Saturday, March 01, 2008

Oh Joy Unbounded!

Newsnight has arrived on BBC America!

For those who are unaware how enjoyably, face-punchingly, intellectually-elitist sneer-wearing* a programme this is, please enjoy a little amuse bouche:



(*Which is a good thing in my mind, which is why I'm a bit of a friendless hermit)

8 comments:

Donna said...

Sadly, I can't discover the joy of this show of which you've presented a tantalizing bit. I'm deaf and I DO NOT see Garret Morris doing the news for the hearing impaired in the corner of the screen! Please, if you wish to share this with all, find Mr. Morris to do the translation!

Margaret Evans Porter said...

When I saw the first Newsnight promo on Beeb-Am, I nearly fell off the sofa. Oh, the joy and relief.

Beeb-Am decided that we on this side of the Pond deserve more/better than

Is Your House Scrubby Scrubby Clean And How Much Dosh Can You Get For Attic Rubbish And No Jeremy Clarkson Is NOT An Acquired Taste Really Really He's Not And If You Like Gordon Ramsay On Fox Just Wait Till You See Him On The Beeb Saying "S**t" Out Loud And Often Which He Can't Do On Fox.

weasel said...

Donna- I bet the BBC site (the real one, not the BBC America one) has good equal access tech which my humble blog lacks: I strongly urge you find a way to see Paxman in action.

Margaret- a work acquaintance called me "Gordon Ramsay" a short while back: not sure if that is a compliment...

Mondale said...

Weasel, being called Gordon Ramsay is not a compliment.
I have a Paxman anecdote, can I tell it? please? please?

weasel said...

I like Gordon. He's passionate.

Mondale said...

I'll take that as a yes.
A friend of mine was mountain biking through Oxfordshire when he rode through a farmyard. Arse over tit he went, right over the handle bars and into a very muddy puddle.Out of the front door of the farm pops a well known news commentator. Said friend spent the next hour being fed tea and bacon sarnies in Mr Paxman's kitchen.

weasel said...

I used to swim in R2D2's pool, and Billy Bragg made my cousin Jim marmite sandwiches. But I won't elaborate, as I am mindful of Steve martin's monologue in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles wherein he states:

"You know everything is not an anecdote. You have to discriminate. You choose things that are funny or mildly amusing or interesting."

Mondale said...

I disagree. Anecdotes can be anything, anything at all. I'm with John Candy.
But you knew that anyway.

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