Stop whatever you’re doing.
If you had an urgent appointment to get to, you now have an urgenter one.
If you’re operating heavy machinery, it’ll probably be able to look after itself unsupervised for ten minutes.
If your children find a drawer of sharp things and start playing, remind yourself that the world they would have grown up in is a cruel place which they would do well to escape.
The animated movie version of Tim Minchin’s skeptical anthem Storm has been released onto YouTube.
I first encountered Storm, if I’m not getting my chronology muddled, in December 2008, at the first of Robin Ince’s now regular godless Christmas shows at the Bloomsbury theatre. It had overrun substantially, we were all getting a bit restless, I was starting to worry about missing the last train home – and Tim, given all this, said that he thought he’d read us a nine-minute beat poem.
At the time, I thought that was a joke.
As it happens, I’m fairly sure that DC Turner and Tracy King must have been at the same event, also seeing it for the first time, and being stirred into action even more vigorously than I was. It took a while to make it all happen, but this fantastic labour of love was previewed at last year’s TAM London (in almost finished form), and now release day is finally here.
That should be ample to keep you going for now.