Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Just when you think you’ve seen everything on Spanish TV along comes Junior Pop Idol. The couple of minutes I could bear to watch of this featured a nine-year old girl groinding ferociously in imitation of Britney Spears and her ilk, supported by several other pre-pubescent poppets also dressed as jail bait. A veritable field day for paedophiles, I would have thought. It was a relief to get back to the news and the pictures of carbonated bodies and blood pools in the streets of Falujah. Excruciating junior talent shows we have had before but nothing to match this in its dreadfulness.

The travails of Boris Johnson have been reported in the Spanish press, though I feel it was probably going a little too far to label him the new Winston Churchill, apparently on the grounds that he is a politician who can write a bit. On this basis, the famous tub of lard could have been the previous new Winston Churchill. His name will come back to me in a minute. It should; I helped him to jump start his car outside the House of Commons one night. Roy Hattersley, that’s it.

If you don’t like Bonnie Taylor belting out ‘Total eclipse of the heart’, don’t emigrate to Spain. Or keep the radio off, if you do. Or Kiss FM, at least.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"If you don’t like Bonnie Taylor belting out ‘Total eclipse of the heart’, don’t emigrate to Spain."

OK, that's it. Change of plans! Nooooo way I'm listening to that $&!#. Looks like I'll stay here in good old "Southern Georgia". (Totally, "just kidding".)

I'll just keep listening to my "Southern-Fix-At-Six" (that's what it's called - I'm not making it up). That's a three song set of Southern Rock to the likes of Lynyard Skynyrd, .38 Special, Blackfoot, etc.

They play this set on the local "rock" station here in Jacksonville, FL at 6:00 PM every weeknight. Gee, as if it wasn't bad enough being stuck in traffic because of roadwork that's been going on now for FIVE YEARS!!! (Can you say, "Payola?") Talk about adding insult to injury.