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So yesterday I revealed the first ten films I ever rented from LOVEFiLM. It seemed a good idea at the time.
But why stop at ten? You want the first twenty really. Don't you?
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Back in October last year I got a new job. It was with LOVEFiLM. You may have heard of them. Most people have.
Given I was working for them, I thought I'd better see what all the fuss was about and promptly signed up for a subscription. And so it was that I started getting some DVDs through the post.
But which DVDs? Well I thought, for a laugh and in celebration at moving from LOVEFiLM's office in North Acton, I'd tell you. Well the first 20 anyway. And on this page, only the first 10. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the rest.
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Well if my Rio Karma wasn’t broken enough already, one suspects it’s in a worse state this morning. I was casually putting it away outside the office after the morning commute, walking at the same time as I have done hundreds of times before, only for me to drop it, where it then bounced on the floor, straight into the water at the bottom of the fountain.
After three and a bit glorious years of usage, it looks like my beloved Rio Karma MP3 player is on its way out.
I can’t be the only one to be sad at the news that the wonderful Humphrey Lyttelton has sadly died.
This year the Library Theatre Company of Manchester put on Oliver Twist. And it was superb.
Thanks to our new CBBC eXtra service (currently on cable and Freeview versions of BBCi - page 570, and launching on satellite soon) I was amazed to read that Chucklevision features not two Chuckle Brothers but four.
The whole world and his aunt has probably seen Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by now, but I finally saw it yesterday.
Back in November I mentioned a batch of cartoons I had found and was going to put online.
There are some things in life that I just wish were true for me.
Funny the things you find, isn’t it? Whilst looking through some old folders, looking for bad poetry to astound you with, I found something far better. A batch of cartoons I drew back in 1996!
Saw the wonderful Shaun of the Dead yesterday, which for those of you who don’t know is a romantic comedy. With zombies.
Whilst at Borough Market yesterday, Catherine spotted Sue Perkins - probably best known as one half of comedy double act Mel and Sue, and less well known as host of Radio 4’s The 99p Challenge.
The demise of fashion retailer Boo.com was one of the great dot-com crashes if all time. It went down in such a blaze that the entire world must have known what happened. It symbolised not only the successes of the dot.com industry, but also everything that was wrong with it in the late 1990s. As such, I was interested to find out more, and a chance purchase of the book, Boo Hoo, written by Boo.com’s former CEO Ernst Malmsten looked like it might be an interesting read.
It’s July. It’s hot. There’s a tent in the park. It must be the Ealing Comedy Festival.
Magnolia is apparently ‘astonishing’ and ‘powerful’. Personally I thought it was too long and a bit dull.
The oddest book I think I have ever read. Just what has Robert Rankin been taking?
One of the funniest comedians in the UK, Harry Hill is great. Go see! Now!
Hecklers abused Trev and Simon on stage for no real reason. Which isn’t very nice really.