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"Fair and Unbiased"

So, Top Gear's man of mystery, the Stig, has unmasked himself in order to sell his book. The BBC is objecting to the publication of the book on the grounds that it breaches contractual and confidentiality agreements.

HarperCollins, the would-be publishers of the book, have issued a press release in which they say that they "are disappointed that the BBC has chosen to spend licence fee payers' money to suppress this book".

Remind me again who owns HarperCollins, and why they might want to make political capital at the BBC's expense in the run-up to the renegotiation of the BBC charter, and possible abolition of the license fee.

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For some reason I'm reminded of the "Honk While I Reload" bumper sticker than nmg and I saw while driving through Florida - stay classy America :)

It would have been less intimidating if it wasn't for the quantity of truck-mounted gun racks.

Several years later, while in Santa Cruz (according to Ted Nelson, the most bohemian town in the US), I saw a license plate surround that simply read "YOGHURT KILLS".

That's some cultural divide.

Indeed, 'tis a bigish place.

Some American cities are among my favourite places in the world (NYC, Boston, SF), and some my least favourite (LA, Las Vegas, most of Florida).

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