Fer Chrissake! I feel ancient! I can't stand the contemporary fascination for turning spoilt, over paid sport and music nobodies into popular heroes. I managed to avoid X Factor this year until I went into the local Chinese tonight where the TV was showing a rerun of the X Factor final. Uuurgh! The marketing, the greed, the adulation and the soft cnut attitudes surrounding it all make my stomach churn. WTF was wrong with Boudicca, King Arthur, Alfred the Great, Robin Hood, the Black Prince, Francis Drake, Nelson, General Gordon and greatest of all, Churchill?