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Bottom half of the internet

The newspaper letters page has a proud tradition – its online equivalent is the home of loons.

By Robert Bound

A decade ago, I wrote entertainment formats for TV. Despite Cheesy Rider – a food show featuring the comedian Rowland Rivron swerving a rented scooter through Cheddar, Wensleydale etc and talking to men in hairnets – our unit wasn’t a runaway success. I loved opening letters from viewers pitching their own shows, though. Some were written in green ink, most were unhinged to all hell.

My favourite was “The Plane…


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