Episode 45 of Stilgherrian Live, the Fame Edition, is now online for your viewing pleasure.
I was surprised that the Swine Flu Panic didn’t win “Cnut of the Week”. T’was only second place (28%). Jim Carrey (for suggesting vaccines are the real worry — yes, when I want advice on epidemiology I’ll ask an actor) was equal third place (20%) with cockroaches who refuse to die when confronted with a veritable tidal wave of insecticide.
Does than mean Jim Carrey is a cockroach? That’s a shame. It means I can’t poison him.
Our winner, on 32% of the vote, was Peter Costello, who still refuses to shut the fuck up about… well, I just wish he’d shut up full stop. Go away, Peter.
The program also contained an unusual use for a cocktail shaker. It has to be seen to be believed. Although that may be over-selling it.
Congratulations to Jason Appleby, who won a t-shirt for his efforts at nominating the Swine Flu Panic, thanks to our new friends at King Cnut Ethical Clothing.