Saturday, 27 April 2013

X is for uneXpected and eXtraordinary

I hated X last year. Unsurprisingly, I've not found it any more enjoyable this time round.

I really don't like the idea of cheating by choosing a word that doesn't actually start with X. That being said, I genuinely don't know many words beginning with X (for about a minute I was tempted to write a short story about a xenophobic xylophone - count your lucky stars I decided against it).

So I'm cheating.

I'm quite a sucker for watching TV talent shows. Most years, before they start, I convince myself that I've had enough and that this year I won't watch any of them. Inevitably I get sucked in every time.

Most of the time, though, I genuinely don't mind who wins (usually because my favourite gets knocked out early in the competition and I sulk). What I look forward to, is that act that either does something utterly amazing ... or manages to produce an interesting reaction.

I think these two videos (both taken from this year's Britain's Got Talent) demonstrate what I'm trying to say.


Question: What's your X topic this year? (I'm sure it's better than mine!)


  1. The shadow act was definitely very impressive!

    I always get sucked into them as well.

  2. My family loves these shows *sigh*.