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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Just under two years after Christopher Price’s tragic death, Liquid News has finally died. Just when Claudia and Paddy were beginning to make it all better again.

Still, the presenters’ and crews’ general displeasure at the axing was cheerily noticeable, with the “Liquid News Helpline” strap (“We haven’t got enough money left for a box of tissues, let alone a sodding helpline. Pull yourself together”), the redubbing of the Kill Bill clip to Kill Stuart (the BBC Three controller), and the “We really shouldn’t tell you this, but the money for the LA satellite feed ran out three weeks ago so all the ‘Latest’ news we’ve been bringing you from Hollywood over the last month was actually filmed in February”.

At least they went with dignity, dedicating the programme to Christopher and reshowing the tribute to him right after.

But that’s it. The end of Liquid. It makes me want to cry. And Christopher Price dying was a WHOLE lot more tragic than the Feeder drummer.

I’m off to sulk now (whilst also looking forward to the new extended 7 O’Clock News in May and, on a completely different topic, GMail. And if you’re expecting me to expand on either of those, you’re about to be disappointed. But please, for the sake of us all, keep your hamster away from the printer.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 81st post was filed under: Media.

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