Online entertainment reliableJILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN
I suppose entertainment is a subjective thing.
Some might find the incessant sound of my neighbour's dog barking entertaining but I'm not one of them.
Others might enjoy a spot of televisual entertainment and the old goggle box is just the thing to hit the spot on a cold and dreary day (assuming it is still cold and dreary by the time this goes to print).
However, I've been put off by TV2's inability to actually have programmes end at their allotted time, thereby meaning MySky misses the final couple of minutes of so many programmes (how will I ever know what happened in Shorty now? Oh, that's right: they regurgitate the highlights and ending of the previous episode at the start of the next one).
And don't get me started on the subject of having so many halfway decent TV series tucked away in late-night slots on TV One while TV2 bombards us with repeats of recent sitcoms in prime time.
No, for me the internet is a much more reliable source of entertainment, so here are this week's edited highlights:
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TV2 ANNOYANCES (CONTINUED)
I don't know if you've ever noticed the Chuck Lorre vanity cards that appear at the end of his programmes but, unfortunately, TV2 is determined to stop you viewing them.
Lorre is the man behind Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, among other comedies and at the end of the credits for each episode, there is a final screen that takes in his thoughts for the week on many and varied topics.
Because of TV2's annoying habit of shrinking the credits to a small strip across the bottom of the screen as they preview what we are about to see in the next minute, the vanity cards have become impossible to read but it is still worth making the effort because they are usually worthy of a giggle.
You'll find them all at chucklorre.com.
READY TO FEEL OLD?
Apparently, if Maggie (the baby from the Simpsons) actually aged, she would now be 24. Click here for more fun facts that will have you wondering where the years went.
SOMETHING TO KEEP THE CAT/S ENTERTAINED
You can follow the progress of a nest of baby hawks, as captured on webcam.
I missed the hatching of the eggs in April but started following them in May and it was surprising how much they changed in just a few weeks, going from fluffy little critters to fully fledged hawks.
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