||the Sixteenth of April, 2004|
|Presumably turning up on Channel Four eventually,
Blake's Junction 7 ("an
unofficial short comedy film about the sci-fi gang stopping off at a
motorway service station") has perhaps the best mapping of original
cast to present-day comedy actors imaginable - Mark Heap as Avon,
Martin Freeman as Vila, Johnny Vegas as Blake and Mackenzie Crook
|I always enjoy the crime of "conspiracy to cause
explosions"; that the lawmakers have worded it generically to foil
any pyrokinetic supervillains of future generations.|
Second place: Huw Edwards always telling us that Newsnight is "getting
underway" over on BBC2, like some pub fight.
Third and fourth: waive, quash.
"Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen
reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to
see -- because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' -- why my diary should
not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I
was a youth."
In the vein of the excellent online version of Pepys' diary,
I've turned George and Weedon Grossmith's 1892 classic The Diary of a Nobody into the daily weblog that it's been crying out to