Monday January 27, 2020

It's just not in our nature to care

It was the incident with the tree that rendered most people speechless.

11th December, 2004

It was the incident with the tree that rendered most people speechless. There we were, all nine million of us, watching patiently as former pop star Natalie Appleton reached for a tree and squealed, “Ugh! I touched a tree!”

We sighed, and thought about all the other things we could possibly be doing at this time. Like watching paint dry. Or scrutinising the drip of a tap. Or something that had even the...

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