Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ways to waste your time

Over at Word we're looking for examples of thing that would have been unimaginable twenty years ago. Examples? Shirley Bassey at Glastonbury. A ban on smoking in public places. Michael Jackson being potless. That kind of thing. And while I'm in plugging mode there's an excellent radio documentary about smoking and popular culture you can listen again to here. As usual I'm Voice of Rock.


  1. During a Test Match, not waiting until the end of an over before getting up to fetch yet more beer, then not waiting until the end of the next over to come back and spill it over me.

  2. Nuts, Zoo and Bizarre without vast public outcry.

  3. Being able to fit 15,000 songs on something as small as a cigarette packet - and being able to watch video on it too.

    'Real' people being of consequence to the TV viewer/magazine reader.

  4. That the US could find a president more risible than we thought Reagan was in the 80's....oh happy days.

  5. Anonymous5:53 am

    Most everyone in the "civilised" or "first" world having a telephone in their pocket.