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We Used to Be Friends: Five Reasons Why the Veronica Mars Movie is Much More than “Fan Service”

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HERE’S a challenge for the intrepid researcher: Go to Google and search for five or so reviews of the Veronica Mars (2014) movie from the mainstream press that don’t include the following term: fan service .”

You have

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aberdeen FC And The Human League Present The 11 Greatest Footballer Chants (Volume 1)

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UNEXPECTEDLY to most, the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me?’ went top ten midweek. No-one really knew why, especially die-in-the-wool Human League fans. Everyone was pleased all the same.

However, what had happened was Aberdeen FC fans (with

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael McIntyre Is Faker Than A £5 Rolex

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MICHAEL McIntyre has millions of fans. I’m just not friends with or related to any of them. I don’t think I’ve ever met one. Michael McIntyre is the Tony Blair of standup charismatic enough to get millions of

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Killed Disco? 7 Suspects Revealed

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IT’S actually amazing when you stop and think about it.   A counter-culture movement originating in homosexual night clubs  somehow wound up overtaking every nook and cranny of the pop culture landscape.  From Hollywood to the fashion industry to ridiculous

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pat Robertson’s Fever Dream: Four Times When Horror Movies Met The Devil’s Own Rock-and-Roll Music In The 1980s

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JUST last week, the 700 Club’ s Pat Robertson spoke out about the hidden scourge of our modern society: those demons from Hell who like to crash your car.

Yes, it turns out that devils can cause really horrible

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Growing Old Gracefully or Kicking and Screaming: Old Vs. New Hollywood

WATCHING the Oscars and other such events lately, it’s becoming disturbingly common to spot actresses, now in their sixties, desperately hanging onto their youth.  It seems overnight, all my favourite actresses from the 1970s and 80s have gone under the

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Generations Of Schulz Unite To Create A Peanuts Movie As Disappointing As All The Others


SNOOPY is back. The best cartoon do of them all is to star in a new Peanuts movie, coming to a screen near you on November 6, 2015.

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Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Read Alfie’s Home: The Creepy Children’s Book That Will Make Your Gay Children Straight

DR Christian Jessen is the star of the Channel 4 documentary Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay.

Can you be “cured” of your homosexuality? Some want to change. They sign up to schemes to become healthy and straight and

Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen To Aldous Huxley’s Talks On The Visionary Experience’ And Read His Advice To Albert Hofmann On Taking LSD

ON February 29 1962, Aldous Huxley wrote of psychedelic drugs in a letter to Albert Hofmann.

 

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Hofmann had invented LSD, first synthesising lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938. He experienced the world’s first acid trip” on April

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Comic Book Nerdorama: 12 Ways 2000AD Is Zarjaz

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IT GAVE THE WORLD JUDGE BLEEDIN’ DREDD

Arguably better known than the comic itself is its main star, leather- suited, permanently-behelmeted Judge Dredd, tough-ass humorless moo and saviour of the streets of

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


15 Great Moments in Sexually Suggestive Pop Music

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IN 1985, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) released their “Filthy 15” fifteen songs they felt were the most objectionable on the planet.  Prince’s “Darling Nicki” topped the list, Sheena Easton’s “Sugar Walls” came in at #2,

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Swearing Peppa Pig Presents The World’s Rudest Toys

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PEPPA Pig was in the news again this week, and once again the news wasn’t good. Following previous complaints about her disrespectful and naughty behaviour, there are now claims that one of the characters in her DVD used the

Posted: 16th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Stolen By Pirates And Other Batshit Mental Theories In The British Tabloids

WHAT happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is exciting the British tabloids:

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She told the Mirror: “I first heard about the website at 9.30am and looked at 867 images

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dutch Gone Wild: 10 Insane Record Covers From The Netherlands

THE Internet has certainly done its fair share of mockery when it comes to vintage album covers from America and the UK.  How about we spread the snarkiness to a less traveled geography say, the Netherlands?  Yes, I know

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Their Last Known Photograph: Five Found-Footage Horror Movies That Deserve a Second Look

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THE found-footage horror film genre is one that isn’t often appreciated. The late Roger Ebert himself once wrote that movies of this type often consist of low quality home video footage ,” are usually under-lit ,” are

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Blind Beggar And The Bloody Killing of George Cornell by Ronnie Kray

 

ONE hundred and one years after the evangelist William Booth preached his first open air sermon outside the Blind Beggar Public House on the Whitechapel Road a sermon which ultimately led to the establishment of the Salvation Army

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X Factor Winners Watch: Sam Bailey Plays Asda Toilets In Leicester

SO. What did X Factor winner Sam ‘ScrewBo’ Bailey do next? A Hollywood biopic? A number one album? A chair on Loose Women ?

 

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Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“It’s A Cook Book!” Television’s Five Most Horrifying Alien Invasions

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ARTHUR C. Clarke once wrote that “two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

In terms of television programming, however, the idea of alien life existing in the universe

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bryan Cranston: Teen Heartthrob

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AS hard as it may be to imagine that the dark and intense meth maker of  Breaking Bad  was once a teen heartthrob, it’s true.  In the mid-1980s Bryan Cranston was a dreamboat for teenage girls.  So, when I

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet The Megachurch Pastor Who ‘Conned’ You Into Buying His Fake NYT Bestseller Book

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MARK Driscoll is a Christian preacher at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church. He is billed on the megachurch’s website as a “Preaching and Vision Pastor”.

Pastor Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church—based in Seattle, Washington—and one

Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Home Computers Caused Raptures of Transcendental Ecstasy

BELIEVE it or not, it was a hard sell in the early 1980s to convince people to buy a computer for the home.  The contraptions were insanely expensive, and they simply couldn’t do a whole lot.  Something as simple as

Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brilliant Mel Brooks Knocks Them Bandy In This 1975 Interview

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IN 1975, Mel Brooks appeared on Imperial College’s TV station  Stoic  to talk about his 1975 films  Blazing Saddles  and Young Frankenstein.  He sat opposite Mark Caldwell. He offers the insight that cowboys “do not make love to women in

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Legion of Regrettable Comic Book Superheroes

WE’VE heard enough about The Avengers, it’s time for another group of superheroes to get some recognition. The Legion of Regrettable Comic Book Superheroes is a motley group consisting of the lamest and oddest heroes ever put to print. You

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Epic Failed Political Photo-Ops

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DAVID Cameron is facing ridicule once again. His latest gaffe was to tweet a picture of himself looking serious and statesmanlike while having a serious statesmanlike phone call with Barak Obama. The problem, aside from the typically

Posted: 10th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fruit of the Rhyme: 8 Songs of Fruit

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THE problem with songs about food is that, well, they’re never really about food.  Tasty as brown sugar is, the Stones weren’t really singing about sucrose.  And when Robert Plant sings “Your custard pie, yeah, sweet and nice. When

Posted: 10th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0