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Mic Wright is a writer. He grew up in Norfolk but doesn’t have webbed feet. He mainly writes about technology and pop culture but will write about almost anything for money. He has previously written for Stuff, Q, The Times, T3, the Evening Standard and … um … Pensions World magazine. He is Chief Technology Blogger for The Daily Telegraph. He can be found fighting, making jokes and generally messing about on Twitter as @brokenbottleboy.


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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The (not so) Secret Life of Students versus The Honourable Woman

 

STUDENTS get drunk, do stupid things and feel homesick: those were the shocking secrets uncovered in the first episode of The Secret Life of Students, Channel 4’s latest slice of unflinching … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The Weird World of Meet the Mormons

 

WATCHING Meet The Mormons (Channel 4) felt like taking part in a bizarre game of Where’s Wally? as the camera caught glimpses of the Church PR people lurking just out of … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous About Football Telly: Beckham On A Bike Versus Berks In Their Bedrooms

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous: Beckham on a bike versus berks in their bedrooms

FOOTBALL. Football. Football. Adrian Chiles trying to be funny. Football. Football. Football. Gary Lineker marshalling his panel of … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Sad Sex Documentaries That Make You Lust For Haunted Cars

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: 

SADLY My Granny the Escort was not a magical fantasy film in which a young boy discovers his dead nan’s spirit has been retained in the family’s old … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

 

24 Hours to Go Broke could easily have been retitled Ha! Poor People and executive produced … (read more)

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


The Rolling Stones 1969: Listen To Mary Clayton’s Awesome Isolated Vocal From Gimme Shelter

 

THE isolated track of Merry Clayton’s vocal from The Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit Gimme Shelter is something else:

… (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comments (4)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: A Harsh Handbrake Turn – From How I Met You Mother To How Tim Hetherington Lost His Life

Photojournalist Tim Hetherington, center, stands with other photographers outside the entrance to the hospital in Ajdabiya, Libya Sunday, April 10, 2011. Hetherington was killed in Misrata, … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Line Of Duty And W1A

 

IT’S over a week since Line of Duty came to its sometimes thrilling, sometimes galling conclusion and even now the face of Lindsey Denton as the cell door closed keeps … (read more)

Posted: 31st, March 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Gogglebox, Channel 4’s Basement Gimp And Why BBC3 Is Dead

 

Gogglebox, Channel 4’s basement Gimp and why BBC3 is dead

SOMEWHERE in the basement of Channel 4 there lives an executive known only as The Gimp. Constantly masked and frequently gibbering, … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


A Few Home Truths About Richard Littlejohn’s Daily Mail Column That’s Made In The USA

 

“YOU couldn’t make it up.” The reviews of Richard Littlejohn’s only novel, 2001’s Hell In A Handcart, suggest he was right. He couldn’t make it up, not really. Instead, finding … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Zero Oscars, Two World Wars And One World Cup: An Evening’s TV With Some Angry White Men

Two patriotic women protest with sandwich boards outside the Reform Club, where a meeting of the Liberal Party was being held. The women allege that there … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


When The Daily Mail Summons Its Writers To Make Sad Celebrities Of Their Children It’s Paedogeddon

 

DAILY Mail writers don’t have children, they have material. Among the coterie of wearisome women columnists that pour out self-parody in prose for the Daily Mail’s malevolent Mekon boss, Paul … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Funny Girls, Silly Girls, Insulting Girls With Lena Dunham

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Funny Girls, Silly Girls, Insulting Girls with Lena Dunham

I’M not quite hate watching Girls yet but I’m on the cusp. The trouble is, for all the … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Checking The Mail: Jan Moir’s Dating Advice

 

Checking The Mail: Jan Moir’s dating advice

 

I’D take dating advice from the reanimated corpse of Lucretia Borgia before I turned to Jan Moir for lessons in love. Still, it doesn’t … (read more)

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Putin’s LGBT Pogrom: Hunted And The Horror of Vladimir’s Anti-Gay Crusade

 

THE Russian man who told me about the police who burned him with cigarettes, broke his phone and extorted money wasn’t poor. That’s why he was telling me in the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Reviews, Sports, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Bullshit, Bastards & Bylines: What To Learn From Tumblr, Buzzfeed, HuffPo And Upworthy…Yes, Really

The Daily Mail newspaper in operation in room 55 at Carmelite House, Fleet Street.Date: 01/01/1913

 

Buzz me, Huff me, make me up Worthy

What to learn from Tumblr, … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Technology | Comments (27)


Checking The Daily Mail: I Heard It Through The Hate Vine

 

WOMEN don’t have any agency. They don’t choose to have children nor are they capable of rejecting the advances of rich men. Women are wombs to be squirted in to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Checking The Mail: Mail Online Talking About Toxicity Online Is Like Cigarette Companies Worrying About Smog

The Daily Mail worrying about self-harm sites that prey on young women with self-esteem issues is like tobacco companies wringing their hands about car exhausts. The Mail traffics daily in … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Doctor, Who Commissioned This Version of The Musketeers?

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious

Doctor, who the hell commissioned this version of the Musketeers?

MY first problem with The Musketeers is that it isn’t a live action remake of The Muskehounds. With … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Checking The Mail: Sherlock And Bashing Benefits Claimants

A misspelled sign on the house of ‘Fungi’ on James Turner Street in Birmingham, as residents of the street appear in the Channel 4 series Benefits … (read more)

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Checking The Daily Mail: Richard Littlejohn, The Mark Duggan Peacemaker? Bollocks

 

 

Checking The Mail: Richard Littlejohn, the peacemaker? Bollocks

IMAGINE you’re Richard Littlejohn. Once you’ve stopped vomiting, imagine how you’d feel when you heard that the inquest into the death of Mark … (read more)

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, Advocating Nuking Nick Robinson

 

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, advocating nuking Nick Robinson

 

AS a smug, entitled, metropolitan dicksplash with a $50 vocabulary and a tendency to watch things with subtitles now and … (read more)

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious New Year’s Special: Sherlock? Shernot

JEREMY Brett played Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jnr. played an action hero using the name Sherlock Holmes. That’s where we’ve got with the Stephen Moffat/Mark Gatiss fan fiction-take Sherlock. While … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Checking The Daily Mail For Lies, Half-Truths And Propaganda Balls

Mic Wright’s Checking The Mail

I’M not saying the Daily Mail is written by liars and hypocrites, I’m just saying that if you had a visual dictionary of the British Media … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Mic Wright’s Remotely Festively Furious: Doctor Who Raised By Moffat, Caitlin Moran Raised By Wolves

 

WRITING a convincing family unit for television is a tricky one. There are only a few series that manage it over a significant time period. Sgt Wilson, Private Pike and … (read more)

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment