Some things that made me laugh.
- From “Overheard in
” New York
Tourist fighting his way off the train: Look, people. You actually have to let us out of the train before you can get on.
Old guy: This is
, son. A simple 'Fuck you' will do. New York
- The “The Thick of It” special. I love satire. For those of you unfortunate enough not to live in the
, if this programme is eventually broadcast elsewhere in the world, do not miss it. Buy the DVDs when they come out, order it on the internet. Do not miss it, it is more vital than your children’s weddings, more important than your funeral, probably better than sex and that job interview can go screw. The writing is superb, the acting brilliant – they even managed this special without the lead character (the actor playing him is currently embarrassed, let’s hope temporarily), and Peter Capaldi’s performance is good enough to win 3 Oscars, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Ashes, Mr Universe and the “Guess the number of slugs in the bucket” competition at my village fête. UK
- “Jam and
”. Started slowly and got better each week. The highlight for me was a little cameo by the wonderful Miriam Margolyes as a headmistress attending her local surgery for a smear test, to the embarrassment of the doctor who was a former pupil. As with most of Jennifer Saunders’ writing, almost all of the main characters are female, which gives it a unique flavour. Jerusalem
And I am very sorry about the incident in Sainsbury’s. I would like to take this chance to apologise to the very nice young man who served me this week, and who had probably had his quota of idiots for the day.
NYM : Did you have a nice Christmas and New Year?
Me: Yes, 1958.
Me: Yes, that is the year I had a nice Christmas and New Year.
Not funny or clever. I will go in next week with a paper hat on my head, talk about “all the trimmings”, the queen’s speech and Cliff Richard, and stuff myself with the flesh of murdered animals in commemoration of the birth of baby Jesus.