Monday, 25 August 2008

Very heavy, Switzerland

Boyo has annoyed some very powerful people, so Arianrhod and I are enjoying a girly Bank Holiday at home - filing nails, attaching them to the wheels of the tricycle, etc.

I glanced through the Radio Times - a publication Boyo says he subscribes to for the Radio 3 listings, much as Americans read Playboy for the John Updike interviews.

I found a preview of "Mutual Friends" another BBC "comedy drama" about the mid-life crisis of mid-Brit people - boney, grinning men and flat-faced blondes.

"How do you embrace your mid-life crisis?" asks the chirpy accompanying article.

"Reluctantly, and only after he's showered,"
I thought.

Then I laughed.


Gorilla Bananas said...

Who the hell does he think he is, buggering off to Switzerland and leaving his wife and daughter at the mercy of TV sitcoms marketed as "comedy dramas"? I hope you'll give him a crisis he never forgets.

Gadjo Dilo said...

That's it, you two gels have a good time. Surely the BBC must have something targeted at the two female constituents of the Boyo household? What about Teletubbies On the Heights of Despair, Thus Spake Postman Pat or My Little Pony: The Trial.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Someone told me a man's mid-life crisis lasts until he's about 70. That's why I'm not going to marry again.

Gyppo Byard said...

Being Boyo's age, I put my lack of a mid-life crisis down to putative longevity.

Or it could be that my life has a background level of crisisosity so high that the mid-life crisis is a mere blip lost in the noise.

Having said that, I did discuss making my next automotive purchase a sports car with Mrs Byard the other day.

M C Ward said...

We're all laughing with you, Mme B, through our tears.

Kevin Musgrove said...

"A BBC 'comedy drama' about the mid-life crisis of mid Brit people" must be like watching a pantomime edition of Babes in the Wood at Bayreuth.