Category: Thought Vomit

  • In Case You Missed Them
    In Case You Missed Them

    I’ve never done this before, but here’s a round up of some of the February articles that you may have missed and that I think might worth a read. I’m probably wrong. Towards the start of the month, I reacted to an advert I saw in the most stupid way imaginable. It was all to…

  • The Flintstone’s Car
    The Flintstone’s Car

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Flintstone’s car. I know this isn’t the best way to expend my mental energy, and I know it’s a cartoon, but nonetheless, even in the world of The Flintstones, this car makes no sense. Let’s not get started on the implication of those opening titles either. The family…

  • Great Scott, It’s Michael Winslow
    Great Scott, It’s Michael Winslow

    This clip from the 1986 Oscars has everything you wouldn’t expect to see. Sit back, and watch Back To The Future win a statue for Best Sound Effects Editing. BTTF seems timeless somehow, albeit being thoroughly rooted in the mid 1980s. So it’s odd to see someone from Police Academy here, let alone the Muppets.…

  • Moviedrome

    Or When Two Tweets Collide I scrolled quickly past a tweet the other day, which then got lost in the ether, but it stuck with me. It asked what was the last thing you watched on a black and white portable television. The answer for me is probably The X Files, though I can’t be…

  • Merry Grange Hill Day
    Merry Grange Hill Day

    Today marks the anniversary of the first ever episode of Grange Hill. This is how it opened. Hur hur.

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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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