Saturday, March 24, 2007

While watching yet another list show of "the most annoying songs to ever be played back to back by John Peel on the moon...", I was struck by the fact that two great songs which you really SHOULD check out on youtube (I'm not going to link them.....you have a browser, you do the hard work) are "I Don't Like Mondays" and "Rat Trap" - both by the Boomtown Rats and both with cracking videos to go with good pop songs.

You really should you know.

On a sports theme, is it about time the English football team could be subjected to a phone vote (run by ITV...after all, they have freetime now) during the match so we could have players removed for playing too boringly and bring on someone else...for instance, Frank Lampard off, Tony Christie off the bench.

Go on Macca, give it a try - after all, your time in charge does look limited, worth a gamble now!

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Damn Penny Arcade - despite not being a serious gamer, it's steadily got me addicted to the point were I'm now working my way back through the archives...Gabe rocks as a character...and the anaarchic and surreal bent to their humour tweaks my funny news


In other news, I've discovered mixing my drinks can help me forgo a hangover! Who'd have thought it...hurrah for going down the pub at midday on the last day before the hols...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ever wondered how you could incapacitate an evil villain's henchmen? Well, wonder no longer - non-lethally, just get them to smack one of their feet into a skirting board. They'll then be unable to do much beyond a gentle hobble after you, allowing you to escape at walking pace.

'course, if they have a gun, you might have to revise that. But the above method does work, I can personally testify that what looks just like bruising to your toes does actually cause you to slow down a lot....

Doesn't work if they have access to a car though...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

We are living in a golden age of radio.

I say that because we still have the genius of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on our wireless sets. It is still the most brilliant radio on air, even taking the legendary Terry Wogan into account. A few years ago, just after Willie Rushton had died (still much missed because of the surreal nature he brought to the game), I genuinely thought it had jumped the shark, with Humphrey Lyttleton off colour and, well, I feared the worst. Thankfully, and not for the first or last time, I was wrong. On air at the moment, it still brings laughter, even from the memories - such as the complete quotes round which brings "Fools Rush In..." - "the minute McDonalds opens" and "If you want a thing doing well..." "Leave it in the microwave over the weekend".

If you haven't heard, you're missing out - plug in and play baby

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Ever wondered how scientifically viable "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" was in the field of time travel? Well, this website has....for some reason

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Doctor Who. It's heading back over the horizon for essential Saturday night viewing. Which is good.

What's annoying about it though is the number of magazine and newspaper articles writeen by people who aren't fans but pretend to be - hence the sly comments about sonic screwdrivers, cybermen, daleks, tom baker and the like. STOP IT! You haven't followed the darn thing over the years (and, due to age, I had to start off with colin baker and Sylvester McCoy). Just write the article without trying to pretend you saw the return of Doctor Who being the TV event of last year in the UK - because you didn't. Very few people did. Whovians knew it had promise but didn't think it would be as successful as it was. Most TV pundits predicted solid if unspectacular viewing.

Ok, rant over. But if you can't name William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy - or Paul McGann from the mid-90s - then you aren't a fan. Final.

Oh, and lastly, stop assuming everyone thinks Tom Baker was the best Doctor ever, Tv pundits - Jon Pertwee was as good and had to cope with being stranded on earth!


Right, I'm done. Roll on David Tennant - he rocked in the Christmas Special!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Eh Up Cocky!

Well it has been far too long and it needs no bigging up from this quarter, but really, throw your bowlers in the air in unalloyed pleasure at the existance of TV Cream. Just a weekend on the ol' sickbed but it was alleviated from all tedium (and half arsed attempts at suicide) by moving the finger around the site. Well put together, nowhere near comprehensive (but then, what is? Not even car insurance these days) but containing so much love for the programmes it reviews, even when it hits them. And a wealth of off topic discussions.

Favourite quote this weekend, from the review of Starfleet: "It certainly beat the wooden shit out of Terrahawks"

Top hole, Jeeves old man, top hole

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Well, a chance to look back at the first outing of the Apprentice and, well, everything is looking good, albeit not that different from the first episode last time! Fruit & Veg selling = flower selling. The one thing which just makes this so much better than any other reality TV show (and the Apprentice, for all the blurb about a window into the business world IS a reality TV show) is Sir Alan Sugar - not just because he seems determined to increase his standing as the pantomine dame but because its his decision - we can't influence it, it is completely arbitary from his point of view.

Mine you, Ben, this week's evictee, did have "deer in the headlights" written all over him once he found out his team had lost.

Elsewhere, terrific news on the vegetating in front of the TV situation - both copies of series 2 and 3 of Scrubs dropped through the doormat (via Hong Kong and Australia - yay Ebay!) so we can kiss goodbye to doing anything useful before the late shift this week....

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Can the sugar-meister do it again for the Beeb?

The Apprentice is back on the 22nd!

And now, relax

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Time for a change methinks. And time possibly to be making postings. And the template change's already helpfully deleted all my links, thus making my editing task a lot easier - and urgent!