Archives – 2007 – February  

IHM Lyrics Watch – The Klaxons
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Klaxon is a trademark for an electromechanical horn or alerting device… they alert listeners of the vehicle’s arrival and possible danger… derives from the Greek verb klazo, meaning “to shriek” – Wikipedia
I have disco[…]


“It’s Hot” and tepid celebrity comic strips
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Minorly incensed at lollard Magnus’s deliberate snub of “It’s Hot” magazine (see the recent Lollards episode), specifically the Busted cartoon strip therein, I have bought the latest issue of this BBC mag as a catch up. (Fortu[…]


Guinness Red – Salad of all the Guinness! (hott pictoral evidence comix)
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Guinness Red, in it’s unnatural environment, yesterday.
Your reporter’s verdict is v similar to existing feedback, tasteless and quite unexciting. Had to follow it up with several other pints of normal Guinness to shock tastebuds back int[…]

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Week 8
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STRIP from the Windmill Theatre. Host Tim, guests Pete, Kat and Magnus (and Steve). Guinness Red, SI units of measurement, Captain Zepp, comic strips of real people, david bellamy impression, Dr Druqs and The Beatles, More centaur fun and depilation, afermath-nightmares on wax, taste test (oinks and petrified prawns), football strips, the nth degree – morningwood, Male Stripper +24 – man2man ft man parrish.

Poptimism – Lesson Thirty – Extra time
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Catch You – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Tango – Lady Sovereign
Give It To Me (Dirty) – Timbaland Feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
Discotheque – Young Love
Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson (D-Bop Radio Edit)
Never Marr[…]

Guinness Red: The Tasting
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Guinness Red has finally arrived!! Despite claims on the website it wasn’t available in Great Queen Street O’Neills*, but we managed to trek the 400 yards round the corner to the Shaftesbury Avenue one where we saw the exciting new pump n[…]


That Bucket of Shit Has Got To Be There For A Reason
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An annoying trend of current film and television is the set-up. By being aware of the set-up you can nearly always work out who the murderer and the method is in CSI (or at least one of these). The cast iron rule of the set-up is, anything which is g[…]

The All New SI Units Of Measurement
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Its good to see that in the great GIANT SQUID story the BBC no longer trust the standard units of measurement, be they imperial or metric. Instead, as any good news story will have it, the all new SI Units* are being used. In this case the squid is b[…]

Brandwatch: Civil War, 52, Countdown, and the future of “shared universe” comics
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Unusually for a big event, there is actually an awful lot to say about Marvel’s Civil War series, the last issue of which hits UK shops today. I’m not going to say an awful lot in this post: basically, as a comic it was kind of rub, as a […]

Pie Debate Solved
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The pie debate has been rumbling on FT since the dawn of time itself. For the uninitiated, the positions can broadly be termed the performativists and the formalists.
The latter attempt to draw a line that encompasses the common or garden pie in past[…]


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