Romesh Ranganathan: do tell me what you think happened, Mr Social Media Know-all

People claim to know more about what really happened than the people who were there I have just returned from filming A League Of Their Own in Spain, where I became involved in the tomato-throwing festival in Buñol, in which thousands of people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other for an hour, then spend the next three days being asked why they smell like bruschetta. My co-presenter Jamie Redknapp posted a photo and more than one person said how disgusting all this was, when there are people starving in the world. I always find this a bizarre argument – one that takes something that your parents used to say to you when you were eight and wouldn’t finish your meal, and uses it to ignore the festival’s cultural history, as well as the huge number of things that are part of our everyday lives and far more abhorrent when it comes to the question of waste. Continue reading...