Yesterday, Sunday, was a day of watching theBBC. First off, tere was an interesting retrospectiveon michaelCaine, whom we all know from 'Zulu' and "A Bridge too fsr". next upwas thst boy-programme, Top Gear, followed by Coast. all very interesting and in marked contrast with the ceap on Dutch V. iT DOWS NOT MATTER WETHER YOU'RE WATCHING PUBLICtv OR THE COMMERCIAL CHANNELS, ALL YOU GET IS "EMOTIOPN-TV". Let me elaborate, that is a programme all sbou emotions of the participants. Things linke the dating show "Booer zoekt vrouw"(loosely translated as "Peasant seeks cunny"), the missing persons show "Spoorloos"(loosely translated asÏ wanna knowif I am related to omebody famous"), Babyboom, a show abou couples expecting their first bab,yMemories, and the like. Theypis sme off mightily.I'd like toee some more fctual programmes, like you can see on Discovery and NatGGeo;but even they are not free from"e mo-ontamination"..Hhow I miss things like "Battlefield Britain"and "War Walks"with the regretted Richard hHolmes.I blame this deterioration on the incr4asing feminisation of societyan bloody talkshows, , where it's all :"Ooohhh, let'stalk about our emotiobn"> I ink:Ëmotion?Is that something you ca kill?"TThis dusturbing trend can also be seen in TV ads, which seem to become more debilitating every day. Tonight I'll continue reading a biography of the Prince deTalleyrand.I cannot feel an admiration for the man.After alll,alive he committed every sin imaginsble, and on his deathbed he recanted, so he could get into heaven.He also was a very effective diplomar for Nspolreon.
qwll, I've blathered on enough for now; over to you.
Till the next time
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther