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    The month Captain No Friends morphs into Mister Popular

    Ah, December. I know what you’re thinking, I’m going to write a lovely little message about the changing of the seasons, the approach of the holidays and generally wax lyrical about the joys of giving. Wrong. You see, I’m the Managing Director of a company. And if there is one thing every Managing Director dreads, even more than the end of year accounts and being audited, it’s December. December is the time of year where you have to finish off all those little projects. You know, the ones you left outstanding…

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    Breakfast Entertainment, Manuel-style

    I love performing arts, especially comedy. However, this weekend I found myself a little too close to the “stage” for my liking. It seems that Manuel from Fawlty Towers is alive and well and working in a hotel restaurant in Cheshire. A last minute trip “up north” to bludgeon an incompetent to death meant I had to book us into the only hotel available in the area. The large ex-country house had been quite nicely restored, some modern touches here and there but still largely old-school. The hotel was quite…

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    Let’s end queer-baiting on our screens

    AfterEllen.com has written a great article here on queer-baiting. For the two people left on planet earth who don’t know what queer-baiting is – it’s that tiresome practice of television shows drawing in queer audiences by using subtext and hinting at a romance with no intentions of ever following through. Usually accompanied by “no homo” jokes to appease the straight audience. I am done with queer-baiting, it’s exactly the reason I stopped watching Rizzoli and Isles. I have never seen a show use queer-baiting so rampantly and offensively before in…