At the risk of looking like I care too much about this kind of thing, and also admitting that I’ve left it rather too late to post this, I can’t help but draw your attention to this Guardian article.
“This is a sales pitch that screams, “I have crazy facial hair, know all there is to know about the oeuvre of Terry Pratchett and am in possession both of a complete set of Red Dwarf DVDs and my virginity.”
Now forgive me, but looking round Dimension Jump last year, there were very few people who looked particularly virginial. And even taking into consideration allowances for dramatic license, considering the Dwarf DVDs are some of 2 entertain’s top-selling DVDs of all time, you hardly have to be a social outcast to own them.
I know lazy journalism shouldn’t surprise me any more. But for some reason, I keep being amazed when the same tired old stereotypes are dragged out yet again…