As a big fan of The IT Crowd, Iâ€™m a happy reader of the author, Graham Linehan,â€™s blog, â€śWhy Thatâ€™s Delightful!â€ť. It certainly helps to explain to American viewers tonightâ€™s episode. And yes, I did try and persuade Microsoft to give Moss an MVP award. Maybe I should have suggested Roy instead, since he mostly does windows.
However, the other day, looking for the blog on a machine on which my bookmarks donâ€™t reside, I was rather shocked to see â€śWhy, thatâ€™s delightful!â€ť, when I typed in what I thought was Mr Linehanâ€™s blog address. Totally not the site I was looking for. I was completely unprepared. I hope Graham Linehan knows he has a competitor for the same search meme.
Graham Linehan is the author (along with Arthur Mathews) of that other staple of British (or Irish?) humour, â€śFather Tedâ€ť (memorable, also, for being produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins, of Radio Active and Hitch-Hikerâ€™s fame). If youâ€™ve not seen them yet, go watch them â€“ rent them on Netflix, watch The IT Crowd on IFC, and Father Ted on wherever you can find it in this country, whatever you have to do to make this a part of your comedy intake.
But beware of imitations, when it comes to your favourite blogs.
[And donâ€™t try and use Windows Media Center to sync The IT Crowd from IFC to your Zune, because IFC marks all their programming for DRM, with the aim that it canâ€™t be copied. Boo, hiss, IFC.]