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Archive of posts published in the category: Humour

Not Watching This Weekend: Nighthawk

(I’d stopped doing these, but then this dropped down through the space-time continuum and I felt NWTW deserved resurrection to share it with you…) Film Review: Nighthawk (no stars) Big-screen remakes of old TV series are not uncommon, but there’s a good chance…

Labour leadership: Closing statements from the candidates

As we finally stagger towards the announcement of the result, the four candidates for Labour leader have been making their final speeches. Here’s what they said: Liz Kendall: “People have asked me if I’d change anything about my leadership campaign, and I can…

Who is (or was) Balustrade Lanyard?

'Do not stand by my balustrade and weep, my lanyard is not there, it does not sleep.' pic.twitter.com/R7frG5Fyyj — Nick Barlow (@nickjbarlow) May 19, 2015 Many people come here seeking the truth about Balustrade Lanyard – the man, the myth, the lanyard –…

Not Watching This Weekend: Eggbound 2: The Powdering

The Pitch: Following the unexplained success of Eggbound, a sequel was inevitable. With production set to start, no original script was available so another script was press ganged into service, with names hastily find-and-replaced to match the original, and no one really caring…

Newspaper columnists respond to the eclipse

Polly Toynbee: In the summer of 1999, there were clear blue skies and a warm August day for the eclipse, which Tony Blair had ensured was happening at the family friendly time of 11am. In 2015, the eclipse was hidden behind thick clouds,…

Video: Mitchell and Webb explain online voting security

After writing about that WebRoots report the other day, I had the feeling I’d seen that attitude to security somewhere before. Then I remembered where… “Well, you’ve got a sign that says it’s secure, so it must be safe.”

Invitation to a blogging masterclass

Apparently, there’s a market – and someone at the Guardian reckons it’s at least 18 strong – for a ‘masterclass’ on live blogging at a cost of £99 for three hours. I look at that and think ‘who is this Stuart Heritage?’ Does…

Not Watching This Weekend: Inspiration

The Pitch: So, there’s this blogger, yeah? He’s been doing it for a while and still getting ideas for things to write about, but he refuses to learn lessons from his past. So, despite his recurrent failure to keep themed series of posts…

Not Watching This Weekend: Helmer

The Pitch: It’s the early days of Twitter, and someone’s had an idea for a parody account. Surely, nothing could be more amusing than a right-wing Tory MEP who continually misunderstands things, gets his facts wrong and continually blusters and insists he’s right…

Ideas for revolutionary comedy

1) It’s like Sherlock, only set in Victorian times A spectre is haunting Europe’s criminals – the spectre of Karl Marx, Consulting Detective! Abandoning political philosophy, Marx and Engels decide to use their considerable intellects to solve crime instead. Each week, they’re brought…

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