Monthly Archives: September 2012

You’ve got some Front – Omnigenius #4 celebrates Rebecca Front, from “The Day Today” to “Nighty Night”, but always in “The Thick Of It”

Pop Lifer is celebrating The Day Today gang’s fearsome stranglehold on most that is good in British comedy. Part 1 began where it almost all began with “The Day Today”. Part 2 delved into the strange, fascinating world of Alan … Continue reading

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The Thick of It, The West Wing and that “hopey, changey thing” – Omnigenius #3

Pop Lifer is celebrating The Day Today gang’s fearsome stranglehold on most that is good in British comedy. Part 1 began where it almost all began with “The Day Today”. Part 2 delved into the strange, fascinating world of Alan … Continue reading

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God is in the shuffle

Belinda Carlisle, courtesy http://www.nj.com. Beware, wives. I’ve spent the last 10 days cycling the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Northern Spain. Don’t panic, I won’t recount every sunset along the 470km, every adventure, every gorgeous village passed through, every … Continue reading

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Knowing Alan, Knowing Us – Omnigenius, on “I’m Alan Partridge”

Pop Lifer is celebrating The Day Today gang’s fearsome stranglehold on most that is good in British comedy. Part 1 began where it almost all began with “The Day Today”. Part 2 takes up when the graphics finally stopped. Chris … Continue reading

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You’ve lost the news – Omnigenius #1, The Day Today

As we said in the last blog, it’s hard to be clever and funny at the same time but The Day Today is very clever and very, very funny. Clever in that it perfectly captures the self-importance of the media; … Continue reading

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Omnigenius – A series celebrating The Day Today gang’s influence 1994 –

Of all the arts, comedy may be the trickiest and most complex. But it should never look that way. The business of laughter usually involves huge amounts of work developing an idea or a situation, as well as the invention … Continue reading

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