News and current affairs has always fascinated me. Nowadays every person with a mobile phone can take photos or stream video. However while the rise of the so called "civilian journalist" can be a bit of a mixed bag in terms of accuracy, context etc., it does provide a huge amount of content. RTÉ, Ireland's public broadcast service, did a fantastic job combining footage … [Read more...] about Dublin Riots – RTÉ Video Analysis
If you're a Monty Python fan you'll remember the famous scene in "Life of Brian" where someone "what have the Romans ever done for us?". A few years later John Cleese is back asking the same question in this old advert for the BBC and the UK TV license. If you're of a certain age you'll probably recognise at least some of the other celebrities who make brief appearances in … [Read more...] about What Has the BBC Ever Given us?
A few months ago I saw Jim Jefferies live in London's Eventim Apollo . It was part of his world tour, but also happened to be the evening that they were filming the show for a Netflix special That special was finally released last Friday: https://youtu.be/pwLZSyIRuAc As always the show is hilarious and definitely for a "mature" audience. If you've got access to … [Read more...] about Jim Jefferies : This is me now
The last few months my day job has been filled with GDPR related "stuff". While I enjoy what I do I've been buried in paperwork, so a bit of pure escapism and something that brings a smile to my face is always welcome. Cats can do that. This video from the 2018 America's Got Talent is a pleasant change: https://youtu.be/8e0z3-iZ_TY Yeah, cats. … [Read more...] about The Internet Really is Full of Cats
Game of Thrones aka GOT. Unless you've been living under a stone for the last couple of years, then you either watch it or are surrounded by people who do. HBO got Samuel L Jackson to narrate a "beginner's guide" to the series and it's both NSFW and hilarious. In less than 8 minutes Jackson brings you up to speed on everything that's been going on since season 1, though … [Read more...] about Game Of Thrones For Beginners