Monday, 8 June 2009

Sawdust and Tinsel

There is a thought I've been trying to articulate for a while, and I'm still not sure if I can. It's something that everyone else has already realised. Nevertheless, I'll have a go:
  • The downfall of our celebrities interests us more than their successes. Nervous breakdowns, failures and photos of stretch marks
  • There is an Aztec tradition in which the village would find their most beautiful young woman, dress her up in their finest jewels and then sacrifice her
  • Armageddon supposedly arrived with AIDS, mad cow disease, bird and swine flu. We love an epidemic
  • The attempt to provide 'happy stories' on the news is normally neutralised by recounting trivialities. Why don't they make bigger issues out of medical breathroughs? They happen every once in a while
  • When you go to the Supermarket, the best deals are never at eye-level. They are trying to trick us
  • We're impressed whenever the television doesn't address us as idiots
  • There is a Pub I walk past on my way into town which has a special offer on at the moment called the "Credit Lunch"
  • BBC Radio 1 is state funded and could stretch public tastes, but instead attempts to skew towards them
  • If the British Media was a person, he/she would be vindictive, manipulative and mercurial
  • Our culture hates itself. I will watch it collapse with the same glee that readers of celebrity magazines felt when Britney Spears went into a depression

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