Graham Norton is one of many people who drive me bloody mad. Hitherto he registered on my targeting radar as one of those individuals who'd done a funny thing once (twice to be fair. Father Ted in both instances), and then become a 'Celeb'.
Becoming a 'Celeb' now obviously involves everyone hosing you with liquid cash for no readily apparent reason. Especially the Beeb, who have that stuff in abundance; extorted with menaces from thee and me. Graham pissed me off more than most of the current crop of nondescript arseholes, as
a: the Beeb were unusually (even by their standards) extremely liberal with the pen and
b: I couldn't understand for the fucking life of me why.
Out of the blue, I was compelled to shift my worldview. I checked out the blog of the estimable Dr. Phil Button on Monday afternoon (linked on the right), and discovered that GN not only has a brain, but is endowed with Common Sense (capitalisation intentional). He also demonstrates a sound liberalism that wholly accords with mine.
Never again can I dismiss him as an empty-headed, shrill, brainless, lightweight titwank; of less worth and use than a blancmange strap-on.