Month: March 2005

Misc

Yes We Have No Bananas

One of my biggest bugbears is the poor quality of supermarket bananas, and how the inferior “dollar” bananas we do get are...

Books

The Shadow Of The Wind

If you happen to buy The Shadow Of The Wind, there is one really important thing to do before you start reading it – peel off the...

Films

Vera Drake

I finally caught this at the weekend and it’s a stunning film with an amazing performance in the title role from Imelda Staunton. The...

Literature

Bargain Halo Jones

While I’m on the subject of comics, I was in Music Zone the other day, and they had The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones in hardback...

Films

Constantine

Back in the days when I read comics regularly, I was a big fan of the Alan Moore Swamp Things and it introduced the character of John...

Misc

Idea A Day

Idea a Day is a website that you subscribe to which sends you a daily brilliant idea submitted by one of it’s readers. OK – so...

Internet

Virgin Podcasts

Good news – Virgin Radio has started podcasting! Bad news – we’ve coined the term “podvertising“…...

TV

Rate Of Return

I read that ITV are instituting a scheme they call “Rate of Return” on commissioning programming. It boils down to the fact...

TV

Downloading TV Programmes

Dr Who appearing “on the internet” may be a key moment in time in the advent of official TV downloading systems. A good piece...

TV

Dr Who Leaked

The BBC are reporting that Dr Who has been leaked onto the internet. I thought about this for at least a minute. But then, it took me that...