Posts Tagged ‘tv’

TV: David Tennant to leave Doctor Who

October 29th, 2008

“David Tennant is to stand down as Doctor Who, after becoming one of the most popular Time Lords in the history of the BBC science fiction show.

Tennant stepped into the Tardis in 2005, and will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year (2009). ”


What’s wrong with the new Doctor Who that we’re getting through so many Doctors and companion? 🙁

YouTube: McDonalds Adverts In Japan

September 30th, 2008

A few years ago, I went to Japan (flying Lufthansa, booked via Expedia) and a couple of days I went into the McDonalds there and it was quite different. First of all: you put your money in a tray and the cashier picked it up from the tray, secondly they allowed smoking inside and thirdly they had recycling bins for paper, plastic cups and ‘undrunk drinks/ice’ (along with an “other”).

However, I didn’t see any of the following adverts whilst I was there – which was a shame… If only McD’s ran these ads here…

(found via Barry Classic)

Fun: Human Japanese Tetris

February 16th, 2008

I’ve just been told off by my other half for laughing too much at a Human version of an inverted “Tetris” style game. Basically, shapes arrive and the Japanese contestants just have to make their body fit the holes. Sounds simple – until you see some of the shapes!

Source: Richard and Beth who found it from Gareth Saunders

TV: Penn and Teller Bulls**t

December 18th, 2007

I’ve just heard a good quote from Penn And Teller’s BS! show:

We like to give you both sides of the issue, you’ve heard the a**hole, now let’s interview the guy that’s right!

– Penn Jillette, Penn and Teller’s BS, Series 5 Episode 9 (12th minute)- Energy Crises.

Nobody said Penn and Teller weren’t biased, but at least it’s clear which side of the fence they are on. The show may be a bit “in your face” and a little “breast heavy” this season, but it does give you a bit to think about and makes it clear were they are coming from.

TV: Cutie Honey (Japanese)

December 6th, 2004

I’ve just watched the first 10 minutes of “Cutie Honey” (a Japanese anime where I’m not quite sure what the “target audience” is – the women seem to be very well endowded and bits of clothing keep on being torn off, but not in a sexual way..).

Anyway – the main character “Honey” has just come in for a shock…

How would you feel if:
* You just found out your Dad was dead (murdered)
* But he left a tape recording for you
* Telling you not to be suprised, but you aren’t his daughter
* Because you are an android

11minutes in and I’m laughing like anything (“those crazy Japanese!”) and already trying to figure out quite what is going on 😉

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