Gothic, Anglo-Saxon and Black Mirrors

This morning, a propos of nothing, Mark turned to me and said: ‘I’m quite often distracted by the Lord’s Prayer because I’m trying to remember it in Anglo-Saxon.’

‘Anglo-Saxon?’ I echoed, in disbelief.

‘Or Gothic,’ he added thoughtfully.

So – moving on… last night Holly was around and we watched Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’.  If you haven’t seen any of these I highly recommend them: somewhere between thriller, sci-fi and crime drama, these off-centre futuristic TV plays are totally gripping; thought-provoking and disturbing.  They engage the viewer emotionally while delivering a mental punch.  This seasonal special, ‘White Christmas’ featured cloning, imprisoning people within snow-globes and forcing them to listen to Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas’ over and over, time-turning and savage retributary justice.  I won’t spoil it by giving away the crucial plot-point but just watch it.  OK?  Watch it now!

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/black-mirror/on-demand/60121-001

In fact the whole series is on 4 OD, including one I’ve blogged about before:

https://lizardyoga.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/having-an-egg-in-your-beard/

so go watch them.  Well, when you’ve finished reading this post anyway.

That makes me wonder: what are you doing while you read lizardyoga’s weblog?  Are you drinking a beverage?  Listening to music?  Flipping back and forth to Facebook?  Waiting for the insurance company to answer your call?  I’d really like to know – so drop me a comment.  And if you follow me I will always come over and take a look at your blog too.

It’s such a joy to have Holly home for Xmas.  Well, actually she’s popped off to Doncaster for the weekend, but she’ll be back on Monday, and finally we’ll have someone Normal in the house.  Someone I can chat with about everyday stuff without it turning into a conversation on the Lord’s Prayer in Gothic…

Kirk out

 

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3 responses to “Gothic, Anglo-Saxon and Black Mirrors

  1. Im normally focusing on reading your blog when Im reading your blog, Liz, although admittedly sometimes I have earplugs in listening to some music via Spotify. Actually, at the minute, Im watching Football Focus so…..erm…..I can multitask……….yes, thats it , I can multitask….phew, got out of that hole I think……….oh, wait. did I type that out loud?
    As for the Black Mirror , think ive seen that on netflix. There is another series called Black something or other, about clones and one who isnt a clone but is also identical to the clones…………scary, interesting, drama……

    • Sarada Gray

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  2. Eating cashew nuts and listening to Leicester City losing to West Ham.

    Spock out

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