News reaches me today from the Antipodes that watching too much television can shorten your life (I assume they have controlled for living upside down and the additional tension created by vocal pitch rising at the end of each sentence).
At the same time, it seems likely that, in response to funding cuts, the BBC will be scaling back BBC4. As BBC4 is the mainstay of my televisual viewing, it seems that I shall be watching a lot less television in future.
A threat is revealed and then resolved in but a single day. My plans for practical immortality (as opposed for my rather different plans for practical immorality) are back on track – I had already aced this week’s earlier reported requirement for 15 minutes of exercise per day. I’m now jolly glad I re-organised my bookcase last week as it seems I shall be increasingly reliant on the print medium for my kicks (and the intellectual underpinning of this blog) in future and will need the extra room.
Still, for now BBC4 is still with us and last night saw the eagerly awaited return of “Only Connect” – the sole TV quiz I’m willing to watch: both for the challenge presented by its questions and the presence of Victoria Coren in the chair. She’s enough to make a chap go quite weak at the knees (and in the morals)…