I was always extremely unlikely to watch the new series of Castaway. Looking at the BBC page I now see that contestants can't even bring reading or writing material with them, and at this point my already zero-point interest spins into a black hole and becomes even less accessible. There is no way I could ever be interested in someone who is prepared to go without reading or writing for 13 months.
Except possibly on a dissecting slab so that future anatomists can learn from the mistakes of the past.
What is interesting, and completely unrelated but it saves me having to do two blog posts where one will do, is the Astronomy Picture of the Day site, which does what it says on the tin: every day you get a brand new and usually quite astonishing astronomical picture. I just add it to my regular first-thing-in-the-morning blog and cartoon round-up and there you are.
Makes that small island in the Pacific seem even less important than it already is.