New Year Fireworks

We only caught a minute or so of the London fireworks live on the Beeb last night, but it was enough to be truly unimpressed; it’s such a small display – the Eye, three barges and an uninspired display designer. And why no HD broadcast? I mean, it’s not as though a fireworks display is the sort of thing that would benefit from HD after all is it, oh wait… We know they can do it, they did it the first year BBC HD was on air and it looked rather pretty.

Anyway, this was London’s attempt at bringing in the New Year with explosives.

Whereas this is what Sydney did.


What did we do before IMDB?

Normally when I’m watching something on TV and have one of those “where on earth have I seen that actor before?” moments the answer turns out to be a film or series I watched a year or more ago.

Tonight I’m sitting here watching Desperate Housewives and I suddenly wonder where I’m recognising the guy who plays Victor Lang from; it apparently hasn’t crossed my mind to be curious about him while watching the previous six episodes of this series mark you, but tonight my interest is piqued.


Cue slapped forehead.

Cue bewilderment as I cannot for the life of me figure out why I hadn’t realised he also plays Roger Sterling in Mad Men. A series of which we have just watched the tenth episode.

We’ve been watching both series every week for seven weeks and I’ve only just realised.

And it’s not just me. When I mentioned it to Codepope his reaction was “Oh of course

Paranormal Warning


And here was I expecting some serious information about the afterlife. It’s Medium FFS! (Though having just gone to find that link I now learn that it is alledgedly inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois… hmm…)

I did not need this warning. I don’t even know anyone who is dumb enough to need this warning.