- Take That: Progress Live
- Heston’s Fantastical Christmas
- BBC Breakfast
- Sunday Brunch
- Rod Stewart’s Christmas
As I’ve gotten older, more cynical and altogether more misanthropic I find myself increasingly surprised by how much of a soft spot I have for regional news programming. It’s as if my understanding for what’s terrible is somehow unaffected by smiley small-town blandness and aimless reports about vandalised road signs and vegetables that look like people.
Halloween has really snuck up on me this year and so I’m staying in and making my way through a stack of films and horribly dated TV programmes. I’m not even going to dress up; I’m just going to sit here drinking Co-operative’s “red flavour” wine and eating some seasonal branded Jaffa Cake bars, which are all green and have cobwebs on the packaging.
Below is an article that I wrote a week before the 2012 Olympics (the greatest show on earth, amirite!?). I submitted it for the Ideas Tap magazine and, quite understandably, it was rejected. My thoughts on the Olympics, I found out the following week, were not shared by the vast majority of the general public, who lapped the McDonald’s-sponsored bullshit right up. Continue reading