posted by lukeski at 8:03 pm
At least the BBC translator said they were as "bad in the original as they sound in the English translation." I remember when the war was still fresh with all its initial fury, Channel 4 (or BBC2, maybe) showed a documentary on Karadzic and his stinking poetry, full of shots of him poetically wandering through hilly landscapes, spouting bollocks. What an absolute joke that he hasn't been handed over for trial and I will have to puke if it turns out to be true that even Orthodox monasteries have afforded him shelter. I wonder if we'll get a book of Mladic's gardening tips soon.
Nothing would surprise me - we have both seen in intimate detail the less than charming side of Serbian national feeling wrapped up in a Slavic beauty, especially in relation to Croats and Kosovans (and NATO bastards). There was a documentary shown in August on BBC4 (plug, plug) about the Srebrenica (spelling?) massacre that simultaneously moved me to tears and infuriated me. NATO (troops and their troops) were complicit in the tragedy due their complete failure to act.
Is BBC4 all the rage, then? What is it, exactly? A mix of BBC and Channel 4? Alas, living in a country where I don't know the language, television has become something of a rarity, which is no bad thing, perhaps.Yes, I think the Dutch have done major soul-searching on the Srebrenica massacre. Though wasn't there a rather heroic French general of some sort, Morillon, or was that a different episode? Yes, a mandate to do nothing was a waste of time. Give me intervention any day of the week.Has someone claimed that CD yet or do I need to start another campaign? (I am not yet overly despondent - OK, only intermittently so - at my lack of readership.)
BBC4 is bliss - one of the new digital channels, don't you know. BBC3 shows Eastenders repeats at 10pm and is aimed squarely at students and Sun/Mirror readers. BBC4 is like Horizon, Arena, The Late Show, and any other rigorously intellectual show on constant rotation (well from 7pm, at least). The lack of readership doesn't overly concern me. Serginho and I have been trying to get others to post, but to no avail. The entire shop does now want to meet the mysterious 'Broke in Berlin', though - you are somewhat like the Phantom Flan flinger from Tiswas.
Ah, stardom at last! But what is this laziness on the blogging front? Get blogging, DBs! Surely there must be plenty of G&C-inspired stories (which I promise I won't steal, put on my own blog and then get the best response I've ever had!).It's 2.53am and I've just switched ON - yes, not off - the computer, such is the amount of dreary work I have at the mo. Depths of gloom.Looking forward to your next entries, fnarr, fnarr.
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