Hola. Hope you are well.
On my last blog post I mentioned how 3 Prong Attack had started doing Prongcasts (podcasts to you and me). At the weekend I spoke to the one of the very few people in the world that has listened to the podcast and he said it inspired him to do his own. So essentially 3 Prong Attack are inspiring people to do niche broadcasting.
Also since my last post, I’ve done something that I’ve never done before. I’ve started reading a book on how to write comedy. I’m sure there will be some people reading this, that will be asking, ‘what took you so long’? I’ve only just started it but one of the things I’ve learnt is that ‘K’ is the funniest letter of the alphabet. Can this really be true? Maybe it is, but in my knowledge of American History putting 3 Ks together doesn’t make for comedy gold. Feel free to let me know what you think the funniest letter of the alphabet is. You can contact me via the comments button.
One of the most bizarre stories I’ve seen for a long time involved the selling of fake bomb detectors to police forces and security agencies across the globe by James McCormick. These devices were in fact golf ball detectors and had no use as bomb detectors, unless of course the bombs were made of golf balls. I have two questions about this, firstly, how was he able to get away with this, do people not check this sort of thing and secondly, who has a gadget to find golf balls? What’s wrong with your eyes?
Over in America, Barack Obama was sent the poisonous substance Ricin in the post. It must be pretty easy for the FBI to spot such things, after all in these technological days, who apart from those up to no good communicate with the President by letter? At least we know the person who sent the letter wasn’t black, because if they were, they would have sent Ricin Peas. Did I say I’ve started reading a book about how to write great comedy?
On a recent blog post I wrote about the passing of Mrs Thatcher. After reading the none too complimentary piece, a friend asked me if I’d downloaded the anti-Thatcher song, ‘Ding Dong The Witch is Dead’. I had to admit I hadn’t, not on political grounds but because I have never downloaded any music in my life. I’m so old school, that I still have a Sony Walkman. So if the song had come out on cassette I would have bought it.
And Finally… I was reading a report which stated the tickets sold to the public at last year’s Olympic games were too expensive. Perhaps the organisers will get it right for the next London Olympics. Here’s hoping!
Til next time, stay safe!