Monday, March 16, 2009

International bright youngish thing

Loved that show about life in East Germany under communism in BBC2 at the weekend. That's right up my alley, post-WWII footage of life behind the iron curtain, unseen Sixties, Seventies and Eighties pop 'videos', neighbours dobbing one another in, punks spying on punks - it was top notch stuff, the sort of thing you expect to find on BBC4, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Did you have a good weekend? We had the mother-in-law, which was fine, so we kept her busy - going fusion restaurants in the Fulham Road, seeing that Clive Owen film The International (which was far better than I expected - great shoot out scene in the Guggenheim and wonderful European locations, especially Luxembourg) and popping her on the sofa with the Sunday Express. Super weather too, though lets not go mad. The shorts brigade are already out in force - it's only 62 degrees.

So, who do I hate on the telly at the moment? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown for one, always trotting out her tired old arguments that don't hold much water now. I saw someone - can't remember who - run rings around her on Sky News paper review and she ended up looking like the biggest, most ill-informed fool of all time. High time she was put out to grass.

In other news, I think I'm growing tired of The Word messageboard. There are quite a lot of people with a martyr complex on there. You know how a thread's going to go. It's like the Record Mirror letters page, with people totally misunderstanding jokes or the tone of the message so it all gets a bit nasty. And someone inevitably mentions Richard Thompson. I need a new outlet.

I had a dream I saw a full moon reflected in a lake. What does that mean?

Have a good week.


fourstar said...

I have been wanting to see The International; glad you think its worth the effort.

Bright Ambassador said...

Isn't that the way of most messageboards? That's why I don't really bother with them anymore. It's the ones who shout loudest who get heard.