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Boldly Taken Out of Context

Boldly Taken Out of Context

William Shatner ex Captain Kirk of Star Trek has recently had to apologise for insulting the tourist resort of Ilfracombe in Devon, describing the place as being laced  with prostitution. It was on the political satire show ‘Have I Got News For You’. Resident naughty boy Ian Hislop and critic Charlie Brooker were egging him … Continue reading

The Genius that is Steve Martin

The Genius that is Steve Martin

This man is so busy and talented I needed to lie down before putting this post togetehr. It just isn’t fair on the rest of us. This is one of the funniest clips I’ve ever seen, and I have no idea how he did it, this is ‘The Great Flydini’ on Johnny Carson. Make sure … Continue reading

Misunderstandings and Bannings

Misunderstandings and Bannings

One of the great literary events ever was the Ern Mally Hoax. Two  bored poets created him during their world War II national service, in Australia, as a protest against modern poetry. They wrote to the poetry magazine ‘Angry Penguins’ pretending to be the sister of rrecently deceased Ern, offering some poems she had found … Continue reading

The Most Important Television Series Ever

The Most Important Television Series Ever

Next month, one of the most amazing and drawn out television projects returns to British television. It is the series Seven Up which was broadcast in 1964, and can claim to be the first reality television series. It involved interviews with 14 children aged 7 and has followed them through their lives, so is part … Continue reading

Fox News – Spot the Facts

Fox News – Spot the Facts

I picked this up from a facebook page and am still struggling with what these people are broadcasting under the title of news. They can’t spell Toulouse, they think it is in the region of Bulgaria, they don’t know the difference between Buddhists and Moslems…… Oh well, at least she’s got a good hair stylist. … Continue reading

Kangaroos and Washing Lines

Kangaroos and Washing Lines

Our access to news these days is truly awesome, but once in a while I wish there was a way of following up stories. Last year there were two that still haunt me, because they are just too ridiculous. The first was of a 90 year old woman somewhere in Australia being attacked by a … Continue reading

My Tales of the Texas Rangers

My Tales of the Texas Rangers

I used to love watching ‘The Tales of the Texas Rangers’ on the television when I was young. But most of all, I liked their theme song which none of them actually sang. I sat really close to the screen at the start and end, trying to see into the back and sides of the … Continue reading