What's been popular this week:
1. Filth! The Sunday Express complained about children AS YOUNG AS FIVE being exposed to the depravity of... er, Wallander, thanks to the BBC not automatically blocking iPlayer for children. This will be the same Sunday Express owned by Richard Desmond, of Television X, Gay TV and Red Hot fame. The Express wheeled out some rentagob Labour MP and MediaWatch to back up their faintly embarrassing pearl-clutching.
2. The proof at last! The Express again, the poor loves. And the story about a great-granny who caused unnecessary suffering to an animal and, for some reason in Bonkers Youcouldn'tmakeitup Britain, got fined for it. What is the world coming to when old ladies can't admit mistreating pets and be allowed to get away with it with a cheery "Dohhh, you sweet old dear!", eh?
3. April Fool. Or why April Fool's Day jokes don't work in newspapers any more. I should have also added that nowadays you can quickly search online to verify the veracity of something; and April Fool stories are just about the only things that don't get immediately C&V'd by other newspapers and news sources online, so they're that much easier to spot.
4. Winklepedia. They let a woman host a programme about films? A woman? Are they allowed into cinemas nowadays, then?
5. FAIL. A bit of self-indulgent stuff. But I must say thank you to everyone for all the kind responses and comments, tweets, emails and everything else. It has been very uplifting. And I now know with even more certainty than when I wrote it that it's not a fail at all. Carrying on the way things were going, hoping it was going to work out but letting things go more and more wrong without stopping them, would have been the real fail.