Monthly Archives: August 2015


Yesterday morning I travelled up to the mighty metropolis of Bournemouth, for a combined Film & Comic Convention held at the BIC! As an aspiring comic book writer, I was trying to view it as a serious vocational research and networking opportunity, and … Continue reading

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No Paloma

Although I greatly enjoyed watching Paloma Faith’s Glastonbury set on TV t’other week, I couldn’t help thinking that I’d much rather see her singing in an intimate club setting, than on a festival stage. Apparently the marketing peeps at MasterCard … Continue reading

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(A Star)

I don’t normally take much interest in the annual announcement of GCSE results… and don’t entirely understand the new grades they’ve invented since my own school days… but I feel compelled to sing the praises of girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, … Continue reading

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“Hugs Are For Winners”

Sadly my old DVD player has finally packed up after ten years of loyal service, and since the-powers-that-be have cunningly decided to encourage internet piracy by making it impossible to buy region-free players off the shelf, I’ve had to start … Continue reading

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Historical Laughter

I’ve been keeping an eye on the BBC’s online offerings of old radio comedy, and when I saw an image of Eleanor Bron appear on the iPlayer page, I immediately clicked on the associated show… which turned out to be … Continue reading

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“Kickin’ The Shit Out Of Hitler!”

[Contains crazy killer cats and SPOILERS!!!] When the third series of Misfits aired back in 2011, I ended up bailing after the first episode… besides the constantly-changing powers and increasing sense of claustrophobia*, I also think the show’s appeal suffered … Continue reading

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Quasi-Goth/PunkWatch: Madeline Blue (Again)

I’m only halfway through FX’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel series, First Day of Camp, but I just wanted to stop and give a shout-out to Madeline Blue… aka “Cure Girl” from the original movie. Although all the adult cast … Continue reading

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