And this is what happens when you read the Daily...
In the wake of the Big Brother racism row, distressed viewers are returning to a sense of normality and to discussing topics more typical of a reality TV show. For the past week however the most distressed of viewers have been on the receiving end of the following arguments, surprised by the opinions of colleagues and co-workers, alarmed by their naiveté. I do hope that these do not represent the...
Death of a celebrity
In the eastern Indian city of Patna protesters are burning an effigy that is said to resemble the organisers of Channel 4’s reality TV show, Celebrity Big Brother. It looks very much to me like a standard, two plank wooden frame, cloaked in a burning white salwar kameez. Now, I’ve met John de Mol, co-founder of Endemol, the production company behind the Big Brother franchise, and he...
Apple: "We need to talk."
Probably the best thing I’ve ever seen. Apple iPhone
This Life +10: Snap, crackle, flop.
I skipped out of the Maidstone Community Centre New Year’s Eve party before midnight this year (God knows why) and missed out on all the fireworks. Luckily for me, and viewers of ‘This Life +10’, there were a few bags of explosives on last night’s telly. And a reminder that, amongst ‘Celebrity This’ and ‘Reality That’, there is still some British TV...
Happy New Year and that.
I figured I’d be excused for my lack of Christmas spirit this year on account of my Hinduism, which - as you know - seems to come and go. In any case, I apologise for a quiet couple of weeks. And, while I’m late in wishing you a Merry Christmas, Hinduism is really no excuse (even if the calendar itself is Judo-centric) - and so I wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for...