The celebrity death thread Page 186

  • Rum_Monkey 10 Apr 2021 13:17:18 2,666 posts
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    Probably a good jerky by now.
  • anephric 10 Apr 2021 13:19:06 4,983 posts
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    It's not just the forums, people IRL got fed up of the blanket griefwank coverage on the BBC:

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/apr/10/bbc-flooded-with-complaints-over-prince-philip-coverage
  • Deleted user 10 April 2021 13:36:24
    nickthegun wrote:
    whatfruits wrote:
    Was he casually racist? yeah but no more so than my own grandfathers if Iím being honest with myself.
    Presumably your grandfather didnít get 24hr rolling coverage that reframed him as a saint when he died.
    No he did not, but God dammit he did deserve one
  • BigOrkWaaagh 10 Apr 2021 13:43:25 10,433 posts
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    The BBC actually have a generic complaints form to moan about the amount of coverage, which says a lot.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/death-duke-of-edinburgh-tv-coverage
  • Thorbz 10 Apr 2021 15:46:29 238 posts
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    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zozyzUdPGSc]

    It's what he would have wanted.
  • Bambot 10 Apr 2021 16:02:19 2,050 posts
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    Why the fuck the BBC assumed every SINGLE listener and viewer was incapable of tuning to Radio 4, or to BBC1, I do not know. All other channels should have stuck with whatever was scheduled. Utter fucking dipsticks. Same with ITV, hilarious to see they lost 60% of their audience compared to the week before.
  • Bambot 10 Apr 2021 16:04:11 2,050 posts
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    This morning I expected all this to have blown over on most radio stations, but no. Apparently we need to be depressed all weekend. I went through Radio 6, Radio X, Magic FM, and Capital Radio, trying to find any music that wasn't maudlin, funereal dirges. Ended up on KISS in the end. Even that was mostly shite. That might just be KISS in general though.
  • JamboWayOh 10 Apr 2021 16:07:36 23,750 posts
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    It is super weird. But then I suppose this is a way of appeasing those who shout the loudest so to speak.
  • IMO 10 Apr 2021 16:18:02 7,627 posts
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    The extent of coverage comes across as a bit insincere - as if people are doing this because it is expected as opposed to because they are sad.
  • Rogueywon 10 Apr 2021 16:21:33 11,530 posts
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    I've been avoiding the news and TV all day. Is he still dead?
  • JamboWayOh 10 Apr 2021 16:26:03 23,750 posts
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    IMO wrote:
    The extent of coverage comes across as a bit insincere - as if people are doing this because it is expected as opposed to because they are sad.
    I read that the BBC coverage was an overreaction due to the complaints they had for the perceived lack of coverage for Princess Margaret's death, I think it's a little of that but more to do with that nationalistic kick that the country has been riding as of Brexit. I mentioned it earlier but it's virtue signalling, a horrible term but very apt. By not showing how much you love Prince Phillip you therefore hate Britian and proof of how the British media is very much defined by the right contrary to what Farage and co would tell you.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Apr 2021 16:29:05 17,426 posts
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    I find it hard to get too worked up about the state broadcaster providing blanket coverage of the death of the head of stateís husband.

    Am I a flag-shagging boot-licker now?

    Maybe all day on every channel was a bit much but these sort of national events are pretty much what its for, no?
  • Rogueywon 10 Apr 2021 16:36:34 11,530 posts
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    I think if they had BBC1 on it, that would be one thing, but the total blanket coverage feels a bit OTT. Now we all know he's dead, it's not really news any more.

    Mind you, I remember the BBC getting complaints because they interupted a repeat of Mrs. Brown's Boys for Mandela's death.
  • Decks 10 Apr 2021 16:41:18 29,726 posts
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    That was actually Prince Philip.
  • ZuluHero 10 Apr 2021 16:43:48 10,138 posts
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    There's actually not blanket coverage, there's some football thing on BBC 1, and rugby on BBC2. Horse racing on ITV and more rugby on C4.

    Can I complain about that?
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Apr 2021 16:46:13 17,426 posts
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    I think if I was in charge Iíd have gone blanket all channel announcement followed by dedicated coverage on BBC1 and Radio 4 or 5Live
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Apr 2021 16:46:56 17,426 posts
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    But then I only got Silver on my DofE Award
  • Decks 10 Apr 2021 16:48:00 29,726 posts
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    Cadaver Cam
  • elstoof 10 Apr 2021 16:52:23 27,125 posts
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    My LiveJasmin stream got interrupted right at the vinegar strokes as well, Cheyenne wonít be getting a tip
  • Trafford 10 Apr 2021 16:54:21 9,201 posts
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    BBC gets complaints about World Cup coverage and plenty of other things.
    I know I joked about it yesterday, mainly because I enjoy 90 minutes of soap on a Friday night.
    Having dipped in and out of Radio4 today, what I've heard I've enjoyed.
    Also, I've been outside and done other things. Twice.
  • nickthegun 10 Apr 2021 16:58:16 86,359 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    The BBC actually have a generic complaints form to moan about the amount of coverage, which says a lot.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/death-duke-of-edinburgh-tv-coverage
    When you just canít catch a break

    https://twitter.com/DefundBBC/status/1380632185292660743?s=20
  • JamboWayOh 10 Apr 2021 17:04:23 23,750 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    The BBC actually have a generic complaints form to moan about the amount of coverage, which says a lot.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/death-duke-of-edinburgh-tv-coverage
    When you just canít catch a break

    https://twitter.com/DefundBBC/status/1380632185292660743?s=20
    God the other connected tweets from the usual suspects always makes my stomach turn.
  • ZuluHero 10 Apr 2021 17:20:20 10,138 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    My LiveJasmin stream got interrupted right at the vinegar strokes as well, Cheyenne wonít be getting a tip
    How unpatriotic. You should have shot your load in respect with the other 20 viewers while saluting.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 17:20:51 10-04-2021
  • Bambot 10 Apr 2021 18:00:49 2,050 posts
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    I just watched all of the Mock the Week clips where Hugh Dennis takes the piss out of the Royals. That was much, much, MUCH better than wall to wall blanket coverage on every single BBC tv and radio station for 48 hours.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 10 Apr 2021 18:52:46 10,433 posts
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    Popular day for pegging it, it seems. Nikki off Big Brother, who is she etc.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Apr 2021 18:57:23 17,426 posts
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    Anorexia is such a brutal thing to suffer from. I hope she was in a good place with herself before the end.
  • X201 10 Apr 2021 19:24:26 21,627 posts
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    Thereís some weird programme changes going on.
    Pointless dropped from Saturday night on BBC 1 and the planned Dadís Army episode has been switched on BBC 2
  • Matt_B 10 Apr 2021 19:34:47 510 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh yeah pretty sad that one, she died from anorexia. Her mum had set up a gofund me to pay for a clinic. Apparently she stopped eating as gyms had closed, she would only eat if she could work it off.
  • JamboWayOh 10 Apr 2021 19:39:04 23,750 posts
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    Matt_B wrote:
    @BigOrkWaaagh yeah pretty sad that one, she died from anorexia. Her mum had set up a gofund me to pay for a clinic. Apparently she stopped eating as gyms had closed, she would only eat if she could work it off.
    That's really sad.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Apr 2021 19:46:50 17,426 posts
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    Fuck
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