Friday, 30 January 2009

For hire?

While cruising the highways this morning I spotted a young lady waiting to cross the road. It took a while for me to come to this conclusion as for a long time I couldn't decide if she was soliciting her services to passing motorists or not.
I can only suggest that if young ladies will insist on dressing like ladies of the night, and walking alongside our beautiful network of roads, that they adorn some kind of "I'm not for hire" sign. Of what form that could take I don't know. Maybe if they just avoid displaying pictures of the major credit cards on their torso, all would be well.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

In The Loop

Contrary to the title of this post, I've only just heard that the legendary Armando Iannucci has created another masterpiece in the form of a film, a film with a name. That name is In The Loop. Screenings at the Sundance Festival have gone down very well, and it premieres at the just as exotic Glasgow Film Festival in February.

In The Loop sees the cast of The Thick Of It in America and London trying to prevent the outbreak of a war accidentally put into motion by a fumbling minister.

Nights Templar archive

After revisiting the contents of the Goliath which spawned this little blog here and feeling just a little bit nostalgic, I've imported the rants I used to write while in my formative years at university.

When I started the website in the latter part of 2002, the blogging phenomena hadn't really started. It was a time when contemporaries of mine were constructing 'all about me' sites, and I had a niggling writing bug which needed an outlet.

So while ostensibly I created it as merely a holding site until the amazing and forever elusive Nights Templar bars and clubs arrived on the scene, it was an opportunity to share my very opinionated feelings about university and voice some 'ramblings' which eventually turned into this blog, and, as of today are integrated into it.

They've all got the prefix [OLD SITE] to help you spot them.
"Garden Invaders" March 2003
"Heinz ravioli" March 2003
"What I've been up to" April 2003
"Daytime television" April 2003
"Monkhouse's disease" May 2003
"Big Strong Boys travesty" May 2003
"It's my morning tv round up" August 2004
"It's late and I've been drinking" February 2005

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

TV Review: Big Chef Takes On Little Chef

This three-part miniseries charts chemistry set chef Heston Blumenthal’s appointment to revive moribund restaurant chain Little Chef with his unique inimitable brand of weird food.

Essentially it is a cross between Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and one of Jamie Oliver’s ‘only I can save Britain’ missions. Keep reading.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Patrick McGoohan: 19/03/1928 - 13/01/2009

Seldom does a subject come to the fore which requires us to be sincere; yet the sad news of Patrick McGoohan’s death is undeniably one of them.

The American-born actor is undoubtedly one of the greatest masters of his craft to grace our screens. Perhaps best known as the enigmatic Number 6 in the brilliant cult 60s series The Prisoner, he was also a talented writer, director, and producer for this as well as other series. Keep reading.

Friday, 2 January 2009

TV Review: Shooting Stars

In an age of the unwanted comeback (hello Take That, Boyzone and Peter Mandelson) those bods at TV HQ have finally bought back something we’d been greatly anticipating - Shooting Stars.

The all new anniversary edition was preceded by Shooting Stars: The Inside Story, a mockumentary of sorts which mixed backstage characters portrayed by Vic & Bob and previous guests. Keep reading.