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Lockdown Uplift (5/20)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest online content I watched this month (in no particular order): – Taylor Momsen performed an acoustic cover of Nick Lowe’s anthemic “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding”, scrubbed-down and … Continue reading

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“Shouting At Helicopters!!!”

Although I was bitterly disappointed when Charlie Brooker announced that he was too busy to write/record a satirical Newswipe summary of 2017’s tumultuous political/cultural shifts/schisms, the trade-off has been a truly epic Black Mirror episode, and a full series of … Continue reading

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A Very Cunkmas

One of the other festive treats I was looking forward to this year was the return of my second-favourite TV historian* ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane Morgan), with her uniquely nonsensical exploration of the origins of Christmas… which included the shocking revelation … Continue reading

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Cunkspeare

[Contains inconsiderate texting and SPOILERS!!!] In a previous post, I admitted to being a little worried about whether ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane Morgan) and her “Moments of Wonder” format could carry a whole half-hour… but last night’s special celebrating (?) the … Continue reading

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CunkFeed

In anticipation of her upcoming Shakespearean special, BuzzFeed took the opportunity to ask ‘Philomena Cunk’ ten “very important questions”, and then recorded her answers for future generations to study and savour. For example: “Before the internet, if you wanted to upset … Continue reading

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Cunk Tease

Apparently today marks the 400-year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the alleged author* of some of the greatest plays ever written in the English language. To mark the occasion, the BBC wisely commissioned ace presenter/pundit ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane … Continue reading

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Monkey Wipers

I can’t say I’m happy with the election results (and I did vote, so I can complain!), but I take some comfort in the fact that all the campaign hoopla provided plenty material for two topical satirical shows: Ballot Monkeys … Continue reading

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Lady Wipers

The third series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe finished this week, with a partly-reconstituted sixth episode… and I was glad to see that this time around the eponymous snark-smith had recruited even more funny women to join the cast! Hurrah! … Continue reading

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Cunk It Up II: The Glamouring

Arch-curmudgeon Charlie Brooker returned last night with a typically hilarious and/or depressing round-up of the past year’s notable news stories, in his 2014 Wipe… which ended, rather atypically, with a full-on musical number! Specifically, a Blockhead-backed cover of Ian Dury’s … Continue reading

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Cunk It Up!

The latest series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe finished with a “best of” compilation episode last night… which also (rather confusingly) featured a few brand new bits and pieces, just to give the “fast-forward” and “play” buttons on my remote … Continue reading

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