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

A horse that plays the guitar – video

CAN a horse play the guitar? YES! Sort of. Ish.

Posted: 6th, May 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Nice Peace, Nice Peace, Nice Peace, Nice Peace etc…

TAKE a balding, middle-aged man, put him in a school dress, invite the Japanese kids to dance and sing along and you have a protest record for the 21st century.

Give full throat to “Nice Peace, Nice Peace, Nice Peace, Nice Peace” etc…

Posted: 3rd, May 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


A goldfish attacks a cat

GOLDFISH attacks cat:

Posted: 2nd, May 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Li Li the dog is the world’s greatest bicycle lock – video

LI LI is the greatest novelty bike locks and bike stand in the world. She is safe and secure.Should you be involved in an accident, LiLi will jump onto your head and take the full impact while wagging to get the tain and tears from your eyes.

Spotter: Buzzfeed

Posted: 1st, May 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Rapist Beware: How to fend off a rapist – a video guide

RAPIST Beware! How to fend off a rapist the Lou Casamassa way. It’s 1990 and Lou has created the Rapist Beware! video. Cucumbers do not stand a chance!

Spotter: Dangerous Minds

Posted: 30th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The human beat box is a chicken (Norman Collier lives)

NORMAN Collier’s daughter gets her big break in beat boxing:

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Posted: 30th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Russian TV shows how car fell into a hole in the road

SO. How did the car fall into a huge pothole in Russia? Allow me to demonstrate…

Posted: 28th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Mary Beard: My kind of Roman and AA Gill’s wrong kind of Blonde

MARY Beard tweets: “@Madame_Arcati going to print out your blog and keep it for when I might be feeling low!”

This blog, about Sunday Times TV critic AA Gill calling Mary Beard too ugly for the telly:

I LEARN that a middle-aged man, who resembles a homophobe’s idea of what a homosexual man looks like, has been very rude about Prof Mary Beard – the writer and presenter of BBC2’s Meet The Romans. If you’ve given up on TV and have an interest in Roman antiquity then I strongly advise you to re-new your TV licence just to watch this series.

Ingeniously, Beard has discovered the voices of the Ancient Roman dead – not of the emperors or their spin doctors – but of the ordinary people: the butchers, the ex-slaves, the woman who loved wine, the shitters and the bathers, the parents of the boy brained by a falling roof tile, and so on. She channels their words to us from their stone memorials chiselled in Latin which lay about under other historians’ noses for two millennia; awaiting Mary Beard’s exquisite TV seances. These dead people were like us live people, desperate to be heard and remembered. Just like the TV critic with his funny matchstick legs, his ageing male model face, his dyslexia and other sob story details (a mother complex, for instance, and a love life I cannot repeat here).

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Posted: 28th, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (56)


Yatif is the singing fishmonger of Queens Market, London

YATIF will now sing his fish song, as heard at Queens Market, Upton Park, London E13. Time for Market Trader Idol, the TV talent show to find the best market trader in the UK. Soon to be followed by Burger Ban Idol, Fenced Goods Idol, Pub Singer Idol and Britain’s Best Window Cleaner Whistler. (Call me ITV, I have ideas….)

Posted: 27th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Pet dogs prepare to devour dead turtle, maybe – video

ALL dog owners like to think the best of their pets, which must be how this video came to be labelled “Dog grieves over huge dead turtle – Breathtaking“. Before we see the wagging dog stood by a big dead turtle, a word about a pet I used to walk with: Eric the dog of indeterminate breed who would shag anything and eat everything, including anything dead on the road or beach. I can’t look at this video and help think that withut the syrupy hand-holding humans, the dogs would rip into Timmy Turtle and devour him. But where I see salivating dogs, the owner sees grieving and sorrow…

Posted: 27th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


How to scare the crap out of your girlfriend – a video

IF your lover is scared of an intruder in the house – and apart from a pervert or The Queen isn’t? –  viruz5 has an idea:

I got off of work early and snuck into my girlfriends apartment with a spare key. I waited for her to get off of work and I dressed up with a face mask and a trench coat on acting as if I was robbing the place. I was holding their 32″ TV, a duffle bag full of their stuff, and their laptop in my hand. When I heard the door open then close, I ran out to surprise them…. Poor girl was crying haha

So did she break up with him? “haha no she didnt,… She just gave me shit for a week. But then, with a little bit of my romance, she was back in my arms lol haha.”

[Blame It On The Voices]

Posted: 25th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Women falls through pavement – video

TO Northern China, where the pavements are the world’s stage. Cue trap door. Next!

Posted: 25th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


A video of a real frog sitting on a bench like Kermit

THIS might be the best thing you see on the internet this year: a frog is sitting on a bench, like Kermit:

Posted: 23rd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Trompeten – man plays two trumpets at one whilst balancing four jugs of beer

WORLD’s Got Talent calls on Trompeten – who will play two trumpets at once whilst balancing four jugs of beer. Clap along, if you know the words…

Posted: 22nd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


TMZ says all gypsies are thieves – My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding gets racistier

GYPSIES are having a tough time in the media. In the USA, you can watch by My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.

Channel 4 trailed Big Fat Gypsy Weddings by declaring it “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier”. That wholly offensive attack on the white working classes, a group more abused than any other on the magic box (you never see a working class hero any more, just thick prats talking about vajazzles, having paternity tests, cheating benefits and berating foreigners) has been topped.

In the USA, the prejudice just got nastier, sickier and pervier as TMZ broadcasts footage of two of the MBFAGW stars brawling. The voiceover then calls all gypsies thieves.

Nice.

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Posted: 21st, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


The yo-yo flick-up-the-skirt trick gets adapted

THE Yo-Yo is the stuff of champions. Oddly, yo-yo-ing is not an Olympic sport. Table-tennis is. The two are the chosen sports of the insecure teenage male. One give you the prospect of Olympic glory; one lets you see up girl’s skirts with a well-aimed flick. As you get older, you adapt your to-to trick until all mum’s friends are amazed:

Posted: 21st, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Squirrel boys does not want to get rabies and die

SQUIRREL Boy does not want to get rabies and die:

Posted: 20th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)


Holocaust Remembrance Day – the siren sounds in Israel

HOLOCAUST Remembrance Day – the siren sounds in Israel. There can be no silence. No peace…

Posted: 19th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Croatia space exploration squad caught on camera

CROATIA launches space exploration squad:

Posted: 17th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Man wears the wrong glasses – fail

IS this man:

a) Applying eyedrops to his sunglasses to simulate the effect of rain?

b) Drinking a cherry brandy through his eyeball?

c) Wearing the wrong glasses?

Posted: 15th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Undateables is freak show TV for the caring masses

THE Undateables is the new troll-baiting series from channel 4. The show follows disabled and less good looking people – Richard-with-Asperger’s, Justin with neurofibromatosis type 1, Penny-with-brittle-bones and Luke-with-Tourette’s – trying to pull. It’s exploitative crap, right? Only the Undatables all get dates via a dating service – even Justin, who treated us to this exchange with his date:

Justin: “What’s your favourite soup?”
Tracey: “Anything.”

Justin: “Tomato.”
Tracey: “Tomato and basil.”
Jason: “I’m with you there.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Britain’s Got Talent star goes barking mad – literally

BRITAIN’S Got Talent has claimed a victim: Buddy has gone into rehab. Buddy’s rep Pippa Langhorne, of Bromsgrove, tells the Sunday Mercury:

“He became a little diva. He really just wanted to be left alone and live a dog’s life. He started barking and growling because he realised it would keep people away from him.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Finally! Now we know that The Simpsons live in Oregon!

ONE of the most idly pondered about mysteries in modern pop-culture is: Just which state is The Simpsons’ town of Springfield in? Well, Matt Groening has now decided that we should all know exactly where that is.

And it’s Oregon – almost an American Anywhere – a boomtown on the skids, polluted hick stop, family values land of corruption and more.

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Posted: 11th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Greek TV news presenter Bourchas pelted with yoghurt – video

ON Greek TV, broadcast news journalist Panagiotis Bourchas is under attack. He has been in an interview with a representative of the far-right political organisation Golden Dawn. Things are thrown at him. In the UK, they toss tomatoes. In Iraq, it’s shoes. In Greece, it’s yoghurt. In France, they throw cheese.  And in Belgium it’s chocolate…

Posted: 8th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Gunther von Hagens crucifies Jesus for Good telly (photos)

DR Gunther von Hagens, aka Germany’s Dr Death (many have held that title but not all made it big on the telly), has created a new Crucifixion in time for Easter Monday on Channel 4.

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Posted: 6th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment