Channel 5 has been slapped a huge fine and had to cancel two shows on the back of yet more premium rate phone in skullduggery. No real surprise there, to be honest. What is surprising is the following quote:
Daytime shows Brainteaser and its spin-off Memory Bank had faked winners on a number of occasions, Ofcom’s investigation found. When viewers with the correct answers could not be found to go live on air, production crew members pretended to win, it found.
I don’t know if you’ve ever watched Brainteaser (working from home for a year had its “benefits”), but the idea that not one person had rung in with the correct answer is horrifying.
This could be really entertaining… Contrast the following stories:
- NatWest Three extradited controversially under UK/US treaty
- UK Government cans SFO investigation into alleged payments by BAE Sytems to grease the wheels of arms deal “to protect the national interest”
- US investigates the same alleged corruption
Mr Brown, your relationship with America is about to be tested.
Ah, ThinkGeek, we love you. A shirt for every occasion.
Gloucester‘s performance in the Heineken Cup has not been good over the last few years. In fact, the years that we’ve got in, we’ve always done badly. After (just) topping the Premier League this year (let’s forget the final, shall we?) we’ve finally got pretty much the best we could have hoped for out of the draw for next year’s competition.
Wear a hat when you play and keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house the hot air can’t escape. Even a lima bean has to have a wet paper towel around it to make it grow.
One for Paul, this one (who’s been remarkably quiet about the Badger/Wolf revelations, I notice)… Captain Beefheart’s Ten Commandments For Guitarists
Real life Transformers…
Are these higher or lower on the scale than furries?
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I really like the idea of this service; auto expiring anonymous phone numbers
But still, a fibre optic mullet is a thing to behold, however it’s powered.