December 10th, 2011

QI - Smarties tubes

In the words of Victor Meldrew...

I don't be-flipping-lieve it.

Okay, that's a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, but...

Looks like the rumour I read on Twitter was true. Because of certain comments Jeremy Clarkson made on last week's The One Show - comments which were taken out of context in a media frenzy - last night's scheduled QI was pulled in favour of a repeat of the first ep of the latest series.

What the cheesy wotsit?

I mean, okay, as jokes go, it was in bad taste, but this is Clarkson. Bad taste jokes is What He Does. Offence was taken, he (and/or the BBC) have apologised...shouldn't that be the end of it?

And if they must pull an episode of QI, couldn't they replace it with one we haven't seen yet? Tch.

(And as Paul Sinha said on last night's The Now Show, Clarkson once punched Piers Morgan. Surely for that he deserves several second chances..?)

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I love this joke. YMMV.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip, and after finishing their dinner they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend.

"Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

"I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes," exclaims Watson.

"And what do you deduce from that?"

Watson ponders for a minute.

"Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes?"

"That someone's stolen our tent."

Anyone want to do a Cumberbatch/Freeman picspam to go with that??!