Saturday, 22 August 2009


Mock the Week
7x07 (20/8/09 edition)
A clips & outtakes edition, unusually placed halfway through the series. Although it started out weakly with a huge chunk of repeated material, it steadily improved, in the end almost inadvertently giving a real sense of what it must be like to watch a recording of the show rather than the tightly edited highlights package that each week's edition amounts to.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
3x02 (17/8/08 edition)
Brilliant turns from Reginald D Hunter and Stephen Mangan this week.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Do You Wanna Date James Cameron's Avatar?

It's always fun to mush news stories together for potentially comedic effect*.

So when I heard, on the same day, of the expected success of the trailer for James Cameron's Avatar -- or, as I've taken to calling it, Phantom Menace 2: This Time Everyone's Jar Jar -- and the surprising success of The Guild's music video for (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar... well, I couldn't help seeing what would happen were the two to collide...

* I'll leave it to you to decide if this example is successful.