Dave Barry (a Classic, of course)

“The television programming in England is not so great. The TV in my room in Gloucestershire (pronounced ‘Wooster’) got four channels, and one afternoon the program lineup, I swear, was:

Channel 1: A man talking about the problems in the British gelatin industry;

Channel 2: The national championships of an extremely slow-moving game called ‘snooker’ (pronounced ‘Wooster’);

Channel 3: Another man (or possibly the same man) talking about problems in the British gelatin industry; and

Channel 4: A show (this is the one I ended up watching) in which five people were taste-testing various brands of canned beef gravy and ranking them on a scale of zero through ten.”

Good choice, Dave. If I weren’t a vegetarian, I would have watched Channel 4, too!

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