Family Guy S05E09

31 01 2007

I was just watching this, wondering when was the last time it made me laugh out loud, and then this joke came along and cracked me up. Peter has his driving licence revoked, and so he has to stay home and entertain himself. After a failed attempt at integrating himself into the cast of Cheers, he decides to make up his own sitcom in his mind, complete with an upbeat 80’s theme tune. Watch the video after the jump.

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itunes video content for Europe at last

31 01 2007

Yesterday the Government of Luxembourg confirmed that Apple inc were setting up their European base there to start video distribution over itunes. Luxembourg is already home to a few other European headquarters of major corporations like Amazon and AOL (hey, wait a minute, they all start with A as well). Apparently it’s because Luxemborg have the lowest rates of VAT in Europe. So anyway, the economy minister Jeannot Krecke blabbed and I’m sure Apple are resisting the urge to sue the pants off the whole country.

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Suspects

31 01 2007

As pilot season picks up in the US, it has emerged Guy Ritchie is to direct a pilot about a procedural crime drama with a twist, because of course, there aren’t enough of those on TV right now. Innovation be damned, give me more crime dramas!! If this is any good, and by any good I mean has even the remotest chance of a Madonna regular guest starring appearance, UK networks will be all over this like a 5-day a week soap. If you are wondering why I am so late with the news, it’s because I just realised that I drafted this ages ago but forgot to publish it. Flippin Amateur.





What I’m watching Tonight…

30 01 2007

I’ll be watching Prison Break, Heroes and 24. Back to back to back. In that order. But if that combo doesn’t tickle you, and you are in the UK, I would advise you to turn it to five at 9pm and watch the season 7 premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In an attempt to stave off the threat of Greys Anatomy in the same timeslot in the US, the writers break with tradition and introduce an ongoing mystery which is quite intriguing. But that isn’t why you need to watch tonight.

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Smallville and product placement..

30 01 2007

I have had enough of this program trying to sell me products, in between telling me a story. I don’t even know why I bother watching this any more, everything I ever wanted to see from this series has happened, it’s time for Clark to move to Metropolis if he’s not going to sex all the Smallville girls at super speed and start robbing banks. I can’t stand by and watch these characters hawking products to me in modern day Smalllville. It is too much for me.

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Babelgum

30 01 2007

Remember when I asked for an invitation to Joost? And nobody replied? Well I didn’t take it personally. Anywho, they aren’t the only ones with a serious IPTV offering this year. Babelgum have snuck up without the hype of Joost, but look to have a solid product on their hands. Over at NewTeeVee, they reviewed it a couple of weeks ago, and I just got round to reading it today. Check out their website, they are looking for content. If you are a budding Youtube/Revver director, it might just be the outlet you need to let your creative juices flow.





Connection problems

29 01 2007

I’m having trouble with my internet connection, so I may not be able to post tomorrow. Don’t worry though, worst case scenario you have to actually do some work instead of faking it at your desk for the first few hours of the day! Peace!