Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dumbing Down

"New One Show host has massive boobs!" So the Daily Sport helpfully informed me the other week as I was buying The Guardian at my local newsagent. How nice it is to see the great British press engaging with the issues of the day. To be fair, though, the Sport has never really pretended to be a proper newspaper. The rest of our tabloids, however, have no such excuse. Of course, the Sport could have been simply stating a fact, as I try to avoid watching the One Show, regardless of who is presenting it. Vacuous is too kind a word for it. Anyway, getting back to the original point, (more or less), now that Richard Desmond, proprietor of The Daily Star, and other, less sleazy titles such as Asian Babes, has bought Channel Five, maybe we can expect it to move in a similar direction as our tabloids. Perhaps I should start sending them my programme ideas, like 'Celebrity Tit Wank'. That said, they have announced that they are dropping Ian Wright from Live From Studio Five, which is surely a move upmarket. Unless they replace him with Timmy Mallet, that is.

Anyway, changing the subject completely, The Sex Assassins is finally up on The Sleaze, delayed by several re-writes. The first third came together easily, but the latter two thirds were problematic - all the material was there, it was just a question of finding a way to assemble it that felt right. I'm reasonably pleased with the results. I'm hopeful that having the word 'sex' in the title and several mentions of the word 'porn' in the text might generate some traffic. Sadly, that seems to be the only way to get anything out of Google these days. Anyway, on another administrative issue, you might have noticed that the comments have been enabled once again on this blog. Blogger's introduction of a new spam-filtering function for comments has made managing them a lot easier, so I decided to give them another chance. Don't abuse my 'generosity'!

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