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Whippersnapper

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This post is a warning to those who can’t possibly heed it. Because, frankly, when I was in your shoes, some years ago, I would have ignored me, too. Nonetheless, because I’m your Generation X, father, I will give it a go. I was idly watching the clip of the New Radicals ‘You Get What […]

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Dear Stranger,

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Zeitgeisters, I recently received this letter right in my Facebook In-Box. It’s from a complete stranger, whom we shall refer to as Tiffani. That isn’t her real name, but the alias I have chosen approximates the feel of her actual name. Tiffani wrote to me almost a fortnight ago and I felt unable to answer […]

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Marvel-ous '60s

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With all this talk of Iron Man 2, I thought now would be a good time to look back at how Marvel realised their superhero characters in the late 1960s. I remember seeing all of these on television as a kid. I think these introductions make it clear that the cartoons that followed weren’t particularly […]

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Swift Retribution

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I’m prepared to accept that I’m a bit of an ironic type who occasionally drifts into full on cynicism. I can be somewhat of a smartarse at times. (Yes, this, I confess). However I was unprepared for the shock to my system of actually listening to the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s Today Was A Fairytale, […]

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A-Choc-Alypse, Now!

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Zeitgeisters, I have no apocalyptic chocolate tale to tell. I was merely using a smart-arsey title to leverage interest. Just like the rest of the Internet does.

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April Horoscope

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See what we did here? We linked the character of April O’Neil from the Teenage Mutant Turtles with the idea of Mr Trivia’s Monthly Horoscope for the month of April, 2010.

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Hot Cross Bunnies

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So the choc-troversy continues. The twitpic below and comment was tweeted to me in the last 24. @felixmeister clearly felt this gigantic chocolate beribbined bunny exceeded all the other Easter rodents.  @felixmeister said  “@mrtrivia this bunny > all the other four.  I could see his point the moment I clicked on the pic. This bunny […]

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More Alan Dale

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You can talk about ex-Neighbours actors going on to greater success; Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Natalie Bassingthwaite and Delta Goodrem for example. But here at mrtrivia.net we believe the real success story of the vintage Aussie soap opera is New Zealand actor, Alan Dale. From 1985-93, Dale played the character of Jim Robinson. […]

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30 Minutes of Sith

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Despite being known in my tiny circle as somewhat of a Star Wars heretic –  that is to say: I don’t love Star Wars with every fibre of my existence; can see some flaws even with the first three movies; have never said and never will say that Empire Strikes Back is the best of […]