The Goon Show Starts Today – Possibly The Best Radio Comedy Ever

On this day in film and tv. Yes, it's true, Prince Charles loves this show and does all the silly voices too. But don't let that put you off. This is excellent stuff and without it - and the later...

Tee Hee – Noah’s Ark Owners Sue For Flood Damage

An amusing little story here, the owners of Noah's Ark are suing for flood damage. Yep. A little Tee Hee might be justified there, eh? Owners of replica Noah's Ark sue insurers for flood damage compensation Apparently the cubits were overcome by the...

Herman Wouks’ The Caine Mutiny

On this day in literature Herman Wouk was born. 1915: Herman Wouk is born. As happenstance would have it his obituary was just these last few days: At the beach and poolside in the Catskills holiday resorts popular with Jewish New...

Disney’s 3 Little Pigs Will Win Best Animation Oscar

A Silly Symphony - Disney's "3 Little Pigs" was released in 1933. Entirely pioneering animation here even as it was Chuck Jones and Tex Avery who really raised it to an art form. This was, of course, before Disney launched...

Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Cave Man)

On this day in music, the Jimmy Castor Bunch had their hit "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" his number 6 hit. Bit of a novelty record but also a fine piece of funk in that backing band there: As to the band and...

The Pianist – By The Noted Somdomite Auter Wins Palme D’Or

On this day in film and TV The Pianist won the Palme D'Or at Cannes: A description: The Pianist is a 2002 biographical drama film produced and directed by Roman Polanski, scripted by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody. It is...

Samuel Pepys Pops ‘Is Clogs

One this day in literature Samuel Pepys went to meet his diarist, the one who records all in the Book. Samuel Pepys FRS (/piːps/ PEEPS; 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England...

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 52 Years Ago Today

On this day in music - EMI released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 1967 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in...

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If Only The Observer Had A Clue About Economics

There was a time when The Observer did in fact understand this socioeconomic polity around us. Sure, they were on the left of the...