I caught about five minutes of X Factory (too much already). One of the participants in the girl band uttered some vacuous drivel about X Factory helping her to deal with her issues.

Did she lose her curling tongs or something equally dramatic?

It makes me so sad to think of the lives given to protect our society… and this is what we’ve built with that sacrifice. Viewing figures don’t lie – this is what matters to people – more so than democracy even.

I can see why some loony religionists see us as decadent, and we all know what happens to decadent societies in history…

Actually, we probably don’t.