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Did I just miss a meeting? Did Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' just come true while I stepped out of the room? Dismayed lately by the fact that many young urbanites now looks, sound and behave exactly the same, I spotted an odd fluff article in the press: The headlines went on about a pair of network TV shows going out head-to-head over Christmas, both starring someone called Mark Wright. One is…
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Christopher Fowler
Stumbling across this picture in the paper, I thought 'those children look annoying' and then was shocked to realise that the still came from 'The X Factor', a show I have never seen and only faintly heard of. This is not snobbery, but an admission of failure on my part. An old boss once told me that if I was to be a writer, there was one rule for remaining connected with the public. 'If six…
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Barking Tory (I mean her mental state, not the borough) Ann Widdecombe's appearance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' or whatever it's called is probably the most inept and shameful thing a politician has ever done in public. And here I'm including David 'Minger' Mellor's affair with Antonia De Sanchez, who described his lovemaking technique as 'like having a wardrobe fall on top of you with the key…
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Warning; rant coming up. When I was a little boy, there was a programme on (quite late, I think) called 'Come Dancing'. Is was horrible, and featured cheesy samba couples in ridiculous tight clothes looking like the kind of acts you'd expect to find on a cruise ship full of old people from Florida. It came from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, and should have stayed there. Saturday night TV was a…
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