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Archive for January 29th, 2010

QVC Fail (but I repeat myself) (Video)

Posted by Martin Poulter on 29 January 2010

Being a fan of Charlie Brooker, I particularly enjoyed it when shopping channel QVC, hawking a flat-screen TV,  left it  tuned to his Screenwipe programme during a particularly vitriolic moment.

and here’s one of the original Brooker rants with soundtrack: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Daily Mail’s cancer obsession

Posted by Martin Poulter on 29 January 2010

Bad Science columnist Ben Goldacre remarked that the Daily Mail seems to be on a mission to classify every inanimate object into a) things that give you cancer, and b) things that cure cancer: an oncological ontology project. Various people have taken up the task of amassing  lists of both kinds of article. Perhaps the most accessible is Kill or Cure? with an enormous list arranged alphabetically. Many things that are claimed to both cause and prevent cancer, including children, coffee and spicy food.

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