Month: June 2004

Books

The Outsider

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TV

Dumb ITV

ITV has been berated by viewers and forced to apologise for including the Scottish flag in a title sequence for a programme they showed on...

TV

Idea For Terrible Gameshow #1

And this better not turn up as an Endemol production any time soon – I’m retaining copyright on the idea for the good of...

Sport

Washout

Guess who had a pair of tickets to Wimbledon yesterday? We stayed until around 4ish before deciding that there was unlikely to be any play...

Media

TV Invasion

Listened to an enthralling documentary from the BBC World Service entitled TV Invasion, trying to detail the impact that television has...

News

Neil Report

The BBC have today published the Neil Report, which is effectively the BBC’s response to the findings of the Hutton inquiry....

Sport

Commercial Naming of Sports Stadia

So this article from Media Week has the findings of some research that says that fans don’t mind company-sponsored stadia. What a...

News

Fox News Nonsense

Thanks to Rob for pointing out in my comments that John Gibson, Fox News’ commentator, is at it again, speaking out over his disdain...

Misc

Cards As Weapons

Also via Boingboing comes this link to a site that has an excerpt from Ricky Jay’s infamously out of print book, Cards As Weapons (as...

Science

SpaceShipOne

Congratulations to the team of SpaceShipOne (I’ll even forgive the needless nospacesrule in their name). I did try to listen to live...