Bob Monkhouse

I’m of an age that Bob Monkhouse was a TV staple, mainly in game shows, but sometimes in stand-up. If you too are of that age, you might like “Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand” on the BBC’s iPlayer. Very very good and unless it’s on usenet (I’ll be amazed if not) it’s only around for another 27 days.

Watch it.

A silent 999

People who need to make a discreet call to 999 – the UK’s emergency services number – can do so using the British police’s “silent solution” system.

A 999 caller can remain silent if they are unable to speak. Then, when prompted, should key in the number 55 to silently inform officers that they are experiencing a genuine emergency.

If the situation is violent, callers can also call 999 and leave the phone off the hook so that operators can hear what is going on. In most cases, dispatchers will be able to trace the location of the incident from the call itself.

BBC again

First line of the article:

There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. BBC

Why not say “There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of babies being born, say researchers.” or would that upset some super fragile snowflake somewhere?

BBC knuckle draggers

Meanwhile, the BBC declined to give a figure on the number of complaints it has received about Top Gear being pulled from the schedules due to the ongoing investigation.

And yet the BBC are all too keen to say at other times that they answer to the TV Tax license payers when someone says anything that offends even a single person.

The BBC are a joke.

It’s Comic Relief night.
Want to raise millions?
Get people to send a quid for Clarkson to come back.

Huw Edwards

The Olympics ceremony could have been so much better if there had been not a single word from anyone and if it hadn’t ended up with a Beatles track from decades ago, especially after introducing millions to the greatness that is Dark Side of the Moon. Still, at least it’s done. TFFT.

Another really stupid BBC reporter

So Jack Osbourne has a diagnosis of MS and BBC reporters are now instant experts. Says one “With enough courage, determination and support life can go on as normal”.

It’s got nothing to do with ‘courage’ or ‘determination’. It’s a degenerative disease and ‘support’ cannot stop your system decaying.

Dominic Hughes you should be ashamed of yourself.

Scummy BBC

“The recordings end up on Haniver’s website” – but that website is not worthy of a link from the oh-so-mighty BBC. Neither is “Another website, Fat, Ugly or Slutty“. I’m sure the BBC want links in but they are so stupidly precious about links out. How stupid are they? They link to twitter accounts but not to established sites. If the BBC can be so dismissive toward other site content then why should anyone behave decently to the BBC?

Not in the Kitchen Anymore. Chronicles of a female gamer.

Fat, Ugly or Slutty