Category: Polithicks

  • If You See Ads, Tell Him
    If You See Ads, Tell Him

    In 1986, the British government deliberately, and massively undervalued the price of a public utility, convincing people to buy these cheap shares in order to sell them on for a small profit, so that a load of rich people could take ownership of British Gas for much less than it’s true market value. In order…

  • A Moment Of Clarity
    A Moment Of Clarity

    For whatever reason, I can’t stop thinking about this sketch at the moment. Or more correctly, which I didn’t remember, these two sketches.

  • The Crony
    The Crony

    “What the hell is this?” It was the bellowed question that I’d been fearing, and even then I was surprised at the anger laced through it. “That’s the um,” I swallowed. My mouth was dry. “The extension.” “I’ve been away three months, and I come back to this.” There wasn’t a question there this time,…

  • When Can The Ewoks Dance?
    When Can The Ewoks Dance?

    Seriously, let’s just let the Ewoks dance already. Soon. Soon.

  • Keep Calm And Steadicam
    Keep Calm And Steadicam

    I have this running in a loop in my head today. You know, for reasons. When he ramps up into that sprint, Stallone runs nearly as elegantly as Tom Cruise. Rocky was the first film to really use the steadicam, and even used shots made for the rig’s initial showreel.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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