Thinkers – an endangered species

As rants go, this one is hard to better. Stewart Lee in the Observer fires a broadside at the dumbing down of popular culture.

In popular culture thinkers are despised. A sick delight spread over the rapidly warming landscape when it was revealed that Sir David Attenborough had filmed some baby polar bear footage in a zoo to supplement the painstakingly gathered location shots, as if everything this wise old man had ever said could now to be gleefully erased from the record and replaced with recordings of Jeremy Clarkson snorting petrol fumes out of a slit in a life-sized inflatable model of David Cameron.

Wonderful stuff! Take five minutes to read it. You’ll feel better afterwards. I’m sure he did.

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