For the poetry round-up, Manfred contributed John Betjeman's wicked funny poem "Slough", which I'd never read before.
The BBC comic series The Office (the original and more disturbingly awful series) is set in Slough--an ugly industrial town (right).
The U.S. adaptation is set in Scranton, PA.
Here, Ricky Gervais as office manager David Brent (like Steve Carell's Michael Scott, but perfectly, slimely worse) takes John Betjeman down a peg or two.
Left me gasping.
"I don't think you solve town planning problems by dropping bombs all over the place."