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Television’s Favourite Search Engine
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Television’s Favourite Search Engine
search-wise.net – as seen on Dr Who, and Footballer$ Wives. “set up for clearance purposes so that it can be used in film and TV productions”. Bah, and I thought the logo was some deliberat[…]

TV Diary: everything I watched on 30/3/05
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TV Diary: everything I watched on 30/3/05
England vs. Azerbaijan: The usual coverage. An absurdly one-sided game, finishing 2-0. Pundits claim it’s the highest chance to goals ration for one team ever. We won, and I don’t care too much ab[…]

The new big thing is films made completely in computer,
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The new big thing is films made completely in computer, actors existing at best on green screen. It was used in Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, the upcoming Sin City and in super-bore Japanese yawn-fest Casshern.
Did I say that Casshern was ru[…]

TV Diary: everything I watched on 29/3/05
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TV Diary: everything I watched on 29/3/05
WWE Raw: It starts with an occasional chat-show style segment, and commentator Jerry Lawler says, in a surprised tone, “It seems like every time we have a Highlight Reel it ends up in a fight!” Pe[…]

Poptimism in Space
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Poptimism in Space
The key moment for me in the new Doctor Who is when the Doctor, having just twigged that the bad ‘guy’ is using the London Eye as a space transmitter, turns to Rose and grins, “Fantastic!”. “Fantastic![…]

TV Diary: everything I watched on 28/3/05
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TV Diary: everything I watched on 28/3/05
Huff: An overnight gap from Help, but here’s another show centred on a psychologist. Hank Azaria, the great Simpsons voice actor, plays a shrink with troubles of one sort and another with wife, son, par[…]

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a form of electricity we know nothing of
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“a form of electricity we know nothing of”
i. the van my family lived in a tiny flat crammed inside a roomy educational institution far out in the country: until i wz five (1965), the only transport was the staff van (actually there were[…]

Life Is A Miracle = Life Is Bloody Loud
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Life Is A Miracle = Life Is Bloody Loud. There is nothing meaningful in this Bosnia/Serbian satire that is not also accompanied by a cacophonous Wurlitzer soundtrack, a bit of the ultra-violence and some farting. Initially this is rather refreshingly[…]

TV Diary: everything I watched on 27/3/05
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TV Diary: everything I watched on 27/3/05
Traffic: another one where I hadn’t realised there were subtitles (what is it with American films where not everyone speaks American?). I’m at the computer doing stuff, and can barely read them fr[…]

TV Diary: everything I watched on 26/3/05
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TV Diary: everything I watched on 26/3/05
Top of the Pops (taped yesterday): It’s only a couple of hours, but I have forgotten most of what was on. I think Basement Jaxx was the only thing I loved. The Snoop/Timberlake/Neptunes/someone else (Ch[…]

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