Happy Xmas

You always know Xmas is here when Channel 4 in the UK broadcast The Snowman (which they have just done). So, Happy Xmas everyone, hope you got some nice presents.

On tv is Mary Poppins, Singin’ in the Rain, It’s a Wonderful Life, Dad’s Army, Morecambe and Wise, the Carry On films…

Sevens

It’s amazing how many tv shows, and movies, have a core cast of exactly seven people. I just was looking at something and saw just these American series. I am sure there are many more:

Graceless or graceful?

There was a truly dreadful ‘comedy’ series on BBC TV called Are You Being Served? It was hugely popular and rather typical British double innuendo stuff. The Australians loved it and even did their own version and there was a feature film too.

When it finished, there was a spin off called Grace and Favour, or Are You Being Served Again? It had many of the main cast.

Sex game

Incestis legal in many parts of the world, often under certain conditions. Here is a map:

In some parts of the world it is fine for minors but not for adults. In others it is fine for consenting adults. In many countries, it is illegal.

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Sport

Sport is coming back to the world, and to TV.

Oh joy.

We have football, horse racing, snooker, formula 1 cars, darts and much more.

For some sports, on tv, not having an audience/crowd makes little difference. F1, for eaxmple, you can barely hear the crowd if they are cheering and they are mostly just a blur filling the stands in the background. As I have mentioned before, I believe, tickets cost hundreds of pounds.

For football, they add on fake crowd noise. As the seating is empty and covered, it is totally weird. Cricket don’t so much, just add a sort of ambient background.

I know there are people who do like watching sport, but I just wanted to record how wonderful it has been for all these weeks with sport missing.