A dull Sunday afternoon and the only stimulating thing on the box is either a re- run of Hollyoaks, or Matt Baker stood gawping aimlessly at a couple of live-stock grazing on some grass.There's nothing for it, I'll have to throw a film on.Probing through the many unopened DVD's stored away in the back room, I came across 80's psychological-thriller 'Fatal Attraction'...I saw this movie for the first time when I was in school, it was also the first time I'd seen a pair of boobs on telly (shock horror)...I Read more [...]
I've often wondered how they get live audiences for TV shows. I mean, who gets a babysitter, fights traffic, pays through the nose for a meal somewhere, struggles to get home, just to see something you could see on TV anyway? Could you really be arsed?? You know you're only there to provide 'atmosphere', a flesh-and-blood laughter track. It's the same with entire football crowds – anyone who goes the match these days knows we’re only there to be ripped off and to provide monetisable local colour Read more [...]
Cities should not have to sell themselves like street girls desperate for a bag. Until this morning I had no idea that Hull, Swansea Bay (wherever that is), Leicester and Dundee were all scratching out each other's eyes to claim the dubious 'honour' as 2017's 'Capital of Culture.' Hull eventually out hoed all the other towns to 'win' the prize and no doubt the Liverpool model will be used as an exemplar for all other CofC's to follow.
Phil Redmond gegged in on the announcement anyway, the self-publicising Read more [...]
He gets why we love going to the match.
Trading Places was probably shown every six months on British televison back in the 80's, and so as a young kid went down as one of my 'classics'. If you want to remind yourself why Eddie Murphy used to be called a great comic actor, then do yourself a favour, make sure you watch this Christmas cracker.
Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd,Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliot amongst others light up the screen in this hilarious but very meaningful movie which also has a touch of a Christmas Carol about Read more [...]
I used to share a work area with several women and we only ever had one toilet between us. The outer door was lockable, but was still a nightmare if you wanted to sneak in, drop a bomb and sneak out. Anonymity is hard to come by. I'd often wait until most had gone, or go elsewhere in the building.
One afternoon I nipped into the loo, and walked towards the pan. Something caught my eye under/attached to the rim. At the front of the rim was a MASSIVE, and I mean MASSIVE piece of turd. It was Read more [...]