Friday 17 September 2021

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Cadbury Eggs Getting Smaller—THIS VIDEO IS FROM 2007

 


BJ Novak highlighting how Shrinkflation is real by showing how Cadbury shrunk their Cadbury Eggs over the years

Monday 13 September 2021

COMPETITION: Win Deceit on DVD


Deceit - Released on DVD from 20th September

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 DVDs to give away.

Synopsis: 
In 1992 a young-woman, Rachel Nickell, was tragically murdered on Wimbledon Common, while out walking with her two-year old son.  A passer-by found the distressed little boy clinging to his mother and many lives were destroyed… not only by the brutal killing, but by the subsequent media frenzy that lead to one of the most controversial and catastrophic police investigations of its time.
 
Now a brand-new four-part, true-crime drama, Deceit looks at the fallout from the shocking killing of the vivacious 23-year-old at the start of her adult life, and the ensuing investigation.

When BBC Crimewatch aired, witnesses identified a man often seen walking his dogs on the Common… that man was Colin Stagg. Lacking forensic evidence to link him to the crime, the Metropolitan police – pressured by the media outrage, and their obsession with justice – are determined to catch the guilty man before he kills again, and so, devise a plan to ensnare him...

Evocative, engrossing and emotive, Deceit dramatises the Metropolitan police’s controversial honeytrap operation that saw ambitious and determined undercover officer, Sadie Byrne – codenamed Lizzie James (Niamh Algar – Raised by Wolves, The Virtues) used as sexual bait, to entice the suspected killer to confess. Leading the case is a young Detective Inspector, Keith Pedder (Harry Treadaway – The Crown, Star Trek), who is under pressure to solve the case and enlists the nation’s infamous criminal profiler, Paul Britton (Eddie Marsan – Happy Go Lucky, Sherlock Holmes) to devise the undercover operation.

Written and produced by Emilia di Girolamo (Law & Order UK) this captivating and challenging drama shows the female perspective and explores the historic treatment of women. 

Deceit beckons the crucial question: who is being deceitful, and who is being deceived?

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 27-09-21
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Saturday 11 September 2021

Wednesday 8 September 2021

How many robots does it take to run a grocery store?

 


In Ocado's grocery warehouses, thousands of mechanical boxes move on the Hive. Are they all individual robots? Or is this one giant hive mind? 


Saturday 4 September 2021

Interviewer pulls an 'IT DOESN'T MATTER' on The Rock, Rock gets him back

 


One of my best friends Kevin McCarthy had this great moment with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson during an interview for the Disney film, Moana. He asked The Rock a question and before he could answer, hit him with his trademark line "It doesn't matter"!

In typical Rock fashion, he got him right back!

Wednesday 1 September 2021

News Anchor Bravely Tells Viewers He's Dying of Brain Cancer

 


Illinois news anchor Dave Benton tells viewers he only has months to live and that he's at peace knowing God will take care of him in the days ahead.

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Champaign TV news anchor Dave Benton has passed away, after battling brain cancer for about 18 months.  He chose to work through most of his illness, and only announced last month that he was stepping down from his daily duties at WCIA.  Benton was 52.

Long after his November 2013 diagnosis, Benton said he chose to continue working, and live life as normal as possible. Benton told viewers in September 2014 that his cancer had returned, and he only had months to live.  

Outside of his work as an anchor, Benton was active in Champaign County Crime Stoppers, hosting programs that helped local law enforcement, and serving on their board. 

The group named ‘The Dave Benton Crime Fighter Award’ to be given annually in honor of his work.

In a December 2014 interview with Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert, Benton admitted surprise, but hoped it would inspire others.

“The fact we think that – maybe it will encourage others to be involved is phenomenal," he said.  "And I hope that’s really what it leads to.  I may not be around five years from now to check to see who all won the awards, but the reality is, is that I hope that a lot people do, and I’m sure they will. Like I said, there’s a lot of people that deserve that pat on the back, and I know it will do a lot to help others, and I’ll be thrilled.”

Benton said his decision to go public with the illness, and update viewers on his health, helped others deal with similar situations.