Friday, 16 October 2009

Getting down to it

The other day Prince Philip gave an interview celebrating the 50th anniversary of a Design Council prize which bears his name, and it was good to see that age has not diminished his notable lack of discretion.

The duke said that the quality of design had in some areas declined, and he picked television sets as an example. Harking back to an age when the sets were simple, he said that nowadays to work out how to operate a TV set you "practically have to make love to the thing".

And then he went on: ..."so you end up lying on the floor with a torch in your teeth, a magnifying glass and an instruction book".


Froog said...

That's not how I make love, but perhaps I should try it. After all, variety is the spice of life, they say.

Tony said...

Yes, obviously they do things differently up the Palace.

Sal said...

or even more worryingly, his very next sentence:

"Either that or you had to employ a grandson of age 10 to do it for you."