NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

  Today’s bulletin comes courtesy of our Twitter-oriented ‘HEM Newsbreakers’ list. Indian Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, star of web series Breathe Into The Shadows, has gone in for coronavirus testing after his co-star Abhishek Bachchan came out positive, the Hindustan … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

PHOTO MOMENT: Sheldon’s Catzinga

  Cats make wonderful companions. They don’t argue or question my intellectual authority.   The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper is clearly a cat person.  I originally shared this image on my Facebook account on the 16th April 2013. In other news, the Half-Eaten Mind turned 4 yesterday. Happy birthday to us 🙂 IMAGE CREDITS: a passion for procrastination, Svetlana http://sheldony.tumblr.com/ Sheldon Cooper, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/Sheldon-Cooper-23519525029/?fref=photo Related articles 17 Times Sheldon Cooper Was the Best Part of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ When will Season 9 episode 19 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ be aired? Was That Sarcasm? HUMOUR MOMENT: The chilled-out pooch … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Sheldon’s Catzinga

PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hallowe’en from Bottom’s Richie and Eddie

  A scene from the Ninetie’s BBC comedy series ‘Bottom’ that starred the late Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson. In the Hallowe’en special, titled “Terror” and first broadcast on the 13th January 1995, scuzzy but hilarious flatmates Eddie Hitler (Edmondson) and Richard Richard (Mayall) decide to go out trick-or-treating to make some extra cash. In the above scene, they dress as a banana and devil to strike fear into the locals. Poor old Richie however falls victim to the laxative effects of an electric cattle prod they plan to use to extort Hammersmith‘s residents for a few spooky pennies. A … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hallowe’en from Bottom’s Richie and Eddie

MR BEAN: Rowan Atkinson celebrates 25th anniversary of comedy by riding in style

British actor Rowan Atkinson, famous for playing the lovable bumpkin Mr. Bean and many other comedy roles in Blackadder and the Johnny English films, has celebrated the 25th anniversary of the character by taking Mr. Bean’s distinctive green and black Mini for a spin around central London, ITV News reports. Atkinson, who still was able to effortlessly slip back into character even at the age of 60, took along the 1976 British Leyland Mini 1000 car for a celebratory ride through the roads around Buckingham Palace, the usual home of Queen Elizabeth II. Photographers snapped Atkinson at one point sitting on … Continue reading MR BEAN: Rowan Atkinson celebrates 25th anniversary of comedy by riding in style

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES: A tribute to Trigger

with Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) Today the Half-Eaten Mind has penned a special tribute to the actor who played one of the stalwart characters of the hit Eighties comedy Only Fools and Horses, which has gained a cult following among fans and which is still held up as a memorable example of British comedy. On Thursday 16th January Roger Lloyd Pack, who played the slow-witted roadsweeper Trigger in Only Fools, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was aged 69. He was born in north London in 1944. His father, Charles Lloyd Pack was also an actor, and likewise … Continue reading ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES: A tribute to Trigger

THE BOTTOM LINE: Remembering a great British comedy

Vijay Shah (feature writer & editor) Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) In the mid-1990’s while growing up in a modest terraced house in Plaistow, east London, I would sit down after dinner on a Saturday evening and be enamoured by the antics of two hilariously seedy gentleman living in a mucky flat in some God-forsaken part of Hammersmith. Whether it was constantly complaining about their woefully pitiful social and love lives, or booting each other in the crown jewels, this duo of stragglers, Eddie and Richie, left me in stitches with their smutty jokes and slapstick comedy routines. The fact that this … Continue reading THE BOTTOM LINE: Remembering a great British comedy

NICKELODEON CLASSICS: Bringing quality children’s television back

By Vijay Shah One of the strongest memories I had in my later childhood and teenage years was spending time after school and on weekends watching the kids’ channel Nickelodeon with my siblings. We spend endless joyful hours laughing and commenting to each other about great programmes like CatDog, Hey Arthur, Doug, Kenan and Kel, Are You Afraid of The Dark? etc. ‘Nick’ as it was known for short, always had the very best in comedies, cartoons and wholesome children’s entertainment, all of which made for quality viewing and memorable childhoods. Who could forget how Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star … Continue reading NICKELODEON CLASSICS: Bringing quality children’s television back