Tonight I did something that I've not bothered with for a while I watched Jonathon Ross. Recently going to bed has been more inviting than falling asleep in front of the telly. However I stayed up tonight to see his main guest Mr Robin Williams someone who I think is very funny. So with Mr Ross saying goodnight I channel surfed before I bade farewell to Friday.
Channel surfing is one of those pre-bedtime rituals that many I'm sure secretly do, just in case there is a showing of that programme or movie. Tonight it was a movie namely "Braveheart" starring that well known Scotsman - Mel McGibson.
Its a strange old film all blood and guts with a soupcon of humour (not the accents) and romance. All washed down with a glug of historical tinkering. It's as Scottish as Indian Whisky but taken in the right spirit its a good way to while away a couple of hours.
I remember when it first came out and we went along to a local cinema to view it. The cinema was fairly quiet of customers but one chap in particular had perhaps decided to watch it after having consumed the right spirit. Throughout the movie to my right came the occasional stifled cheer as another Englishman was sliced and diced. The odd guffaw as the dialogue took a humorous turn. It was not obtrusive and provided an interesting dimension.
As the end of the movie drew near - if you have not seen it I'll not spoil it for you - a new sound came from our fellow movie watcher. It was sniffs and sobs, our emotional commentator was sad SPOILER ALERT at our hero's demise as he yelled out
Perhaps that's why we channel surf at the end of the day when we should just press the red button and go to bed it all to do with freedom the freedom to channel surf.
'They make take our remotes, but they will never take our freedom" ?