When booking a visit to the Boeing factory this Summer (whilst also working in Seattle-lovely city), the nice lady attempted to engage me into a converstaion regarding Coronation Street
, and could I tell her what happened next?
Needless to say, I'm not a fan of this programme, which also, I beleive, airs on PBS (one of the few decent American channels imo).
Anyway, a great read
is 'Private Eye', and I have seen it for sale in Barnes & Noble in Chicago, Boston etc.
You really have to be up to speed with British poitics to enjoy it, but here's a taster;
On the recent rumours of a rift in the relationship between the 'vicar' (as PE refers to Tony), and Gordon Brown, the chancellor:
(On a recent advertisement celebrating 75 years of the Saudi monarchy (and King Fahd) in The Economis
'I am proud to announce that this issue of the Daily Gnome contains a special 24-page supplement “Saudi Arabia Today and Tomorrow”.
Compiled by independent observers (from the PR company Huff, Puff and Bogleby), the supplement shows the enormous strides that the desert kingdom has made towards the fourteenth century. Articles include photographic essays on the new democratic institutions (such as the Monarchy), the modern judicial system (including a state-of-the-art laser hand-chopping machine) and the gradual liberalising of Saudi culture which now allows women the choice of staying at home or going out to be stoned to death.
There is a particularly revealing interview with the King himself in which he speaks of his growing admiration for Mr Bush and Mr Blair whom he singles out for their courage in not mentioning Saudi Arabia’s close links with international islamic terrorism. It is a privilege to be associated with this document and an honour to take the King’s money.'
It's snobbish humour, but I love it!