Archive | October, 2008

TV Review “Pushing Daises” Season 1

October 24, 2008

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Story Book Come to Life Described by others as a “forensic fairy tail”, Pushing Daisies centers on the life of Ned, a pie-maker gifted with the mysterious ability to bring dead things back to life by touching them. There are a couple of conditions to this somewhat unwanted talent, however. Ned quickly learns that if […]

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TV Review “The Wire”

October 22, 2008

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A television drama series created by David Simon, The Wire is set in Baltimore, Maryland; each season of the series focuses on a different part of the city. A group of characters, mainly in the Baltimore Police Department, appear in every season.  Quite simply the best police drama on TV. Season 1 (HBO) It starts […]

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TV Review: “Crash”

October 22, 2008

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Based on Paul Haggis’ movie of the same name, this show stars Dennis Hopping leading a troop of fresh faces.  This show had big shoes to fill, with Haggis’ original movie scoring an academy award long after I was impressed by it as a surprise DVD rental (who knew it would reach DVD before a […]

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Music Review: “Superfrenz” by Spod

October 22, 2008

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CD of the Week! Congratulations Brent (Spod) on your new album “Superfrenz” “….what makes Superfrenz such a gloriously deranged listen is how each track has Spod leading through a magical play world of ridiculously over-hyped sexuality and pointed self-conscious reflections” http://www.spod.com.au/ (article by The Brag) spod-superfrenz-cdoftheweek.jpg

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Favourite Podcasts (today)

October 22, 2008

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You Look Nice Today “A journal of emotional hygiene” This is a classic “talking sh@t” podcast paneled by Merlin Mann, Scott Simpson and Lonely Sandwich.  Take for example the episode “Aunt Nancy” where they discuss the relative merits of purchasing domain names to capitalize on new x-ray airport scanning equipment – “xrayhotties.com” – they then […]

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What does your tattoo say about you?

October 19, 2008

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Whilst this might have been a bit more imaginative, it’s still worthy of a giggle www.funkysmell.com/prev_comics27….

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Trouble printing web pages?

October 13, 2008

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Handy Having trouble printing web pages? File this under ‘handy’ www.printwhatyoulike.com/

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Mobile app: Oops I’m Late

October 6, 2008

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“Oops I’m Late”: Automatic coordination between GPS, your calendar and the person you’re meeting. Awesome idea – and soon to be on iPhone (rumoured). “Oops I’m Late! is software for mobile phones that sends notifications based on one’s calendar and GPS. Whether you are late, on-time, or early, let Oops I’m Late! keep in touch […]

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Creepiest old ads

October 4, 2008

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Music Review: “Everything is Borrowed” by The Streets

October 3, 2008

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The Streets is a band I’m only now properly discovering.  This album is the type to make me want to go back and review their entire past catalogue.  Whilst the ever-present “Mockney” accent and the distinct ‘speaking singing’ style is an interesting curiosity in the ‘Dry Your Eyes Mate’ track (if for you, like me, […]

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