Two of the most important cultural points of my life have come together..Back To The Future, the film that made me wanna make movies, and Grand Theft Auto, the games that i spent far too long playing when i should have been at film school, are together at last.
was hit and miss, but it was created by David Cross, (Tobias, from Arrested Development) so its worth a look.Here’s a clip i just love.”Where are all the bags honey?””In the Bag Hutch.””No Shit!”
I’ve mentioned the brilliant program This American Life a few times before, but I’ll mention it again, because it just continues to amaze me.This week i had a mini-holiday, and spent alot of time just wandering about with my iPod on. I’d ran out of new Podcasts by the second day, so i opened up iTunes to look for new stuff. Thats when i realised old episodes of This American Life can be bought through iTunes for 99 cents.
The episodes were:Everyday Macgyver Moments20 Acts in 60 Minutes Godless Americaand, The Allure Of Crime. All we’re random picks, and all were the usual high quality. But that final episode, The Allure of Crime, was exceptional. If you’ve never heard this American Life before, start here (you can listen for free clicking the link).
I just heard that Tony Martin will be “getting the arse” after this year, by the fucking morons at Austereo.
Tony Martins Get This has been the best radio program in a decade, and the one thing that has brought me back to commercial radio, after a solid two years of listening to nothing but my iPod and podcasts.I really dont understand how corporate media works. They seem to only promote the most mundane crap and cancel anything thats good.Austereo, Get This was your Arrested Development. The intelligent, hilarious show that made up for the rest of the crap you broadcast. The show that made me think you werent as stupid as you clearly are.I only hope another network will see Austereo’s mistake, and throw wads of cash at messieurs Martin, Kavalee, and Marsland. And maybe, just maybe, they will allow the boys to play music that they want to play, not the high rotation shit from the Triple M catalogue.Very bloody angry….
Ok, i know i offended a few geeks with my lolcat rant, so to make up for it, here’s a cute cat video:
i’ll admit that i thought lolcats were cute too for about 3 minutes earlier this year, but man they got old quickly. i really hoped the fad would be short lived, but like pictures of britney spears vagina, they just keep coming back.Anyhoo, while i can handle coming across the odd lolcat, i draw the line at lolspeak. Jesus, its only funny when there’s a fucking cat involved! It’s not rocket science people.And if my twitterfeed is anything to go by, the only people who find lolspeak amusing are (ex)Microsoft employees…please kids, make it stop.
Part of my job involves finding stuff on Youtube – seriously – and converting it for different devices.Today i needed some Billy Bragg clips, and i found this, which is officially awesomeness plus 1. Enjoy.
Honestly, if you’ve never seen Battlestar Galactica, you might think it’s an embarrassing, hokey sci-fi for virgin geeks. But its more than that.For the initiated, here’s the new trailer for Season 4. For the uninitiated, call the geek in you life and ask to borrow their DVD’s of the series.
I recently stumbled onto this show by the brilliant Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Don’t exactly know if i like it or not just yet, but if nothing else its amazing to see Simon Pegg so damn young..