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On the ecstasy of finally getting Sky HD (with the FF, PAUSE, and RW options)

FRASIER: ‘… and I’ve never felt more alive!’ [30x FF] sponsor’sdeodorantad(tagline=grammaticalerror)Channel4fillerhypsersentimentalfilmofIndianmagic realistnovel(youcantellfromtheColdplay)highstreetdrugstoreposhboyadolescentcomedian/AmazonLacoste mansprayoverpricedforeignchocolatewithpurposefully’cosmopolitan’misspellingmakeupArgos1/2Snickers (JoanCollinsnotMrT)supermarketArgos2/2peopleLovin’somethingVinceVaughanChristmasvehicle/C4plug deodorantagain [PLAY] FRASIER: ‘You can’t imagine the thrill I felt…’

Almost no-one wants to be like Spike

Review of ITV’s Perspectives: (John) Sergeant on Spike. – For theartsdesk

theASHtray, vol.7

From the arts desk at the end of the universe, reflections on Douglas Adams, Erwin Schrödinger, Joseph Kony, YouTube, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Bilbo Baggins, Saul Zaentz, trademark and copyright law, Lewis Hyde, Amy Winehouse, Florence Welch, Queens of the Stone Age, MUSE, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and the many and various meanings of Liff. [...]

theASHtray, vol.6

This week delving into the mysteries of Blood Cars, the Olympics, the (very) near future, the poppiest of pop literature, Antarctic exploration, organ donation – of both the voluntary and involuntary sort – and questionable legal defences in late-C.20th Caribbean culture. – For theartsdesk

All New People

Review of Zach Braff’s debut stage-comedy, at the Duke of York’s Theatre. – For theartsdesk

Can’t fit, wont fit, Misfit

Review of E4′s Misfits 8-minute pre-season short, Vegas Baby! – For theartsdesk

in memoriam William Melvin Hicks

Review of BBC Four’s American – The Bill Hicks Story. – For theartsdesk

Round ‘em up (head ‘em out)!

This week’s (Thursday – Wednesday) greatest hits from/by my colleagues at the nation’s finest critical website. – For theartsdesk