The Ultimate Album – A Subjective (and Stupid) Endeavour: Part IV

by Luke Irwin Ending World War II, landing on the moon, steak dinners: they all pale in comparison to the crowning achievement in humanity – the ultimate album, comprised of the best songs from each album track position. As always, my only rules are each song must appear in its original album position, and the …

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DepthCharge Presents: Staging Change! A Review

by Luke Irwin If there’s one moment to take from Winchester’s latest Depth Charge production, it’s the line, “Sorry for making you do anal.”  Spoken during the delightfully cringe-worthy kiss-and-make-up sequence of The Elephant in the Room, it typified the evening’s performances insomuch as it was as ambitiously shocking as it was devilishly funny. After …

The Timeless Art of Skimping: Awful tips for saving money

from Splendid Fred's cheif financial correspondent, Luke Irwin When I first met my new neighbour, he told me one of the most depressing stories I’ve heard in my life.  The power in his building had been cut off the previous year, and rather stew in his own filth like most normal people, he decided, “I …

‘Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos’: The 2012 US Election as Explained by The Simpsons

by Luke Irwin “Ooh!  A political discussion at our table.  I feel like a Kennedy!” -- Lisa Simpson Ohio Ohio will decide this election. It’s one of the quirks of the US electoral voting system, allowing the possibility for winner of the popular vote to fail to win the election.  This is due, in part, …