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When Angels Stoop, Epilogue by WhisakedJak

And now the aftermath of it all, and in several ways the ending the main character of the story deserves really. It's good to see the m...

When Angels Stoop, Part 5 by WhisakedJak

Here we go, this chapter is a good example of how a generally action oriented chapter should go. Starting in with the thugs and throwin...

When Angels Stoop, Part 4 by WhisakedJak

It's interesting the change in pace from the first half of this story to the second half. Starting out with the puppy dog crush on the ...

When Angels Stoop, Part 3 by WhisakedJak

Okay now to review the chapter that bridges the first and last parts of the story together...I think. It is interesting that Papa Joe h...

As at least some of you know by now the BBC show Top Gear is going through some difficulties right now, and I can see problems with both sides of the issue.

First off for those that don't know here's the story: jalopnik.com/jeremy-clarkson-o…

The short form is Clarkson wasn't getting along with one of the producers of the show, threw a punch, and BBC didn't renew his contract.  Because of his getting fired the other two hosts of the show (presenters in Britain) James May and Richard Hammond also left the show as well, now they have to find a completely new crew to be on the show.

Now in support of why Clarkson got fired:

Everyone has a right to a workplace without harassment or intimidation, it's a right here in the states as it also is in the UK and most of the rest of the world as well.  It's bad to go to your job and worry if a co-worker is in a good mood or not.  No one should have to go through extra stress on a job being extra cautious around certain people praying they won't snap and come after you for a perceived slight, perceived fault, or because someone else set them off.

Now in support of why Clarkson should've stayed:

His love of cars is well known and legendary.  The more horsepower the better for him.  However if his temper was fairly well known for a while did the BBC step in and try to help mediate the problem before it got to this?  Did they try to set up Clarkson with some kind of counseling at some point?  We don't know.  Did they offer the producer a different show to work on?  Did the BBC make any attempt to resolve the situation or did they just side with the "poor put upon" producer when the situation got this far?  I don't know if we'll ever know about the situation before it got as bad as it did.

What's going to happen:

Nothing good.  All three hosts of the show have left, the chemistry between all three of them both in car reviews and the challenges that they came up with during all their years on the air has been wiped out over a few days.  My fear is the next hosts will be more politically correct this time, and focus less on the bonkers hypercars out there and look at family coupes and the like from here on out.  Now there is the chance that the new hosts the BBC picks will be the same as the now previous hosts of the show, however a lot of people will consider it a disservice to keep watching the show after they ignored the pleas of fans to keep Clarkson on.  However regardless of what happens something special has been lost on that show now.
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Thanks for the :+fav: on Leaderboards Revisited- Powerwhine vs. Shayna by WhisakedJak .
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Thanks for adding "Classic view of a Classic" to your collection. Glad you liked it.
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Thanks for adding the "FSS Tripoli" to your collection. Glad you liked it.
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Thanks for the :+fav: on Shooting Stars 07: Chapter 2 by WhisakedJak .
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Thank you for the fav!! I am a dummy! 
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