Animated GIFs
Apr09

Animated GIFs

A lot of the time animated GIFs leave me cold; I think they’re pointless and irritating. But sometimes I see one and think “yeah, that’s pointless and irritating but it’s also got something else, something captivating, something indescribable, something gah! about it.” This is especially true if the animation looks like it was pulled straight from a VHS tape. Here are some animated GIFs that made me think...

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John Barry Triple
Apr07

John Barry Triple

So, someone on Facebook shared a video over the weekend of the theme music to The Black Hole. It’s a cracking film and most definitely not the sort of thing you’d normally associate with Disney. The music itself is pretty damn good too. But let us skip on to the next day… The following morning I awoke and there was a tune running through my head. It wasn’t from The Black Hole but was from James Bond. Not the...

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Star Trek Endings
Mar01

Star Trek Endings

Today I watched the final ever episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a mere fifteen years after it aired. The reason for the slight delay is one of bad luck and odd repeat-showing practices by the people in charge of such things. I never saw the final series of DS9 when it was first shown and every time I’ve seen the series being repeated, for some reason, the last season was never part of the cycle. Sure, I could have bought...

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Cartoon Opening Titles Triple
Feb22

Cartoon Opening Titles Triple

Have three opening titles to cartoons I remember fondly from the 1980s. Dungeons and Dragons Always associated myself mostly with Venger. Ulysses 31 Probably my most favourite cartoon series as a kid. Some dark, dark storylines. Battle of the Planets Based on my social media presence I’m obligated to include...

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Musicals Triple
Jan19

Musicals Triple

Three videos featuring musical numbers from musicals – musicals being one of the best places to find musical numbers, I’ve found – for your delight. Unless you don’t like them. But why wouldn’t you like them? They’ve got singing and dancing, and everyone likes singing and dancing. Shipoopi From the musical The Music Man, a musical I’ve not actually seen and probably wouldn’t based on...

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80s Computer Games TV Adverts
Dec28

80s Computer Games TV Adverts

I don’t recall ever seeing a TV advert for a computer game in the eighties. This was possibly because we watched BBC more than ITV – yes, we were a BBC family; what of it? – but it might also be because they were absolutely horrific and my brain sensibly removed them from storage immediately after viewing. See for yourself with this selection of three television commercials for games available on the ZX Spectrum,...

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