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How the internet has changed over the years

How the internet has changed over the years

My earliest exposure to the internet (not the world wide web) was through the 1983 film WarGames. This film has steadfastly become my favourite film over the years, mainly due to the sheer excitement it caused me when I first watched the character of David…

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My Top Ten Rolling Stones songs

My Top Ten Rolling Stones songs

One of the benefits of being the youngest of three brothers is that you get influenced by your older brothers’ musical tastes, and you get into cool music earlier than some of your friends. We always had The Rolling Stones playing in our house since…

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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

And so it begins. At the start of the year, I gave myself a James Bond challenge. I wanted to rewatch all the Bond movies in order, and rank them. But I then added in reading all the original Ian Fleming novels for the first…

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Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

I was recently sent a review copy of ‘Acorn – A World in Pixels‘ by Idesine. As a rule I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself, but this one really did peak my interest. As ever with review copies of…

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My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

James Bond, and the movies in particular, are a lot of things to different people, depending on which version of Bond you prefer. Exciting action movies, thrilling spy adventures, fantasy sci-fi, gritty dark thrillers, even fun campy pseudo-comedies at times. It’s all of those things…

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The new Retromash festive crossword is now live

The new Retromash festive crossword is now live

I’m proud to announce that this year’s Retromash festive crossword is now available for download. It has a movie theme and you can get more info about it, including the download file, from the link below. Have fun and good luck! Retromash Festive Crossword 2020

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Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 3

Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 3

My original plan was to write a blog post every month to document my skateboard progression, but real life has gotten in the way of that. Gotten in the way of writing the blog posts, not in the way of skateboarding. So instead, here is…

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This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good catalogue. Particularly a toy catalogue and especially a Christmas toy catalogue. I’ve got possibly the biggest online collection, and one of the biggest physical collections, of Argos catalogues. I just love them. I think old…

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Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

My plan to read one of my many movie novelisations every month hasn’t really gone very well. My last one was August, when I read The Blues Brothers, and it’s now November. Better late than never though right? Let me just say again that if…

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Top Ten Comedy Songs

Top Ten Comedy Songs

Here’s something I’ve been wanting to make a Top Ten list of for quite a while: comedy songs. This may well be a rather UK-centric list as many of my memories are of songs that were released by UK comedians/artists. Remember, as ever, this is…

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