Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Saturday, 22 September 2018
I'm really glad we called Iain Lee a Cunt. It's good to be reminded that we were doing some vital work.
It's just possible that I was applying for several jobs and being interviewed by a great many idiots when I wrote this.
I like the silliness of this one, which is probably the tone of the 'Search For Carruthers' posts from now on.
Five months in and without new content to promote you begin to see the desperation trying to post every day. The 'alphabetica' posts were pretty pointless, but I quite like this Drugs post.
Plus I spent time making this image in MS Paint of Simon Mayo holding his namesake...
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Opening shot from the first episode of COLUMBO (1971)— Vashi Nedomansky (@vashikoo) 30 March 2018
Big camera move links the murderer and his victim
Director: Steven Spielberg
DP: Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, Spartacus)#filmmaking #cinematography pic.twitter.com/hTQFQWcD9A
It's well known that #StarTrek #TNG's The Schizoid Man was named after an episode of #ThePrisoner and Patrick McGoohan was considered to play Dr. Ira Graves. What is less well known is that the same is true of a #Voyager episode and Patrick McGoohan was considered to play Flotter pic.twitter.com/rwJg4Ic6wp— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 April 2018
Just think what we're missing out on pic.twitter.com/8ZQ8yjakyS— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 April 2018
Little known fact about the Pope: he's an excellent skateboarder pic.twitter.com/FgdY5mRUt1— Big Field (@BBCBigField) 2 April 2018
Has anyone ever seen the Big Ron footage? Or is it another of the missing episodes? Are there telesnaps? Will they animate it?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 April 2018
I've never seen a greater performance...https://t.co/sag9nXKFNn— Dan-Barri (@DantheBarriTN) 3 April 2018
Still, worth it just to hear the instrumstral version.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 5 April 2018
Tories, February 2018:— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 5 April 2018
“How dare Labour say children will miss out on free school meals. This is fake news!”
April 2018: pic.twitter.com/CSPhMtii1Q
“If only there was some way of knowing why violent crime is heading back to its highest level in a decade” says government who’ve cut police numbers by 20,000.— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 4 April 2018
I suppose it might get a bit tedious come the Olympics, but would it not just be more honest if every country adopted Jarvis Cocker's "C***s Are Still Running the World" as their national anthem?— Matt Neil Hill (@mattneilhill) 8 April 2018
Arrived back in UK yesterday from France. Thanks to our EU membership:— Damon Evans (@damocrat) 7 April 2018
• I didn’t need a visa
• If my flights had been delayed, I could have claimed compensation
• E111 would give free access to healthcare
• I used my phone/data like I was in UK
But blue passports, eh? pic.twitter.com/Qc1KTn1oXZ
Grow your silvery nails and the job's yours. pic.twitter.com/X0Ppf89Uzs— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 April 2018
Those emms of taranium are fiddly to open, so Mavic's were genuine...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 April 2018
Her name was.... it never suited her pic.twitter.com/IaIghP2n0H— Karinho Harvinho (@palliatologist) 8 April 2018
Broken Bow, The Andorian Incident, Breaking The Ice, Cold Front, Sleeping Dogs, Shockwave— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 April 2018
The girl that says "from Character" is the most evil and vile creature in the universe.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 April 2018
"I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle" pic.twitter.com/zzfusnlVgM— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) 8 April 2018
Oh boy pic.twitter.com/5OFrzy3GAP— Cromerty 'I Do Voice Overs' York 🎙️ (@Cromerty) 7 April 2018
Here's a refracted Jarvis Cocker just for you. pic.twitter.com/DtobQd5SWc— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 April 2018
She's still an 'Also Star', but yes it would have been great if the opening credits didn't so obviously signal her departure and replacement.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 April 2018
Astronauts have to sleep near fans so they don’t suffocate in their own exhaled breath.— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) 10 April 2018
Welcome to Yorkshire... pic.twitter.com/2jSKj0obDj— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 April 2018
Every story is somebody's favourite*.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 April 2018
She's all about the Four To Doomsday. Absolutely obsessed.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 April 2018
In the early days, Stan Laurel was Charlie Chaplin's understudy. Here's a photo of Stan as Charlie's famous tramp character from 1916 pic.twitter.com/CQUU5lfcs5— Laurel and Hardy (@Stan_And_Ollie) 11 April 2018
TNG: Rascals. Where to begin?! Um. Some ideas look good on paper, I suppose. But there is a fine line between clever, stupid and NONONOSTOP and that line is where they regressed Keiko to a 12 y-o and made her share scenes with her husband. But the Guinan girl is quite good. 1/10.— Alan Barnes (@senrab_nala) 13 April 2018
1/30?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 14 April 2018
What is that painting? It's fantastic— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 April 2018
Thanks!— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 April 2018
NHS staff are not failing, they are being failed.— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) 17 April 2018
Please RT if you know there is a big difference. pic.twitter.com/HOrAdJl1av
I can't claim to know much about Dale Winton's body of work, but he was great in Trainspotting. pic.twitter.com/Hi4Sl9jhhN— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 April 2018
Just watched @JessicaJones flashback episode and learned her full name is Jessica Campbell Jones. She thinks she's lost her entire family, but little does she know she there's a Pauline Campbell Jones in Royston Vasey. Any relation? #TheLeagueOfGentlemen #LeagueOfGents #TLoG pic.twitter.com/10yZ1nA5tT— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 April 2018
"L'hippo a piqué ton pantalon"— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 April 2018
"Feckless. They act like these things are happening to them, as opposed to because of them. Given the judgments they like to visit on the weaker members of society for comparatively minuscule transgressions, this makes them the most raging hypocrites too" https://t.co/WxzoWt80M2— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 April 2018
In 2004 Theresa May said "I find it extraordinary that a Minister isn’t willing just to step up to the plate and take responsibility... I’m actually sick and tired of Government Ministers who simply blame other people when something goes wrong".— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) 19 April 2018
Asssssssssam?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 21 April 2018
The Avengers— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 22 April 2018
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Avengers Age Of Ultron
I have yet to see Black Panther...
Remember when all the bands used to live in Leamington Spa 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Ws9xhsr0uz— Jill 🖤 (@LipglossJill) 21 April 2018
I’m lying here at St Mary’s hospital awaiting my urgent leg fracture surgery after 8 days of cancellations due2lack of #NHS resources. Meanwhile, I’m watching the #RoyalBaby crowds opposite, private treatment queens & princes & heirs. Journos are on the wrong side of the road. pic.twitter.com/Y0J0Qw74sx— Faarea Tech & Biz News (@faarea) 23 April 2018
It could be short for Matador instead.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 25 April 2018
Hello, please have this GIF of Peter Hitchens losing an award to Matthew Parris pic.twitter.com/uRNPhy5Pr8— Thomas Colson (@tpgcolson) 26 April 2018
@whedonesque Buffy as Faith or Faith as Buffy?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 April 2018
He's still in uniform, because although this school trip may be a little protracted and unorthodox he's still an ambassador for the school.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 28 April 2018
Six years since I saw the Shane Richie car and bin in Chorley. pic.twitter.com/W3sNTMzds5— Chris Taylor (@the_itch1980) 28 April 2018
If Amber Rudd has gone because of a memo to @theresa_may telling her about higher targets for enforced removals, then surely the Prime Minister also knew and should not have allowed parliament to be misled all last week. pic.twitter.com/LrUR6uHsCD— Barry Gardiner (@BarryGardiner) 29 April 2018
Take a look at this weird and wonderful Rowan tree growing out of a long gone building spotted by our Ranger Shaun. pic.twitter.com/LnzK5yktwM— N'land National Park (@NlandNP) 28 April 2018
Friday, 31 August 2018
I quite enjoyed reading this one back and I'm far and away most proud of the sentence: "He has invested most of his mime millions in the purchase of Native American burial ground and now owns the world's most controversial car parks in the world".
I like this one and created the appalling artwork myself.
The Search for Carruthers is mediocre lifted by its Wanted poster stolen and altered from Star Trek: The Next Generation's A Fistful Of Datas. I stole plenty of photos from Star Trek episodes that month.
This post is probably my favourite all month.
Sunday, 29 July 2018
Feel free to use the foolproof chat up line* in this one and let me know how you get on.
Since writing this, I have been through Sheffield on a bus, learned to drive and lost a lot more hair.
I'm very happy with titles of this one and this one, but I'm proudest of the last line of this one.
* remains untested
Sunday, 15 July 2018
It would be remiss of me not to mention that my book on the subject, Supervillain - The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available for enjoyment with your eyes.
You can read a sample chapter about the now ten year old Act One here.
Supervillain - The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available here.
Friday, 8 June 2018
Many of the references have dated (do people still remember T4?) and reading them back again I don't remember writing any of it. I feel I can enjoy them as if it was someone else entirely. Who was he?
I was really trying with the search for Carruthers posts at this point. It remains to be seen I doubt later posts would contain as many ideas as these three, and then I put him into a Where's Wally? (with apologies to Martin Handford).
I learned how to post an animated gif for this one, which is something I would struggle to now and I'm still pleased with the gag. Then I learned how to embed videos here, here and here, and reminds me we made the videos to promote the live show, but for obvious reasons they became much more of a lasting legacy.
This one made me laugh and I was clearly enjoying the asterisks.
I think I made this to accompany one of Gi's scripts and again I'm genuinely impressed by the effort that I put into what was essentially a riff on a sketch that maybe sixty people saw once.
Coming up with sitcom porn names was some of the most fun we ever had.
The reviews were entirely genuine, although I can't remember where I found them.
I was enormously proud of the show and so disappointed that we never quite managed to get the act back together. There were a myriad of reasons and it's not worth raking them up again now.