Monday, 23 March 2009


2x06 Pretty Girl in a Leotard
As if it wasn't complicated enough, they throw more balls into the air! On the other hand, it contradictorily begins to draw disparate elements closer together -- as we're about to pass the halfway point, that's always welcome.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Law & Order: UK
1x05 Buried
A surprising number of famous guest stars this week. Considering the teeny tiny size of some of their roles, one wonders if they might return later. On the other hand, it was a very good episode, dealing with a lot of issues as effectively as can be done in this format.
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

Mad Men
2x05 The New Girl
Filling-in-tastic! A great episode of this great, under-seen series.


Introducing The Xbox Air
(from The Customer Is Not Always Right)
Absolutely hilarious true story.

MSM: stuck in the dark ages by Anton Vowl
(from The enemies of reason)
More slamming of the papers. Enjoying this blog immensely.

Stella Artois launches spoof 24-style ad in style of Jean-Luc Godard by Mark Sweney
"Stella Artois has launched a viral ad campaign... featuring spoof trailers for US films and TV shows, shot in the style of French Nouvelle Vague directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. One of the online ads is a spoof trailer for Kiefer Sutherland drama 24... with laid-back lothario Jacques Bauder ignoring warnings that he has only 24 hours to save St Tropez."
And you can watch them here.

Also, see a hilarious Coraline review here and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Conner being decidedly un-Christian here.

"atheists are less than human"

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor “on the attack” against people of reason by Gavin Orland

Murphy-O'Connor, on Radio 4:

We have to stand up to [non-believers]. There is something not totally human if you leave out transcendent [God] and [atheists] are not fully human. They have an impoverished understanding to what it is to be human.

As if the Pope wasn't bad enough, here's another idiot! Believe in God by all means -- I don't and I think you're wrong, but it's your choice.

But don't claim I'm less of a human for not believing in it, because I'm more than happy to start hunting down whatever information is out there on all those kiddy-fiddling priests and all the murdering done in the name of the Lord and throw it back at you.

amusing Christian Coraline review

Review of Coraline by Michael Karounos
(from Christian Spotlight on Entertainment at

As Neil Gaiman himself said, "Funniest Coraline review ever".

It's by Christians, see; the ludicrous kind. Some of the people there clearly deserve our pity; others, our condemnation. It's good they're not too prolific.

Excuse me while I go laugh at some more of their reviews... including a particularly misguided one of Quantum of Solace (out on DVD today, incidentally; £7 in Tesco 'til Wednesday. Just in case you didn't know).

Best of all, perhaps, is Watchmen -- purely for how many Christians agree with Rorschach, clearly the most psychopathic of the characters. That is priceless.