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Channel 4: in 100 days all Nazi Jews will support UKIP

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The dire Channel 4 drama about the UK Independence Party, UKIP, the first 100 days, never did find someone to murder Nigel Farage, as Channel 4 once fantacised about the killing of George Bush. Maybe they’re saving that for the sequel?

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Posted: 19th, February 2015 | In: News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remote control: Samsung TVs are spying on you

Shouting at the telly might be a good thing. Samsung says its smart televisions with a ‘voice” function are listening.

Samsung warns:

 “If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

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Posted: 9th, February 2015 | In: Technology, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How BBC kept Match of the Day from ITV’s clutches

FOOTBALL fans who don’t look at the Premier League goals on Twitter or streamed matches over the web, can delight in the news that BBC has retained the rights to show Premier League highlights on Saturday nights.

On the Daily Mirror, Alex Richards reports:

Match of the Day will remain on our screens for three more years after the BBC retained the rights to Premier League highlights in a deal worth £204million. That is a 15 percent rise on the last rights deal – which cost the BBC £179.7million – despite no bid from ITV, who had been expected to provide competition.

Or as the Daily Mirror says: “The corporation saw off ITV with a £204million bid…”

 

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Also, The BBC owns the rights to Match of the Day. It owns the title. No bid required.

Such are the facts…

Such are the facts…

 

Posted: 2nd, February 2015 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


White man can dance: Swedish men demonstrate the bear dance

Men dancing is often a cause of confusion, bemusement and shame. Your writer used to opt for the crowd move, wherebye you wait for the dancefloor at the wedding or Bar Mitzvah to fill before heading into its centre. The human shield makes dancing almost enjoyable. But I say used to do because when the song changes and enough people leave the floor, and you’ve not noticed, you can end up as the only dancer to Animal Nightlife’s Mr Solitaire.

To avoid the pain you need a set manly dance anyone can do. So. Here are two Swedish gentlemen demonstrating ‘The Bear Dance’. The  soothing background music only adds to the wonder:

 

Posted: 2nd, February 2015 | In: Anorak TV, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC Brit: The TV channel for pub bores

BBC Worldwide is looking to launch BBC Brit.

What will it be about? What is being a Brit?

 

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Well the channel was launched with a ten-meter statue of Top Gear racing driver ‘The Stig’ stood in front of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. The statue arrived in Poland after a three-day road trip through Europe via Amsterdam and Berlin.

BBC Brit will be “the most interesting conversation in the bar”. Which bar? And is it one anyone sane would want to visit twice?

You don’t need to be drunk to watch BBC Brit, but it could help with the enjoyment of wall-to-wall Top Gear.

And why not just broadcast an interesting conversation at the bar, darts, cribbage, juke box sounds and snooker heraleded by men in jumpers and an order for 81 pints? Why not just bring back the Indoor League? How about a show featuring men quoting the ‘funny’ bits from funny telly shows?

If you think those are crap ideas,  you need to read this breifing document:

 

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The Indy hears from an anonymous independent producer who “despairs at the BBC brand being tarnished by this god-awful s**t-stain”.

It’s worse than BBC Ukip – it’s what a Guardian reading BBC exec thinks people in Ukip want.. It’s essentially the Top Gear channel.

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Posted: 30th, January 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother: The Sun’s Katie Hopkins gets naked on Chegwin’s Channel 5

Celebrity Big Brother is making news in the tabloids. In the Sun and Star (now the only paper for topless stunnas - watch those readership figures soar!). Both papers have a league table of how the housemates are getting along.

 

 

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The top two spots in the Sun’s list are occupied by Sun columnist Katie Hopkins (“bloody hilarious” and “no longer heartless”) and Sun columnist Katie Price.

 

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Over in the Star, the Number 1 hosuemate is “laugh-a-minute” Keith Chegwin, who in the Sun‘ is “starting to crack” and “needs to crack a few more jokes”. Chegwin was once the hsot of Naked Jungle, the the Channel 5 “gameshow for naturists”. That was when Channel 5 was owned By Richard Desmond, who also, er, owns the Daily Star.

Such are the facts…

Posted: 20th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother is TV’s moral compliance show: only the most intolerant survive

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Big Brother should come with an “Approved by the Ministry for Morals” sticker. The good get to win; the bad get to lose. The bigots are shunned and mocked; the enlightened get loved and panto.

This series has seen the back of Jermy Jackson (who he?) for alleged groping; Ken Morley for alleged racism; and now Alexander O’Neal for alleged homnphobia, his crime calling the immensley dislikable Perez Hilton a ‘f*****’. That’s ‘faggot’ in Sun-speak, the paper also telling us that Morley used the “N-word”, which turns out not to be ‘nigger’ but ‘negro’

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Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free Speech: Sky News recoils in face of Charlie Hebdo cover

Live on Sky News we have free speech campaigner Caroline Fourest. She’s astounded that Sky won’t show the subject of their story: the cover of Charlie Hebdo.

So. She holds up the copy. And the camera recoils:

Even the BBC weren’t that cowardly…

PS – if you squint you make out copies of the Anarchist’s Cookbook, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and all of these songs on the shelves.

Posted: 15th, January 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Big Brother racism: Ken Morley needs to get cancer and jihad if he wants to be an anti-racist

Racism. It’s big news. The Daily Mirror leads with it. No. not the top story about Islamists murdering Jews in Paris.

That story is that Hayat Boumeddiene was filmed at Istanbul Airport as she headed to Syria.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that Boumeddiene arrived at an Istanbul airport on January 2 via Madrid.

That would mean she was not in Paris when 17 people were murdered. Ahemdy Coulibaly was in Paris. He murdered four people when he “raided a Jewish supermarket”. No use of the word ‘racism’ in that story in what was clearly an anti-Semitic attack. No mention of the phrase ‘anti-Semitism’, either. Race was not an issue. Fact!

No, the Mirror’s story on racism is about Celebrity Big Brother.

 

 

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Posted: 13th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Big Brother: ‘pervy’ Ken Morley never did call anyone ‘Chalky’ nor appear on Television X

Celebrity Big Brother got rid of Jeremy Jackson for “allegedly trying to grope Chloe Goodman in the house loo”. And like you we have no idea who is is, either. Big Brother has now expelled Ken Morley. Why?

 

 

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It was for ‘offensive language’?

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Posted: 12th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fox News gaffe-master Steve Emerson says sorry to the people of the Birmingham (now twinned with Mecca)

 

So. We saw the Fox News terrorism expert Steve Emerson explain to one and all that Birmingham UK is a no-go area for non Muslims.

On his blog, you can view his video on an article called ‘Emerson on Fox with Judge Pirro on How the US is Manipulating the Truth on Radical Islam’.

 

Emerson is in the business of terror:

He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism…

He and his organization have been quoted or profiled in hundreds of newspaper and television stories since 9-11.

He’s now issued a correction:

 

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Next up on Fox, global jihad expert Bill Wyman on Charlie Hebdo #jewsuisunrockstar.

 

 

Posted: 12th, January 2015 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fox News expert on Islam UK: Only Muslims are allowed to enter Birmingham

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‘See yous at Black Friday prayers’ – Birmingham’s Ayatollah Ozzy

 

Fox News has the experts who know about Islam and the UK.

Terrorism ‘expert’ Steven Emerson states that Birmingham, UK is ‘entirely Muslim’ and that non Muslims ‘simply don’t go in’.

 

Ian Rennie @theangelremiel: Birmingham is entirely populated by muslims.  Unlike nearby Wolverhampton, which is entirely populated by wolves. #foxnewsfacts

Posted: 11th, January 2015 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Replaces Andy Townsend at ITV Football: hooting simpletons, ‘better’ bores and other options

RAPTUROUS cheers broke out across Britain yesterday as ITV confirmed that Andy Townsend’s contract won’t be renewed when it expires in the summer.

Andy has been in-and-around ITV Football for over a decade now, including his much maligned ‘Tactics Truck’. He’s best known for ending every single sentence with ‘Clive’, stating exactly what’s happened a full 3 seconds after viewers have watched the incident AND replay of the event.

Quite simply, it is mystifying how Townsend held a job for so long on television. Then again, ITV also gave Jim Beglin a wage. At all. ITV are, of course, batshit mental.

Also on his way out is the nice, but ultimately ineffectual presenter that is Matt Smith.

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Posted: 9th, January 2015 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Miami Vice Ferrari is for sale

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What better way to kickstart 2015 then by investing  $1.75 million in the white Ferrari seen often in TV’s Miami Vice?

On eBay, the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that was used on the classic TV action series.

The blurb runs:

The short story about this car, when the MIAMI VICE show first aired a Daytona Ferrari replica was used, when Mr. Enzo Ferrari watched the show and witnessed the Fake Daytona he was outraged that a replica car was carrying his Ferrari name, automatically a law suit against Universal Studios was started.

A couple of shows later a deal was struck… the agreement was for Universal Studios Hollywood to BLOW UP the original Daytona replica on the actual M.V. show and for two new 1986 TESTAROSSA’S to take over as the Special A.T.F. Vice cars.

Both cars were born Carbon black but the camera equipment 30 years ago wasn’t good enough to keep up with the night scenes and the speed of the cars. So, director Michael Mann decided that both cars were to be painted White and the Iconic Miami Vice Ferrari was Born.

The perfect car to showoff your white linen and silk suit…

 

Posted: 1st, January 2015 | In: Cars, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC reporter Quentin Sommerville gets the giggles as seized drugs pile burns

 

Quentin Sommerville, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent, is live form a mound of smoking drugs being destroyed by authorities in Afghanistan.

“Burning behind me is eight-and-a-half tonnes of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” says Mr Sommerville.

And it is  hilarious…

 

Posted: 23rd, December 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Music fan tongues radio DJ’s bumhole to win concert tickets live on air

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To Chile, where DJ Paul Hip (“I’m crackers, me”) is giving away tickets to the EDM Mysteryland Festival. the contest is simple: what would you do to get the tickets?

The winner is the woman who offers to stick her tongue inside DJ Hipe’s bumhole. And then arries at the studio to perform her purchase live on air.

Prisa Group, the Spanish radio conglomerate that owns the station, is unimpressed, issusing the apology:

“Les dejamos una declaración del equipo de 40 Principales Chile.”

All terrible. but not all that new:

The most notorious of all Zeppelin legends began when the band played the Seattle Pop Festival on July 27th, 1969, then retired to the Edgewater Inn. The building sits atop Seattle’s Puget Sound; guests can actually fish directly from their windows. The 1985 Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods – which got much of its information from Zep road manager Richard Cole – describes a graphic scene in one of the rooms. “A pretty young groupie with red hair was disrobed and tied to the bed,” wrote author Stephen Davis. “Led Zeppelin then proceeded to stuff pieces of shark into her vagina and rectum.”

Spotter:  Diario Registrado

Posted: 22nd, December 2014 | In: Music, NSFW, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tabloid Tropes: the Daily Star holds the front page for Big Brother

The Daily Star (prop. Richard Desmond) often leads with news of Big Brother, the show on Channel 5 (prop. R. Desmond).

Do the ownber’s business interests impace on the Star’s editorial policy? Of course not. It’s just that Big Brother (peop. R. Desmond) is such huge news is must be on the front page. These headlines appeared on the paper of record in 2014. We haven’t included the small front-page snippets, just the big splashes:

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Posted: 4th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


X Factor: Topless Flatmate Makes Sudden Appearance On Live Telly

Did you see the X Factor’s highlight the week?

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As @ronniejoice tweets:

Girl calls into #XtraFactor via Skype. Her flatmate is stood behind topless. You have to love live telly sometimes.

And that was the X Factor highlight of the week.

 

 

 

Posted: 23rd, November 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad News: ITV want the Premier League highlights back

THERE’S nothing quite as morbid and depressing as watching football coverage on ITV. In Adrian Chiles, you have a man who looks like pudding doing an impression of. the. slow. concentration. of. Tim. Love. Joy. and in Andy Townsend, you have a man paid huge sums to point out things that have happened in play, a full 5 seconds after the viewers at home have already noticed.

Then there’s Clive Tyldesley, who can’t be arsed learning the names of foreign played (notably, James Rodriguez) and who is in possession of a faux-grandiosity that is as irritating as it is insincere.

So, the bad news is that ITV are hoping to steal the Premier League highlights from the BBC and Match of the Day. You can almost hear U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ striking up and Matt Smith blankly looking into camera.

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Posted: 20th, November 2014 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gemma Collins Gets £40,000 For Teaching Us How To Kill A TV Celebrity

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WHY did weeping Gemma Collins quit the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! jungle? The Sun knows:

DEVASTATED Gemma Collins last night revealed her four days in the jungle had been haunted by the memory of her bitter break-up with her boyfriend. The Towie star — who dramatically quit I’m A Celebrity yesterday — admitted she was struggling to cope after the bust-up with Alex Moss hours before flying to Australia.

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Posted: 20th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst DJ Event Ever! A My Little Pony Disco Inferno

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EVER been to a disco that made you feel awkward, terrible and upset at the realisation that you were among your people?

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Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Anorak TV, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cowboy Policeman Takes On Wheelie Riding Biker In The City of London

TWO lines to listen out for in this video of a man on a bike doing a 22mph wheelie in the City of London and the policeman telling him off:

Our favoutite is, “Get out the SQuare Mile and don’t come back”. John Wayne would be proud.

That narrowly beats, “You can tell your friends about the big telling off you got from a policeman on a horse”.

 

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Anorak TV, Cars, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dr Who Specials: The Weeping Angel Christmas Tree Topper And Toilet Aimer

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DECORATE your Christmas Tree with a weeping angel, as seen on Dr Who.

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Posted: 15th, November 2014 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I’m A Celebrity: Michael Buerk Changes His Name To ‘Feed The Playboy Bunny’

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THIRTY years ago, Michael Buerk brought the pain of millions of starving Ethiopians to British screens. His BBC report in 1984 sparked Bob Geldof to create Live Aid.

Buerk said the broadcast was one of “the most influential pieces of television ever broadcast [prompting] a surge of generosity across the world for Ethiopia[that raised] more than $130 million”.

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Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dapper Laughs Raped My Funny Bone: Daniel O’Reilly Must Be Killed

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ITV2 have killed off Dapper Laughs show On The Pull because the star, one Daniel O’Reilly, made a joke about rape.

The Daily Mirror helped trigger the campaign to end the show by pointing to O’Reilly’s performance at London Scala, in which he told a female audience member:

“She’s gagging for a rape. Yep, we’ll have a chat afterwards. She’s having a chat about ‘yeah, I get quite tight but I get a bit… poor girl. Do you want to come backstage after? Bring two of your mates, you’ll need them.”

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Posted: 11th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0