Thursday, January 14, 2010

TV Dinner

Well, after a jolly old think, I finally decided to return to our septic isle and am currently sitting here in my cliff top mansion, freezing my butt off. As a, er, sensible financial precaution I turned the heating off before my trip down under, not expecting a second ice age to descend and transform the place into Santa's grotto. Brrrr!

In fact I should really say 'butts', as being crammed into an economy class seat for 24 hours has had the effect of drawing a horizontal line across my arse cheeks, giving the old Eastcliff derriere a curious, four-buttocked profile not unlike the the rear view of one of those track-suited Margate mums who's made the mistake of cramming her size 20 behind into a pair of size 12 panties. A sort of hot, cross bum if you like.

For the next few days I'll be chillaxing and catching up on the latest Thanet goss. One piece of news that has already caught my eye is the start of a new, online Thanet TV station. Apparently they've been handed £100,000 worth of taxpayers sovs on the basis that they'll be getting unemployed youngsters to post videos on BoobTube. The words 'money', 'old' and 'rope' spring to mind. And their qualifications for this largesse? Well, leading light Rachel Saint runs something called 'Busy Mummy', which helps young mums.

It's left me pondering how much someone (moi) who has actually worked in grown-up television might expect for popping in an application and ticking a few boxes. It's got to be worth half a mill, surely? I think all my financial problems may just have been solved. Ker-ching!

Click here to read Thanet TV story on the Gazunder website

10 comments:

A fan said...

Glad you're back safe and sound and still moderately sane! Don't hold you breath about Thanet TV though - I'd recommend you still keep looking for other avenues to display your considerable talents.

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back E.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Kind words, kind words, A Fan, but I've already flunked two interviews to be a TDC sweepy-uppy chap, which, if I were honest, would be my metier.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Ooops! Forgot to take my Christmas deccies down. That's better!

Anonymous said...

You might as well have left your decorations up for xmas 2010, it wont be long but bad luck will becomming for taking them down late.

There's that blogging bloke over at Margate that fancies himself as a media star. Maybe he could be Thanet TV's champion of the working class?

What about the happy-snappy Margate champion of the buff for another video?

Tony Beachcomber said...

Probably flunked the interview because you have a suntan and come from the Eastcliff, they are not daft at TDC they can put two and two together and they do read your blog. I suggest you should wear a balaclava for a while it may improve your prospects.

anyway welcome back.

ascu75 aka Don said...

nice to ave you back ECr

Blogaddict said...

Thank goodness you're back!! Poor Bertie over on Strife is having to blog every day as there's so much happening.

Perhaps now you two can share out the stories.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Cheers Don.

I'm not sure I'm going to be on form for a bit, Blogaddict, as I still have raging jet lag. As evidenced by the fact I had to get up at 3am this morning to do biggies.

Anonymous said...

Not a lot of people know that!