IS THIS REALLY A SHOW?
Oh my God, the editing on this trailer is…
Top Gear is endlessly entertaining.
Name aside though, the term Robin Reliant goes one step further because not only do some people think Reliant Robins are Robin Reliants but they think all 3-wheeled Reliants are. Regardless if the vehicle is a Reliant Regal, a Reliant Rialto, Reliant Regent or a Reliant Ant. All the models are very distinctive in their shape yet all get called "Robin Reliant". It’s a bit like calling all Ford cars regardless of model, "Fiesta Ford" after all they all have four wheels so they must be the same? Strangely, it is a relatively modern term as Reliant were founded in 1935 and the Reliant Robin was not introduced until 1973. Up until this point Reliants were Reliants and not called "Regal Reliant" or "Regent Reliant". Some Reliants even get double barrelled names so a Reliant Rialto becomes a "Robin Reliant Rialto" such is the notion that Reliant is always preceded by Robin. #Source
From British show, "Snuff Box":
I watched an episode of "The Apprentice".
For those who don’t know - "The Apprentice" is a UK reality TV show where a bunch of alleged experienced businessmen and women compete in a variety of allegedly business-related tasks to become the "apprentice" to alleged business guru (and, to be fair, successful tycoon) Alan Sugar.
It’s horrifying. "Normal" business practise is presented as a mass of sniping, backbiting, and bullying from Lord Sugar on down. The tasks bear about as much relation to actual business as that dude in the bear suit at your local mall does to an actual grizzly.
And the contenders are both spectacularly odious - sexist, overbearing, pretentious, backstabbing - and incredibly stupid. Stupid to the point that a team of seven of them, in an entire day, couldn’t figure out what a "cloche" was in the context of a posh hotel. (To be fair, they weren’t allowed to use Google, which would have put my personal time on that task up from 30 seconds to, ooh, about 3 minutes).
And yet these guys and girls are all very successful in business. One had made 70k a year whilst studying at the same time. Another ran a not-that-small company.
"Meaningful, Important Work"
Jason Shoup concites that what you really want is your 15 minutes of journalism, not your 15 minutes of fame:
But in 2011, who needs the evening news? Who needs an anchor? Who needs a reporter or a news crew? They’ve become unnecessary middlemen in the era of direct, instant communication of citizen-reporters around the world, showing you what is happening in their lives.
People have been saying that the internet is the death of newspapers, and clearly it’s true. But if it’s the death of newspapers and traditional journalism, will it’ll also destroy televised news as we know it?