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New Age (1970)

March 4th, 2010. Comment now »

Hats off to TV’s Carol Smillie!

carol smillie
Whatever life has thrown at her she has always taken it with a smile. Let’s hope she finds happiness with new love Marcus… Read the rest of this article here.

March 4th, 2010. Comment now »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #30

unpretentious simplicity
Recent status update from someone I’m friends with on Facebook (who I sincerely hope doesn’t read this blog!) Well it gave me a good old chuckle anyway…

March 4th, 2010. 17 Comments »

I’m a bit surprised to be referred to as “you people”… Isn’t that rather condescending?

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March 3rd, 2010. 10 Comments »

BBC Panorama LSD experiment 1955


In one of the most famous unbroadcast television programmes of all time, the very jolly Christopher Mayhew MP ingests 400mg of mescaline hydrochloride for the cameras. The documentary, ultimately, didn’t see the light of day for over thirty years.

Incidentally, this footage is spoofed hilariously in this segment from The Day Today (see after the jump), in which Alan Partridge is filmed being “fellated by a young girl, known as a ‘groupie’..” Read the rest of this entry »

March 3rd, 2010. 15 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #29

fox news
All the time Fox News, all the time…

March 2nd, 2010. 2 Comments »

If straight men and gay women have one thing in common, I think, it’s that we both detest shopping…

tiananmen
Well, no. If straight men and gay women have one thing is common… it’s something else entirely. But if we have a second thing in common, its that we both detest shopping. Read the rest of this article here.

March 2nd, 2010. 21 Comments »

“We’ve got a connection with this place called Ireland. But that country doesn’t exist anymore…”

old firm
Have you seen the film The Departed ? That’s what Coatbridge is like. It’s almost like we’ve stepped out of a time capsule. Ireland has moved on and we’re left with this leprechaun culture. Read the rest of this article here.

March 2nd, 2010. 4 Comments »

Don’t Explain (1944)

March 2nd, 2010. Comment now »

No, nay, never… freckle-boy

Andy and Conan
In the late 1990s Amy Poehler was a sketch regular on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, playing sidekick Andy Richter’s little sister Stacy. The genius of this bit was that it basically recycled the same routine over and over again, but somehow never stopped being funny. Read the rest of this entry »

February 28th, 2010. 26 Comments »