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08 April 2008 @ 05:42 pm
Once again Matt hits it bang on the button.

08 April 2008 @ 12:55 pm
Couple of new shows on at the moment. There is Look Away Now, a sport themed show on radio 4(?). Listened to it the other day and, despite knowing nothing at all about sport , I actually found it really quite funny. I imagine with this weeks Olympic scuffles, it'll have even more jokes that actually make sense, which you can hear tomorrow at 6:30. (Or Thursday at 11 or via their podcast.)

Also there is a animated show on ITV1 called Headcases which started at some point this weekend. It looks very similar to their old 2DTV or even more like their older spitting image. Haven't seen it yet, and haven't heard great things, but it's created/lead written by a Henry Naylor (He was the Naylor in Parsons and Naylor) and has loads of voice names I can't be bothered to list. Certainly looks intresting.
04 April 2008 @ 09:52 pm
I haven't been all that impressed with Tilt so far; its more sketchy and not quite as topical as I thought it would be. Its not completely bad, but miles away from the ever more amazing Bugle podcast. (Only my bad memory stops me from quoting the show here every single week).

And speaking of John Oliver (which I loosely just was), his stint on the Daily Show today managed to corpse John Stewart quite magnificently. (He was reading out fake rude names of soldiers after Stewart questioned the legitimacy of the ever popular Jock Stirrup.)

The only thing better would have been if Oliver had started riffing on Stewarts giggles. "Call yourself an anchor? This is a serious report man! Don't be so disrespectful to Corporal McBalls..."

And it seems the first HIGNFY show in two weeks time will be hosted by Jack Dee. Who (IMO) is the best host they have.
01 April 2008 @ 10:41 am

So, I decided earlier this morning that I ought to streamline the number of communities I use. And I'm afraid topical comedy no-longer makes my cut, as I want to start up a group for fans of the fantastic comedy shows Little Miss Jocelyn, Tittybangbang and of course Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

That, of course, was an April fool. (Har har, me so witty)


Anyway, some actually amusing things from the 'news', are this slightly collaborative effort on flying penguins, seen in the mirror, and in the telegraph. I assume it'll be broadcast on the BBC too, but I can't see it anywhere. Edit: The Beeb doesn't consider it news, but it's on their iPlayer.

And Google has been changing the world again; adding even more features to their 'April fool product' gmail.

Anyone seen any others?

27 March 2008 @ 08:35 pm
At some point later tonight (11:30 to be exact) is the first of BBC7's new topical show Tilt. It's meant to be a sketch show, with head-liners and audio-edited things, certainly sounds intresting, I'm looking forward to it.
24 March 2008 @ 10:19 pm
19 March 2008 @ 11:41 am
Wow. Just Wow.
13 March 2008 @ 05:34 pm
Depending on your interest in American politics and the 'Oh for goodness sake just elect him already' contest between Obama and Hillary you may like reading this.

If you'd prefer to see Cameron mocking Ed Balls, then click here.

Politicians can be funny....
13 March 2008 @ 12:41 am
Its now sevral weeks old, but I've only just managed to get a copy from you tube.

The Twat in Iraq:

Also, despite previously knowing what Andy Zaltzman looks like, he surprised me with his baldness. He doesn't sound that bald on the Bugle....
09 March 2008 @ 07:12 pm
The Lib Dem conference isn't where you'd expect to find top topical lines, but it appears to have produced quite a few gems.

The obvious jester, is ex-stand-in leader, Vince Cable. His famous line "Gordon Brown has gone from Stalin to Mr Bean" was expanded upon, with some equally smart additions:
    "I don't want to overdo my Stalin joke. But I think I captured the pathos of Gordon Brown's sad decline: from ruthless to rudderless: from bully to bumbler and, perhaps as variation on a theme, from Brezhnev to Blackadder.
Then he accused Cameron and Osborne of leading an; "Alzheimer's strategy: a fervent hope that the country will lose its collective memory of Conservative governments". Before claiming that inheritance tax cut plans by the Tories, suggest they are aiming for the dead millionaire vote!

For my money though, the best line was from current leader Nick Clegg who accused shadow chancellor George Osborne of "having more positions than the Kama Sutra" on Northern Rock.

If only they were as good at getting somewhere with power.....