Archive for March, 2008

h1

Secret TV insider fact–most writers are lazy idiots.

March 30, 2008

heartbeat.jpg

A character on ‘Heartbeat’ just said of another character “Say what you like about him, he’s old school.” Because, you know, people were always using hip hop terms to describe each other in rural England in the fucking late Sixties.

Development! Epocalypse writes “Old School has been in common English usage since the mid Eighteenth Century. It may be a hip hop phrase to you but it’s distinctly old school to me.”

Fair enough. Except the context was some old dear saying “He’s old school.” Not “He’s of the old school” or “very much an old school style of gentleman.”. Just “He’s old school.” And I’m sorry, but that’s just ridiculous.

Further development! Jake points out that the term was used in a 1952 episode of ‘Dragnet’. So perhaps I’m being unfair to the ‘Heartbeat’ writer. I still get a suspiciously modern scent from that line, but I may have been wrong to say it wouldn’t have been used at that time. The lazy idiot in the headline could well be me.

h1

“You just stay away from the damn thing.”

March 30, 2008


As the gentleman who sent it to me said, the comments section on this Amazon item is a fine example of a “single joke being repeated over and over and still being funny.” Link (via this site, I think)

h1

A mixtape for you!

March 28, 2008

rsz_1rsz_42_asia.jpg

Graham’s March Mixtape.

(I don’t know what the legal position is on posting this up–I hope most of the bands involved would see it as the act of a fan, and not someone trying to destroy their sales. Needless to say, if you like any of the bands here, please show them some love.)

h1

Hurray for this!

March 28, 2008

“The most inexplicably joyful nine seconds on the internet”. (Via Metafilter)

h1

Also applies to Hitchens, Nick Cohen etc…

March 28, 2008

rsz_tt032308.jpg
Link to full cartoon.

h1

Phwoar! Sliced mushrooms in brine!

March 28, 2008


Thanks to Simon for this fantastic ad.

h1

Speaketh

March 28, 2008


Commenth, linkth, thuggestionth.

h1

Yikes!

March 26, 2008

nightmare-p.jpg

Nightmare playgrounds.

h1

Waiters who are nauseated by food

March 26, 2008

Another gem from ‘The Dana Carvey Show’. (Anyone know how I might pick up a copy on DVD?)

(Video’s down–here’s a link.)

h1

All hail the master of Mordor!

March 25, 2008

rsz_pope-pomp.jpg

Click here for full size.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 448 other followers