Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quick, put a bet on John Major being re-elected - you'll get great odds

In a single evening of telly-watching, I've seen the following:

1) an advert for one of those thumpy house compilation CDs apparently featuring the Utah Saints

2) a dramatisation of Jamie Hewlett's Get The Freebies from The Face

3) Frank Sidebottom.

When the hell did it become 1991 again?

Ah well, I'm off to put my Global Hypercolour t-shirt on and listen to my Jesus Jones cassettes...

4 comments:

James said...

Frank Sidebottom? Was he on Channel M, by any chance? The first two series of his Proper Telly Show were great fun... (He does the testcard too, don'tcha know? About 3am every night, along with Little Frank)

Louise said...

This might entertain you: a game of spot the difference.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=513964&in_page_id=1770

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/valentine/valentines.html?in_article_id=435929&in_page_id=1904

Adam Macqueen said...

Ok Louise, I spot the difference - the second one is a screen saying "an error occurred while processing your request". What was there originally? Drop me an email if you like - myfirstname.mylastname@private-eye.co.uk

Oh, and James - Frank was on BBC Four for some reason. I think my days of staying up till 3am to watch the testcard on Channel M may be behind me. In about 1991, as it happens...

James said...

Ah, I missed the BBC Four appearance, drat. Just to clarify, I fear I may have made it sound like I stay up to watch a still image of Frank Sidebottom and some colour bars. He moves around and talks, honest...

Speaking of the Daily Mail, did you see their recent story 'Nurses may be banned from wearing uniforms home 'to ease public superbug fears''? Apparently nurses may be forced to get changed at work because of us silly worriers fretting about MRSA. Sadly the writer doesn't have space to elaborate on where these unfounded fears come from. It also doesn't say who wrote this article, and whether they also wrote MRSA 'out of control and getting stronger', GPs on alert for killer MRSA strain in nurseries, schools and the gym or MRSA - It's even worse than you think.