World’s Strongest Man 2019

Okay, here’s the headline: Martins Licis won it. But what’s behind that? I think this was a really consistent performance that was simultaneously not amazingly impressive, if that even makes sense in this context. I was actually surprised near the end, when he had a nearly insurmountable lead. So, what happened? Event 1 was theContinue reading “World’s Strongest Man 2019”

Dirty Sexy Money: initial thoughts

So the latest US hit drama to hit our screens comes executively produced by none other than Bryan Singer, the man behind The Usual Suspects (which I love) and X-(Men)2 (which I also love). He is also responsible for House and the American version of Footballers’ Wives, which we shall conveniently gloss over. It firstContinue reading “Dirty Sexy Money: initial thoughts”

Pop! What is it Good for? Eh?

Started writing this a while ago, but only just got it finished. But hey, at least I did get it finished, right? * * * OK, randumb thoughts on the Paul Morley show I watched On Demand(!!) the other night. A bit of background: I never liked Morley, never liked the way he wobbled hisContinue reading “Pop! What is it Good for? Eh?”

On Being a Setanta Customer

I’m with Virgin for my cable telly. I’m sure there are benefits to this situation (other than not having to have big black cable – oo-er – snaking round the outside of my house a la Sky), but it initially meant being stripped of two of my favourite shows, Lost and 24. OK, I thought.Continue reading “On Being a Setanta Customer”