Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bleak House

Just got home to Canada. No housemates. But wait, don’t I have…

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Helen, A Handbasket

One of my favourite nonsensical articles from Cracked of late is this instructional guide on how to deal with the moment you realise you’re accidentally stalking Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren. But I don’t hate Helen Mirren at all. That’s odd. … Continue reading

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The Spanish Sahara IS Gone

My new – and only – party trick.

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The Entire History Of You”

The first two episodes too often placed concept over character, but “The Entire History Of You” is a pitch perfect rendering of a world where every memory is stored and replayed ad nauseum. Told through the eyes of an increasingly … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – 15 Million Merits”

The first ep strayed into soapboxery, the second’s planted itself there. Granted, the story of a future where people spend their lives building points to enter reality competitions is going to be somewhat alien. But as protagonist Bing stood in … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The National Anthem”

A punchline, really. Terrorists kidnap the fictional Princess Susannah (the “Facebook Princess”) and vow to execute her unless the Prime Minister fucks a pig on television. But the opener of Black Mirror – Charlie Brooker’s three-part commentary on technology – … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “The Arbor”

A gem my housemate at Spooool stumbled upon, The Arbor unravels the working class English life and death of Andrea Dunbar. Dunbar’s rise to something of a kitchen sink troubadour for a lost generation – and her subsequent fall into … Continue reading

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