdt? Hun forårsagede da også fare for andres liv. Som sagt, der er meget jeg ikke forstår, og ikke engang professionelle, forstod det for det er en kombination af flere meget sjældne faktorer, der går i spil her. Burde Sabine være spærret inde, så vi undgår, flere “anfald”? I en eller anden grad ja vil jeg sige, og kontakten med hendes søster burde ihvertfald være nøje overvåget, eftersom den er udløsende faktor.

Det er godt nok noget siden, dette skete, men jeg kan jo kun skrive om det, så hurtigt som jeg hører om det. Har du hørt om sagen før?

Der er mange andre, der har haft noget at sige om denne sag. Her et lille udvalg:

Wikipedia – Ursula and Sabine Eriksson

The Art’s desk -Madness in the Fast Lane, BBC One

Ramona Fransson – 17. augusti 2010 Sabina och Ursula Eriksson är ett mysterium

Med kærlig hilsen mor

var titlen (originaltitel: ONE life: To Courtney, with love) på en dokumentarusendelse, jeg lige har set på TV2. Om Becky, der bliver mor som kun 13-årig og senere dør af cancer i en alder af kun 16 år. Helt og aldeles gribende og næsten ikke til at bære, og så alligevel livsbekræftende, hvis det giver mening…. smukt ihvertfald og en smuk og dejlig pige.

BBC – What not to wear do

I have waited for ages for new shows in the series “What not to wear” on BBC Prime – What not to wear with Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. Now the changed the hosts to Modeland model Mica Paris singer Mica Paris – No, no, no BBC- Big mistake. You can’t change icons like that. I’m for one is not going to watch the show with other hosts. What not to wear IS Trinny and Susannah. I sure hope you find that out and that the show’s figures it going to reflect that now. I’m simply horrified.

Facinerende kolosser/Facinating Giants

Jeg fik lige en mail fra en god veninde, der altid formår at gøre opmærksom på spændende ting. Denneher handlede om Stonehenge i England, som jeg altid har fundet dybt facinerende. Det vil vides, at jeg langtfra er den eneste, der synes sådan. Jeg har aldrig set i virkeligheden, men jeg har set meget på TV om emnet og også læst artikler. Det er noget, der har været omgærdet med stor mystik, men nu ser det ud til, at mysteriet omkring de store stenformationer er løst, og ligeledes har man fundet ud af, at de er yngre end man troede. Hvis du kan engelsk, så klik på linket her, og om ikke andet for at se de fine billeder, der følger med indslaget.

  • I had a mail from a very good friend, who always sends me interesting stuff. This was about Stonehenge, which I’ve always found very facinating. As you have guessed I’m far from the only one to feel like that. I’ve never been to see it, but I have seen a lot about the subject on television and read some articles too. It has been a big mysterie as what they were exsactly and what they’re used for, but now they’ve found out.

  • Krimiaften

    Der er krimiaften på Charlie om tirsdagen. Jeg elsker krimier, og ganske særligt engelske krimier. En af dem jeg holder helt specielt meget af er Dommer John Deed (på engelsk). Ikke mindst p.g.a. hovedrolleindehaveren Martin Shaw, der spiller så fantastisk, og har så meget “punch” i den rolle, at det er helt utroligt. En rolle han iøvrigt har høstet rigtig mange fortjente roser for.

    John Deed går imod de andre, og sætter retfærdigheden over alting andet, hvilket ikke altid er populært, i en verden hvor politik og lobbyisme hersker i stor stil. Har du ikke set den før, så prøv næste tirsdag. Jeg så den ihvertfald igår, ligesom jeg aldrig siger nej til en krimi, hvis jeg falder over en… Der er, heldigt for mig, en del på TV p.t., når nu vejret og helbredet skaber sig i “skøn forening”! :( Jeg fandt faktisk en trailer for serien på youtube – hvorfor tænkte jeg ikke på det.

    Update 2014 – Traileren findes ikke længere, men der er flere afsnit af serien til gengæld.