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On Powerful New Kindle Update Deletes All Your eBooks

Yeah, as I updated the apps on my iPhone this morning I casually touched the Kindle icon to see of what the update might consist. Basically, the message was "this will screw everything up if you're on iOs. It is recommended you do not update this app".

OK.

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm 0

On England Totally Thinks The Rest Of The World Can't Tell It's Drunk

As can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KF8U_v6S120

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm 0

On 'Crash': The Most Loathsome Best Picture Of Them All

Another thing, everyone knows Crash is a novel by JG Ballard and a David Cronenberg movie. There are a hundred other names Haggis could have chosen - "Whites In Pain," for example, or "Sadness And Confusion In The First World." Why go and name-bomb like that? On the other hand, talking about "Crash" to someone then peering into their eyes to see which movie they think you're talking about is quite a good way to work out what kind of person you're talking to.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm 3

On Here's Who Will Win The Oscars (And Why)

@Dianna Block@facebook Can't watch it sadly. It says it's private.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm 0

On Here's Who Will Win The Oscars (And Why)

Hmmm, Fargo for best picture you say?

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0

On Horsemeat Scandal "Breathtaking, Delicious" Say British Politicians

@LondonLee Yes, it's pretty tasty.

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 11:54 am 0

On Three Handjobs Is A Trend

I would like to furtively nominate Scarlett Johnansson in A Love Song For Bobby Long for some top notch "male-on-female digital dealings." Recommended viewing for anyone interested in this sensitive area.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2664288/scarlett_johansson_scene_from_love_song_for_bobby_long/

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0

On David Bowie's Forgotten, Campy Berlin Gigolo Movie

@Dylan Edwards@twitter Au contraire, I'd almost forgotten about this film and I've certainly never sat through it all. Excellent run-through. It seems like the artefacts of Bowie's golden age is going into a period of hypercommodification at the moment and there's only a limited number of things to be said about his records and a limited number of times the phrase "chameleon-like" can be employed. Still not sure I can watch this film though.

The off-key slapstick style described here sounds a bit like The Strange World of Gurney Slade, an Anthony Newley TV series from 1960 which was apparently a big influence on Bowie. Also on YouTube and worth a look if you have half an hour to spare.

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm 0

On Our Top 11 Movies to Skip This Holiday Season

@LondonLee Yep, the music works nicely with the setting and there's lots of lovely Trish Keenan vocals. I believe the s/t's coming out on Warp in Jan.

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm 0

On Our Top 11 Movies to Skip This Holiday Season

If you can, try Berberian Sound Studio. Good family fun for all ages (if you're a fan of Eraserhead and Polanski's The Tenant). Not sure it's got any proper US release yet, though...

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm 1