With Glastonbury only days away, excitement is building with those attending. Of course, nowadays with extensive coverage across the BBC, millions more at home get to see performances from across the weekend. As great as this is, it can lead to a climate of armchair viewers who, coupled by the media’s influence, make poorly informed judgements about the festival without having really experienced it.
- Jamie Oliver’s yummy looking Coffee and Amaretto Panna Cotta.
- This heartbreaking Dad / Daughter relationship in a Hong Kong advert.
- Dan Maier succinctly writes about the difficulties of being a stepfather.
- Welcome to The Future: The weird world of will.i.am.
We all have TV shows we loved as a child, and for good reason, but is revisiting them as an adult purely for nostalgia all it’s cracked up to be? A recent online rendezvous with Rod Hull (and, of course, Emu) explains why it might be better to leave it all in the past.
If you’re in your thirties or over, you’ll appreciate this: There’s a strange current phenomenon where TV shows that you may have rose-tinted memories of (or perhaps missed the first time around, back when programmes were only on once), and never thought you’d see again, are now readily available to watch on YouTube.
Today saw the latest release in Cassetteboy’s arsenal of political satire: an astute take on Jeremy Hunt and the Junior Doctor’s strike.
Putting words into the mouths of others for comedic effect is nothing new. Back in the 1980’s Spitting Image was one of the most popular shows on TV, using the now antiquated medium of puppetry. Nowadays with the huge progressions in technology, over-dubbing and YouTube cut-ups are more popular than ever, and reach millions through promotion in the mainstream media.
- Good Mythical Morning revisits some of the best game show cheaters from over the years.
- If fair play is more your thing – contestant storms Wheel of Fortune to win.
- The hidden features of your mind, explained succinctly.
- Love birthdays? Love treasure hunts? You’ll love this guy’s present (part 1 part 2).