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Objects of desire [Aug. 26th, 2016|06:57 pm]
shewhomust
I've doubtless said before that I am not a fan of the Today programme. It's main advantage as an early morning news broadcast is that soner or later it annoys me enough to get me out of bed.

To illustrate how far apart we are in our way of thinking, yesterday morning it trailed the items coming later in the programme with the words "Who would want to buy a dodo skeleton?" I was half asleep, but the response was automatic: "Who wouldn't?"

I shall draw a veil over the item as broadcast, in which interviewer John Humphrys revealed just how badly he had been briefed (but it appearently qualifies as the Best of Today). Instead, here's a better piece of BBC coverage, which answers the questions John Humphrys failed to ask, and gives a photograph of the skeleton.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2016-08-26 09:52 pm (UTC)
"Who would want to buy a dodo skeleton?" I was half asleep, but the response was automatic: "Who wouldn't?"

Indeed!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-08-27 05:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. I was confident I was not alone in this...
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