I just got an email from patrick in the GW office:
Fine so far.
Fantastic little thing in the Guardian about your blog on Saturday!
Yeah, it sounds complimentary, but did you notice the 'little'? I think he's jealous.
Still sounds sarcastic.
Just one thing,
Oh, here it comes....
The special, is NOT a Christmas special. It is likely* to go out before Christmas, or after Christmas. So you might want to amend that...
Ooops. There we are, it's not really a Christmas special, as it could go out before Christmas or afterwards. Either of those time slots. It was being referred to as a Christmas special at one point, but now, apparently, it's not. Just because someone quite high up in channel 4 referred to it as a 'christmas special' doesn't mean I should make the ridiculous assumption that it's a 'christmas special'.... chizz chizz moan moan sulk.
I'm like one of those army units that goes rogue ( a 'rogue army unit') blundering about on the far South Western tip of the map, causing mischief and mayhem, until Patrick gets given a river boat and told to sort it out, while James Hendrix plays in the background. I might shave my head and hide in the delicatessen section of Tesco's later, rising out of the pate while Patrick's helicopter (he's got a helicopter now) looms in overhead, playing Ride of Valkyries. Actually I can't, I'm waiting for a phone call about my replacement Powerbook, I'll have to stay in, bugger.
Patrick's band, by the way, are having their own go at a world-cup song. So as an apology for roaming out of control all over the media this weekend, I suggest anyone reading this puts aside their totally reasonable disgust and hatred of football songs and have a look at this one, which doesn't have 'salt of the earth' type thugs marching in unison, but does include a goose, and some kittens, hurrah.
* Just to be sure, it's not set in stone that it's going out at all - don't want to jump the gun on C4 there, but you never know, the last episode might be so astonishingly mould-breaking and amazing (especially my bits) that who's to say it won't be deemed too dangerous for human eyes to see and sent into space intead where it will float into the heart of the sun and do no further damage. I mean I'm sure it will be going out, but let's not get too complacent about these things, hmm?