So, like, did we travel back in time to 1986?!?

Despite claims to the contrary the US negociated with and surrendered to the demands of Middle-East kidnappers who took two journalists hostage.  Normally the hostages would have been left to rot, but this Administration pulls out all stops for the employees of its unofficial propaganda arm, a.k.a. Fox News Channel. I wonder if Shrub will claim, just like his dad did, that he wasn’t aware of the operation even taking place.

‘And on our next programme, we’ll be looking at Italians.’

Look Around You. A brilliant multi-episode parody of English pop-science shows from the 60s and 70s, made by the BBC, which is probably also responsible for a lot of the shows that are parodied.

I hear these guys are now working on a ‘watching paint dry’ site, too.

Watching Grass Grow. No, not even *that* kind of grass, just the stuff on a lawn. May be good viewing if you’ve had too much coffee this morning.

Should I drop BBC Canada?

I’ve had BBC Canada in my channel lineup for the past year, but it may be time for it to go.

The problem is the reason why I signed up for the channel in the first place, Top Gear. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very good car show and great fun to watch, but frankly I’ve already seen all the shows they seem to have. Several times, in fact. It’s kind of galling that they should bombard their viewers with endless repeats of “Best of” compilations when the adverts they put between shows continuously promise “all new episodes every weekend.” If you can’t deliver on that, at least stop running those ads.

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That’s a whole ‘nother kind of ‘snake on a plane’.

You can now take up to 4 ounces of KY Jelly on American airliners again. It appears the terrorists haven’t completely won after all!

On the plus side, this means less demand for air conditioning.

You gotta hand it to Ryan Air — they have a sense of humor about the new UK security measures. Now you can clearly see who’s “first class” and who’s “coach”, if you know what I mean.

Filthy book-on-book action!

Hot Library Smut! for the bibliophile in you. I’m glad to see that my particular favorite (Trinity College, Dublin) is there. Not that there isn’t already plenty of book porn on the internet! Just look at all these books living in sin on that bookshelf, some of them without as much as a dustcover! Some will argue that it’s only love, but without protection they could catch something.

‘The clue is in the title. It’s not that difficult.’

John Cleese on real football vs. American football. Brought to you by the letter ‘C’… for creativity!

Now I can generate that 21st-century mission statement I’ve always wanted!

The Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator. Dazzle the VCs with incomprehensible gobbledigook littered all over your business plan!

If you like ’em long in the tooth, these bawdy girls deliver!

Golden Girls Gone Wild! From the puppet animation show The Wrong Coast.