A bit of a Friday post/dream post combo this week, and a bit of Twitter thrown in because the big exciting thing at the moment is the latest celeb to start tweeting. And he took his time, I did think he'd have been on there much earlier. But at last @russelltovey
is on Twitter. And this is how he chose to prove it was the real him:
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what's called "knowing your audience."
Funnily enough it wasn't Mr Tovey who featured in my dreams (well he might have done, but I don't remember any of that.) I haven't actually remembered much but what has
been a theme this week is, bizarrely, Radio 4. On Wednesday night I dreamed that someone (don't know who) was having a heated rant in my direction, on the subject of Radio 4 sitcoms. Specifically to say that Fags, Mags and Bags is far superior to Cabin Pressure, but on the dubious grounds that the former is about a corner shop and therefore working class and noble, while the latter is about a private airline so probably all rich and posh and rubbish.
Actually I do prefer Fags, Mags and Bags
, but only because I prefer it to most
things, I can listen to the episodes over and over. But I like Cabin Pressure
as well. I think the reason this all turned up in my dreams is that Roger Allam, who stars in Cabin Pressure
, was in the audience for Anne Boleyn
(he presumably gets comps to all the other Globe plays this season because he's in the Henry IV
s.) The sitcom is on Radio 4 on Tuesdays if anyone's interested, and there's a couple of episodes left this series - it also has man-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch in it if that helps. (FM&B
isn't on at the moment.) As for the class-war element, it may have something to do with the fact that the book I'm reading (John O'Farrell's latest comedy history book) had got as far as Thatcher by that point.
Elsewhere, I dreamed that the country currently had two Prime Ministers sharing the job. Not a PM and a Deputy, but a man and woman with equal power and responsibilities. No, David Cameron wasn't one of them. And Nick Clegg wasn't in a position of power either, just like in real life </satire>. I don't know who the man was but the woman was definitely Celebrity Lesbian Sue Perkins. So maybe the man was Giles Coren. Come on, you'd rather they were running the country, wouldn't you?
Sue Perkins was on Just a Minute
this week, so another Radio 4 connection.
Oh, maybe I should have put the dreams first - is anyone likely to to keep reading past the topless Tovey pictures? Oh well. Have a good weekend.