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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2024, 08:38:26 PM »
That's it. I'm getting a hover tractor.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2024, 07:03:51 AM »
While recognizing that this is a semi-scripted TV show, I think they covered something like that in Season 2, but the attorney fees were even too much for mega-rich Jeremy.

I don't know how anyone gets anything done in the UK. The town council is the face of it, but all the farming rules from the UK government are just brutal.

I'm not sure that I'd call him mega rich. Rich, yes, but his estimated net worth is about $70 million.

The fees to contest the council's denial of his restaurant application were going to be something like $600,000 US dollars, with no guarantee of success.

With my Father having been a land surveyor and civil engineer I saw many instances of local boards deciding to make the land owner's life hell because they can.

One that stands out was a land owner/truck farmer who kept trying to get various projects through the township board of supervisors. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was an immediate reflexive NO! Want to put up a new pole shed for your tractor? NO! Want to expand your house? NO! Want to stand in your front yard and wave to your neighbors? NO!

Supervisors kept saying they didn't want more traffic on the road, didn't want to change the nature of that area of the township (sort of what Clarkson went through with the council), but in this guy's case he had had long-term problems with two of the supervisors over the years and it was a personal revenge for them. Absolute malfeasance on their part.

It finally got so bad that the land owner/truck farmer finally said *expletive deleted*ck it and sold out to a developer who had been after him for years. Supervisors tried their hardest to torpedo that, as well, but the developer absolutely crushed them and about 150 houses went in. Which worked out for my Dad because the developer used him for the surveying and engineering work.

Then the previous land owner/truck farmer sued the members of the board, and in discovery it was proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt (lots of e-mail, crap like that I guess) their personal vendetta against him. Cost the township a LOT of money in the subsequent judgement, which of course was covered by the township's insurance company... which then went after two of the supervisors personally because of their provable bad acts.

Ah... big city politics has nothing on the *expletive deleted*it that can happen in little places out in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2024, 07:06:34 AM »
"I don't know how anyone gets anything done in the UK. The town council is the face of it, but all the farming rules from the UK government are just brutal."

The scene where that was really brought home was where he was moving dirt removed from one part of his farm and dumping it into an old quarry pit.

Charlie Ireland, his land agent, informed him that he needed a Waste Soil Movement License, or something like that, and that the soil had to be certified as contaminant free. I'm sure that there are "good" reasons for doing so, but holy *expletive deleted*ck, that's just insanity.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2024, 08:43:38 AM »

The fees to contest the council's denial of his restaurant application were going to be something like $600,000 US dollars, with no guarantee of success.


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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2024, 07:12:50 AM »
NOOOOO!

SPOILER ALERT! (in white font below)

The bastard sent Pepper the cow to the slaughterhouse after avowing that Clarkson's farm had a pet cow!

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2024, 07:16:27 AM »
I was watching an episode the other day and I had a MASSIVE blast from the past flashback from the music that was playing... a song I heard once in my life, but which was connected with a very important event, and which on hearing it again in Clarkson's Farm took me right back to 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7dmu4G8oc

Weird how certain songs or smells can do that.

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2024, 08:31:32 AM »
Finished season 3 of Clarkson's Farm.

What a freaking GREAT show!
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2024, 08:42:42 AM »
Finished season 3 of Clarkson's Farm.

What a freaking GREAT show!

I know, right? I have to thank Rocketman again for recommending it here back in Season 1. Otherwise I'm not sure I would have found this needle in Amazon's crapfest haystack of woke Originals.

I have the last episode of season 3 left. I can't pick a best one. Every season has had me laughing out loud. Also, who knew Jeremy could handle a rifle? A silenced rifle, because even commie pinko UK is better about cans than the ATF.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2024, 09:57:06 AM »
In post 46 I mentioned Clarkson saying that, despite all of the problems he was facing, he had never been happier... and then Kaleb telling him to go back to London...

Now, in the last episode, Clarkson was talking about people seeing farming not as a job but as a way of life... and then he talks about how he's absolutely dreading having to go to London in a few days and is looking for ways of getting out of it.


SPOILER ALERT!



And it was so freaking nice to see that Pepper the cow had not, in fact, gone to be slaughtered.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2024, 10:55:16 AM »
I wonder if he still has any mutton in the freezer...
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Gentleman Farmer
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2024, 06:59:33 PM »
Jeremy Clarkson has announced that Clarkson's Farm has been renewed for a fourth season!
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