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Jay Jay Joy Joy

Once upon a time, there was a DVD I encountered in a charity shop. No, your eyes are not deceiving you: these jet planes have human faces. Apparently, Thomas The Tank Engine didn’t look quite human enough for the kids … Continue reading

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Be Our Fruits

Bananas. Slippery little buggers. And yet so delicious! It was only a matter of time before advertisers would discover their potential. Chiquita didn’t just add colour to our bananas but removing those stickers is a fun game in itself! Thank … Continue reading

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Fatal Attractions

A couple of weeks ago, Msn.com made a top 20 weirdest theme parks piece. It included parks like Denmark’s BonBon Land: Looks fine. What’s on offer? Good thing the words SPLASH and WATER are in bold, can you imagine? Listen … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday J-Gar: Have your cake… and wear it, too.

I remember noticing, back when I was in secondary school, the proliferation of Simpsons folk-art. Stuck on every wall, it seemed, was a sugar paper poster with a badly-drawn Bart or Homer on it. Their wobbly but well-known forms would … Continue reading

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Taking the Mickey

You’ve all marveled at these new pictures no doubt by now. You’ve all taken them in quietly. You have, without even knowing, already entered the snowman. What pictures? Why the new Annie Leibovitz pictures of course! You know Annie, she’s … Continue reading

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S.O.S. Dolphins

You ever sit around, pondering dolphins? Of course I don’t expect an answer. I know you have. And so have I! Which is what prompted me to notice that I’ve never actually seen a whole episode of TV series Flipper! I heard it was … Continue reading

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You know, for kids!

What’s happening to kids’ films? It’s only March and already it looks like 2011 will become the “nothing wrong here” year for animated films. And I’m not only blaming this on *shudder* Elton John’s Gnomeo and Juliet which single handedly … Continue reading

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