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August 3, 2001
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"Comedy is dead, but Some of the Corpse Are Amusing". Earlier today, SOTCAA themselves posted a message on their forum saying that the site would be pulled "in a few weeks". Well worth a visit before it is. (more inside)
posted by Grangousier (6 comments total)

 
Okay, last time I linked to them was the Brass Eye hoax, but I think they mean it this time. They probably will find a new home, but just in case, have a look at their combination of grumpy comedy criticism, edit-spotting and argumentative forum. And their famous call to elitism.
posted by Grangousier at 10:47 AM on August 3, 2001


Okay, last time I linked to them was the Brass Eye hoax, but I think they mean it this time. They probably will find a new home, but just in case, have a look at their combination of grumpy comedy criticism, edit-spotting and argumentative forum. And their famous call to elitism.
posted by Grangousier at 10:47 AM on August 3, 2001


Well, THAT was completely incomprehensible. What is this Channel 4 stuff? I presume it makes more sense to those in the UK?
posted by smackfu at 10:48 AM on August 3, 2001


Sorry about the double post. Someone called asking for complicated information just as I was writing it and everything went strange. Bah.

SOTCAA is dedicated to trying to intelligently critique (primarily) British TV comedy. Whether or not they succeed is open to question (I think they do), but a lot of their articles - in favour of knowledge for its own sake or about the Christmas in-house bloopers tapes, or lost pilots or the articles that spot where programmes have been cut or changed - can be fascinating.

Channel 4 is supposed to be the channel that broadcasts programming that no one else does (although now it's the home of Big brother among other mainstream things). The front page article is arguing against this homogenisation of culture - they call it Theakstonisation after a ubiquitous ex-children's television presenter.
posted by Grangousier at 11:00 AM on August 3, 2001


Somewhere needs to defend the glorious memory of second-series Absolutely.
posted by holgate at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2001


Huh?
posted by Outlawyr at 12:33 PM on August 3, 2001


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