I was hanging around in the BBC offices the other day and the main thing I thought when I was there was that all the blokes looked the same. They all had beards, neat but not too neat, and they all had rather nice glasses and they all had pastel coloured shirts tucked into their posh jeans. It was clone central!
The weird thing is today I read this article at Breitbart about the newly appointed controller of BBC television, Danny Cohen. The article has a picture of Mr Cohen alongside one of Jeremy Clarkson:
He’s a tad older than the blokes I saw but, basically, that’s the look they all have. It reminds me of the news from North Korea a few months that citizens were getting the same (stupid-looking) haircut at Kim Jong Un.
Note 1: I liked this bit of the Breitbart article:
Cohen also, inevitably, agrees with ‘comedian’ Lenny Henry that there should be much more ‘diversity’ on television. (Presumably, he was very jealous that Broadchurch season 2 was an ITV production and not a BBC1, because it featured a court case involving an Indian female judge and a black female defence barrister. In real life, the likelihood of this happening is apparently about 7500 to one. But never mind verisimilitude, eh? It’s the message that counts…)
I might get a t-shirt made that says “Never mind verisimilitude, it’s the message that counts.” It is the Prime Directive of Western Civilisation these days, afterall.
There’s been some recent Kim Jong Un haircut news you may have missed.
Note 3: Whenever I mention the BBC I feel obliged to link to this site. So there you go.