Archive for ‘media’

April 30, 2014

Carlsberg Border Football

by duncanr

borders, walls, and fences are often used to keep people apart

Carlsberg used the lure of football and beer to bring separated communities in Belfast, Nicosia and Kosovo together – for a time, anyway

April 16, 2014

British Pathé on Youtube

by duncanr

british patheThose of a certain age will remember British Pathé News – short films shown at the cinema in between the main films

Pre-internet and widespread ownership of TVs, these short films were often the only way to find out what was going on in the world

These newsreels didn’t just record events of historic importance, they also included light-hearted, quirky features

Now, 85,000 newsreels have been uploaded to Youtube and can be viewed here –

January 13, 2014

American vs British Humo(u)r

by duncanr

if ever any proof was needed that the UK and USA have different tastes in humour, one only has to watch this Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue at the 2014 Golden Globes award ceremony

I assume those who described it as . . .

Absolutely hilarious … Haha they are brilliant … Too Funny … Omg amazing! … bitches nailed it (quotes taken from youtube comments}

are american

I found it boring, tedious in the extreme, totally unfunny

please, tell me it’s not me and other ‘brits’ share my opinion that this was a load of shite !

October 9, 2013

It’s Hump Day

by duncanr

This being Wednesday, it’s ‘Hump Day‘ – meaning ‘the middle of the week’ – in Connecticut

Here in the UK, however,’hump’ is a slang word for sexual intercourse – which makes some of the comments in this video, e.g., ‘I don’t think it’s that big a disruption if people are just doing it in the hallways‘ unintentionally funny to UK ears

October 1, 2013

Daily Mail Hate Campaign

by duncanr

BVeUb8OCIAAsTYnThe UK tabloid ‘newspaper’ –  I put inverted commas round the word newspaper deliberately – does not have the best of reputations for honest, fair-minded, balanced reporting of events

its idea of political debate was to recently publish an article smearing the reputation of the father of Ed Miliband, the current leader of the UK Labour party – branding him a traitor, someone who hated Britain and whose ‘vile’ left-wing views had passed down to his son

Having allowed an upset Miliband the ‘right of reply’ to challenge the besmirching of his father’s reputation, the Mail has refused to apologize for the original article and has repeated the same claim –

Those who know a little of history may, with justification, think that when a newspaper  founded by a man who . . .

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September 11, 2013

This is my Father’s World

by duncanr

Sand artists fascinate me with their skill

Here, Vietnamese sand artist Lê Phong Giao depicts his father’s life

via Misscellania

September 7, 2013

Guinness Ad

by duncanr
August 15, 2013

Explore the Tardis

by duncanr

tardisIf you use Google Maps to navigate to  Earls Court Road, London, you will see a traditional blue Police Box

Click on that Police Box and it is just a police box – nothing special

However, on the road outside the police box there are some white markings on the road, click on the ‘double arrows’ and you will be transported inside the Police Box  – which fans of the BBC TV programme ‘Doctor Who’ will immediately recognize


Click here

July 17, 2013

Dear Daily Mail – “Up Yours”

by duncanr

WARNING – this vid is NSFW. Viewer discretion is advised !

June 26, 2013

Snuffy (Sniff, Sniff) Snuffs It

by duncanr

Oh dear ! 😯

P.S. Relax, folks – no animal was harmed in the making of this advert !