Tuesday, January 09, 2007

First post of the new year

Greetings, Mancunia. I've limped into the UK and the new year with a head cold. Hmm... why do I always come back from America sick? Anyway, a whole heap of new Manchester blogs are waiting impatiently in the wings, but before I get stuck into that, I thought you might want to read this piece by Charlie Brooker in yesterday's G2. In it he describes his realisation, whilst on the crapper, that Sky Magazine's new system of using celebrity faces to classify film genres is more than just moronic, it's dizzying madness:

"Somewhere in my head, a camel's back splintered beneath a straw."

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