Britain goes to the polls on Thursday for one of the strangest general elections in recent memory. Will things chang? Will they stay the same? Will we see a return to coalition politics?
He can’t stop dancing! Twinkle-toed politician in abeyance Ed Balls has turned to the mystic red room jazz dance of Twin Peaks for the opening titles of late night political chat show This Week.
Want to get away from it all? Dream of escaping the rat race? Feel like moving to the countryside to live off the land? Could your family swap the city for a hill farm set in the spectacular countryside of North Wales?
Is this the new Mama Mia? It’s been touring British theatres and the Daily Telegraph dubbed it “the hen party at the end of the world.” Somehow a girl’s comic jumped off the pages to become a smash musical that knows no bounds.
If you were looking to cut down on chocolate this Easter, the tantalising prospect of The Cheester Egg is here. This culinary creation from North London is 260g of solid cheese, hand made with love from fabulous unhomogenised cows milk and vegetarian rennet then presented in a lovely traditional ply cheesebox.
The Politicos might be telling us to give up the fizzy drinks but things are still going pop in Westminster. Sales of Scotland’s favourite fizz Irn Bru have shot up 60 per cent in the UK Parliament during the last year. Does this mean the SNP have guzzled enough to save 90 jobs being cut at AG Barr’s bottling plant?
Debating a few musings on my secret life as a pollster, but might be coming up with some wrong conclusions. Meanwhile, this cartoon from yesterday’s Guardian is pretty fun.
I was watching an episode of Hawaii Five-O recently and given the news reports that day the amount of gunplay seemed painfully casual. In the Five-O universe the bullets are sprayed all over the place with reckless abandon. Sometimes they even hit somebody. The way the bodies stack high, you might be forgiven for…
Dan Dare has a catalogue of hi-fi sci-fi. The Pilot of the Future has inspired a reasonable body of music over the years, which might include David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes - in spirit anyway. It’s a bit of a mixed bag though from pseudo soundtracks through bubblegum pop to punk revolution.
As those of us in the UK are getting excited about Mary Berry and Paul Holywood probing another batch of soggy bottoms in the new Bake Off series, it seems the US is all-a-flutter over Ken Cake.
Over at The Guardian today, Amanda Petrusich presents a loving argument for the value of a dark sky. It’s amazing what you see in the dark she says and I find I agree. Actually I saw the Moon this morning, while putting the recycling bins away. The sky wasn’t in anyway dark but it allowed a clear view of a waning…
Start counting those pennies, a Spanish publisher is creating a facsimile edition of a cult book. There is a slight snag though, it has been written in a language that nobody can read.
This is kind of stupid as trivia goes, but also fun if you ever stumble across a job lot of The Titans at a jumble sale. Back in 1975, Marvel added the eighth publication to their range of British weeklies. (There were at the time only seven titles in the line because Savage Sword of Conan failed to find an audience…
As it draws to a close, the Rio Olympics has had its share of romance, lust, betrayal, and missing underwear to titillate the prurient tastes of a global audiences. Or is that just in my street?
OK it’s a prank! At least that’s the official line at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research where High Physicists turned High Priest and were seemingly filmed indulging in some human sacrifice at the altar of Shiva.
Picachu and his Pokemon Pals have set up a beachhead at the Panton Arms, Pentraeth to invade Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Apart from pulling pints, the Anglesey pub is a “Pokestop”, providing a wi-fi oasis in green-fielded not-spot. The landlord joked that he should rename his…
Cult comic writer Alan Moore and comedian Stewart Lee (no added bean juice) discuss content over on The Guardian. Derek and Clive it isn’t.
The zombies might be coming, but killer knives for dispatching the undead will be illegal in England and Wales from this Thursday. Northern Ireland is planning similar legislation to be enacted soon.
Madame Vastra’s favourite squeeze Jenny Flint has been resurrected as a deadly duo in the new Welsh language film Y Llyfrgell - The Library Suicides.
The second collection of UK Star Trek comics will be released in November. I presume IDW’s 240 page hardback will include the last of the TV21 strips with art from the likes of Mike Noble, Harold Johns and Carlos Pino and hopefully some strange gems from related annuals and holiday specials.