An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names: Part 3

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. Here, then, is the second in a mercilessly ongoing series of quizzical commentaries on the phenomenon. The previous instalments, you'll recall, appeared here and here. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended …

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An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names: Part 2

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. Here, then, is the second in a mercilessly ongoing series of quizzical commentaries on the phenomenon. The previous instalment, you'll recall, appeared here. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended to encourage …

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An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended to encourage people to illegally download content. Natch.) #1: Rod Stewart Cant Stop Me Now. Maybe not, but I suppose he can still try. #2: …

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Wassup With McCoy? (Part 2)

Instead, what we got was untrained, undisciplined writing that was sometimes just plain horrible. Not in a worn, dull, plodding sense as in the past – the creakiness of certain late ‘70s scripts clearly shows in Douglas Adams’ attempts to spruce them up with Cambridge humour and in Christopher H Bidmead’s desperate top-to-tail rewriting of …

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Lyrical Excreta: An Annotation

Edgar Walters writes... Look, I’ll be the first the admit to the absurdity inherent in generations of pop song lyrics. From Page/Plant/Jones injecting seemingly random Tolkien references into otherwise conventional rock songs to Kurt Cobain singing from the point of view of a parrot, the stretching of a logical point to make an artistic statement, …

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Sane Max: Sanitising Cinema and Sanitising Comment

There’s an outfit operating (I suspect) out of the more puritanical regions of the United States, who have taken it upon themselves to, as they call it, “scrub” various pieces of cinema to make them more family-friendly. That they have selected such titles as Mad Max and RoboCop for this project is a good indicator …

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