The Clip Show

06 Jun

You know the deal – it’s coming to the end of the season, we still have another episode to shoot but we’ve blown all the budget on Klingon face-masks and fancy interior lighting, so we are forced to fall back upon that most ancient of TV rituals – the clip show.


This is where we cobble together clips from previous episodes, with some kind of flimsy premise as to why we are doing it (character thinks back on life; character wins award; character trapped in basement; character shoots up on smack). And there we go – instant episode using only one camera, one actor and Tony working overtime in the cutting room.

And a clip show may also be good for my thousands of new readers (hello thousands of new readers!). You see, yesterday I had the good fortune (and talent) to be quoted on PZ Myers’ blog. The subsequent flood of hits led to me being listed as “Wordpress growing blog number 1” which led to even more hits, and when I woke up yesterday I had 1600 hits, and the day ended with over 4000. Consider that over the 18 months until now I had only collected 18,000 hits. I was, to say the least, staggered.

So in order to update these new people (and convince 5% of them to stay!) here is a little compendium of some of my best moments (according to me, and keep in mind that I am lazy and may just have picked the first ones I saw).

Grab another Jolt and roll it there please, Tony:

And also, kind reader, take the time out to check out the entries in the quite amusing “How To” sequence:

And there you go, you’re now up to speed! Normal service will be resumed in a while, whenever the fucking budget for Season 2 turns up.

/ paddy


Posted by on June 6, 2007 in Obscura


5 responses to “The Clip Show

  1. Martin R

    June 6, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    The cool thing about this is that Myers must have been reading you for ages before he decided to link to one of your entries.

  2. Blackout

    June 6, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Din blogg är faktiskt en av de bästa jag läst, måste bara uppdatera mig lite för jag har inte varit med här sedan the very beginning
    Best before-bloggen ska jag visa mina hygiensika arbetskamrater…de kan behöva lite distans till sin svenska livsmedelshysteri.

  3. paddyK

    June 6, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Blackout: Thanks, its nice to be appreciated! See, the best things in life are still free (except for Samuel Adams Winter…mmmmm…)

  4. charlotteotter

    June 9, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations on your newfound fame. May I boast that I know you? After that, I’ll go and read How To Be a Stalker …

  5. paddyK

    June 9, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Charlotte: My fame is short-lived. We are like mayflies – one day our blogs burn bright, we get lots of shagging, and the next – puff! – lost in a sea of bits. Life is cruel that way.


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