This is the traditional bits I've forgotten part, along with all the bits and pieces I've watched on Youtube over the year.
First up missed bits. TV.
Been a year for disappointing documentaries, the Big Blue live from Monterey Bay was a BBC live thing that looked at whales and seals not doing much. They had Sea Otters which are cute as buttons, but to be honest if you really want to do this right, have a look at the official MBARI channel on Youtube, the sea isn't home to just large mammals and it gets much weirder the deeper you go.
Ed Stafford into the unknown.
In which the guy who walked the length of the Amazon, looks into anomalous areas on Google Earth and then works out just what is there. An excellent show, whether its trekking through a miserable Siberian winter to see what would become a meteorite crater or some anomalous lines in Papua New Guinea, its nothing short of amazing.
Some Penguin Documentary with Kate Winslett.
Guy spends a year filming Flightless birds only to have it ruined by some dopey bird in the studio on voice over duties, Kate Winslett I'm looking at you. There are some nice touches to Jean Jacques Perrey on the soundtrack though and we found out that Adellie Penguins are basically Napoleon in bird form, bullying everything in sight.
Lastly they killed Fatboy off in Eastenders. Its a small mercy I always thought he looked like Howard The Duck made flesh and his hideous rude bwoy act is painful. So thanks random gangsters for crushing him in a car, that for me made Xmas.
Didn't really have room for this in the last post, but Sainsburys have done good, bringing to life everyone's favourite children's character Mog to life (along with very hungry Caterpillar these are the stock books you read as a kid). Shame though the story its attached to is more for letting people know about checking smoke alarms than a major supermarket.
House of Fraser is this years Chanel 5 ad but instead of painfully earnest bollocks you have the horrible gangster crap. Its Hip Hop nonsense, see also the one with Kanye West's rip off of Daft Punk Better Fast Stronger etc etc.
I'm With Her Be My Husband.
The only high point of BBC2's Folk Hour is that sometimes you'll come across gems like this instead of real ale twats with fiddles, or CND berks with a grudge because Tories got in. Nice reminds me a bit of Cassy's Version of Easy Lee, and bit of Cat Power which is always a nice thing.
Little Mix Black Magic.
This sounds like every kids birthday party ever, if for one thing you want to get a party of screaming hyperactive 6 year olds going then this will probably do it. For anyone else this can fuck right off.
YTP of the year is hotly contested but Noisepuppet edges it with his triptych from really terrible films. A few honourable mentions goes to pthooie and poops4theworld for some great stuff. Oh and Telstar logistics channel for amazing Michael Rosen YTPMVS his electrofunk rap is the best.
Thunderf00t for simply being Thunderf00t and that. A few times I've put on his vids and found myself agreeing with them. Plus there's some really neat science stuff too when he's not on a rant.
Sargon Of Akkad. A few things I've liked of his but his talk with Erin Pizzey is top notch. Its of course to do with feminism and its 90 minutes long but if you can download and convert into a pod cast then please have a listen, its magic.
A few crossover bits and pieces are for /V the Musical 3 Take On Kaz. One for recycling A-Ha Take On Me and two for making it so catchy you'll want to sing along. All together now What's His Name.
There are a few more good things here. WhispersRed Youtube channel for calming me down and getting me to sleep, and Pantou from the paedo Brasseye special alive and well and lurking on the comments section on every kids gymnastics video.