Not to put too fine a point on it, it’s almost August and things should be sleepy, if warm. Boredom should be setting in and as many baths during the day as one can have without washing away.
The media should be tedious with inanity, pulling those stories out of storage they run every year about this time.
That doesn’t seem to be the case this year. There is horror going on – admittedly not on our doorstep but “over there” in the Balkans or the Middle-East, the traditional places of hatred. A small percentage of local horror stories would be picked up and eagerly run by the Mail for those who adore being outraged and horrified by a mother killing her children in Clapham or someone else cheating on someone.
What we’re getting for no extra charge this year is Boko Haram in Nigeria and then the one no one was expecting – ISIS slaughtering with impunity – actually Hitler era horror stuff and in the last couple of days – all those heads – I refused to look or run that as a post.…