Archive for September, 2009

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Many Toys at Last Year’s Prices

September 29, 2009

And now…the DVD extras!

I like the way there were so few toys available at the time, you could more or less name them all.

(Thanks @Phlaimeaux and @AdamMaguire!)

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Goodness!

September 25, 2009

(Thanks @Skinbro!)

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PIRACY!

September 24, 2009

Don’t worry! I actually know that guy, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have any Lily Allen in there.

(thanks, @mystacon!)

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How To Throw a Windows 7 Party

September 24, 2009

I’m still recovering from the Vista party.

(apologies to @mattround for slightly changing his joke).

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“I’ve never seen no stars before.”

September 21, 2009

Highlights of the highlights:

1.”I’ve never seen ‘no stars’ before”

2. “They’re used to you narratin’ it and fuckin’ telling the story and that.” Is he insulting Danny Dyer’s other films AND HIS FANS???

3. “1976, ‘Taxi driver’ come out, got c**ted.”

4. Mister Bean!

5. “When they’re doing retrospectives on your life…”

“Yeah, yeah…”

6. The moment around 4.40, where the soundtrack to the film bleeds over the line “the most important film we’re going to see in the next five years”  is my favourite moment of accidental comedy of the last five years.

(Thanks, Ed!)

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Sweet Oblivion

September 18, 2009

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Watch this sketch first (don’t read on until you’ve done so)….LINK

A perfect sketch. Beautifully shot, a brilliant lesson in misdirection, and Kevin Eldon just takes my breath away. Even the music, which I first thought was too leading, tees the laugh up expertly, so that when it drops you immediately fill the silence with laughter. It also illustrates a principle I have long held to be true. If you take a horrible situation, and turn it so that it becomes delightful, it’s often more satisfying than vice versa.

(via @flidby & @AlCampbeII )

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How do you like them apples?

September 17, 2009

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A compilation by way of thanks to all the people on Twitter who helped kickstart some ideas for jokes by sending one-word suggestions to me yesterday. Oblique Strategies, eat your heart out!

Oh, and of course, thanks to all the other people on Twitter who alerted me to the existence of many of these bands. (Including Andrew Collins, who I overheard talking about The Twilight Sad).

Once again, Twitter wins! Check MATE!

Here’s the comp!

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