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Britains got Talent…… and a lot of nutters May 26, 2008

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Have you been following the latest series of Britain’s got talent?

If you answered no, you have missed some cracking entertainment with original acts such as signature and Kate and Gin wowing the crowds. I have to say I was more than a little surprised at Kate and Gin getting through when put up against the singer Dean….. I can’t remember his surname. He was very good but do you not think people are getting a bit bored with singers taking all the TV airtime?

Joseph, Oliver, Nancy…. Tom, Dick, Harry…. why doesn’t Lloyd Webber pay for his own auditions and do it in private instead of making the public endure it. I know some of you will adore the musical shows but they are getting a bit too much. I’m not sure if I can stand a full week of the Britain’s got Talent judges. Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

My wife however will be riveted to the TV all week… No change there then

Signature audition can be seen below

and Kate and Gin

The Apprentice – Why I fired Them – Alan Sugar and rear seatbelts June 11, 2007

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The programme aired on Sunday night in the UK. Sir Alan Sugar, the world renowned multi-millionaire businessman responsible for Amstrad and the highly acclaimed TV show The Apprentice, was shown explaining exactly why he had fired the contestants. It seemed to boil down to the fact these people were supposedly the cream of the crop but instead appeared to be nothing more than rude, arrogant , backstabbing children with no common sense.

I am not really writing about the programme but the fact that he was shown in several scenes talking in the back seat of his Rolls Royce, apparently not wearing a seatbelt. I thought it was a requirement now to wear rear seatbelts. I am not familiar with the seatbelt arrangement in a Rolls, as unfortunately I do not have one but do they not come across the shoulder like front seatbelts?

Can anyone enlighten me as to the seatbelt arrangement in a Rolls Royce? If it is a legal requirement to wear the seatbelt, why was Sir Alan not wearing his?

Wi-Fi health Scare – Childrens health at risk? May 23, 2007

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wifiWatch the Panorama show on the BBC Website

Did you watch Panorama on the Beeb. The latest show was all about the alleged dangers of wifi technology to our health, especially children. I for one was quite surprised at the results.

Apparently the radiation emitted from a wifi router is three times that of a mobile phone mast, at it’s strongest emission point. The largest concern was regarding possible health implications to your children. Almost all UK schools are rolling out wireless network access for use during lessons. Is it possible that they are literally being irradiated as they study?

Sir William Stewart, Chairman of the Health Protection Agency was responsible for advising the government about mobile phone masts. He advised that the signal from a mobile phone mast should not fall within the school grounds. Yet schools are now placing wifi routers within classrooms. These routers emit a far stronger signal than the mobile phone masts.

The show includes scientists quoting test results proving biological effects and also shows a group of people known as electro sensitives, they become ill due to exposure.

Maybe the panorama program is scaremongering and may well cause an unecessary slump in the sales of wireless internet routers but you know how much the media like to cause a panic, it’s good for ratings. The show is currently available to view on the BBC site by clicking the link at the top of this post.

UK Eurovision Disaster – Again! May 13, 2007

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The Eurovision song contest 2007 has passed and Marija ŠERIFOVIĆ from Serbia won with the song Molitva.

I sat and watched the eurovision song contest again! After swearing to avoid it, I fell under the spell and could not escape until all 24 countries had performed. Every time it’s on I promise myself that it will not be viewed in our house at any cost! But it never works.

Can anyone offer an explanation to why it drags you in and keeps you there like a spider caught in a web. I didn’t want to watch it! I really didn’t. The strange video clips between each countries entry were probably the strangest I have seen.

Two men wearing shorts, wellies and fur coats walking in the snow and ice decide to go for a dip in sub-zero waters. One takes the plunge while the other stands by and plays the accordion. After a little accordion action he too jumps into the water. What the hell! I thought we British were eccentric but Finland take the trophy. This aquatic behaviour seemed to surprise no one as if everybody does it. Maybe they do, in Finland.

Eurovision always produces songs, dances and outfits that you do not wish to see or hear everyday, actually I woud be happy to not have seen some at all. The United Kingdom entry from Scooch was just terrible and did not deserve the 19 points it achieved. Drivel, just drivel. Who the hell entered this lot in the first place? Are these people the best that the UK can offer as eurovision entrants, sadly it would seem so.Scooch UK eurovision 2007 entry
“Gothic” seemed a very popular look for the ladies with some eye catching outfits certainly raising a few eyebrows in households across europe I should imagine. Turkeys entry was given extra pzazz by a few belly dancers who apparently were all British. Can no one belly dance in Turkey?

The usual sarcasm soaked commentary from Wogan added to the mix of garish outfits, bad dancing, strange lyrics and over extravagance that is the Eurovision song contest. And yes, I probably will be watching again next time!.

Who likes Ugly Betty? January 8, 2007

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My wife and I watched the first episode of Ugly Betty on Channel 4. I really enjoyed it and think it will prove to be a great series.

My wife on the other hand felt it was very derogatory and insulting to clumsy badly dressed people wearing braces (on their teeth before you say it). Maybe the first episode was intended to begin a story of how people can be misjudged by the “beautiful people” and the realisation that they were wrong.

I may have misunderstood altogether but it looks like it will only get better.

Comments please.