If anyone could pull off a secret ep, a fake cover up show, interrupting the news, even getting all of (I can’t spell it but that ad screen in London) it would be the BBC. If this was about channel 4 or even ITV I’d say no way in hell. But come on you think if the BBC asked if they could borrow the big screen thing anyone’s gonna say no you can’t? The channel that made everyone believe spaghetti grew on trees and Shakespeare was French for giggles? There’s a lot more but I won’t list them all. If they wanted to simply put up the name for a fake should they could. If they wanted to have Moriarty break the forth wall they could. It’s not a question of whether they can do it it’s weather they will.


Another custom order and what has turned out to be one of my favorites so far. Stacey McGill of Austin, Texas requested “Bird get down”. Here is his explanation. Thanks Stacey!

My kid is not 2 yet. We were outside about a month ago under a big oak tree in my front yard and there was a bird on the ground about 3 feet from us. All of a sudden, the bird flew up and landed in the tree. My kid looked up at the bird and said, “Bird, get down.” This was her first sentence.

I also did a bit of a tribute to one of my favorites - Shel Silverstein - an (almost) all black and white version. I love them both!

This is an image from the BBC programme Panorama, which used its position as a news program to trick its viewers into believing that there were trees in Switzerland that grew spaghetti. It was an April Fools Day prank but it was identically to any other real BBC news footage. A direct lineage from this sort of form-based prank can be traced from this to the video of human-bird wings we watched in class today.