If you haven’t, you definitely should. In the meantime, here’s the relevant quote, put on a lovely motivational poster:
(Pics:Schrodinger’s Owen, whose genius definitely made us cackle a bit too much)
What on Earth had they found?
We know you know that Doctor Who came back on Saturday, and surely you know we know you kn… anyway.
We absolutely love Doctor Who, and so do you, so we wanted to do something special for Capaldi’s first season.
To be frank, we didn’t really have any concrete plans, and this was all a bit last minute but hey, what is the one thing that makes everything better? Drinking games. Obviously.
* When you hear the Tardis noise, take a sip!
* When there’s an on-screen snog, take a sip!
* When there’s a joke about Scottishness, take a sip!
* When Clara looks all worried and says ‘Doctor…?’, take a sip!
* When someone stands by a door, the first person shouting ‘come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off’ gets to make the person of their choice down half their drink.
* When a Dalek arrives on screen, do the Dalek face:
The person who did the least convincing Dalek face takes two sips.
* When the Weeping Angels arrive on screen, stop moving and blinking. First person to move, or blink downs half their drink.
* When the Doctor mentions the sonic screwdriver not working on wood, down half your drink while maintaining suggestive eye contact with the person next to you.
* Drink continuously when there are people running on-screen.
You should probably play this game with beer or cider - anything stronger may just be a bit too adventurous.
If you have any other ideas, leave them in the comments! If we like them, we’ll add them to the list.
When Apple attempted to take a trip forward, to… 1997!
That’s right, APPLE GLASSES!
Except in the real 1997, John Sculley had long since departed, having been forced out in 1993 because of the company’s poor financial performance.
But the real 1997 did mark something of a turning point - after 3 years in which the company developed even bigger financial problems, Sculley’s successor was turfed out, and a man who’d recently rejoined the company as an advisor the previous year stepped in…
Anyway, come on Apple, bollocks to ‘smartwatches’, surely the world is now ready for your ultimate product!
It was in the BBC Year Book 1940, and presumably written for people who’d bought a radio but didn’t know what the hell to do with it.
"Hello? Anyone listening?"
We particularly love “If you only listen with half an ear you haven’t a quarter of a right to criticise.”
"If you only listen with half an ear, you haven’t a quarter of a right to criticise." (BBC Year Book 1940) pic.twitter.com/aawG3Yr7jc— David Lloyd (@DavidLloydRADIO) August 25, 2014
GOOD LISTENINGThe beeb does still produces an annual report today - it’s available to download from their website.
Make sure that your set is working properly before you settle down to listen.
Choose your programmes as carefully as you choose which theatre to go to. It is just as important to enjoy yourself at home as at the theatre.
Listen as carefully at home as you do in a theatre or concert hall. You can’t get the best out of a programme if your mind is wandering, or if you playing bridge or reading. Give it your full attention. Try turning out the lights so your eye is not caught by familiar objects in the room. Your imagination will be twice as vivid.
If you only listen with half an ear you haven’t a quarter of a right to criticise.
Think of your favourite occupation. Don’t you like a change sometimes? Give the wireless a rest now and then.
Yeah look I think human jobs are safe for now. http://t.co/3H4dsT1XiH— Leslie Nassar (@leslienassar) August 24, 2014