Beyond Platitudes
February 12, 2009 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Thought For The World is an alternative to the BBC's much mocked Thought For The Day.

Contributors include the author and broadcaster Muriel Gray, the philosopher AC Grayling, agony aunt Claire Rayner, Jonathan Bartley of the religious think tank Ekklesia, Guardian Columnist Polly Toynbee, comedian Mark Thomas and Richard Holloway, the former Bishop of Edinburgh.
posted by ninebelow (4 comments total)
This would constitute what I believe Comrade Vinod Mishra of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation might describe as "a split within the bourgeoisie along progressive and reactionary lines."
posted by Abiezer at 7:29 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

While we're at it, the BBC should do an occasional or alternative "Match of the Day" for people who don't like football. Prominent non-footballers could stand or run around on a pitch demonstrating other forms of physical exercise; or shout emotionally and enthusiastically about their love of opera and the arts.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 7:31 AM on February 12, 2009

"Who's the bastard in the tux?"

"You only sing when the Arts Council funding comes in!"

"You're gonna get your fucking opening night panned in a particularly arch review."
posted by Abiezer at 7:39 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]

I have a friend who is a paid up member of the humanists, but I have a problem joining an organisation where Claire Rayner is the president...
posted by patricio at 3:24 PM on February 12, 2009

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