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Wow has it been a year already? It seriously has been a year since I started blogging! I mean it’s gone in a blur and we’ve had some great times so I’d say it was a massive success, that and we now have over 2000 subscribers! Image

I mean that in itself to me is a bit shocking, 2045 people want to receive my blog directly to their email so they can keep up to date with it. It’s humbling and I appreciate all the support. There’s been times when I’ve wanted to stop and everytime I look at how many of you there are and I think “for every 1 dickhead there’s 2000 people who want me to keep going, 2000 people is a significant army of Purchfans. Fuck the dickheads”. So thank you for being there guys. I want to thank everyone who visits this blog daily too, there’s 100s of page hits a day so either it’s the same people desperate for new stuff or it’s a lot of different people checking up occasionally. There’s the other option that it’s people looking for granny porn but that never happens right?

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We’ve just had the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who (give or take a break, a bad movie and some spinoffs) and only now have I realised how much I like the basic messages behind it. 

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(Time travel does wonders for your career) 

My girls are pretty young and I have started to encourage them to watch the show. After a lot of “it’s for boys”, “isn’t that the guy from Harry Potter” and “why are those aliens made of rubber?” they have finally got into it and I am so glad. Let me tell you why.

There are a lot of programs aimed at adults and children these days, most of Cartoon Network is focused on capturing that 14-35 year old male market who have yet to find out that their parents won’t tolerate funding their video gaming habit forever, but none do it while teaching true values most parents will agree with. 

The thing that I love the most is that there’s this overriding message that you have to live with the consequences of your actions and that usually the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do. I really can’t emphasise how much these basic lessons are missing from most children’s upbringing. 

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Today there’s a massive sense of entitlement. Children are taught by every single media outlet that THEY are the most important person in the world and the world owes THEM something. Reality shows teach everyone that you don’t have to work hard to do well because success will just land in your lap one day and in fact the more awful you are the more likely you are to get on TV. We’ve had to stop letting our girls watch certain programmes aimed at children because they re-enact the spoilt attitudes of the main stars. 

However there is one last bastion of hope. Doctor Who. Life is full of hard decisions, you will make right ones and you will make wrong ones but you will always have to live with the consequences. Often there is the choice between the easy path and the hard path, very rarely is the right thing to do the easy thing to do. I love that intellect and reasoning is heralded as more important than brute force and ignorance, I love that violence is regarded with disdain and dreaming big is encouraged and I love that the key to happiness is always being yourself. I love that everyone is important.

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(and I love that bowties are cool)

I’m not saying that the media is responsible for every problem we have I’m just saying that the low brow programming we are spoon fed is exacerbating the situation. So next time you’re thinking of putting on Xfactor or Beauty School Drop Outs why not treat yourself to something more British than tea and a love of queuing. Switch over to Doctor Who and switch your children to a hero we all look up to.

ALLONS-Y! 

First pic of Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor

Sorry to double post about the new Doctor Who but look at this picture, LOOK AT IT!

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(Being a time travelling OAP means it’s always pension day)

I get that he’s an older, more mature, Doctor but he’s dressed up like one of the OAPs from an Age Concern advert. I don’t feel like he could save the world I feel like I need to go round his house with some warm cardigans and a cooked meal. I’m going to be worried that this Doctor doesn’t break his hip. Is the new TARDIS even going to have wheelchair access?

(Parody Picture provided by Gallifreybase.com )

Who?

Well that certainly came as a surprise to me. Not to betting Dr Who fans but definitely to me. I’ll be sad to see Matt Smith go.

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(With his floppy hair, bow tie and chin that could cut through double glazing)

Personally I was hoping that the producers would go completely left field with their choice and we’d have someone so unexpected and so totally random that whole new storylines had to be written just to cover his back story.

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(Like how violent the Doctor is when drunk and how even though he could have done it he didn’t save the Jews)

I think they’ve made the right choice in the end and I’m really looking forward to Peter Capaldi. I hope he plays it like Malcolm Tucker.

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(Oh look here come the cunting Daleks, I’m just going to fuck them to death with my sonic fucking screwdriver. I don’t give a time travelling fuck if it is bigger on the inside, either get the fuck in or get the fuck out before I rip off your head and skullfuck you to death)