Nice bit of viral…

22 10 2008

Tiger Woods 09 – Walk on Water

Down wit’ da kidz

13 06 2008

The House of Lords has launched five short videos on Parliament’s new YouTube channel, explaining the role of the House of Lords and encouraging young people to get involved in politics.

I suppose it would be wrong to criticise this [too much] as we’d all call them outdated and out of touch if they didn’t try engage with people in accordance with the tools of the 21st century.  However…  the choice of peers in the video seems to be trying just a bit too hard and I think that it is no surprise that the coolest looking Lord of all (Lord Adebowale) makes an appearance.  I’m just not convinced that the selection in this video are truly representative of the whole of the upper house.  Certainly women and ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented – not a bad thing in itself but maybe a little disingenuous..?

(Anti) Social Media

10 06 2008

Kudos to the drive-through restaurant waitress who tracked down a couple of nasty youths that had thrown a 32oz cup of soda at her in a “fire on the hole“, happy slapping-type attack.  The Dummkopfs posted a video of their crime on YouTube (brilliant) and the victim managed to track them down and befriend them via their MySpace accounts before shopping them to the law…  Full story here.

The two boys were sentenced to 100 hours each of community service and ordered to pay $30 each to the restaurant in cleaning fees.  But most importantly, the judge ordered them to post a follow-up video on YouTube, apologising for their actions and demonstrating that they have seen the error of their ways.

Brains perform best when they are hydrated

19 05 2008

Thanks to Jonny for this one.

Very “Shameless”

10 04 2008

Great spoof of the Guinness ad from the folks at Pot NoodleFrank Gallagher would have spent ages setting this up!

The big beer ad

16 10 2007


It wasn’t him…

15 10 2007

BBC weather blooper by Michael Fish storm of 1987

Talk about taking the fall for someone else – though it seems that Mr Fish has actually spent a significant amount of time and effort naming and shaming the real ‘blooper’… Apparently, it wasn’t Michael Fish patronising telling some old dear not to worry about a bit of mild wind the night before the big storms of October 1987… Was it really 20 years ago?

It was in fact Bill Giles on duty that night and Ian McCaskill earlier in the day – and Michael Fish wasn’t on duty at all.

“So what about the infamous “hurricane” forecast? “That was some time before and it was referring to Florida and had nothing to do with the (UK) storm,” he states. “In actual fact my earlier broadcast, which I am sure never got recorded, actually said ‘batten down the hatches because there is some extremely stormy weather on the way’.”

Funny how the truth comes out eventually. I wonder what other major bloopers of our time have been attributed to the wrong person..? Shame that Michael Fish will always be known as the guilty one but I guess the false accusation has been around for so long that it is too late to fix it now – however hard he tries… though I am slightly outraged that the BBC didn’t come to his defence slightly sooner.

A bit special

12 07 2007

Lionel Messi Goal Against Mexico – Copa America Semifinal

There is FAR too much shouting going on but this is a bit good from the Barcelona and Argentina superstar.  Maybe he’ll sign for Barnet before the new season starts..?  Maybe not…

Their generation, my generation

28 05 2007

The Zimmers

This is fantastic and is the result of a brilliant programme by the very excellent Tim Samuels (who I actually knew a while back in my youth movement days when he was a wee lad – but that is another story…).

Thankfully, my two Nanas (177 years old between them) live in a great residential home and are very well cared for and looked after – as well as having the love and support of a close and relatively large family.  But far too many elderly people live in criminal conditions and this society should be truly ashamed of the fact that the generations that looked after us, worked for us and even fought for us are living in such conditions.

Well done BBC, Power to the People and Tim on a great programme and for raising awareness for such an important issue.

Nice ad from HP

18 05 2007

Fiona Ogre Princess