December 4th, 2003

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doo-doo-DOO (toot toot)

Hee, apparently the words egg-boxes and indeed Blue Peter are a sort of Proustian madeleine for 20-somethings-who-were-slightly-geeky-kids! Most amusing. I don't suppose any of you had a badge, did you? Or was it just ME?! *laughs in evil triumph*

It's weird, even though my family din't watch much television as children, I have very fond memories of Children's BBC (and to a lesser extent, ITV, because they had Sooty and Sweep. And that fantasy programme whose name eludes me, but whose villain was cool and wore red sparkly gauzey dresses that I loved. Then they got a new actress to play her who was blonde and crap). I especially loved the big literary adaptations they did (usually on Wednesdays), like The Box of Delights and The Children of Greene Knowe. Just thinking about the dark winter afternoons of my childhood, with my sisters and I watching TV and then going off and making Lego villages or putting on plays makes me feel all cosy and nostalgic. Winter does that, sometimes. It's not a bad thing.
  • Current Music
    a rather crap play on Radio 4
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my tragic illiteracy: an apology

Jesus, I've become illiterate. I apologise to all of you for any misspelled or mangled words in my entries and comments; I keep posting comments and realising that I have left out entire words. And then I post a correction, which I keep misspelling as well! This is what happens when you post while listening to interesting things on the radio. My attention keeps wandering. Of course, there's also the fact that I sometimes don't read a post back before I post it. Which is a very bad habit, especially with uneditable things like comment.s

Oh, and I think I'm still getting used to my iBook keyboard, so even more typos than usual.
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tea, anyone?

Okay, this is entertaining, if you were a childhood fan of T-Bag (see last post and its comments) but fucking hell, that site is almost scarily detailed. I am also amazed, considering I hadn't even thought of this programme in over a decade, that its appallingly cheesey theme tune would be so familiar.

And really, when you think of the telly we watched as children, it's a wonder we aren't all odder than we are. Take this, from a series summary:

T-Bag and T-Shirt have now gained possession of a large, flying cup and saucer which hovers in space above the Earth.

I mean, really!
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    the T-bag Theme!