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28 JUNE 2014

Mike Leigh: The Short And Curlies (1987)

"'The Short & Curlies' is a short film written and directed by Mike Leigh. It stars Alison Steadman, Wendy Nottingham, Sylvestra Le Touzel and David Thewlis. The short, 18 minute film, made after three weeks rehearsal, concerns a chatty hairdresser Betty (Alsion Steadman), her shy daughter, Charlene (Wendy Nottingham), and one of her customers, Joy (Sylvestra Le Touzel). Joy works in a chemist's shop and is chatted up by Clive (David Thewlis – in the first of his three Leigh roles). Romance ensues in a Thatcherite England, a great little watch for a sunny afternoon."

(Calum Sager, 10 April 2013, Spilt Milk)

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1987 • Alison Steadman • awkwardness • bad pun • believable charactersChannel 4 • chemist • David Thewlis • deadpan expression • domestic drama • geeky guy • hairdresser • Harlesden • joking • Jon Gregory • Mike Leighone-linerpharmacy • Portman Productions • Rachel Portman • Roger Pratt • romantic comedy • Short and Curlies (1988) • short film • Simon Channing Williams • sincerity • Sylvestra Le Touzel • UK • Victor Glynn • Wendy Nottingham • Willesden

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Simon Perkins
04 APRIL 2012

Rare Archival Footage of Marshall McLuhan

"This rare archival footage of McLuhan speaking to an ABC journalist on his visit to Australia was recorded on 19 June 1977 in Sydney.

ABC Archive notes: 'Canadian expert on electronic media, Marshall McLuhan, arrives in Australia to address a seminar on Australian radio. He advocates shortening of TV transmission time and better balance between TV, radio and press. McLuhan speaks about the effect of TV on children.'

From other sources we know that he was brought to Australia by Sydney radio station 2SM.

Sadly no record of the interviewer has been kept, though we think she has a New Zealand accent."

(ABC Radio National, Australia)

Fig.1 This rare archival footage of McLuhan speaking to an ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] journalist on his visit to Australia was recorded on 19 June 1977 in Sydney.

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Simon Perkins
30 OCTOBER 2010

$#*! My Dad Says: Twitter one-liners basis of CBS television series

"Pressure? Get married when you want. Your wedding's just one more day in my life I can't wear sweat pants.'"

(Sam Halpern via Justin Halpern, 10.12.2009)

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$#*! My Dad Says • $h*! My Dad Says • 20092010 • Bleep My Dad Says • CBScitationcomedy • comedy writer • digital culture • expletive • father • Forgetting Sarah Marshall • Justin Halpern • Kristen Bell • Laughing Squid • obscenityone-liner • Patrick Schumacker • profanityquoteremediation • Rob Corddry • salty comments • Sam Halpern • San Diego • Sh*t My Dad Says • Shit My Dad Says • sitcomtelevision • The Daily Show • tweeted • TwittervulgarityWilliam Shatner

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Simon Perkins
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