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Trivial Posts #29: To Be Read In The Style Of Clive Anderson

A slightly delayed Trivial Posts this week, but it’s still full of the best stories, links, and articles that I’ve found online this week. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Who’s Line Was First Anyway? They might be ten-a-penny on panel shows and in comedy clubs, but when did the lust for improvised comedy start in the UK? John Dowie discovers the first giants for Chortle… Jim Sweeney and Steve: Just as the Sex Pistols had inspired a generation of kids to form bands, so Alexei Sayle inspired a load of performers

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Trivial Posts #28: The Golden Sample, Some Sapphires, and A Diamond Rio

In a week where I did a last-minute trip to New York, looked at the iPhone camera lens, and remembered the horrors of Bros’ ‘Push’ album, the internet kept me relatively sane with links and stories aplenty. Here are some of those stories. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Ken Doesn’t Need The Bros Reunion What happened to Craig Logan, the original bassist in Bros? Turns out that he’s quite happy to not be famous, but ended up with a huge career in the Music industry. Ian Burrell finds out what

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Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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Trivial Posts #17: Slacking, Podcasting, And Hufflepuffing

A busy week for me, travelling to San Francisco and the Valley, as well as reviewing the iPhone 6S on the launch day. I also suggested that Sam Smith should sing the Bond theme for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. The latter was before I heard it… it’s like Kevin McClory thought he could do a sensitive John Barry song and nobody had the heart to tell him. Right, on with the links. Slacking At XOXO I missed out in the raffle for tickets for this year’s XOXO conference in Portland this year (which would have meant even

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Some online lists to finish off the year

It’s fair to say that a lot of my more memorable work this year has been in either the Symbian smartphone space, or covering Eurovision. And in the last festive period I’ve had a look round the two worlds to write up some stuff. The first is a nice big treasure of links over on All About Symbian, with 101 online resources for Symbian smartphones. Naturally everyone is telling me that I missed their site out, so I’m expecting to update this and tweak it to “More than 101…” in the near future. While I’ve not quite finished the 101

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Today is Going to be ‘Leave a Comment Day’

One of things I decided to do a lot at this year’s SXSW conference was to introduce people. It’s been joked by some that I know everyone at these conferences. I don’t, but when I get stopped in the halls of the Austin Convention Centre every ten yards it’s kind of hard to not generate that impression. So I decided to be a facilitator this year at SXSW Interactive, and had a great time. To keep that spirit going, I’m going to make sure that throughout April I leave at least one comment on someone’s blog every day. If we’re

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