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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the telly

Age of Stupid The family gathered round the glowing LCD screen last night and was treated to a few hours of rather informative television.

We kicked off with the Royal Institution Christmas lecture on More4. I'm sad that this has now been shunted to a ghetto channel. It was quite a blast from the past, not too flashy - all solid science. The economist and the historian kept up a running commentary suggesting lots of ways reality could be improved. The scientist just sat there and let it all flow over him. This year's lectures are available in the UK on 4OD.

We followed that up with Age of Stupid, which I hadn't seen before. It's relentless polemic, but effective. After a while, even the historian fell silent. At 3am, I was still awake. If you haven't seen Age of Stupid, you should.

Who says there's nothing on TV?