Jul 06 2013


Crikey, we are already well into the first week of July: a month laden with promise.

The long-awaited Summer has finally arrived and already I am complaining that it’s too hot.  But, if the weathermen are to be believed, then July holds even hotter temperatures for us. The current Mrs Masher – sun-worshipper that she is – cannot wait, whereas I look toward it with dread and a longing for autumn.

July also brings with it the Wimbledon final and the possibility of a Briton taking the crown for the first time since William the Conqueror stole it from these shores in a five-set thriller that we would have won, had King Harold not taken his eye off the ball.

Also, this month, Formula one brings us two more opportunities for Lewis Hamilton to not quite win a Grand Prix: a skill that he has become quite adept at, over recent months.

And, of course, the whole country is at fever pitch as the royal vagina is about to spew forth anytime now, providing us with a new heir to the throne (circa 2085). Baby names is what will be all over the news for the next month. My money is on Prince Brian or Princess Tracey.

Another turn of event this month, is that after Wimbledon has finished, the BBC will be suspending all future 3D programming, because… no-one’s watching it.  Now, I don’t want to say I told you so, but, well, I did.



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    • Toffeeapple on July 6, 2013 at 12:41

    I don’t like it too hot either, I tend to skulk indoors with all the blinds closed when like that.

    As for tennis and F1, I have no interest whatsoever. I wasn’t even aware that the BBC were broadcasting in 3D, shows how much I watch TV. There is so little to interest me on the box.

    As for the Royal birth – yawwwn.

    Summer heat makes me grumpy, can you tell?

    • Masher on July 6, 2013 at 16:42

    Not at all, TA… you’re your usual cheery self! 🙂

    • Abbo on July 11, 2013 at 21:03

    C’on Tim!

    • Masher on July 11, 2013 at 21:29

    I shouted that too!

    • King Arthur of Pewty on July 13, 2013 at 19:44

    Ahh yes, I heard it the other day on the daily doings, Apparently the nation is holding it’s breath awaiting the arrival of the latest hanger on. It appears we are all riveted to the burkes who are standing in the street somewhere in London just outside the royal birthing arena telling us live on the goggle box how excitingly nothing is actually happening. WHy don’t these people get jobs!!!!

    Any road up, another wonderful side to our wonderful heir and his wonderful princess is that they are wonderful and did we know that they are also ” in tune with us, their subjects” so much so that Lord snooty has decided that even though the royal chavvy is about to be hatched any day now he will stay at work (Work? don’t start me off) until the little darling has poked his head out the royal funnel, but just in case he’s needed to administer urgent moppings of the royal brow he has a Helicopter sitting in his front garden to whisk him off to the £6k a night hotel I mean hospital

    Brings my own memories flooding back, ahh we have so much in common really

    I suppose any chance of a knighthood just went up the swanny

    • Masher on July 14, 2013 at 07:59

    Hmmm… how do we know you’re a king?

    • Brennig on July 16, 2013 at 20:20

    I can’t wait for Lewis’ next successful attempt at almost winning a race.

    • Brennig on July 21, 2013 at 10:10

    This thought occurred to me as I was considering weeding the garden. Have you noticed how the YouView concept has changed, since it was first put forward? It was, originally, going to be a public access platform, where people could broadcast self-made content – broadly similar to YouTube. And now it has morphed in to something else entirely.

    • Masher on July 21, 2013 at 15:08

    There’s no money to be made in community telly, Bren.

    • Brennig on July 24, 2013 at 20:10

    When Aunty Beeb originally put the idea forward, it was going to be a partnership with BBC, BT, Virgin (I think), and someone else. And there was going to be advertising/commercials – similar to the YouTube model. I do wonder if the idea has been shifted because some TV broadcasters/producers don’t want a YouTube business model threatening their commercial sponsorship?

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