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Ricky Gervais Live IV - Science [DVD]
Ricky Gervais Live IV - Science [DVD]
Dvd ~ Unknown Artist
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £2.44

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Heard it all before, 19 Nov. 2010
There isn't much in the way of new material in this stand-up-style 'comedy' DVD release, and even less in the way of funny material. After a dreadfully unsuccessful foray into the world of film, we might have expected Gervais to pare back his act a little bit and get back to basics. No chance. This show is every bit as pretentious, overblown and pseudo-intellectual as anything Gervais has put out since The Office. Fans of his will no doubt hail it as genius, but for me it was flat, uninspired and derivative.

Stand-up comedy should be edgy, innovative and exciting, and there are so many stand-ups on the circuit that fit that bill. One can't help but feel that the likes of Gervais who, much like Russel Brand, decide they are stand-up comics on the back of finding success elsewhere, are getting in the way of other comics achieving the success and exposure they deserve.

In much the same way that Jordan has become a success in literature, Gervais is undoubtedly popular as a live comic performer, but can either really claim to be a credible author or comic? Not for me, I'm afraid.

One for die-hard fanboys only.

Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together)
Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together)
Price: £0.99

5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic Football Song, 16 May 2010
Whilst Leeds United are being held down the football league by Ken Bates, let us fans make sure they rise to the top of the Hit Parade!

Bates Out. Love Leeds Hate Bates. Ten for Ken.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 17, 2010 6:57 PM BST

Premium HDMI to DVI Cable Gold 2 Metre (discontinued by manufacturer)
Premium HDMI to DVI Cable Gold 2 Metre (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Zehui Trading
Price: £2.57

6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 4 Feb. 2010
Don't buy this if you want to connect your laptop to your TV. The DVI end of the cable isn't a standard DVI connection, it has an extra bit and will not fit into a laptop, desktop or TV. God only knows what it is supposed to fit in.

So if you have a laptop with DVI out, and an HDTV with HDMI in, contrary to what you would consider common-sense, don 't buy this HDMI to DVI cable.

Can sellers please explain what it is exactly they are selling? They may as well have sent me a fish finger as this cable.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 14, 2011 7:05 AM BST

In Defence of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam
In Defence of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam
by Michel Onfray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

7 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Commercial atheism's least intellectual book?, 10 Dec. 2009
There's a lot of money in atheism. Richard Dawkins earns more from his coffee table books than from any of the academic posts he's held. Unfortunately, because it's so lucrative a genre, there are many, many pretenders trying to milk the cash cow, Michael Onfray is one of them, a professional atheist.

I have nothing personal against the atheist belief system, to each his own. But the trend to promote mass-market pseudo-philosophical coffee table books to the poorly read middle classes serves nothing but the cash flow of commercial atheism. This book is so lightweight I needed a copy of the Bible to keep it from floating away! It relies heavily on the well-worn straw men arguments usually found in these kind of books and Onfray comes across as very much the typical evangelical atheist, so much so in fact that I wouldn't be surprised if he was religious, but just looking to make a bit of extra cash!

The best thing that can be said about this book is that it's accessible, very very accessible. But there's not much here that you won't find on a million webpages and it confirms the 'different cheeks - same backside' criticism of contemporary commercial atheism levelled at Onfraw, Hitchens, Dawkins et al from academia
Comment Comments (9) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 7, 2013 8:08 AM GMT

The God Delusion
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins
Edition: Paperback

16 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Coffee table book atheism for middle class youths, 20 Oct. 2009
This review is from: The God Delusion (Paperback)
An invaluable handbook for pseudo-intellectuals for whom the metaquestions are just too deep and involving, but for those looking for something a little more philosophical and objective, it is sadly lacking.

Interesting for believers in atheism (it's as much a belief as theism, as demonstrated in this book), probably infuriating for those of a religious persuasion and downright pointless for the open-minded agnostic.

Is there a God? I don't know, nor does Dawkins, but he's certainly very evangelical in laying out his beliefs and ideologies, so much so that he's developed a substantial and loyal following
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The Brotherhood (Panther Books)
The Brotherhood (Panther Books)
by Stephen Knight
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Thorough Expose, 9 Oct. 2009
This book, written by a Freemason, is an up-to-date expose of the secret-society-who-refuse-to-be-called-a-secret-society-even-though-they-are, also known as the Freemasons.

Full of verifiable facts detailing the corruption and blood-curdling oaths and initiations that continues to plague 'the Craft', The Brotherhood is essential reading for those who wish to know what goes on behind the pinafores and funny handshakes.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 19, 2012 4:23 PM BST

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