Archive for May, 2009


Real-life comedy, I salute thee!

May 31, 2009


A perfect piece of real-life physical comedy that I hope one day to steal in its entirety. Click here for the funniest thing you’re likely to see all month, unless this guy owns any other animals.


Well, you try and think of a headline

May 30, 2009

It’s long past Time’s bedtime

May 29, 2009


Peter Serafinowicz is a great user of  Twitter–he’s currently assembling a YouTube Orchestra made up entirely of musicians he recruited on the site, and his tweets are silly and often hilarious–like this one “Went to the gym this morning. As I left, everyone said I was the best!”.

You realise that’s a gag, right? Course you do. Well, Time magazine didn’t! In fact, they think it’s one of the worst offenders in this piece on arrogant/obnoxious tweeting.  They asked Peter for an response and he wrote an equally funny e-mail ‘explanation’, which they ALSO took at face value! Genius!

(Bonus: here’s how Peter tells it!)


Evening Standard needs to apologise again, already

May 28, 2009


Yesterday, I saw the above advert on the side of a bus, and I had to ask around to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.

I just want to be absolutely clear here..I’m getting used to being left behind by changes in modern mores–but is this really OK with everyone? We’re all cool with the Standard using this term to describe the recent G20 clashes? Are the police and those who were injured by the police happy to have this image and slogan used? Are Londoners OK with seeing this kind of violence compared to a football match, a match we can all enjoy when it ‘kicks off’ again? (The inference being that it surely will).

But what I really want to know is whether the new editors of the Evening Standard, fresh from a campaign where they (quite rightly) apologised for being shit, are happy to sell newspapers in this way? Even though Ian Tomlinson, one of their own vendors, was fucking KILLED during this trouble? Because if they are, then their apology counts for nothing, as they obviously intend to continue to be a negative, and now inflammatory,  influence on London life.

(Thanks to @badjournalism for reminding me about the Tomlinson connection.)


Hero of the day

May 26, 2009

If all copies and records of ‘Father Ted’ were somehow wiped, I would find it impossible to summon up the affection with which Arthur and I initially wrote the show. Somehow, these days, The Irish Catholic Church seems a lot less cuddly.


Whatever the opposite to ‘aroused’ is, prepare to experience it

May 25, 2009

“I hate the past!”

(via @soundrich)


“And on the seventh day, he rested”

May 21, 2009


Oh, my, this is funny. Link


Guess what this woman is advertising.

May 21, 2009

Well? How’d you do?

(thanks to @MKupperman and @danielmaier)


Free ‘speech’

May 18, 2009

To be fair, this is how the rest of us felt for the previous eight years, so you can sort of sympathise. (Update: Kindly Americans have been writing to tell me that I’m slightly wrong in my assumption here. Andy is a black helicopter type of guy, not a wingnut.)


‘The Wrath of Khan’ as an opera

May 14, 2009

This is shockingly good. From Robot Chicken? (via @roryok)