Thursday, 1 January 2009


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
2008 edition
Entertaining, but not as good without Jonathan Ross, Rob Brydon, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding.

3x04 Nemesis [1st half; season finale]
ITV's scheduling of its Marple is decidedly odd -- for more thoughts in this vein, look here.


Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
[#1 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
And so, the third year of 100 Films begins, once again on New Year's Day itself. (Last year's New Year's Day film was The Simpsons Movie, the year before Eragon.)


Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale by Russell T Davies & Benjamin Cook
Foreword by Philip Pullman
Introduction by Russell T Davies
Introduction by Benjamin Cook
Well, I feel thoroughly introduced. "If you still want to be a writer after reading this, you probably will be" says Steven Moffat. So let's see...

Poem of the Day: New Year’s Reality Check

by Joanna Fuchs

Rather describes my thoughts on New Year's resolutions 'n' all. Found online (among a collection of New Years poems) here.

Another year, another chance
To start our lives anew;
This time we'll leap old barriers
To have a real breakthrough.

We'll take one little step
And then we'll take one more,
Our unlimited potential
We'll totally explore.

We'll show off all our talents
Everyone will be inspired;
(Hmm... while I’m writing this,
I'm getting very tired.)

We'll give up all bad habits;
We'll read and learn a lot,
All our goals will be accomplished,
Sigh... or maybe not.

Oh well, Happy New Year anyway!

Happy New Year indeed!

Happy New Year!

Ooh, 2009...