Saturday, 25 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-2-2017

Hmmm … 

I think I’ve possibly been had: by a tabloid.

It seems the Daily Mirror managed to put out a story that the BBC had cancelled Dr Who spin-off, Class.

One that convinced one or two people on Twitter … and got me going for a bit … !

I here to start sounding like Donald Trump … 

But that’s sounding a little bit like Fake News … 


The other side of the story?

Is that the series’ future?   Is still in the air.

No announcement has been made about the show’s future.

I’m aware the BBC have a certain amount of concern about the viewing figures.

Not helped, I think, but the fact it delayed airing the show on BBC 2 until some time after the show’s online premiere.   Internationally, the show’s been delayed: and also not helped by the fact the BBC couldn’t get iPlayer International off the ground.


I know the show’s had a rocky start.

But I also think the BBC should learn from this initial rough patch.

And, if they commission a second series — something I know I  and others would like to see — they promote it fair more heavily.


Friday, 24 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-2-2017

Have you ever heard of the Crucible Curse?

In case you’re not a Snooker fan?

The Curse takes its name from the venue: the tournament’s been held there since 1977.

It refers to the fact that no first time winner of Snooker’s World Championship has won the title the year afterwards.

And it’s generally held to be something psychological: attributed to weight of expectation after winning the biggest title in the game, tied to a lack of experience of winning the game’s biggest title.

The reason I mention it?

Is because I’m not a football fan.

But was shocked to hear the Leicester City FC have sacked manager, Claudio Ranieri: the man who’d steered them to winning the Premiership, last year, after many years out of the game’s top tier.

Yes, I know the team’s in the relegation zone.   Yes, I know there’s talk he’d lost the dressing room.

But I can’t help but think the team — manager and players — been suffering with football’s equivalent of the Crucible Curse.

For the owners to ignore the possibility?

Represents short-termism at its worst.

And bloody stupid.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mr Robot — Series 1 Episodes 7 and 8 — eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv and eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v

23rd February, 2017.

Thursdays … 

Thursdays, Thursdays … 

Thursdays … … !

You have to love a day off, don’t you … ?

Especially if, like me, you don’t get many.

You tend to value the chance to catch up with your favourite TV shows, if nothing else.

I do, at any rate.

Right at the moment?

One of those shows is Mr Robot.

And, as you might have guessed?

I’ve caught two more episodes, tonight.


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-2-2017

Do you follow the Brits, at all?   The annual British pop music awards?


I don’t.

I like listening to music: but not to the point of tuning into the various annual gong shows.

But I tend — if they’re on — to keep an eye on the results.

Just in case anyone I’ve actually heard of gets an award.

There was one such winner, last night.

David Bowie won Best Album, and Best British Male.


I think that’s entirely appropriate.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-2-2017: Invasion … !

Hmmm … 

That’s something … 

I don‘t know about you: but I’m on Facebook.

Have been for years: it’s a useful tool for keeping in touch, and seeking what people are doing.

And the Messenger service is a useful free way of directly contacting people.

One thing that’s annoyed me about Facebook?   Is the way people will quite happily share Like farming scams — especially the ones featuring ill children — that say something like “Hit like and comment Amen, and FB will donate X amount to a fund.”

It annoys me that people could be such mugs!


Facebook has managed to shut down a couple of accounts: ones that used this photo, along with a claim the pictured child had cancer..

The kid had chickenpox.

I’m thankful for Facebook’s actions.

But ALSO very aware of something else.

It won’t stop the practice.

After all, I can grab the needed photos, very easily.

And if I can do it?

So can you, Tom, Dick, Harry, and Mr Fraudster.