Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Flying high on TV

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

My favourite thing on TV at the moment is the “What Did You Want To Be?” advert for the new Ford Focus ST. It’s a hideous car, but I love the guy in the superhero costume. The way he takes to the air in response to a distressed scream is just superb. Watch it, then [...]

Goodnight from him

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

One of the problems with getting older is witnessing the death of people who you grew up with, whether they be relatives, friends or well liked celebrities. Ronnie Barker, who died yesterday, was one of my favourite comedians when I was growing up, and I still have fond memories of sitting down with my whole [...]

A load of bullocks

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Does anyone else think it’s odd that the cows on the Anchor Spreadable TV advert are voiced by men (specifically Stephen Fry and Tony Robinson)? Cows, voiced by men. Think about it for a moment.

Raising my blood pressure

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

After watching last nights episode of ER on Channel 4, I am compelled to point out that Parminder Nagra, who plays the rather anal Dr. Neela Rasgotra, is absolutely bloody gorgeous.

What is this thing you Earthmen call the off button?

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Media Watch Watch reports that once again the self appointed guardians of Britain’s morality are preparing to march upon the offices of Channel 4, brandishing pitchforks and torches, to slay the porn peddling ogres and demons that lurk within: “Massah” John Beyer, the Black and White Minstrels fan who likens himself to St Paul, told [...]

Sense and Censorship

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Channel 4 continued their Banned Season with a program about adverts that have been banned or withdrawn from UK television. Some of these adverts were (naturally) absolute rubbish, others works of genius. In fairness to the censors, one of my favourites, the Wrigleys “Dog Breath” ad, was withdrawn only after a large number of complaints [...]