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TV Go Home
TV Go Home
by Charlie Brooker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars He takes some comic revenge on the Daily Mail and savages the values of braindead celeb mags like Hello and Heat, 5 Sep 2014
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This review is from: TV Go Home (Paperback)
A sarcastic and extreme version of the Radio Times that will make you absolutely guffaw. Some fabulously random ideas are thrown into the mix, rather than just being merely satirical of moronic media tropes, Brooker takes his indulgent crudeness to a whole other level as he absolutely goes to town with his sarcasm, wit and raw cynnicism in coming up with programme ideas that are almost apocalyptic.He takes some comic revenge on the Daily Mail and savages the values of braindead celeb mags like Hello and Heat, it's cathartic. It's a must read.


Nintendon't: 25 of the Worst Video Games Ever
Nintendon't: 25 of the Worst Video Games Ever
Price: £3.27

3.0 out of 5 stars Still quite fun to read to a point, 5 Sep 2014
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This must have been inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd surely. He doesn't make his "reviews" quite as effortlessly scathing as the AVGN himself but it reads as if he is really trying to. Still quite fun to read to a point, but you get the impression that he's desperately looking for any and all criticisms that he can find for the much needed and rather forced humour about the games, it doesn't feel as genuine as the AVGN does. Seems to use "retarded" as a description rather a lot, that you might consider borderline offensive, but it just gets rather tiresome. I still sort of enjoyed it but didn't really think it was hugely worth paying for.


I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher
I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher

2.0 out of 5 stars but something a bit more fun that this rather dull and repetitive song that is ..., 5 Sep 2014
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It's not exactly the standard of the Sex Pistols. I don't know what I was expecting from this, but something a bit more fun that this rather dull and repetitive song that is not as politically satirically cutting edge as the band themselves presumably think it is!


The Apprentice - The Best Of Series 1 to 4 [DVD]
The Apprentice - The Best Of Series 1 to 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alan Sugar
Price: £7.28

2.0 out of 5 stars If only this title was actually accurate., 5 Sep 2014
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2 Stars? Is this me giving The Apprentice a bad review? No but it certainly is a bad review of the title of this DVD. It's certainly material from "The Apprentice" but what it certainly is not is "The Best of Series 1 to 4". What you actually get is two compilation specials from the show, "Worst Decisions Ever" and "Motormouths", these two programmes aren't bad for entertainment value for their own sake, for most Apprentice fans it would be pretty interesting to relive some of the controversial contestants and ridiculous schemes that resulted from the high pressure show, but as "The Apprentice" has never been given a straighforward DVD release (Dragons Den has though albeit only Series 1 & 2 to date) fans such as myself would probably find it a bit galling that whoever was responsible for this DVD release considered these two programmes worthy of release but not episodes or even episode highlights of the series itself (as is implied here) with these programmes perhaps as extras.

So if you get this, you know what you're getting and it's not what the DVD title implies it is!


You Canny Have a Spare Room In a Pokey Cooncil Flat
You Canny Have a Spare Room In a Pokey Cooncil Flat
Price: £2.07

5.0 out of 5 stars a great way to mark the injustice of the despised "bedroom ..., 5 Sep 2014
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A track that spells out why the bedroom tax is about as desired as the ebola virus in Scotland. It's an infectious folky and anthemy political song that really gets to the heart of the matter, a great way to mark the injustice of the despised "bedroom tax", it started off as a ditty with just guitar and vocals and it's one great big band performance with some very witty and passionate lyrics against Iain Duncan Smith in particular.


D-Link DUB-H7 7 - Port USB 2.0 Hub External
D-Link DUB-H7 7 - Port USB 2.0 Hub External
Price: £17.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully if it stays working then I can quite happily say this makes your computing experience much less frustrating, 5 Sep 2014
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Giving it 5 stars because it hasn't gone wrong yet, if it goes wrong you might as well give it 1 star because it's not actually doing anything but months on from the purchase and it hasn't dropped out once. Hopefully if it stays working then I can quite happily say this makes your computing experience much less frustrating. Everything and anything comes on USB connections these days but I'm sure you've noticed that you never seem to have enough of the damn ports themselves and they always put more of them round the fiddly back don't they!, and then you resort to unplugging and replugging, and what do you know something inevitably won't detect and you'll be tearing your hair out in frustration because it's now a reset Windows job to get your devices back again! This product alleviates these sorts of annoyances and allows you to keep your assortment of inevitable USB hard drives, pen drives, webcam, printer or whatever you've got permanently plugged in and all at a quite zippy USB 2.0 speed too. The only downside is that you'll need to find an extra plug in what is your probably already over congested power extension sockets behind your PC, but there's nothing D-Link can do about that as things like USB hard drives need the plug in power to operate.
It's not restricted to your PC's or laptops either, a friend found he could massively extend his PS3's USB capabilties with this, instead of a mere 2 slots for his assortment of drives containing TV galore he now had 7!
Who doesn't want more USB slots 'nuff said.


The Armando Iannucci Shows [DVD]
The Armando Iannucci Shows [DVD]
Dvd ~ Armando Iannucci
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars but nothing is great., 5 Sep 2014
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Comic genius solely constructed from ideas of pure randomness, but pure randomness taken as surreal sketches about everyday life, instead of Seinfeld this is the show that could most genuinely claim to be the series about nothing, but nothing is great.


Outnumbered - Series 5 [DVD]
Outnumbered - Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Claire Skinner
Price: £7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is the best thing about comedy on BBC ONE just going, 5 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Outnumbered - Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
This is the best thing about comedy on BBC ONE just going, following the decision to cut My Family off the air it didn't feel as if BBC ONE even had any family sitcoms left, Outnumbered and this last series became the only family sitcom destination. When they say a series is beginning to show its age this quite literally applies to the series of Outnumbered, which is a sitcom that relies on children being children. There was quite a gap between this finally arriving on BBC ONE in the first quarter of 2014 and Series 4 so I thought it was no wonder that subjects like "driving lessons" and "college" began to crop up for the eldest child actor and Karen seemed to make a jump from still little girl in the last series right into teenagerhood for this series.
But whilst the children have aged, you as a viewer are still quite keen to follow their progress and the series really does have the feel of being the last, it was built on improvisation and this really seemed to work really well in the earlier series as it cashed in on the pure randomness that you so often get from actual children but by this series it did start to feel a little bit forced, almost as if they were being told to think of something in every scene. Nonetheless there were some good episodes and if you missed out on this on TV it would still come recommended as there are a couple of really strong episodes still in this series, but a lot of the material is a bit weaker this time around and it doesn't end with any real conclusions.


Everything I Know About Teaching
Everything I Know About Teaching
Price: £0.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars so I would recommend that you do that, 5 Sep 2014
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It might be a witty joke, but the premise of this is that you are going to hand over some actual money for the punchline which is literally nothing, you could buy a bag of chips instead, so I would recommend that you do that!
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Blurred Lines [feat. Pharrell]
Blurred Lines [feat. Pharrell]
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Feminists don't like it, but you don't have to conform to their political correctness when it comes to pop music!, 5 Sep 2014
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Anyone who identifies as a feminist certainly doesn't seem to like this song, they seem to want to rid the world of this sort of lyrical material about the whole sexual conquest mentality by males but to my mind the sexual politics behind the messages in this song doesn't stop it being an admittedly pretty fun pop song, especially music production wise, it was certainly fun enough to become the number 1 selling single of 2013 in the UK. Anyone who thinks that the song is somehow a rape song does seem to be rather extreme in their analysis of something that just feels as if it's quite a throwaway premise at the end of the day, it amounts to little more than a song constructed around the clubbing culture where young people go to hook up that is starting to feel as old as time itself.
Luckily radio stations in the UK such as BBC Radio 1, Bauer's Key 103 and Heart are not controlled by the political correctness that so called "feminazis" seem to desire, and you can indulge in this by buying this song from Amazon against their wishes on that score too!


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