March 30, 2008 by Colin
May I suggest a podcast Not one that arrives with any regularity, is informed by any editorial calendar or makes any effort to blather on about the benefits of social media?
No, I’m not talking about American Copywriter – but you should subscribe to that fantastic piece of work as well.
Instead, Stephen Fry seems to be applying his incredible range of interests and inspirations to a podcast – he’s up to episode 2 now. Here is his explanation why the podcast is only available on iTunes:
“… I am afraid that no host that we can find is capable of dealing with the 1 terabyte plus of traffic engendered without crashing. And so we turned to the might of Apple to help us out. The problem we always return to is bandwidth.
Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. Who would not prefer to pootle along the country lanes in a flowered gypsy caravan, rather than blast down the motorway in a colossal juggernaut? Trouble is, when you’ve a certain number of deliveries to make a van just isn’t big enough. Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth.
I sound like a 30s schoolgirl with a lisp. Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. What is she saying? Something to do with sandwiches perhaps? Or bandits. Bandits eating sandwiches and wearing bandages? We’ll never know. …”
Fry has always wielded a wonderful vocabulary. Here are some excerpts from this one podcast:
- braying dukes and vomiting ladettes
- being designated fifty types of watery twat
- It’s lazy, easy and gives us a warm glow
- a great maggot in my brain
- this is not a Nick Hornby Man List
- my ability to froth, frolic and gibber in time to music
It’s well worth a listen, people.
[tags] Stephen Fry, American Copywriter, ladettes, british culture [/tags]