Japan is a fascinating place and I have loved visiting there. I would have loved to have lived there for a while but alas, it wasn’t possible. I’m thinking of going back there again this year. I just saw that James May of Top Gear fame has done a travel documentary on Amazon Video. I’m halfway through it and have really enjoyed it.
â€œIâ€™ve been told that, at some of the big companies, the P.R. departments have ordered their employees to stop saying â€˜Weâ€™re making the world a better place,â€™ specifically because we have made fun of that phrase so mercilessly. So I guess, at the very least, weâ€™re making the world a better place by making these people stop saying theyâ€™re making the world a better place.
Frank Kelly has been a cultural presence almost all of my life. He was a character on Hall’s Pictorial Weekly in the 1970’s slurping tea from a saucer with Eamon Morrissey. If I was too young to understand the political commentary behind the sketches, it was memorable to an impressionable young boy with only one television channel to watch.
Later on, there was Father Ted of course.
But one of my favourite performances of Frank Kelly is in the short film where he has a small cameo part Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom