Well, we set fire to the microwave yesterday. Not on purpose mind you. It somehow happened involving a cheap gas lighter (one of the 'five ferapoun'' variety). I still don't understand what exactly happened but it all went up in flames anyway. Luckily my husband was around to prevent me throwing water at the microwave (I am still pleading birthing-induced insanity in such cases) and we (he)rescued the family from the inferno by putting the melting lighter outside. Scary.
Meanwhile the papers are having a go at Bob Geldof for trying to save the world. Yes, that's right, rich white men angry because other rich white men are trying to help the poor. Makes you wonder. The other day I had to turn off the radio when a (respected) presenter asked people to phone in and get angry over pop stars telling us what to do. 'Why don't they give their millions instead of asking us to do stuff?' he was asking.
Amazing. It's as if having millions precludes you from freedom of speech. Don't say anything that might make you look 'worthy' ! You might look very uncool ! And now they've discovered that the Live8 line up is mostly white. Horrors ! You mean to say that the music industry is so segregated that the world's top acts are white ?! (And mostly male ?! And mostly heterosexual ?! And able bodied ?!) Well, I think we should all blame BOB GELDOF for that !! For goodness sake. Isn't his point just that; about the world being a very divided place ? So, he's not going to change the music industry, I guess that means he's not allowed to do anything with a hint of the dreaded 'worthiness' about it. Bloody hell, he's almost as bad as that Jamie Oliver.
Have celebs use their clout to represent us ? No thanks, we'd rather die. But why go that far when we can avoid the whole messy issue by letting loads of Africans die instead.