I think I've been keeping to myself so far on Twitter, being a reactionary user rather than complaining about things. Although I did take the chance to do so last week when I was travelling from home back to Newcastle on the train. Again, Transpennine Express, you SUCK. And it is not worth the £36-or-so ticket to use your trains. Over crowded but absolutely NEVER on time. Only once in the two years I have so far been at university and travelling back and forth on trains has TP Express ever been on time. This whole "trains in the UK are 95% on time" thing is complete and utter BS! Seriously! Who believes that?!
So yeah, clearly my long-form blog is still here to stay though. Ahem. I apologise for the rant but who seriously thinks the trains in this country are worth the fare prices? Exactly. Anyhow, I am at ThisIsEmad on Twitter. I'll try to add a button thingy or a link or something on the side...
So! Podcasts. I will not steal the idea of songs that remind me of places/school (as a post) at a later date. But for some reason ONE of you (named Rosie - read her blog!) at least wanted to know what it was I listened to throughout the day...!
Podcast = people blabbing, or a radio show that has basically been saved as an episode for the listener to enjoy at their own pleasure.
Ready for my list? You will dislike it...!
The Tech Podcasts
The Vergecast and Verge Mobile Podcast - The Verge is a tech/gadget site and they produce two a week, covering news on the computing industry, mobile tech companies, all of those things that we use every day but fail on us every now and again. Yay!
TWiT. This company produces "netcasts" (as they like to call them, correctly...?) on a whole variety of tech genres, e.g. Windows Weekly about everything Microsoft, MacBreak Weekly on...you get the idea. The guy running the show, Leo Laporte is a tech writer and he brings in actual, pro tech and business journalists to ramble about the big stories of the week. Plus, the guy has a radio voice, no question.
The Guardian Tech Weekly! Self explanatory!
Doug Loves Movies - Stand-up comedian Doug Benson invites fellow comedians and actors/directors (former guests include John Lithgow, Edgar Wright and Jon Hamm) to make jokes and then play "the Leonard Maltin game", where guests have to guess the name of a film using very few clues. Seriously, find this on iTunes and then try to avoid laughing on the train, it's difficult!
Comedy Bang Bang - Just a hilarious show with comedians that have included Zach Galifianakis and maaany others cracking jokes. Again, very funny.
How Did This Get Made? - A podcast where a bunch of actors and special guests dissect a giant fail of a film in great detail. Incredibly funny, even if you haven't watched the horrendousness they're describing. Previously discussed films include Fast Five, The Last Airbender, The Tourist, Crank 2, Catwoman, Superman 3, one of those stupid Twilight things - just listen!
Any Questions - Question Time but made for BBC Radio 4, presented by the other Dimbleby.
Money Box - Listen to the latest failures of capitalism with the new scams being carried out by companies big and small, yay!
Profile - I listen to this depending on who the subject is. A 15 minute look at someone hitting the headlines for reasons good and bad. Interesting what you learn about the people being covered here.
Outlook - A few stories from around the world being covered and analysed.
And finally... The Guardian's Football Weekly. Because I have to remain manly.
There are many others, The Nerdist, Piers Morgan Tonight (even though he's a d-bag), Judge John Hodgman, but the ones listed above are the ones I keep up with the most.
Tell me how much you did not enjoy that...!
Next post = songs.
Wallpapers! Because that's what my blog has become. Have Bing as your homepage, SRSLY. The new backgrounds they have every day can sometimes be incredible. This, from earlier in the week:
As for my life, well nothing interesting is happening. Revision. BLERGH.
However, it was the nephew's first birthday last week and we had a party with the extended family. And what can I say, one-year-olds like ball pools and rocking horses - that don't look like this at all, ahem - which his uncles buy him. YEAH, WE'RE BLOODY AWESOME!