TV & Radio | Anorak - Part 20

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Television and radio programme reviews, trailers, highlights, twilights and cinema news. Also the neglected gems from years past.

Cameraman fails compilation

AN amusing collection of cameramen falling over. Because other people falling over is funny:

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Watch a weatherman eat cat vomit, live on air

Scot HaneyAN American news report took a turn for the worse when a weatherman ate cat puke live on air. Weatherman Scot Haney made viewers recoil in horror when he ignored the five-second rule after noticing something on the floor which he fancied eating.

He thought they were grape nuts.

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Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

The Green Dragon cult: Environmentalism is seducing your kids and killing Christianity

green dragon

THE Green Dragon is feeding the minds of your kids. It is a “spiritual deception”.  It is “deadly“. It is killing Jesus.

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Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)

Someone buys Breaking Bad underpants for nearly $10k (NOT FOR CHARITY)

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BREAKING BAD is a show that divides everyone straight down the middle. You’ve got people who haven’t seen it and you’ve got people who love it, constantly tweet about it and make everyone else hate it even more. There is no middle ground.

On the Mental And I Love It side of things, one fan spent $9,900 on the underpants worn by Walter White from Breaking Bad. One can assume that Walter White had more than one pair of undercrackers, but there you go.

The show collaborated with Sony Pictures and Screenbid to hold a 10-day auction, where fans could bid for all manner of things.

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Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment

BBC hires swivel-eyed loon to front children’s TV show (video)

GET a load of that “swivel-eyed loon” on the BBC’s Newsnight show last Monday. This star of children’s TV in the 1970s and 1980s has been encouraging kids to eat fatty foods. And now he’s on the BBC. Send for the police:

Spotter: MediaBlog

Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Great video: Security guard closes in on fleeing bank robber

THE man who has robbed the K&H bank in the Angyalföldm district of Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday morning, is making his getaway.

No car.

This felon’s opted to make a run for it. Can the security guard catch him?

Let’s see…

Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Miley Cyrus needs to take this daggering masterclass

EAT yer heart out Miley Cyrus. Twerking is your Fisher Priced training dance. It is daggering with stabilisers on. We profiled it here.

Doctors from local hospitals in Kingston, Jamaica, report that they’ve been seeing a record number of broken dicks in the past few months. They attribute this to the increased popularity of daggering. Dr Alverston Bailey advised men to seek medical help if they suspect their penises have been broken. Signs of a fractured penis include a loud popping noise, followed by excruciating pain, swelling, and sometimes blood.

But if you get it right, Dolly Parton sings and all the cool kids go wild:

Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Drunk Jack Kerouac debates ‘hippie” and its meaning with a pompous William F. Buckley – Fernanda Pivano just gets it

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JACK Kerouac, author of the classic, On the Road liked a drink or three.

In this video, Kerouac talks with writer Fernanda Pivano. He is three sheets to the wind:

In 1965, Kerouac was on the magic box again. William F. Buckley was in the chair, whose pomposity and self-regard is hilarious.

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Books, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment

CNN says Hong Kong is in Brazil (photo)

THE average American is smarter than CNN’s killer hornet map expert, who managed to local Hong Kong in Brazil.

As Brazil’s giant hornet community says: “Visit China before China visits you.”

CNN fail

Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Agents of S.H.I.E.LD is terrific – watch it while Simon Cowell licks his eyeballs

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious.

NO one calls themselves a telly addict any more. Time was, that was a thing. In the ‘80s being yoked to the idiot box was a bad thing. But today? We covet screens endlessly. We carry them around with us all the time. Right now I have two monitors in front of me, a MacBook Air demanding my attention, a Google Nexus 7 chirping away to itself and a smartphone gone the way of a black mirror, its battery worn down by incessant fiddling. The screens are everywhere now. We don’t notice them because they surround us.

And I love it. My name is Mic Wright and I am an addict. I am unrepentant. I was born to be a telly critic but sadly telly isn’t what it used to be. When Clive James – the greatest TV reviewer of all time – was stalking the Palaeolithic expanses of the small screen, a world where Channel 4 was just a glimmer in some priapic executives hungry eye, television meant something. It had Play For Today and hard hitting documentaries. World In Action, Death on the Rock, truly panoramic Panorama. It had drunks and eccentrics. It had George Best, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo and Helen Mirren on Parkinson. It had The Tube and TOTP. It had surprises.

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Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Only in Scotland: Scotland’s loudest tap (featuring Lulu and Mel Gibson’s Brave Heart)

ONLY In Scotland presents: Scotland’s loudest tap. With impressions of Glasgow’s Lulu, Edinburgh’s mating pandas and Mel Gibson’s Brave Heart being eviscerated by the Sassenachs. More here.

Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Conlangs: looking at the language of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Avatar and Star Trek

HOW invented are the languages you heard in Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Game of Throne and Star Trek?

In this TED Ed lessonJohn McWhorter talks of  “conlangs” (constructed languages), the languages of the including Klingon, Dothraki, Na’vi and the Elvish spoken in The Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth:

“Tolkien charted out ancient and newer versions of Elvish. When the first Elves awoke at Cuiviénen, in their new language the word for people was kwendi, but in the language of one of the groups that moved away, Teleri, over time kwendi became pendi. Just like real languages, conlangs like Elvish split off into many. When the Romans transplanted Latin across Europe, French, Spanish, and Italian were born.”

There’s more on this sort of thing at the Language Creation Society.

 Conlanging is the creation of constructed languages or conlangs, such as Esperanto, Lojban, or Klingon. A conlanger is someone who creates or constructs languages or conlangs. 

Tirme to meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones:

Posted: 7th, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Nominative determinism: Calum Wrist is a TV onanist

DID you catch Porn on the Brain, Channel’s 4’s insight into the effect smut has on the human head? Did you see the teenager who said he was addicted to online porn? You know… Calum Wrist.

More nominative determinism when we find it:

callum wrist

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

The X Factor: the bisexual singer who doesn’t like boys


THE X Factor is the “BISEXUAL” Factor, as the Sun looks as X Factor warbler Shereece ‘Sese’ Foster.

The feisty singer — who Gary Barlow put together with two other wannabes to form a new group — said she loved girls’ BUMS.

But how bisexual is she?

 “I’m into girls, really. I don’t know what I am, I just know that if I see a female bum I feel like I have to grab it. I ask permission first.”

But how bisexual is she?

Sese, 22, added: “I don’t like boys or their bums.”

And on with the show…

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

1991: Nirvana’s first televised performance of Smells Like Teen Spirit and Kurt is unplugged and contracted in a Radio Shack

TWENTY years ago, Nirvana released In Utero. Anorak bought it. And played it loud. In 1991, Nirvana appeared on MTV’s 120 Minutes to perform Smells Like Teen Spirit. Grunge went mainstream.

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, TV & Radio | Comment

What if Breaking Bad was made in the UK?

WHAT is Breaking Bad had been made in the UK?

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Note: Mister White is on a zero hours contract and no longer has a job.


Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Man suffers from alien leg cramp

CRAMP. Really bad cramp:



Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Liverpool local walks home in the traditional fashion (video)

TO Liverpool, to see a drunk man walk home in the traditional manner.

Language is sweary.


drunk walking


Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Mickey The baboon cops a feel (video)

TO the Lodi Grope Grape Festival, where Sabrina Rodriguez of Fox40 is reporting live. The local representative of the BBC DJs Society is there to greet her.

Spotter: HyperVocal

Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Jimmy Savile stands in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2

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THE Daily Mail reports that “DJ Chris Evans has courted controversy after impersonating serial sex predator Jimmy Savile live on air to nearly 10 million listeners”.

Impersonating Jimmy Savile involves:

a) being dead

b) grabbing hold of children

c) becoming aPapal knight

d) looking like an identikit nonce

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment

Sex Box: Channel 4 to broadcast people silently shagging in a plastic box

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CHANNEL 4 are going to show a programme that will feature couples having sex in a sound-proofed box in a TV studio with audience, which isn’t sinister version of The Cube at all.

Three couples (two straight and one gay) will take turns to step into the box before being asked questions by host Mariella Frostrup and a panel of hooting sex experts in the new show Sex Box.

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Selfish vicar ruins wedding to set God on photographers

HOW to ruin a wedding Number 432: get the intolerant vicar to interrupt the service to tell the photogaphers recording it for posterity to go under God’s orders:

Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

X Factor: cutting Hannah Sheares and Dermot O’Leary’s knob watch

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WHY do you watch the X Factor?

Is it to see The Daisy Chains, the trio who told us “Because if just one of us is broken, we don’t work”? Their fans will hope the band reform after the more talented* member Hannah Sheares (* prettiest and thinnest) ditched her pals and went solo a few milliseconds after Gary Barlow had told her: “You have the potential to go far, but on your own.”

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Black rhino survives encounter with TV crew

THIS video features cameraman Kim Wolhuter in a stand-off with a black rhino. Kim survives. As does the rhino.

I wonder what the rhino has to say about the encounter, perhaps that he met a man stood in his path and decided that charging him would be foolhardy because if he hurt the human others humans in the big truck to the left would kill him. His cousin is an authority on human behaviour and will include this episode in his university thesis: why do white humans stare and collect our excrement?

Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

The five greatest home shopping TV fails of all time

ANROAK loves watching Home shopping channels. Every now and then you get a memorable moment:

The Ladder To (Seeing) Stars

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment