Last night I was a bit bored so I indulged in a spot of channel surfing to see if there was anything decent on. There usually isn’t. But even with my lowered expectations, my jaw literally dropped when I saw what STV were broadcasting — STV Roulette. Yes, if you thought dodgy gambling programmes were […]
There are only two things in the world that give us absolute total happiness. One is seeing other people fail. The other is unwrapping a newly-bought CD. –Armando Iannucci In the wake of all the upheaval that the recorded music industry is facing, a lot of people have been predicting the death of the CD. […]
I don’t usually listen to leaks. I’m old fashioned that way. I prefer to wait until I have the physical object in my hand before listening. As Armando Iannucci said, “there are only two things in the world that give us absolute happiness: one is unwrapping a newly bought CD.” But for the first time […]
Well a happy new year to you, now that we are actually in it. I notice that a few bloggers (like Will) have been posting their top five posts. I can assure you that the five most-viewed posts of the year will not have been my five best posts of the year. They will just […]
I seem to be having trouble posting a comment on Will’s blog, so I’ll say my bit here. He gives us advance warning that this week’s edition of Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe is a 50 minute long US edition, which means that it clashes with Time Trumpet! I wouldn’t have realised that! Did they mention […]
Armando Iannucci has got a new programme, which is always good news. It’s got a brilliant title — Time Trumpet — and is due to broadcast in the autumn. It is a clip show set in the future, looking back to the years 2007–2025. Here are some preview clips (via The Whiskey Priest). And oh […]
For all of those shitting themselves at the BBC’s ‘Ascent of Tory man’ graphic last week: From Armando Iannucci’s late-1990s satire-a-thon, The Friday Night Armistice, broadcast on BBC Two. I actually have vague memories of this. Brilliant. What a fantastic programme it was. Images snaffled from James O’Malley, via TV Forum.
The Armando Iannucci Shows are coming to DVD! At last!
Armando Iannucci’s take on… stuff. Via Make My Vote Count, a fine post itself.
Chris Applegate has a good post about Labour’s obsession with silly laws. So has Justin McKeating: It’s politics by laughometer. If a policy floated in the media fails to get a laugh, it’s in. A policy that gets a raucous roar like the proposed drinking ban did yesterday goes on the fire along with frog-marching […]