Category Archives: video

What if Lost merged with Heroes?

I’m about to lose any fanboy credibility whatsover by the end of this sentence, when I admit that I still watch both Lost and Heroes, and enjoy them. I kind of put it down to my love of Twin Peaks, which I feel means I have far more patience with inexplicable plot twists and a perverse desire not to explain plot immediately than most people.

However, this post on the TV Squad blog postulates if it would be worth merging both shows together. I can remember hearing this as a theory ages ago which I rather liked, but this goes a step further, and has a video from the Fine Brothers showing just how it might work:
What if Lost merged with Heroes? – VIDEO – TV Squad

Metronomy – Radio Ladio

Saw this for the first time on 120 minutes on MTV2 at the weekend. Great place to discover good music you’ve missed and should know about in general.

Great band I’m glad to have heard, love the lo-fi sound. Worth looking through their other videos, they’ve done some interesting stuff. The Smiling Assassin should particularly have a look for Heartbreaker, as it’s possibly the first music video ever made on Paignton pier.

A great Japanese wrestling match

Thanks to the Wrestling Bard for this tip, via their Favourite Matches of the Year list. It’s a fantastic match with a load of moves I’ve just never seen before. I think it’s the combinations of finishers towards the end that did it for me, just haven’t seen that used so well before. The match is from Dragon’s Gate, and pitches the champions Speed Muscle (Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino) against New Hazard (Shingo Takagi and BxB Hulk).

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Part 2: Wrestling – The Wrestling Bard 01.10.09: Favorite Matches of the Year

Morecambe and Wise…and Atari

A set of early 80s TV commercials promoting the excitement of playing Atari VCS. You have Morecambe and Wise, and also in one instance Trevor Brooking. So many things I love brought together in a few short clips. And Trevor Brooking. See them echo the I’m a Mac/I’m a PC with the boring technophobe Ernie brought into the word of gaming by the savvy Eric. See how much better it is when you unite the two worlds, rather than compete with each other. No need to respond with confusing Jerry Seinfeld commercials here, it’s all clear. Well except that once he’s got Ernie hooked, it leaves him free to do some snogging.

New series of Flight of the Conchords coming soon!

Today brought some great news, a new series of Flight of the Conchords will be on HBO in January. This is the trailer:

I don’t yet know when it will be on the BBC, hopefully not too long afterwards. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is shown on BBC4 every so often, or you could always try the DVD: Flight Of The Conchords: The Complete HBO First Season. If you have and you’re already a fan, you might want to try their CD of songs from the first series: Flight Of The Conchords album.

If you need a little more convicing, give this a go:

TNA deals with the serious issues of the day

But Seriously, What Does Mick Foley Think About Barack Obama? | Indecision2008 | Comedy Central

It’s been said that people in America are turning to the Daily Show and the Colbert Report for real insight into current events at the moment. But to TNA as well? Possibly one of the strangest things you’ll see on a wrestling show ever, a serious and thoughtful discussion of the upcoming presidential election.