Ok so its Friday, the weekend has almost arrived, the pubs are cleaning pipelines as I type and the sun is attempting to burn away the grey clouds hovering overhead.
So why the title.
I arrived home last night and my mother (who is very tech savy) had written to me in msn, which I leave on all day at home, telling me that 2 people in Spain had been arrested, with possible connections to the abduction of young Madeleine Mc Cann, which is a story which has really hit me bad. I immediately switched the tv on and went to 501 on my sky box which is Sky news.
I knew if anyone would be covering this story, they would, and sure enough once the tv had gone through its startup procedure there they were doing an interview about it with their main reporter on the case.
As it happens the 2 people arrested do not unfortunately seem to have any thing to do with maddies disappearance, but what was reported next....
TIM HENMAN OUT OF WIMBELDON.
Oh my god!!!
Pardon my French but who gives a shit. He was never gonna get far anyhow, sure for gods sake he aint even seeded any more.
This top story was followed by another top story wait for it...
THE SPICE GIRLS REUNION.
I switched off at this stage cause I personally (and I hope I am not alone) do not find this to be a top story, once again who gives a shit.
All this was happening about 7.35pm, but I thought ok maybe sky have filled the first 35 minutes with "real" top stories, so I switched back on at 8pm.
I was greeted with the presenter saying something about it being 8 o'clock, catch up with all the top stories every 15 minutes. I decided to give Sky their 15 minutes, not only do they report "their" top stories (see above) but you also got the weather forecast, sports news and an ad break in aswell for good measure, then this is repeated for the next 15 minutes.
This made me pause to think for a second.
Sky news repeating format equals the FM104 repeating format.
Am I wrong?