Do people really “hate” bloggers that have children? Or do people just quickly lose patience with blogs that are about nothing but the writer, their children, and the minutiae of their daily lives? I suspect that 99% of people are ambivalent toward the mummy blog phenomenon, and that the majority of any “hatred” is directed from blogger to blogger in a self important pity chamber.
Still, it’s something contentious to blog about. It might even generate some comments and shares which, as we all know, deep down, is the only reason any of us bother keeping one of these things.
I’ve often thought how glad I am that the internet wasn’t widely adopted until I was a teenager, and blogging until a few years after that. I have a horrible feeling that, if I was born 15 years later, I’d have been one of those poor souls whose formative years were uploaded to the internet for the world to see and other mothers to coo or curse over.
I like that Irish TV still has continuity announcers with actual faces. I was just thinking the other day they should bring that back. There’s something comforting about having someone chat you to at relative length about what you can look forward to from your evenings viewing, rather than cutting into the end credits of the show you’re watching to remind you of what’s coming next, and next, and next.
Anyway, this was all brought to mind by this clip in which this utter pro of a continuity announcer on UTV gets caught a little off guard, but what a recovery!
The Right and Wrong Song
- I’ve been listening through some old Adam and Joe podcasts over the last few days and had forgotten all about this Song Wars classic from Dr Sexy. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head all week. Enjoy!
The Definitive Joseph Gordon Levitt
Apparently “meggings” are a new thing….