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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · No Comments · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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Thinking television thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on Thinking television thoughts · Life

I have been watching old episodes of Scorpion on Netflix over the last couple of weeks. It is a very annoying programme for several reasons, but quite entertaining. Apparently it was supposed to be a sort of drama version of Big Bang Theory, but I would have described it as like a group of MacGyvers […]

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And another thing. Or four.

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on And another thing. Or four. · Life

Following on from last night’s moan about the Guardian’s 100 best TV shows, I remembered a few other shows that really should have been in there: Elementary – An alternative to Sherlock with a few twists: being set in New York, Doctor Watson being a woman, Moriarty also being a woman, and Sherlock’s dad heading […]

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Best TV of the 21st Century?

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Best TV of the 21st Century? · Life

The Guardian has been running a series about the so-called best culture of the 21st Century. One of the articles is about the 100 best TV shows of the 21st Century. Now I am no expert in TV and I know this sort of list is designed to stir up controversy, but even so I […]

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Desert Island Stuff

August 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on Desert Island Stuff · Life

I have spent an inappropriate amount of time thinking about this. The more trivial something is, the more thought I give it for some reason. I have bought houses and cars almost on a whim, but spent months comparing specs before buying my first DVD player and MP3 player. In the old days I could […]

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Twin Peaks

May 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Twin Peaks · Life

There is a lot of hype about a new series of Twin Peaks, which is exciting a lot of people and I kind of wish I was one of them. The thing is, I never watched Twin Peaks when it first came out. It sounds like something I would have enjoyed, so I wonder why […]

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Inflation madness

December 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on Inflation madness · Technology

I had an email from Virgin Media the other day. Remember how we used to just have razor blades? And then we started to have razors with two blades? They were advertised by an animation showing how the first blade left a bit of stubble and the second blade caught that? And then it turned […]

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Dirk Gently

December 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Dirk Gently · Life

I see that Netflix now has a US-made version of Dirk Gently’s Holistic detective Agency available. I saw some odd bits of it while Jayne was watching it on her PC and although there were a few good gags I can’t say that I was tempted to watch it myself, despite (or maybe because of?) […]

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Wave to me

July 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Wave to me · Life

After a couple of barren days, Euro 2016 is back on the telly again tomorrow, so time for me to get back to my obsession with the shots of the crowd. I am still waiting for for that moment when somebody spots that they have been picked out and then waves at the camera instead […]

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You, Me and the Apocalypse

October 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on You, Me and the Apocalypse · Life

Despite its reputation for being all about Premier League footie and celebrity vehicles that sound like Alan Partridge came up with the idea, Sky have been knocking out some decent comedies over the last few years. Spy, Trollied, A Touch of Cloth, Moone Boy, Yonderland and Trying again were all series I enjoyed and other […]

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