Monthly Archives: May 2011

Danny Baker

I just heard Danny Baker, back on 5 Live after a long period of radiotherapy, interviewing Paul Merton. What links these two, other than their entertainment value? Neither of them owns a mobile phone. To quote Baker: “I don’t want … Continue reading

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If you don’t know, it’s from The League of Gentlemen

As my regular reader may have noticed, I have become rather partial to the splendid BBC2 afternoon quiz show Pointless. (I am aware that I have written about little else recently, but what can I say, I am currently two-thirds … Continue reading

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Today’s Pointless gem/today’s pointless gem

The category: Charles Dickens characters. One of the contestants, who had a shocker in the previous edition, steps forward. “How are you on Dickens characters, Scott?” asks Alexander Armstrong. “Not bad,” replies Scott, “I’ve seen a couple of the movies…” … Continue reading

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More Pointless

I don’t want to overplay the entertainment value of the BBC2 afternoon quiz show Pointless. It’s just a daytime quiz show. But hidden away inside it is some strange, clever stuff which doesn’t belong there. A couple of days ago, … Continue reading

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Equipment

Like most people, I don’t understand how the internet works. If I did, I would do something about the spam comments which are targeted very specifically at a post I wrote last year about the films Memento and Inception. Two … Continue reading

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Demi Moore has a lot to answer for

My workplace subscribes to four publications, which are placed in the cafe for general perusal. These are The Times, The Daily Mail, Heat and OK! (to give it its correctly punctuated title.) As a result, I am relatively well-informed about … Continue reading

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