Oct 17

The Daily Show makes it to the UK

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I have been bugging my british friends for ages about The Daily Show, my favourite on TV.

Today I saw a commercial on Channel 4, saying that The Daily show is now on More 4.

So, those brits who have it, watch More 4 for Jon Stewart at his best.

Oct 11

Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show

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Last nite, I got to go to Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show.

It was a truly great experience, and reminded me of old variety shows.

Vince would get on stage, introduce comedians, and then do sketches with people from his movies.

He was truly personable, and man there were lots of women up front trying to compete with Jen :/

I hope that we get back to some of the ‘variety’ of the past, and move past the current reality show that doesn’t explore any real talent.

Sep 28

Only Fools and Horses

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BBC America loves to show Are you being served and Benny Hill, but misses the classics.

It has been great to see them put BlackAdder on the airwaves, but next I want to see Only Fools and Horses.

What made me think of this? I got sent a snippet from a classic episode


Jul 21

“Extras” starts tonite. Ricky Gervais’ new TV show

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I love The Office. Ricky Gervais has his new sitcom, Extras booting up tonite on BBC 2.

He has some teasers:

Now I need to work out how to watch it in the states. I am sure some kind soul may be it up on bittorrent? Not that I would use that…

Jun 08

Dual Disc: From Music CD to DVD Movies

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Random note: Have you noticed all of the new music CDs that come as Dual Discs? CD format on one side, DVD on the other? Pretty cool.

I wonder how long it will take to be able to buy Garden State the movie, and get the soundtrack on one of the sides?

May 20

BBC innovates with new interactive TV model

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TV is changing. We get TiVo and the like, but now the BBC is really pushing the envelope with its interactive Media Player (iMP).

iMP offers UK viewers the chance to catch up on TV and radio programmes they may have missed for up to seven days after they have been broadcast, using the internet to legally download programmes to their home computers.

As part of the next phase of iMP’s development, the BBC will now open up more of its radio and TV schedule – around 190 hours of TV programmes and 310 hours of radio programmes, as well as local programming and rights-cleared feature films.

May 12

The Geek Office Apprentice

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KT had me see CNet talking to Joel (On Software) Spolsky which talks about his new documentary which will follow interns at Fog Creek this summer.

I keep picturing The Office, software company style. Hopefully it will be more British version than US ;)

May 02

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Eric Gunnerson has hit the nail on the head with his Hitchhikers review.

I didn’t think it was bad. It was average. It was a homage to itself.

I love Tim from the Office playing Arthur Dent. Ford Prefect wasn’t great, and Zaphod really was bad. I never envision him as a dumb texan, but rather as somewhat cool (why would Trillian go for the idiot!).

The biggest problem was that it really wasn’t that funny. I was into it at the beginning, but it got a bit boring over time, and it missed many of the great lines/parts.

However, it is a BLOODY hard task to put this on the screen, so all in all they didn’t do a bad job.

Apr 21

What the bleep do we know?

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I got to see a film that I have wanted to see for awhile now: What the bleep do we know?!.

This is part documentary, part story, part exploration.

It is my kind of movie. One where you are actually encouraged to THINK while you suck it all in. Imagine that.

I think that we are at a particularly interesting time, as we learn and start to think about Quantum Physics, and the affects of probability.

These ideas are so alien to us, that they can really help us think differently. From there I think we will be able to open up a little, and reach another level.

Everything is an illusion. Enjoy the mystery.

NOTE: Ugo Cei thinks that by liking the movie I have joined a cult ;)
He points to a skeptical document.

We did chuckle a little at the woman wish the strange accent: Ramtha. She actually looked like ‘Stiflers Mom’ too.

I replied:

By thinking a movie is interesting, and gives you something to think about, doesn

Apr 08

Fever Pitch

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I am a big fan of Nick Hornby, and loved his book: Fever Pitch.

Now it is a movie, for the second time. First time around Colin Firth played the Arsenal supporter that is basically Nick himself. The movie was average, and I doubt many yanks saw it :)

This time around we switch from Arsenal to the Red Sox, and coincidently I travel to Boston today to speak at the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium this weekend.

It will be good to see Cameron and company.