Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Britain's Greatest Living Cultural Icon

The Culture Show has been conducting a poll to discover Britain's greatest living cultural icon. The final three were McCartney, Morrissey and Sir David Attenborough. And we're a nation of animal-lovers so Sir David won.

I've never sat down and watched one of his shows. My attitude to animals- wild or otherwise- is let 'em get on with their lives and I'll get on with mine. Human beings interest me, animals don't. 

Except, of course for rabbits. Rabbits interest me hugely. 

These poll-thingies are interesting (I suppose) in what they tell us about ourselves. The final ten contained four musicians- the other two were David Bowie and Kate Bush- but only one actor- Michael Caine. Where were Connery, McKellen and Dench? And there was only one comedian- Stephen Fry- and I was thinking comedy was the new rock and roll. But perhaps that was last year or the year before. Now, it seems, rock and roll is the new comedy.

I was lying in bed last night wondering who my Number One British Cultural Icon would be and  plumped for Matt Lucas- who sealed his iconic status yesterday by entering into a civil partnership with his boyfriend. I think Matt is the finest comic actor/comedian since Peter Sellers.

  • Ownership

    Our neighbour's fence- the one that encloses his/her chickens- makes a regular clicking noise. You can hear it at quite a distance. I think…

  • Moony

    I've been thinking about the Moon. Franco De Nicola- whose videos I've been watching- tells me the Moon's an artificial satellite,…

  • Drumming My Heels

    The wall is four to five feet high. I'd like to sit on top of it- in the sun- and look out at the field. But can I get up that high? Oh, stop…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.