Firstly, regarding those who still argue about “staying the course” in Iraq: image from despair.com (check out their cluelessness poster) Secondly, I’ve been thinking about applying the Mo Movie Measure Bechdel-Wallace Rule to reorganising my SF collection, giving pride of… Read More ›
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Sometimes following links that turn up in sitemeter is a joy rather than the usual ennui of seeing how many pervs are finding a link to this blog in a search engine. I like to think the pervs get a… Read More ›
Has this Melburnian dilettante read Huxley’s novel and resents the quoted phrase below as a slur on hir beloved reality TV? Or does sie, as I suspect, hate reality TV and inadvertently revealed that sie hasn’t read the novel and doesn’t recognise the contextual meaning of the title phrase? Can anyone untangle these antecedents at all?
“the brave new world of reality TV”?!?
lordy”¦ someone get me a bucket, i think i’m going to hurl.
80’s music is one thing, i’m quite fond of a lot of it even when it’s second time round & really not quite as good as it was first time around. calling reality TV a “brave new world” is”¦ well”¦ words fail me.
Posted by pache on 2006 09 20 at 06:19 PM “¢ permalink
Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!
I get words all day through;
First from him, now from you!
Is that all you blighters can do?
Pavlov’s Cat is feeling tetchy about certain words she’d like to ban, and presented us with an array of abused words and phrases, most of which, as she points out, were once vivid metaphor but now grown dull from overuse.
What a good idea!
I tried to ignore it, I really did. Does it really matter? said I. The people who don’t already know won’t care, and surely the rest of us Auntie-loving lefties will forgive them the odd howler.
In the end, I couldn’t let it go. So, I sent my letter to ABC complaints:
Please please please can the ABC promotion for the upcoming new season of the Midsomer Murders series stop calling Midsomer a village when it’s obviously a county!?!