Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Monday Nights' Entertainment and Morning Swearing

Just like to start by saying how cool Monday nights are for TV drama at the mo, Life On Mars (BBC 1) at 9pm, Prison Break (Five) at 10pm and Supernatural (ITV 1) 11pm....eventhough we are about to lose the inventive and outstanding Life On Mars after next week. They're fab shows with enough intrigue, action and humour to keep me tuning in week after week and, in the case of Life On Mars especially, the concept and cast are fantastic and Gene is halerious..... 'drop your weapons, you're surrounded by armed bastards.' pure genius!

Prison break is getting along quite nicely and it's not as simple as the title may suggest with conpiracytheory, men in black and a Martha Stewart mafia Don type....and of course there's the tattoo/map concept, which is a perfectly reasonable excuse for Wentworth Miller to get his kit off at least once per episode.

Supernatural, in contrast, is more formulaic than the other dramas but by 11pm....and what's with the sheduling by the way, some of us have to get up at stupid o'clock for lectures the next day....I care not so much for the demanding or, in the case of Lost annoying, deep plots and tandem narratives and really just want to kick back, relax and watch some entertaining television, which Supernatural certainly fills to expectation....It helps also that Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are very easy on the eye.

So, viva Monday nights, and I'm hoping that the end of Life On Mars will initiate the start of the new series of Hustle which will enable the continuation of the two thumbs up Monday night in front of the box for a while longer.

In other news, poor Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyales was in trouble for swearing on air, and to be fair I'm very surprised that this has never come up before. He recieved, get this, 11 complaits for telling a caller to shut her 'f**king brats' up who were making alot of noise on the other end of the line....well in my opinion (the only one which counts right this second) 11 out of several hundred thousand is not even worth farting on and Chris' completly accurate on his description of children, therefore no apology is actually necessary....and to those 11 people who did complain....that's radio 4 I believe you were meaning to tune into.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

New Computer

yay....at last a computer which doesn't keep burning out on my ass. It's an Inspiron 6000 from Dell with centrino intel inside, extra memory, a 14.5 screen, dvd RW and a thundercats desktop!

But mostly it just works...which was all i was askin' for really...I spent the better part of the day reloading all my files from my old laptop via a memory stick....I'm sure there's probably an easier way but I'm not excactly that great with the whole age of technology thing so that had to do.

Aslo since I had to go home to pick the thing up it means a weekend with sky television....this may not be a big deal to most.....but dude....it's SKY! 24, NCIS, CSI, SG:1, BFG, MiB (ok so the last two probably don't count but you get my drift)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Buffalo and Valentine's

A headline in today's news could have come straight out of the American national press; 'Buffalo Spark Dung Warning', apparently said buffalo have been half inched and the public have been warned not to approach the animals since they can fling dung several feet....Could it be that these be the weapons of mass destruction that Blair and Bush are so keen to find?!?

In other news, I wandered into town this afternoon to pick up a newspaper...A simple enough task one would assume... But I was forgetting that one of the most pointless days of the year is nearly upon us and the town centre was filled with loved-up pairs of saps who were ignorantly getting in my way whilst spending a small fortune on chocolate, vomit-inducing love cards and the complete dregs of, so called, musical artists' albums, with such delights as 'song's that say I love you' (yes it does exist) 'perfect love' (out of stock on Play.com) or, even worse, 'Take That: the ultimate collection' (barf). As far as I'm concerned....Save your money people....You'll only have broken up in 6 months anyway and then have to divi up the rancid album collection anyhoo.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


You know those times when you get a memory of something which you used to watch as a kid but just can't quite put your finger on it....I've been having one of those weeks and, since I'm a student and lots of time on my hands, I decided to do some searching. There's some fab sites out there (www.thechestnut.com www.sausagenet.com www.televisionheaven.co.uk & http://tv.cream.org are some of the best) But there's little to no info on this little fella, and all I can remember is 'Dooby, Dooby, Dooby, Dooby, Quack Quack!'

Sunday, February 05, 2006


How cool is this? http://www.the-broom-cupboard.co.uk/ read, reminisce, laugh until you pee over Andy Crane's hair.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Kid's Say the Darndest Things

Was watching Rock School on E4 last night and heard a real gem from one of the jumped up little twats that had me laughing for about the next hour: 'I like being a chav, makes you look nice, look expensive'....there's just so much wrong with that statement. I'm doing a Chandler Bing, in that the amount of sarcastic comments forming in my head may actually be giving me brain damage....then again I'm pretty sure that it needs no further explanation...so regal in the fact that one day the poor deluded teen will have the photographic and videoed evidence of his fashion disaster era.