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May 2009

The Young Lady and The Old Girl / 31.05.09

The casting of Scottish actor Karen Gillan as the full time companion for next year’s fifth series of Doctor Who has caused the expected kerfuffle in the media, with even casual fans indulging in a moment of speculation as to her unnamed character. At NTS towers, however, we have simple tastes. We like to focus on less visionary questions. And after viewing the publicity shots issued by the BBC, we’re more preoccupied by matters such as “Does it look like we’ve got a new TARDIS exterior for the next series?”.

Analysis after the jump.

Best. Fan trailer. Ever. / 25.05.09

Er, yeah. Can we please have this movie right now please?

Chart Show TV are a bunch of bloody idiots / 25.05.09

At just past midnight, they just showed the video for ‘Poker Face’. Just past midnight, you understand. And they censored the line “Cos I’m bluffin’ with my muffin”, and cut out the shot of Lady GaGa pointing at her bits. THREE HOURS AFTER THE WATERSHED.

Meanwhile, in the middle of the day, MTV Dance showed the entire thing intact. And quite right, because this isn’t even at the level of a naughty seaside postcard. If you can show gyrating lovelies not wearing very much throughout the day, you can show this.

Gameswipe / 06.05.09

As if the night couldn’t get any better after Chelsea’s group nervous breakdown, I see this via Twitter:

charltonbrooker Worst videogame bosses ever? Email yr suggestions to gameswipe at zeppotron dot com. Make what you will of that email address.

Oh, Charlie, you prick tease.

Jump Leads Vol 1: Tales from the Flurry / 04.05.09

Ben Paddon, often of this parish, has gone and written a rather amusing sci-fi comic called Jump Leads, which first appeared online, but is now on proper paper with a nice cover and everything. Have a look at it here, then if you like what you see, buy a hard copy here. I would.