Blobby blobby blobby
To no surprise at all, the Murdoch outpost presenter scraping beyond the bottom of the barrel has been (definitely has-been) dribbling bigot Mike Graham, the Mr Blobby of TalkRADIO. Not only has he made an idiot of himself, or perhaps that should read “even bigger idiot of himself than usual”, he has doubled down on his idiocy in no style at all.
The background to this popcorn-fest can be put directly: Graham invited on to his show a supporter of Insulate Britain. This did not go well: Graham asked what his guest did for a living, maybe hoping to hear that he was unemployed so there could then be a judgmental rant. But the guest was a self-employed carpenter, working with sustainable materials. His trade involved cutting down trees, but new trees could be grown in their place.
He's been watching one of these. Allegedly
“You can’t grow concrete” he chided Graham. The Great Man disagreed. He asserted that you could indeed grow concrete. He clung to this position unswervingly, and cut off the interview in short order. And so began the modern legend that is the Concrete Blob.
You think I jest? Graham then went on the TalkRADIO show hosted by the disgraced Jeremy Kyle to advance the proposition that concrete can indeed be grown. “They’re all going, he’s so stupid, he doesn’t know that concrete doesn’t grow. I mean, they really think that. They actually think that”. No, they know that. Because it doesn’t grow.
But there was more. “Well, if you have ever seen someone making concrete, in a concrete mixer, I don’t know if you’ve ever watched anybody doing that, but basically you put sand in, you put water in, you know, cement goes in [nowt gets past him, eh?], you know, you make concrete, it expands, it grows”. It intercoursing well doesn’t.
This, though, was enough for whoever was managing the TalkRADIO Twitter feed. The exchange between Kyle and the Concrete Blob was packaged up and Tweeted out with the biscuit-taking comment “‘Concrete grows.’ Mike Graham responds to the controversy surrounding his Insulate Britain interview this morning, which has attracted over three million views”. Perhaps someone who knows their concrete could put him straight?
Leon Black, who you can tell as he’s a doctor, was that person. He’s a Professor of infrastructure materials, so you can guess what was coming: “As a Professor of Concrete, can I please point out that this is utter bollocks. Concrete contracts upon curing. It does not grow in any sense”. Concrete Blob duly Pwned by the Concrete Prof!
When Mike Graham went on Jeremy Kyle’s show, he was presented as a “TalkRADIO legend”. And so he is: the legend that is now the Concrete Blob. What a complete tosser.
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