Baffling remark of the day, in today’s “My media” questionnaire in The Guardian –
The Guardian and Telegraph online. I can’t handle physical papers – having a toddler around makes them a hazard.”
I have had a toddler around the house, and I can honestly say that at no point did it occur to me that a physical paper would be a hazard. Hot irons – yes, kettles – yes, newspapers – no. Perhaps she’s worried that she’ll be tempted to roll the paper up and whack the infant over the head with it, or possibly that – if the child is precocious enough to read – it’ll risk brain damage by reading some of the drivel the Grauniad publishes these days. No doubt she has her reasons, but otherwise I’m lost.
Mind you, she also says –
I’m obsessed with Top Gear, although I’ve no interest in cars – the humour, the storytelling and the cinematography are all brilliant.”
The humour is subjective, but storytelling? – cinematography? Perhaps she’s confusing it with Top Gun, or, indeed, Top Cat?