Monday, 30 August 2010

ceci n'est pas un parody

Three things. [UPDATE: 4]

1. BBC 3: Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum. Season finale as nine young adults living at home face their last assignment hoping to win the trip of a lifetime - they are sent to work at a charity helping people redecorate.

I repeat, this is not a parody.

2. The Sunday Times not quite-a-joke health advisor is Ozzy Osbourne. If you're scared of flying or sleeping badly, ask Ozzy Osbourne. Seriously. I mean: not seriously.

3. Just heard BBC news presenter saying: 'The man was not seen for eight days before he was discovered. [Tone of incredultity.] Is this not unusual?!' The tone is important here. I don't think it's an unreasonable basic question - is this something unusual within the field of murders? - but presenter's tone seemed to ignore the underlying truth that murder of any kind is extremely unusual, and it is not what people assume has happened.

4. Last week's Archers. Hard to imagine how more drama/minutes of radio could conceivably have been wrung from Ed and Emma's thrilling quest to find some artichokes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm totally with you on the artichokes.