“After I gave you that lamp, we ate at that terrible Chinese. It’s an angle-poise because you press your face too close to the page when you read and there’s never enough light. You won’t wear glasses because you say your nose is too small and with gasses you’d look like a mole. Which you don’t… Wouldn’t. They’d suit you. You’d look just as… fairly beautiful as you are. It’s yellow because you said no-one wants a yellow lamp. So I thought if I got it for you in yellow then no-one would steal it from your desk. I do give these things quite a lot of consideration, you see… The devil is in the detail.”
It makes it more real, seeing the boom! The mechanics of how we bear witness, because that’s what we do, what one tries to do. Reveal fleeting moments of history, not with apology, not as it is now! Endless static newsreel, a man who never leaves his desk, delivering the story as if it’s the dry, five-minute warm-up act to Hancock’s Half Hour!