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Archive for Reviews

Facebook, the new MySpace or a world of it’s own?

I’m really not sure, I’ve heard it touted around for the last few days that Facebook is the new MySpace, personally I quite like both of them but I think both have different approaches – here’s my take on the two of them! MySpace MySpace some how seems set in the teen ethic, I was speaking to Glenn the other night and he said “Isn’t MySpace just a CMS for the masses?“, he wasn’t aware of it’s social networking side, and maybe that’s MySpace’s biggest problem – too much control. If I browse MySpace I do so with my speakers completely off, why? Because once I open my third tab (as a Firefox user I will use the tabs to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 16th, 2007 | Reviews | 1 Comment » |

Life On Mars – Did you see it?

Unofficial figures suggest that over 7 million people watched the final episode of the series last night. 6.6 million for the first half hour growing to 7.7 after Manchester United’s 7-1 romp over Roma on ITV1. The climax was still open to interpretation, as to whether Sam is mad, still in a coma or back in time? But that debate can rage on for as long as it takes – it’s all over, at least for Sam Tyler it is! The show won an Emmy for it’s first series, reports suggest a US version will be made. The second series currently has three nominations for BAFTA’s (including best drama). A sequel is now planned (let’s just hope it doesn’t turn… Continue reading »

by Keiron on April 11th, 2007 | TV | No Comments » |

Top Gear Finished!

Well it is according to Clarkson anyway, if not the BBC! The announcer after the last episode of the current series said it would back in the Summer, but Clarkson’s newspaper column in The Sun said: “Can I just say, here and now, it won’t be.” A BBC Spokesman responded by saying “Top Gear will be back. A summer special is planned.” A new series would reach screens in the autumn, he added. “We’re expecting all three boys to present the programmes.” But he refused to give any further details or explain the confusion.

by Keiron on March 11th, 2007 | TV | 1 Comment » |

Oddest Book Titles – Honeymoon Reading?

I’ve been looking for a good book for honeymoon – I wonder I might fair with one of these titles? How Green Were the Nazis?edited by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher, and Alan Wilkinson The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan by Robert Chenciner by Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium edited by Robert J Anderson, Juliet A Brodie,… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 11th, 2007 | Books | No Comments » |

Broadcasting and YouTube!

Broadcasting is about to change, as more and more people start to use YouTube. You’ll notice that today, the video (that I posted last week), which showed rednecks chasing the Top Gear team does not work, this is because the BBC have had it removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. Real people have become celebrities overnight in the YouTube world. Take for example Peter, he is 79 and has 59 videos on YouTube. He has posted a series of videos about his life entitled Telling It All. They were an instant hit! Or Kate, at the tender age of 18, she has 19 videos on YouTube – with 13,662 subscribers, and 1,617,642 views of her videos. Now that’s popular! These… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 17th, 2007 | Technology, TV | 1 Comment » |

Top Gear run out of Town

This has to rank as one of the funniest moments on a show that is full of funny moments, The team arrives in Florida for a road trip that will see them travel from Miami to New Orleans. The catch? Each are given $1,000 to buy a whip that will carry them to their destination. Whips in hand, the trio decide to spice up the trip by spray painting inflammatory statements on the sheetmetal. Statements like “I’m bi”, “NASCAR Sucks” and “Hillary for President” are worn like badges of pride, until a stop for gas in a self-described “hick town” turns ugly. Words were said, rocks were thrown, and somebody’s “boys” were called in. The Top Gear crew fled for… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 15th, 2007 | TV | No Comments » |

Chris Moyles – Supermarket Sweep

As most people who know me will know, I’m quite a big fan of Chris Moyles. He just makes me laugh, I wish I had time to listen to the full show, but it’s invariably in the car on the way to work (watching other drivers around me try not to fall about laughing – you can always tell a fellow Moyles listener!) and then I’m either: Too Busy Daren’t listen on headphones for fear of laughing out loud! This morning was no different, but the fact that Chris and Aled will be on Supermarket Sweep tomorrow just make me laugh… 5.30ish I think they said – must set the Sky+ box? Even if just to find out how much… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 14th, 2007 | General, TV | No Comments » |