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Happy Life Day!

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December 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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A Ghost Story for Christmas

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For many years the BBC had a tradition of showing a dramatisation of a classic ghost story at Christmas. This tradition is being continued this year with Whistle and I’ll Come to You being shown tonight staring John Hurt. An adaptation of the same classic MR James story was shown in 1968 staring Michael Hordern beginning the tradition

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December 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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That time of year again and here’s my now traditional bits and bobs off youtube and elsewhere…

“THE HOMEMADE XMAS VIDEO” 1986 – Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones
Stumbled over this months back but saved it for more seasonal viewing

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No more jumpers for goalposts

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But street football doesn’t really exist any more, Cooper admits. “Many children have never played outside. And in some cases their parents haven’t either.” He cites a 2009 survey by the charity Living Streets which found that only half of five- to 10-year-olds had ever played in their street, whereas nine of out 10 of their grandparents had.

How the increasing professionalisation of soccer at all levels in the UK has led to the death of park and street footie for ordinary kids.

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December 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

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Shoot ’em in the head

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Every zombie kill in The Walking Dead in 69s (NSFW)

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December 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Prog 1 to Prog 1500

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Every cover of the British science fiction comic 2000 AD from the years ’77 to ’06 in 3 and a half minutes. Zarjaz!


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December 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

We are already dead. We are Robot Jox!

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December 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm