Father Ted Read My Blog!

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Well that’s not strictly true. But I was looking at my stats when I noticed some unfamiliar activity…

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That’s not strictly true either. But I did get some traffic from this lovely blog http://whythatsdelightful.wordpress.com/ which is written by Graham Linehan which was a name that I recognised. And it of course because he’s the writer of Father Ted and the IT Crowd amongst other things.

It’s an inbound link that made me feel cool. Maybe that’s a bit sad. But it’s true.

Graham’s blog is nice and has lots of funny stuff in it (as you might expect). It’s where I found this…

iPhone Accelerometer Turns Sadness into… More sadness…

Filmed on the Kodak Zi6 (on a train in poor light). I just loved the fact that the iPhone wouldn’t let dom be happy, no matter how hard he tried…

More Church and Bass

YouTube - Holy Ghost VS Twisted Individual & MC GQ - @ Baptazia - part 1

It’s like a funny sledgehammer. Crude but brutally effective. I love the fact they’ve started using annotations to add another layer of humour too.

And another…

It can’t be long before someone does one of these as a proper promo video…

And Baptazia is a genius name for a religio-rave.

Thanks to Garry at Anorak for this new tip off. Nice one.

I Heart Flight of the Conchords A Lot

Flight of the Conchords

I know lots of people know about The Flight of the Conchords, and I know that it’s not new. But there are a few people who’ve either not heard of it, or for some reason resisted. This post is for you.

I’m loving it so much I feel the need to evangelise…

For me FOC takes the slow, dark, slightly depressing humour of The Office, and manages to fuse it with the surreal nutsness of The Mighty Boosh in a spectacularly funny way. And the characters all possess those fundamental human flaws and quirks that we can all relate to, but it’s done a bit more subtly and less painfully than something like Peep Show.

And the songs. I’m not normally a funny song kind of person. But I love the way these guys burst into song with a totally unexpected genre and mutate it into something that’s laugh out loud funny.

Hip hop gets lampooned quite a lot, but this is so superior to most efforts. Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros:

And Inner City Pressure bears more than a passing resemblance to someone…

And the songs / sketches make perfect YouTube fodder. Their clips have millions and millions of views which can’t hurt in terms of creating buzz and awareness.

And their websites are funny too.

Copy like this is just good:

The Conchords will be playing there. Here for details. Performance times TBA (that stands for ‘to be arranged’ but it just saves time to write ‘TBA’).

At The End of the Day

Like shooting fish in a barrel. But there’s a bit in the middle that’s a minor stroke of genius (I won’t spoil it)…

Originally found at jiggmiester’s Tumblr.

Lords of the Dance

It’s been a very very long time since I posted a Silly Moment in Techno.

This made me laugh so hard that people around the office were concerned for my welfare.

Thank you Andy, you made my day.