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Television
Imagine a world where advertising is a delight, spam email was a treat, and unsolicited approaches via social media were always welcome. Believe it or not, that’s precisely what the people and companies marketing to you are hoping to achieve. Not that you are an undiscerning moron, who knows no better, but rather that despite...
Have you ever wondered why there are credits at the end of movies and TV shows? Maybe it’s obvious to you, as there have always been credits, but not to me. Sure, I wouldn’t mind knowing the names of the cast and perhaps the director, but why do they insist on telling us the names...
I am not a generous person, ask anybody. At least not with cash anyway.  I love a bargain, and more than anything, always look for value for money.  So please don’t mistake this story for an attempt to put myself in a good light. I think I was an idiot.   Remember 10 years ago,...
You may have noticed that earlier this week, the ban on product placement on British television has been lifted.  Whether you have yet formed an opinion on this or not, this is a decision that will enormously affect your relationship with the box in the corner, or the shiny slab on your wall. In this...
I’m not supposed to say any of this, because it’ll seem like showing off.  I assure you though that I’m not, because I don’t really think I have that much to show off about. This week on The Apprentice (yes I know), that annual celebration of braggadocio and bullshit over ability and achievement, one particular...