Monday, 20 September 2010


8 Out of 10 Cats
10x04 (17/9/10 edition)
I think I missed the last series or two of this, largely because it had become thoroughly rubbish. Either I've recuperated or it's improved. (Incidentally, I swear the Radio Times billed this as the first of a new series, while C4 insist it's episode four. That said, episode one was on in June, episode two was a Big Brother special, and episode three doesn't exist, so what do they know?)
This episode, they seem to be going a bit QI: it's series 10 -- or, in QI World, J -- and the guests appearing alongside regulars Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford are Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Dr Christian Jessen and Jamelia. Suspicious.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Doctor Who: Adventure Games to return by Matthew Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
Well, I hope they make them better next time!
In fairness, I've still only played the first one. I know I forgot to leave comments -- suffice to say, I didn't like it (repetitive, old-fashioned, full of soul-sapping 'stealth' segments rather than intelligence-requiring point-n-click style adventuring like proper 'adventure games'). Maybe games two and three improve it? I ought to find out. I'm not optimistic.
And, based on the comment that "the feedback we've had has been overwhelmingly positive", I don't expect we'll see an improvement in quality any time soon.

Top 10 'unanswerable' questions revealed
(from BBC News)
This list is funny, because it starts out profound ("What is the meaning of life?"), continues to be stereotypical ("Do blondes have more fun?"), and then gets specific with something you might assume was answerable but isn't (#9). Well, it made me chuckle.