… that others who know a bit more than me may be able to answer.
In the last few days my computer’s developed a propensity for switching itself off at random. No warning, no nothing, just off. I’ve checked the connections, they seem fine and it gives no warning it’s about to go – the machine doesn’t seem like its overheating and nothing starts slowing down.
At the risk of sounding like a Daily Mail reader, I’m outraged. How dare the BBC let this sort of thing happen. There should be some kind of national law requiring them to keep Neighbours on just after the lunchtime news and Newsround.
I don’t care that ITV or Five might buy it. Karl Kennedy wouldn’t want it, and neither do I. Like Formula One, it won’t be the same with adverts for starters and Channel 5 would probably turn it into a porn film.
First Moira Stewart. Then Neighbours. I’m a passionate advocate of the Beeb, but they don’t make things easy for me to like them.
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Mrs Mangle would be turning in her grave. If she wasn’t fictional
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It’s always a bit odd when somebody quite famous dies unexpectedly. It’s even more shocking if it was a celebrity you’ve got a lot of time for. So to hear Alan Ball had left this world behind this morning was a bit of a shock, like the football equivalent of John Peel if you will.
Jamie K and Simon Hattenstone remember his less than successful periods, and it may be fair to say that my club, Exeter City, weren’t the best side in the league under his management.
It had to happen eventually: somebody makes a link between campus killer Cho Seung-Hui and violent films, in this case Oldboy and John Woo movies.
I’ve seen Oldboy. It’s a film I’d recommend, but you’ll need a strong stomach. When I came out of the cinema my first reaction was that I’d seen an excellent film, not let’s shoot a lot of people.
Adam has an interesting post on the media’s efforts to contact friends, family and survivors of the Virginia massacre . BBC journo Robin Hamman then follows on with a personal account of the dilemmas of using the internet to contact students at the university.
I’m not sure if this is definitely the first big scale event where journalists attempt to utilize first-hand blogger experiences but it certainly isn’t the last, I’m sure.
Several months ago student Gavin Britton was found dead in Exeter after a night out. This was a big issue both locally and in Gavin’s hometown, and it made a few lines in several national papers.
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Anything you say may be taken down and quoted
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