Extracting your Digital
A bloggee writes:
BBorderers across the region were bombarded with instructions to retune their digital tellies on Sep 30th. A whole host of strange new channels have appeared including a couple of the starting at 2 a.m. variety (unwholesome, one suspects). However, one wee gem now keeps me rivet ted from 6p.m. onwards. Along with certain luxury hotels in Serbia , Bosnia and the Czech Republic ,we lucky Borderers can now receive Russia Today. There are fascinating news reports which can take our minds off Gordon Brown and dodgy water supplies. So far tonight we have had a report from Riga which is predicting that the economic downturn is set to continue. The price index which they have found to be the most accurate predictor of economic swings is reflected in sex workers’ charges. Brings a whole new emphasis to it’s tough out there on the streets, eh? Budget airlines might be advertising flights to Riga with: a spanking good time - and now even cheaper……..
There are a lot of good feature programmes about social issues and cultural minorities so I’m just back to watch the box and I’ll be spared Masterchef with the vampire man and the bald bondage freak.
On the dodgy water supplies the same writer is not too impressed with the advice issued by Scottish Water
The water is now a very pale straw sort of colour. Nobody from the water lot contacted us, not even when we reported the sewer appearance stage. However, many Facebook contacts have been circulated with last night’s ridiculous instructions. They also recommended that only the kitchen cold tap be run so that the yucky stuff didn’t spread across the house. I said I was buggered if I was going to run buckets of water to flush the loo. I think Civil Defence was rather better prepared against nuclear war with its whitewash and brown paper remedies. Curiously, the first person I rung said the fractured pipe diameter was 8” but other sources have it as 18” – obviously resolutely unprepared for decimalisation, then
I think Duns has escaped the worst. And none of that advice reached us. The effable Mr Lamont has now climbed onto the water wagon. Of which more anon
Labels: Digital in the Borders, Russia Today, Scotish Water