The Diana thing. Is that when, as a nation, all this maudlin bollocks started about dead people, who were in some way celebrities but never known personally to c. 99.999% of us?
I was out today so missed TV coverage of House of Commons, but was there by any chance an honourable member who suggested a moment's silence (or a moment's braying, in the commons, I suppose) in memory of the late footballer?
The story itself was and is truly dreadful for friends and family. But why,other than a reasonable recognition of a well-known even well-respected person's passing, should it be the subject of a nation's corporate mourning?
We get something of the same with Remembrance Day poppies as has been noted here recently.I expect within the next few years people without their poppies on display, by the end of September at the very latest, to be handed white feathers
I made the mistake of watching BBC news when I got in and the TV anchorman (other genders are available) was interviewing the requisite number of financial experts outside, in the dark, with the Houses of Parliament in the background. I assume that was so that we could understand that the discussion related to Osborne's statement to the House today.
Then just as it couldn't get any more bizzare they had to cut away for a breaking news story. Something that we all needed to know about urgently no doubt. Yes indeedie - the details of Michael Jackson's Doctor's jail sentence. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHH
Sorry about that chaps.