Monday, July 04, 2005

What's gonna' happen on Tuesday?

Bizarre events in the news on Monday evening:

As reported in LONDON by Reuters - The BBC apologised on Monday for outbursts of swearing by stars including Madonna at the weekend's Live 8 concerts after it received hundreds of complaints from viewers.

More than a million people watched the shows held at 10 venues across the globe on Saturday, while an estimated 2 billion tuned in via the Internet, television and radio.

The BBC, which carried live footage with no time delay, said about 350 people had complained about performers using bad language before the 9 p.m. watershed when British TV companies are committed to airing shows suitable for a family audience.

So let's see if we have this right, out of an estimated 2 billion people watching the Live8 event, 350 complained because some entertainers used rude words before 9pm.

What a bunch of cock and bull...presumably these same people knew why the event was being put on? And they were still more bothered by some swearing before 9pm than the thought of 50,000 people needlessly dying in Africa each and every day. Perhaps the Africans could oblige by only dying after 9pm!

Makes me bloody mad!

Events in West Dorset & South Somerset on Tuesday 5th
Rory Ellis & Arnie Cottrell @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas on Tuesday 5th
Tiverton Folk Club @ Tacehorse Inn, Tiverton
Rory Ellis & Arnie Cottrell @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

The Editor (spitting feathers!)

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