Friday, May 18, 2007

They are cracking me up!

Before I go to bed, I just have to get off my chest the latest idiocy from out national broadcaster.

A few years ago, a dirty great lump of ice in the middle of the Canadian wastewaters broke off.

Now, it is probably not a good thing, and possibly a further sign, should we need it, of a warming trend climatically. So far, so factual.

But what do we get? Po-faced, the anchor announces that: 'this is what it could have looked like; before we get what seemed like a cut-price CGI animatic to the opening sequence of Ice Age, the movie. Basically a cartoon of a white thing with a crack running along it.

Then, just for good measure, we get a blow by blow account of the BBC reporter and team struggling, you guessed it, to get there in a chartered airplane to stand on this two year old lump of floating ice, ' understand what may have caused this'.

For some reason, all watching thought this more of an effective p*ss take than the preceding Have I Got New For You, and fell off their chairs laughing. I sooo feel my licence fee is being well spent.

ADDENDUM - yes, it's now also on the web: Mission to Ice Island - 'you can follow the progress of myself and producer Mark Georgiou and cameraman Duncan Stone.'

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