14/07/2014, Arts Extra – BBC Radio Ulster
Marie-Louise Muir covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
I refuse to listen to this on the grounds of oh God are you joking of course not, but I was on live radio this morning and thankfully stopped myself saying the words “shit tons” just in time. The idea that Irish radio called Portland, Oregon to speak to a Scot about a Welsh TV show tickles me no end. This international world of the Internet!
In which my Time piece from this week has a Sally Field moment. Really, I’m just doing these now because history has taught me that one day I will no longer be writing these and I’ll want to remember that people liked them once*; next week’s piece – Thankfully, not about Batman because I am done with that guy for awhile – promises to be esoteric enough to not even make it into the top 20, never mind the top 10, don’t worry.
(* That’s not actually a joke; I remember writing some things for io9 that were popular and I liked, and now I wouldn’t even vaguely be able to tell you what they were. I just remember that period as one where I wasn’t popular enough, depressingly.)
Clearly, Time should try to push The Dark Knight Rises every week. I got the lead story of the website again today.
Seriously, this is just weird now.
The story is here, but what’s worth pointing out is that it’s actually a counterpoint that was written in response to Lev Grossman’s piece here.