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[Dec. 2nd, 2009|04:17 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I've mentioned the 9.15am slot on BBC1 before - it really is the bit where the BBC attempt to appeal to readers of the Mail and the Express. It's either cosy stories about animals, heroic rescues or moaning about anything that could be the subject of a headline starting with "Now"1. This week, the contribution to the unique and distinctive brand of public service programming that the BBC provides is entitled Rip Off Britain.

It's dreadful. This type of programming's beyond parody since the Not The Nine O'Clock News That's Life parody that I can't find on YouTube, but this might have brought it back into the firing line. It's full of just utter moaning b@stards - this morning it was about food and supermarket alleged ripoffs. Apparently - and I hope you're sitting down before you read this - some things cost more than they used to. I know, it's awful isn't it? And shockingly, sometimes things cost more in Tesco/Sainsbury's Convenience stores than in the big out of town barns. Which isn't surprising, since presumably it costs more to rent a shop on the high street than it does to rent land in the middle of nowhere. I had to go out to work after 10 minutes of it, but I imagine in the bit I saw there was someone complaining about how he bought a tin of carrots, and then he got home and he realised he doesn't like carrots. Grr. Those supermarkets!

1Yesterday the Express's front page story was about how foreign eggs are coming over and stealing our salmonella.