With the OTT Book now on sale, what better time to take a look at some other wonderful telly-related books from the ages? We’ll be posting one (or two) page (or pages) from a different book each and every day until we forget to, we’ve covered all the TV-tie-in books in our collection, or masked men burst into the BrokenTV office yelling at us to stop in the same of all that is holy and decent. Place your bets.
As pretty much all the books in question have long since been deleted by their publishers, there shouldn’t be any legal difficulty there, we hope. Unlike all those superinjunctions that we've blown wide open on our Yahoo group page which luckily no-one has noticed yet for some reason. In any case, we’re putting these scans online under the banner of ‘BrokenTV’, and no-one else. Just in case anyone starts waving their lawyers around.
Today, a page from Bachelor Boys: The Young Ones Book (by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, Sphere 1984).
If, like Neil Pye, you’re frequently losing your address book, then help is at hand, with Neil’s Address Sock. “Write your addresses on something you never take off.”
A page (or two) from a different book tomorrow. Until then, why not take time to have a look at the television-related book that all the most sexily androgynous types are referring to as OTTTBBOTBTVWNNNTTAN (Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009)? Available from Lulu.com in paperback for just £16.99 (that's just £0.00005 per word!), or £3.99 for the PDF ebook version, with any profits going to Alzheimer's charities.
Go on, what else are you going to spend your money on? Rent?