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Don't eat it! 


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Didn't Frank Zappa write a song about yellow snow?

 

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow 

Dreamed I was an eskimo 

Frozen wind began to blow 

Under my boots and around my toes 

The frost that bit the ground below 

It was a hundred degrees below zero... 

And my mama cried 

And my mama cried 

Nanook, a-no-no 

Nanook, a-no-no 

Don't be a naughty eskimo 

Save your money, don't go to the show 

Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh 

Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh 

Well I turned around and I said ho, ho 

And the northern lights commenced to glow 

And she said, with a tear in her eye 

Watch out where the huskies go, 

and don't you eat that yellow snow 

Watch out where the huskies go, 

and don't you eat that yellow snow


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I got tons of yellow "dogsicles" all over my deck. Snow too high for the dog to venture off the deck and it freezes almost instanly lately. Massive deck cleaning come spring.   :no

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Something strange has happened. Clarkson has had an altercation with one of the producers and has been suspended from the BBC. It's been confirmed that TG will not be filmed this week and that there'll be no show on Sunday night.

Anyone got any insider info?

 

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My guess is he wasn't happy with the format of the show.  This is what he said on his Twitter page a few days ago about Sundays show.  It was very dull.

 

 
Jeremy [email protected] - Mar 8
 

It's an old skool Top Gear tonight. Nobody falls over and no-one is fired by canon into a hospital. I'd watch something else frankly.

 

 

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More info from the RT. 'Twas a punch and stuff!

 

Radio Times clicky

 

Reproduced below, just in case it gets edited.

 

The three remaining episodes of Top Gear series 22 have been pulled from the schedules after Jeremy Clarkson was accused of punching a producer.
The Top Gear host has been suspended from the BBC after allegedly aiming a punch at a male producer, in an incident last week.
The alleged assault was only reported to the corporation yesterday, and BBC executives took the decision to suspend Clarkson earlier today.
In a statement the corporation said that this Sunday’s edition of the motoring show had been pulled, but Radio Times understands that the further two remaining episodes of the series have also been postponed until the corporation has concluded its investigation into the events.
The penultimate episode of the series was due to air on March 22 and has been replaced by a documentary about the Caribbean featuring Simon Reeve, at 8pm, followed by a Louis Theroux documentary.
The BBC would not confirm the identity of the producer.
A statement from the corporation said: "Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."
 

However, the term producer is an umbrella term, with credits from last week's show listing the names Liz Campbell, Chenoa Finlayson-Pugh, Polly Holton and Nicholas Krupa in the production team with the producer credit going to Oisin Tymon and the series producer named as Alex Renton.

Sunday's show was set to feature Clarkson and fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May getting to grips with classic cars including a Fiat 124 Spider, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet with ex-footballer and presenter Gary Lineker the “star in a reasonably priced car”.

The news will come as a huge blow to Clarkson who admitted, with some degree of understatement, that he has recently had a "difficult” last few months which culminated in him and the show's team being hounded out of Argentina after protestors took violent exception to the numberplate of the car he was driving.

He was also put on what he claimed was a final warning from the BBC after a racism row when he was allegedly caught on camera mumbling the n-word while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe during filming of the BBC2 programme.

Other controversies include protests from mental health charities after he branded people who throw themselves under trains as "selfish".

And he was forced to apologise for joking on The One Show that striking workers should be shot.

This has prompted BBC director of television Danny Cohen to launch an investigation into the show which is ongoing and which some commentators believe has diluted some of the content. Speaking to RadioTimes.com earlier this year, co-presenter Richard Hammond promised that the current run would be controversy-free.

RadioTimes.com has attempted to contact Mr Clarkson for a comment.

 

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Roll on the move to channel 5

That'll give us more episodes and series - and a commercial break to allow a visit to the fridge for more beer........

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Clarkson is an oaf and has been walking a tightrope for a long time. Jog on.

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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To be replaced by whom? And TG itself? It's a popular show enjoyed by millions. Dull, information based car shows are awful and not particularly well received by the public. 5th Gear being demoted to some obscure specialist channel is a testament to that.

It will be a sad day when divisive characters such as the one portrayed by Clarkson are removed from our screens.

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Just signed the petition, smooth process, link as above. Includes a space for comment. Mine to the effect that he represents the voice of a large part of UK society that generally the BBC bans from expression. (Over 100,000 signed now.)

 

Yes, he may give offence on occasion, but so what? I could readily be offended many times a week at BBC output. For example, the filthy phrase used in a casual, inconsequential aside (but strangely, very clearly spoken!) by a minor character in a late episode of the generally excellent Wolf Hall. Identical meaning could have been given by euphemisms.  Writing it here would - rightly - result in an immediate ban.

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Looks like his inner 14-year-old comes out when the cameras have stopped rolling as well. Whether you find him funny or offensive, it's a whole 'nuther ball game when he assaults someone. Think the BBC wants to send him abroad to film another segment after that?

 

I wonder if this has anything to do with Sniff Petrol not being updated this week?

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What are the chances of this being another TG publicity stunt. Clarkson's not the punchy type is he?

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Firstly, everyone who knows him says he's not a fighter. Secondly, he "threw a punch" no one has said about in defence, whether it connected, if he was provoked etc. Thirdly, what a crock of shit cancelling the show for the rest of the season. Fourthly, whether you like him or not he makes the show. Without him it won't last and the banter and relationships that are between the 3 wouldn't be there.

 

Lastly, no one has mentioned. This show is worth £670 million to the BBC in global TV rights. If they cancel it for anything like this then they would not only be crazy but it would be the worlds worst business decision. As well as the fact that he could then quite easily go to ITV, Ch4, 5 or SKY and set up a similar show.

 

For me this is driven by the PC mob who have had it in for Clarkson for ages because he says what he thinks (and sometimes what he doesn't think just because he is mocking himself and peoples OTT attitudes, like the One show "All Public servants should be shot" comment. He said during and after the show that "Of course I didn't mean it! We were talking about me making bad comments and I said it as a joke and an example"


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 Fourthly, whether you like him or not he makes the show. Without him it won't last and the banter and relationships that are between the 3 

 

I dont think thats always true. Some of his stuff is dull.

 

Jay Lenno or Chris Evans for me.

 

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James May

 

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31834058

 

"A 'fracas' over dinner." 

 

PR stunt.


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hindsight: the science that is never wrong

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Even if it is or isn't a PR stunt, I can't see the BBC letting him go.


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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I say this as someone who believes that there is such a thing as "political correctness" (aka a sensible policy of not trying to offend people gratuitously)- but all too often attempts at enforcing it degenerate into token squabblings and a chance for people to feel smug (the classic British Middle-Class disease) , leaving the goalmouth wide open for Clarkson to punt populist balls into it. Pun intended... 

I wish all our self-appointed guardians of morality fomentinmg controversy just so they can pay the mortgage, would be mature enough to just ignore Clarkson and leave him to get on with what he does. He has an internal employment issue, that`s about it.   He`s just a highly -paid entertainer eith all that implies and would be the last to pretend (from the very numerous things he`s said) that he`s a politician.

Like the proverbial Country of the The Blind where the One -Eyed Man is King, His antics (like Boris Johnson (basically another journalist) and Russell Brand) merely stand out to be commented on because most British politicians are some of the most spineless to be found anywhere in the world and (as you may have  noticed) refuse to answer "yes" or "no" to any question asked !   

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