Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Moore for men

According to Sir Patrick Moore (astronomer to the stars?), woman are to blame for falling standards of quality on the TV.

"I used to watch Doctor Who and Star Trek, but they went PC - making women commanders, that kind of thing. I stopped watching."

Well who can blame him? Women as commanders - what a preposterous notion!

Apparently he stated "I would like to see two independent wavelengths - one controlled by women, and one for us, controlled by men."

Hmmm very telling, that use of the word ‘us’.

Sorry Sir P, but 51% of ‘us’ are women (shocking I know, but what can I say?).



Any idea who we should blame for falling standards of reality grasping amongst the knighthood?

But in the spirit of education of this icon of British TV should the clueless one happen this way - Sir P, 'aliens' are the things that may possibly be found at the other end of your telescope's gaze, whereas that creature standing behind you rolling her eyes? Not actually a different species.

7 comments:

Boatylicious said...

Well said, my dear... well said. And for the record, that is one creepy looking man. Yikes stripes! Hey - send me the link to your musical festival please!!!

1 i z said...

Creepy looking, creepy opinions - maybe we all start to look like our views sooner or later?

The festival's website can be found at http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/

Rob (the ergonomist). said...

...But how many star systems have you catalogued?

Boatylicious said...

I pick 22!!!! And 10 cocktails should be no problem at all.

1 i z said...

Boatylicious you have selected.......................

Turkey!

Their song is called "Shake it Up" and it is written and performed by Kenan Dogulu.

The bookies think this one has a reasonable chance and are offering odds of 25 - 1.

Here's your 'virtual supporter's kit', we'll get someone to wave the flag on your behalf at the appropriate point in the evening.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

whats that instrument he plays - a glock something? anyway, my point is this - never trust a man who plays one of those if you ask me - actually, never trust a man

see you tomorrow

Shaun said...

given that the chap has spent the best part of the last 85 yrs of his life in a small room on the top of his house in the countryside, looking down the barrel of a tube at things that are billions of miles away, it is hardly surprising that he has views that would not be considered socially acceptable in this day and age.

If I was that old I'd just be glad that folk were asking my opinions on anything other than just what I wanted mashed with my carrots today, and whether I wanted to sit and stare out of the window all afternoon while drooling...