BoJo might be a bozo, but Labour is the real danger

It is often said that the most despised people in the country are journalists and estate agents. And while these people sometimes are indeed prize toss pots, there are two other professions that I despise above all others. Actors and politicians. Thing is, acting and being a politician is essentially the same job. They’re not […]

2005: Television

It’s not really been a golden year for television. A few good programmes, but nothing actually spectacular. I don’t write about television on this blog as much as I might. I guess that’s because I’m not really a big television fanatic in general. But as with most people, a number of programmes do come to […]

Nathan Barley DVD

I’ve already written several posts about Nathan Barley (use the search if you want to see what I thought), so I won’t go on too much about the actual programme. But the DVD came out a couple of weeks ago and I have a few more thoughts. Opinion on Nathan Barley still seems sharply divided. […]

Nathan Barley DVD confirmed

Nathan Barley is coming out on DVD! I like that cover (Nath//anBa//rley). The end of this year is going to be far too expensive. I notice that Amazon have it on offer with series one of The Mighty Boosh…

Nathan Barley trundles on

According to Media Guardian‘s Media Monkey, Chris Morris wants to do a second series of Nathan Barley, which surprises me. What’s not surprising is that Kevin Lygo doesn’t want a second series of Nathan Barley. Who said ratings weren’t important to Channel 4? Personally, I’d rather have a speedy DVD release of Nathan Barley than […]

High jinks and horseplay

High jinks and horseplay in the offices of The Nine O’Clock News! Mark Thompson — he added the ‘p’ by deed poll — was new! fresh! young! at the age of thirty. “What some people don’t realise, yeah,” he sniggers, “is that it’s not good because it hurts. It’s good because it looks like it’s […]

Really annoying ringtone

Loads of folk have got here searching for “Nathan Barley ringtone”. Try here. Update: Also, for those if you who are searching for information on Autechre’s new album, Untilted, the prospects of that leak being a fake is now close to zero — Fermium can now be heard on Warp Records’ website.

Nathan Barley

Warning: This post contains spoilers. But I’ll make a few general comments first and put the real spoiler bits past the “click for more…” button. It is probably fair to say that Nathan Barley has had mixed reviews. The usual suspects have been digging in as usual — I’m talking here about the Chris Morris […]

Is blogging good for your career?

Via Boing Boing comes ten reasons why blogging is good for your career. The most convincing ones are numbers 3-5… It really impresses people when you say “Oh, I’ve written about that, just google for XXX and I’m on the top page” or “Oh, just google my name.” No matter how great you are, your […]