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You Are Number Six

There’s nothing old on TV anymore. Back in the 80s they often repeated classic TV shows and it would be an event for me to watch them even if everyone else had already seen them. I can’t believe I watched … Continue reading

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Most Peculiar Mama

I fully intended to start this post with a juicy quote from my diary of Sunday January 15, 1984. It seems I may have attended a party of some description. Unfortunately the entire page has been redacted as it is … Continue reading

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Hit Me With Your Laser Beams

In my recent review of the first top 40 chart of 1984, I missed out one key fact. The title of the highest climber in the first chart of the year that leapt from 35 to no. 6. Back in … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Ace, Sometimes the Deuces

It’s January 8 which means it’s happy birthday Mr. Bowie and that it would have been the 79th birthday of the King. It’s also the 30th anniversary of the first new singles chart of 1984. I have already stated my goal of … Continue reading

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Movies and Boobs

So, we went to see The Wolf of Wall Street last night. First movie of 2014. I thought the trailer was excellent. Leo looked smashing. Matthew McKnobblyknees sounded great and he seemed proper funny. And that pounding soundtrack (Kanye’s “Black … Continue reading

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Cummerbund Vs. Sick Boy

Fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation have never had it so good. While I confess to never having read a single story featuring Sherlock Holmes I am currently in thrall to two separate versions of the character … Continue reading

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30 Years Later

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left you. Without a dope beat to step to. January 1st, 2014. Perfectly sandwiched between ‘20 years ago today‘ and Forty Years On, it’s time to celebrate the annus mirabilis that was Nineteen … Continue reading

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Just Not Funny

I’ve watched an awful lot of crap in the last few days. I’ve been trying out new half-hour sitcoms trying to find something fresh. Here are some of the new shows I have tried. Running Wilde – It’s got Will … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire – First Impressions

HBO may well be the second best TV station in the world. I haven’t watched every show that they’ve produced, but I’ve seen quite a few and I like what I’ve seen. From Sex and the City to Entourage, every … Continue reading

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Is This Your Teacher?

I love quiz shows. I watch University Challenge every week and I really like Only Connect too. I used to really like Fifteen-to-One when it was on as well. The common thread is that I like quiz shows with real … Continue reading

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