Archive for September, 2007

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Brother-in-law makes good

September 30, 2007

Thursday night, 9.30pm, BBC2, although you can watch it online tomorrow!

The few sketches I’ve seen have had me weeping with laughter. This show is going to be the most awesomest thing ever!

(Update: I notice Peter very kindly gave me a credit as script editor. Don’t believe a word of it. I came in early on for a few chats, but the content of the show was as much a delightful surprise to me as I trust it was to you.)

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Perry Farrell goes nuts, shocks British MPs with racist comments.

September 30, 2007

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Oh, wait, no, it’s not Perry Farrell. It’s Debra Cagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to Defence Secretary Robert Gates, pictured here receiving the Iron Cross for statements like “I hate all Iranians.

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Britain says no to lunatics

September 30, 2007

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Hey, creationists! Tony Blair’s not in power anymore so it’s time to get your ignorant, crazy asses out of UK classrooms!

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The IT Crowd, Episode 6

September 28, 2007

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It’s all over! Tonight’s episode is really, really funny, but the ending’s a bit shit (although you might like it! After last week, I don’t know what to think).

I’ve really enjoyed the run. We seem to have turned a corner in terms of the general perception of the show. Someone called us ‘overrated” in one newspaper! Hurray!

Thanks again for all the nice comments these last six weeks. I feel pretty fired up now, and ready to start sorting through my notes for series 3.

You’ve been a great audience! Goodnight!

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Pop Quiz

September 27, 2007

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How much money has Blackwater made in Iraq? Guess.

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Apology

September 27, 2007

Hmm…first time I’ve had to write one of these and hopefully the last. I just wanted to apologise for my last post about ‘The Truth About Food’. Why? Over to one of my readers…

“You are right about their response, it is nothing more than banal
lip-service – but your response to theirs is just puerile. It’s got
name-calling, non-sequiturs, putting words in their mouths, ignoring
points you don’t like, the whole works. I cannot reconcile that any
person who had a hand in Big Train could
be so vapid.”

I have to say, I can’t disagree with any of this. I’m quite embarrassed about the post. I fired it off too
quickly and let my anger and contempt get the better of me and now it sits there, a permanent reminder of what I’m like when I let my emotions take the wheel. Yes, the show is disgusting, and I do have contempt for the people responsible, and I hate how some producers feel they need to sink to the lowest level imaginable in order to scoop up viewers too morbidly fascinated to change the channel, but that’s no excuse for being shrill.

From now on my rule is, count to ten before posting anything. And as for ‘The Truth About Food’, rest assured, I will not speak of it again.

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Again? We just did it!

September 27, 2007

Mouth-crackingly funny SNL sketch with Christopher Walken. I love this kind of routine. Anyone know who wrote it?

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