Category Archives: TV

Ideology Bites – How Obama vs Romney is actually Martin Sheen vs Jimmy Stewart

Contrary to popular belief, this years’s US Presidential Election is not between President Obama and Mitt Romney. No, it is actually between Jimmy Stewart and Martin Sheen. Here’s why. Its Obama vs Romney. Should you choose, your next month could … 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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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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“Blink”, Dr Who’s perfect film in 50 minutes flat – and our first Lupe Fiasco Award Nominee

The first in a series where Pop Lifer tests music, film, television etc by the rules laid down in Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar”: “Did you improve on the design?/Did you do something new?”. If the answer is yes to either of … Continue reading

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