Who can forget this hilarious comedy show about an accident prone young man - Frank Spencer. Not to be confused with another famous Spencer accident, I hasten to add. Only the truly cynical and paranoid individual could imagine that this was no coincidence and it fact part of a nefarious, long term, television mind-conditioning, control plan.
Anyway, my point is that our news seems to concentrate on certain stories which would worry mothers. For example, yesterday, the news reported on five middle aged men who jumped off a pier in a drunken prank.
The news somehow compared this to a dangerous sport activity, known as tombstoning, where one leaps off a cliff or similar, into the sea. We were told this was a growing pastime and then we were shown images of the sport. Deaths were mentioned.
One can imagine this morning, in the school holidays, young chaps perhaps leaving the house for the day, their mothers already distraught with anguish over terrorists, paedophiles, drugs and now this. "You better not let me catch you at any of that tombstone malarky, ma laddie, or your be feeling the back of my hand"
Boy leaves, distraught at his mothers madness, for which he feels to blame. Goes and buys a bottle of WKD to feel better. Mother, worried out her brain, knowing she will be mad with anxiety and paranoia for the rest of the day, has a large gin.
Oh the beauty of television.