Every day till the end of 2016 I will be posting the latest entry in the Top 16 Films, Albums, TV and Books of 2016 — today is #9 — with #1s being announced on New Year’s Eve. Also today: the Year in Trivia and Best Football Moments of 2016.
Written 31 December 2009. Hello and welcome to Survivor: Year in Review. I’m your host Jeff Probst, with me are the 19 castaways I’ve shacked up with from previous seasons. About to join me in Coital Council is the 20th member of that elite group. We’ve seen some impressive Years in Review since Jesus invented … Continue reading 2009 Year In Review
Written 2 February 2009. Greetings all from the snowiest place in the world, London! The snow is going down quicker than a chav on a footballer and it's the most beautful thing I've ever seen. Well, second to when I saw that chav go down on a footballer. Being a Sydney lad, I had no … Continue reading Werewolves Of London (London, United Kingdom)
Written 31 December 2003. I can't believe I gave Peter Jackson 10 hours of my life. What a year! 2003. Who amongst you managed to win a goal kicking competition and a TV gameshow in the same week? Who amongst you decided to give themselves a 25% discount at Grace Bros and, when the sales … Continue reading 2003 Year In Review
Written 13 June 2010. It was a slow day and the sun was beating on the soldiers by the side of the road, and there are a lot of them in Africa. Machine guns are like iPods to the African populace, with ammunition the bread of this continent. Guns before butter is never more truer than in Zimbabwe, where tourists are … Continue reading On The Rhodes (Durban, South Africa)
Written 31 December 2004. A man is exposed completely on a chessboard. The simple man will play poorly, exacting happiness in the smallest of achievements as they would in life. The clever might last longer on those chequered squares, perhaps even producing an endgame. But as in life, chess is a game for the complex … Continue reading 2004 Year In Review
Written 26 January 2009. Greetings from the corner of Broom and Lafayette, Soho, Manhattan Island, New York City, New York State (one block from where Heath Ledger took his last sleeping pill (I have photos!). Things here are good, but very cold. I proudly wore my jacket open today so that people could see my … Continue reading First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin (New York City, USA)