Tag: <span>Sky One</span>

Having checked it turns out my Sky+ box is the Amstrad model. This is a bad thing.

Tonight it was set to record 24 and Huff (at the same time) and the repeat of Desperate Housewives as the previous recording was coming up as FAILED.

I decided to start watching 24 about twenty minutes after it started so I could whizz through the adverts (is it just me or was it sooo much better when it was advert free on BBC2, the constant breaks seem to lose the pace, don’t know how the Americans can stand it, but then I guess they are used to it). Sky+ wouldn’t let me start watching 24 and given the previous problems I thought I’d leave it until later and decided to read another chapter of my current book instead – Snow Falling on Cedars (which is a very descriptive book, very VERY… it’s perfect for falling asleep with).

When later rolled around I went to the Sky+ Planner to be told that 24 had CLASHED, despite the box not prompting me at any time and it being tuned to Sky One (which was where 24 was being broadcast), the repeat of Desperate Housewives had FAILED as had Huff. I can catch a repeat of 24 but not of Desperate Housewives, nor Huff (which isn’t repeated at all).

Thankfully it did manage to record Nói Albinói on Friday night, so I’ll make sure I copy that off the infernal machine before it gets changed. Someone at Sky customer services is NOT going to have a good morning.

And they wonder why we download so much TV these days.

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The one thing that always fascinates me about other people is that their opinions can be so wrong.

Of course when I say wrong I mean ‘different from mine’ but it amounts to the same thing. I have fairly set opinions on most things, and absolutely no position on many others – either through lack of knowledge or complete apathy. I’m always willing to question and realign my position though, and I think that’s why I enjoy a bit of friendly discussion now and again.

However there is one type of person who I don’t ever bother with, the type who preach. The type who bully and shout and cajole others using peer pressure. The type who expect you to agree and when you don’t you are demonised and outcast. You know the type, you’ve all come across them, they exist in every walk of life.

Give me a reasoned argument and I may even agree that white is black and down is up, but always, ALWAYS remember that everything is a shade of grey.

Ohh and in other news, I’m still swithering over whether to watch Ms. Burchill ‘defend the chavs’ tonight on Sky One. Part of me knows it’ll be a one way diatribe and I’ll disagree, the other part of me is curious to see what arguments are put forward.

There is also a small part that hates it when I watch this kind of “car crash TV” but knows that I’ll watch it anyway.

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