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TWTWTW: Stan, Tim and Nik – no, not the world’s worst boy band…

Yes, I know the headline sounds like three blokes sporting white linen on a beach somewhere, but I ca promise you they’re not crooning some insipid love song to a slightly disco beat. No this week’s round up features Nikola Tesla, Stan Lee and Tim Minchin (among others)* Yes I know Tim Minchin is a … Continue reading

TWTWTW: You wait ages for a superhero and then six come along at once

Avengers Assemble has just broken the box office record for an opening weekend, a veritable Hulk smash hit, and it’s not hard to see why. The movie is an absolute joy, a script sparkling with wit and humour, and intelligence. It has some great performances from the cast and enough SFX to fill 30 seasons … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Mathematically safe

As a long-suffering Norwich City fan, the last three seasons have given us a little glimpse of what it must be like to be a fan of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Pretty much a non-stop production line of success  (in our terms anyway) of the sort we haven’t really seen … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Web round-up

Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently. Reasons to be cheerful Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Motivation, Moneyball and inadvertent movie pitches

This week’s round up kicks off with one of the best writers on the planet – step forward Neal Stephenson… How I learned to stop being dystopian… The brains behind the Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash and the Diamond Age makes a plea to fellow sci-fi writers to help shape a better future as if to … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Big Bangs, 6Music and Prometheus draws nearer

[Insert regular excuse about lack of time here] then on to the most regular irregular round-up of the web. Blogging brilliance I’ve written before about the quality of writing on the web  and this is another great example.  A great post on dealing with discouragement Pic of the week BBC logo in Wales after the … Continue reading

TWTFTW: Calendars mean nothing to me…

That was the fortnight that was Despite my good intentions, once again this feature has been about as regular as a dog with constipation. I apologise for the rather graphic simile but it’s late and I’m feeling guilty. So in a bid to pretend that I have been carrying out a punishing blogging schedule I … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Sherlock boosts books

In shock news I have kept my promise and am posting my weekly round-up. In less shocking news, due to being away from the web for a couple of days while training in London – I know, I should be saving these fascinating insights for my autobiography– it’s a slightly truncated one. Sherlock turns new … Continue reading

TWTWTW: At the current rate of production – I should really rename this feature

Yes, yes. I have been tardy, nay a little slapdash in the updating of this blog of late, and especially of this feature. You don’t want to hear excuses, but as I’m writing this, I’m going to give them to you anyway. It’s been a hellish busy start to the year. A couple of new … Continue reading

TWTWTW: The “I took Christmas off special”

Yes, the blog has been left a little fallow the last few weeks, what with the Christmas festivities and all that drinking and eating – but mostly drinking. So my round-up of the interweb is a bit more bumper than usual. So without further ado… Movies I’ve read things you people wouldn’t believe… Apologies to … Continue reading