Philip Hepple

Entries by Philip Hepple

Surely the Royal Family Has Run Its Course?

(102) Comments | Posted 1 September 2012 | (00:00)

What a great summer to be British.

The London Olympics were rightly regarded as a huge success, with a phenomenal performance from Team GB and British Paralympians already going great guns. These athletes push themselves to the limit and capitalise on years of sacrifice and dedication to reach the pinnacle...

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Who Could Provide Further Security at the Olympic Games?

(1) Comments | Posted 18 July 2012 | (00:00)

With mere days to go until the Olympic Games kick-off, security firm G4S have announced that they will be to unable to fulfil its contract to provide thousands of staff to secure the Olympic Games. This has led to a scrabble for reinforcements to fill in the gaps...

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What I've Learnt About Men and Women by Watching 'Take Me Out'

(1) Comments | Posted 9 April 2012 | (00:00)

On Saturday night I came to the end of a weekly tradition. My beloved Take Me Out had its last show of the series. Although it didn't say it would be back for another series, surely it will be... hopefully... don't make me punch you, ITV... BRING IT BACK!


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LMFAO - Music's Lowest Ever Point?

(6) Comments | Posted 30 March 2012 | (00:00)

This week James Cameron broke the record for reaching the deepest depth of the ocean. This got me thinking.

Mainly it was whether he saw any aquatic mole-people down there? I then thought maybe the (scientific???) pressure down there would be so immense that it would make it...

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Easter Eggs, the Ultimate Holiday Dessert?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2012 | (23:00)

You could hear the machinery rumbling months ago. Confectionary stands started popping up everywhere; the reds and greens of Christmas were replaced by whites and yellows. Images and effigies of a rotund man in red overalls were being replaced by a jolly rabbit in a tenuous-figurehead changing of the guard....

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Five Ways for London to Top the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony

(5) Comments | Posted 16 February 2012 | (23:00)

Did you see the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics in 2008? If you did, then you will be aware of the sheer scale of the mountain Danny Boyle and the rest of the London Olympic opening ceremony team have to scale. The Chinese had 2,008 drummers playing together in...

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Universal Horoscopes

(3) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (23:00)

Sometimes, in this busy world, it can be hard keeping up to date with your horoscopes.

As a time-saving aid I have consulted the stars and formulated a universal horoscope.

These are written (after consulting the stars) for this week, but as they are universal all you have to do...

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The Truth About Man Flu

(4) Comments | Posted 29 January 2012 | (23:00)

I don't want to alarm you, but I'm in the early stages of... MAN FLU!

Come back, don't run away or switch your browser/tab thingy. You are fine. I am not contagious... yet.

At this time of the year, man flu becomes endemic. If you're a gentleman, then be careful...

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The Best Way to Watch a Movie

(1) Comments | Posted 9 January 2012 | (23:00)

Over the festive period I went to watch the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible series, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. I had really enjoyed the first Mission Impossible film, not really liked the second one and didn't bother watching the third. There were 3 big factors in me wanting to...

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Warning: Contains Words

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2011 | (23:00)

So, I was on the interweb, checking out the DOW futures to see how the I.P.O in Singapore will affect my portfolio (and watching McFly videos) when I decided to check out some trailers for upcoming feature films.

I like to think of myself as a film buff, always...

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted 22 November 2011 | (22:00)

If you have been conscious recently you will in no doubt realise that Christmas is coming.

Like going to the gym, it is an annual event full of financial repercussions and heavy sweating.

I'm a fan of Christmas, spending time with family and getting people gifts. I eagerly scour...

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The Inevitable Conclusion of Reality Television

(1) Comments | Posted 16 November 2011 | (23:00)

There was a time in the late 1990s when I thought I was witnessing the beginning of the end of the world. This was not due to my inherent pessimism - the late 90s had its moments (a swaggering New Labour, chatting to friendly pilots IN the cockpit of commercial...

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