I Have Invites To A Torrent Tracker I Want You To Enjoy

2010 May 18

The invite doesn’t come until you read this post, though. Or at least until you pretend to have read it.

I must have wanted to make this thread for around two months now. Once I was invited to thebox.bz I quickly acquainted myself with the amazingness of Newswipe – basically the UK’s answer to The Daily Show. Only instead of episodes every weeknight throughout the year, Newswipe follows the usual British TV schedule of six episodes each year. This allows Newswipe to maintain its high quality throughout an entire run, except for the poetry segments (you’ll see what I mean).

I’ll go ahead and post a segment from the show — despite it already made the rounds on the internet multiple times — because it is that perfect.

Charlie Brooker is really, really awesome. I did a little wiki’ing and I found out that Newswipe is actually a spinoff of the more popular Screenwipe, in which Brooker rips on (I assume) British television. I’m sure it’s awesome, but I’ve never had the urge to watch, due to my non-existent knowledge of the vast majority of television across the pond. Except for one show, of course. And that would be Peep Show. But I highly doubt he makes fun of that show, since it’s fucking awesome.

Since I was on a Charlie Brooker -wipe binge, I noticed something called Gameswipe on thebox.bz as well. That was an extremely entertaining 50-minute rundown of gaming history. So basically, anything Charlie Brooker is involved in proves to be awesome. Which means I need to get around to checking out You Have Been Watching. The following is the only clip I’ve seen from it, and I’m still recovering from the knowledge that BIBLEMAN is real.

I also need to check out That Mitchell and Webb Look, since it’s the same guys (David Mitchell and Robert Webb) who star in Peep Show.

And then there’s The Thick of It, the television series which In The Loop — probably the funniest movie of last year — was based on. Oh oh, and Misfits, which I actually have watched. It’s been described as a cross between the British teen drama Skins (which I’ve never seen) and Heroes. That probably doesn’t sound all that good to a discerning American TV viewer, but it’s pretty fun. It’s like if Heroes starred all teenagers with superpowers, but actually featured competent writing. And there’s swearing. And tits. I hope it sounds more enticing now.

So now you have a list of shit you should download if you ask for an invite (which you obviously should do):

Peep Show
You Have Been Watching
That Mitchell and Webb Look
The Thick of It

Just make sure to keep your ratio above 1.00, alright?

Edit: You should probably check out Spaced, too. If only because it’s by the same guys behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I really need to start taking my own advice, though.

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  • Malcolm

    I’ll take one. I’ll definitely be downloading The Thick of It.. and I actually watch Skins/unfortunately watched the first two seasons of Heroes so I’ll look into Misfits as well

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      I assume the email you use to comment is your real one? I’ll just send the invite to that one if you want.

  • Malcolm


  • http://www.thatmitchellandwebbspace.com/forum Custard Socks


    Please delete this comment if you’d rather but as you’re interested in British comedy I thought I’d let you know that series four of ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look’ has just been recorded and should air here in the UK over the summer. It was very well received by the audiences at the recordings with some more ‘edgier’ sketches than in previous series.

    Also, if I may, I’d like to mention the Mitchell and Webb forum I co-run. We have the latest news on Mitchell and Webb plus related artists, and have (non commercially available) downloads, so you can also enjoy panel shows, some radio shows and even a documentary or two! The forum can be found here: http://www.thatmitchellandwebbspace.com/forum

    and we can also be found on Twitter: @mawtweets

    Many thanks :)

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      Certainly not getting deleted! Sure, you link to something, but if it’s some automated message that gets posted after finding a Mitchell and Webb reference, it’s at least coherent. You may even be a real human being commenting!

      While I’m not sure if I’ll register for the forum, as I like to be able to check them out before I do, you definitely have another follower on Twitter now.

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  • John M

    Hey Cajole, could you please send an invite my way?

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      Sent to the email you commented with.

  • Alice

    I would absolutely love one if you still have any left, I’ve been dying to see a series called Servants ♥

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      I sent an invite to the email you used in the comment. Hope you enjoy it! And that you check that email address!

      • Alice

        Thank you, kind sir, you’ve made my christmas a very happy one! x