Category Archives: Rants about Books

Wrapped In Plastic – Pt. 1

[Contains damn fine coffee and SPOILERS!!!] I originally started watching the other-worldly whodunnit Twin Peaks (1990-1991) in order to parody it, in a comic strip I was drawing at the time. There was so much hype surrounding its arrival on … Continue reading

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Additional Anne

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK, so I figured this was as good a time as any to read my newly acquired copy of Anne Frank‘s Tales From The Secret Annex, which I was sadly unaware of until … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

It was only a couple days ago I was watching Carrie Fisher in a Christmassy episode of the comedy-panel-quiz 8 Out of 10 Cats, and marvelling (once again) at how acerbic and awesome she was… funny, feisty, and full of … Continue reading

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Always Be Killing Hitler

While researching my previous posts about NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Eagleheart, the internet suggested that I might also enjoy an Australian action comedy series called Danger 5 (2012)… and, as it turns out, the internet was absolutely right… though I’m going to … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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Like A Kid In A Cadaver Shop

As part of my ongoing research for a satirical-period-procedural comic-book I’m writing, I decided to check out a BBC4 series called The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain (2014), and quickly developed a giddy crush on the show’s … Continue reading

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A Bright Lady

This week’s episode (#1.4) of Upstart Crow saw ‘Shakespeare’ (David Mitchell) completing the last of his 154 sonnets, and electing to present the finished pieces to his twin muses, commonly known as the “fair youth” and the “dark lady”. When … Continue reading

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