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Banishing the Bad Stuff

1984

"'You asked me once,' said O'Brien, 'what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.'"

George Orwell, 1984

  •  
  • Apple crumble

B

  • Badly dubbed adverts
  • Bandwagons
  • Barbara sodding Windsor
  • Baseball caps
  • Bedfordshire
  • Beggars on public transport
  • Ben Elton TV scripts (post 1990)
  •  
  • Busybodies

O

C

  • Celebrity Love Island
  • Channel 5 talking heads programmes
  • Chequebook journalism
  • Child killers
  • Christian Rock
  • Cider
  • Cold callers

P

D

R

  • Dead arms

E

  • Eamon Holmes
  • Exhibitionism (of the show-off variety) - nudism - especially lady-nudism is a good thing and should be encouraged

S

F

  • False modesty
  • Female Radio 1 DJs
  • Film school graduates at parties
  • Fingernails down the blackboard
  • Fizzy water

T

G

  • Garth Crooks
  • Gary Bushell
  • Guy Ritchie

H

  • Hershey’s Kisses (taste faintly of vomit)
  • High-earners
  • Hollyoaks
  • Hollywood Kids
  • House prices

U

I

  • Infobars
  • ITV Drama
  • ITV Sitcoms

W

shane

Y

L

Z

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