On last week's post I mentioned the first leader's debate and how despite getting 9m viewers it was beaten in the ratings by Britain's Got Talent. So I suggested that for the next one on Sky, that the leaders should do it with a dancing dog. Did Sky take up my idea, did they b*ll*cks. And how many viewers did they get, 4m. The next debate is on the BBC, so if you are reading this and have any power or influence at the Beeb and you want high ratings for this event, I once again suggest you take your lead from Britain's Got Talent. You don't even have to stick rigidly to the dancing dog idea, you could have the leaders doing semi-naked fire eating (see here) or swallowing objects and regurgitating them, maybe with a slogan on each object as to why we should vote for them. These are just ideas, I am happy to meet up with anyone at the BBC political department and have further brainstorming sessions.
Talking of the TV debates, it's the general consensus that Nick Clegg has done well in them, not so much due to the Lib Dems policies but because he comes across well on TV. But if being good and charismatic on TV was all politics was about, Simon Cowell would be Prime Minister, Alan Sugar would be the Chancellor and Thomas the tank Engine would be Minister for Transport.
I watched a little bit of the London Marathon yesterday. To me running 26 miles is ridiculous enough, but not content with that, but you see some people running in energy zapping outfits. But what has to be the most stupid thing I've seen was the man (Pete Digby) who was running with a fridge on his back. Under no other circumstances would someone think this was a good idea. If for example, you were moving house and your new house was 26miles away and there was no room in the removal van for the fridge, how far down the list of ideas would running with it on your back be??? I'm not one for predictions but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw this guy at next year's marathon, doing it for a spinal charity, whilst in a wheelchair.
And Finally... This might say more about my life but the most exciting thing I did last week was to work out how to do a poll on my football blog (see here). It's basically to find out who is more influential Lionel Messi, of Argentina and Barcelona, arguably the best player in the world, or Rory Delap of Stoke City, who has an unbelievable long throw. Feel free to cast your vote, it may not be the most important vote you'll be involved in over the next few weeks, but I promise not to bombard you with propaganda through the post.
Til next week, stay safe