A few days ago, EntirelyForced posted a blog. This itself is not a shock. This is, after all, a website that leans towards blogging. What was a surprise, for this particular poster, was that I agreed with the bulk of his statements. Not all, of course; his penchant for wearing odd socks marks him as a degenerate for whom there is no rehabilitation. No—what I … Continue reading Contrary to National Stereotypes, I Have No Desire to Discuss the Weather.
British television is a constant topic of debate in my house. As I live alone, however, this means that most of these debates revolve around me standing in front of a mirror discussing that day’s episode of Jeremy Kyle. When people talk about the sensationalism found in modern television in showing the decay of society, it is quite often poor ol’ Jeremy at whom the … Continue reading How Gameshows Reveal the Sorry State of the British Public
Between the broadcasting to the masses of what should be a private, intimate moment between two people, the public pressure exerted on the proposee by the proposer, and the forcible injection of the public into the affair, like an unwilling voyeur having his head forced through a velvet sash curtain he would otherwise have no desire to look through, there is an uncomfortable exhibitionism about … Continue reading The Uncomfortable Exhibitionism Of Public Proposals