Tuesday, February 28, 2006
You think you've got something to say until you're actually confronted with a box saying "Type here" and then you think "Shit, what do I do now?" However, nobody's looking so I'll start by mentioning Linda Smith who died yesterday of ovarian cancer. Seems like she was on Radio 4 only yesterday ranting about something you never thought could be significant, or indeed, a subject for comedy, but she always seemed able, not only to find the comedy in it, but also to have some significant point about why it particularly irked her. Her observations stuck with you, and you realised that despite the apparent triviality of the topic, it was worth getting pissed off about. The News Quiz and Just a Minute will fill her shoes but they'll do well to find an original like her.