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New Postman Pat better than expected

The BBC recently unveiled an “updated” Postman Pat.  Some cried ‘Heresy!’, but having seen it I must admit to rather enjoying it.  Especially now his van talks back to him and he carries a gun.  See what you think: New Postman PatUploaded by Kenny_Park

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complaint confession Personal politics Recommendation

Voting for the Tories

I’m watching the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham and it got me thinking. The attendees love the Tory party, and not because they’re crazy. They’ve benefited from their Tory-led council, they’ve been let down (with the rest of the UK) by their Labour government, and they will vote Conservative at the next general election with […]

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complaint

More Spore

This is like a sore tooth, but I had to comment on the creationists who feel abused and attacked by Spore.  You have to either laugh or cry.  Anyway, I made a video about it.

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Personal

The Raga Man calls me a ‘jerk.’

Wordsmith.org can find 6155 anagrams for Kenneth James Park. My favourite two are Khan Japes Trek Men: and Thane Spank Jerk Me, which you’ll forgive me if I don’t illustrate. The troubling thing is if you scan down the list, you’ll see that 2599 anagrams contain the word, ‘jerk.’  That’s 42%.  Well, at least I’m […]

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Recommendation

Nights and Weekends: best trailer I’ve seen in ages

The filmakers’ previous film was Hannah Takes the Stairs, which I haven’t seen.  Before this morning the names Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig meant nothing to me.  I’ve just seen, though, the trailer to their new film, Nights and Weekends. Now I’m no stranger to trailers.  Like everyone else, I’ve watched a few in my […]

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DRM Personal

“I’m not a shill, I’m a human being!” or History of an Unread Blog

A reader on Boing Boing going by the name of loraksus accused me of being an EA shill for the post on Spore’s DRM.  While I admire the diligence in rooting out potential shills, I can’t let the accusation pass. Part of the ‘evidence’ was how recently the first post on this blog was made.  […]

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DRM

Spore DRM controversy too one sided?

Anyone who knows me (or read the old blog before my host deleted it) knows I hate DRM.  I read with interest, then, about the backlash against the heavily-anticipated Will Wright game Spore thanks to EA’s use of DRM.  As many of my friends have been raving about Spore and using its online creature designer […]

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Work

My TV ads for Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations

I recently edited a commercial apiece for Clyde One and Forth One, Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations respectively.  Like the Leprosy ads, I can’t see the ads on the stations’ official sites for some mysterious reason.  The Drum has Photobucket versions here, but I don’t know how long they’re going to be around (and the […]

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Work

My TV appeals for the Leprosy Mission

Here are two TV ads I did for the Leprosy Mission Scotland.  I had trouble viewing them on their official site (might be a Mac thing), so I’m hosting them here too. The Leprosy Mission Scotland: Jebu The Leprosy Mission Scotland: Normann

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Work

My TV spots for ‘Get Randomised’

I recently edited some TV spots for a campaign to raise awareness of randmised clinical trials.  They were shown across Scotland with each region having its own version.  Here they are: Get Randomised: Aberdeen Get Randomised: Dundee Get Randomised: Edinburgh Get Randomised: Glasgow Get Randomised: 10 second spot