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Dreadful Nonsense

"I've read your blog. it's really funny. you should write a column." - Jon Ronson

Irritatingly, the Guardian's Michael Billington has written a front page story (slow news day?) about Blaine's stunt that is less than completely damning. The longer this is going on, the more irritating it's becoming to me, for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I mean, it's not like it's really taking up a lot of media coverage - if I do go looking for information about how the whole thing is progressing, that's exactly what I have to do to find out - go looking. So really I've only got myself to blame every time I read about this ridiculous human being sitting festering in a smelly perspex box over a smelly river, slowly starving himself on purpose but for no real point. It's up to him, and totally avoidable if I want it to be. I think it's like picking at a scab for me. I just can't keep away.

I've spent the day quite successfully avoiding the last essay on my OU course, the one essay out of the seven we have that is essential to submit, the one essay that you must pass in order to pass the entire course. And the most boring one, really. It's so non-specific, deliberately encompassing the course themes, so that you have to cover all the topics we've looked at since February. And by God, I'm bored. I've read The Guardian cover to cover, all the supplements, listened to all three hours of Jonathon Ross's show (despite the fact that the guests were all quite boring), and watched The Hours on DVD. And Fame Academy, even though I truly do. not. care. who. wins.

And with all that, I've got half of the essay written. It's neither inspired nor inspiring. I'm ticking off boxes. It's dull.

But not as dull as Ronni Ancona, who is at this moment being interviewed by the least talented, over hyped interviewer in the history of British television since Des O'Connor. She's on with Michael Parkinson, and has just run through five of her "impressions", and they're all exactly the same.

I'm very tetchy today.

I'm just waiting for her to do her Audrey Hepburn.

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