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Younger people like more ‘aggressive’ humour, study says

Diane Shipley Fun Stuff 1 Comment

New research from the US suggests that there's a real generation gap when it comes to what makes us laugh. Assistant professor of psychology Jennifer Tehan Stanley from the University of Akron conducted the study, alongside Monika Lohani from Brandeis University and Derek M. Isaacowitz from Northeastern University. The team showed three groups of adults…

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Phones used in Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, Friends and The Office

8 Retro sitcom storylines that couldn’t happen today: Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, Friends

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Another week, another reason to feel ancient. Just as we’d got over the fact Monica and Chandler are now old enough to go on Saga cruises and that it’s been a whole decade since Lindsay Lohan fell head-first into that bin, a new pop culture milestone arrives to plunge us all into a feedback loop…

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Science Monday: Office Clown should get a payrise, says study

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No doubt you're familiar with the antics of Tim in The Office. Highlights include the stapler in the jelly, the barrier of box files and the gluing down of the phone receiver. Now, a new study has decided that such tomfoolery has a place in the office, and in fact, enhances performance. Apparently, the effect…

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02 goes BBC with Little Britain, The Office, Doctor Who and more

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02 has inked a deal with Auntie for a shedload of exclusive mobile content. Video clips, wallpapers and ringtones from the shows mentioned as well as the likes of I'm Alan Partridge and League of Gentlemen will be provided exclusively to 02 customers from BBC Worldwide. There will be over 300 individual pices of content…

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Heaven Awaits: BitTorrent versus Streaming Internet Telly

Kimberly Columns & Opinion, Fun Stuff, TVs and Home Cinema 3 Comments

Eva Wiseman over at The Guardian has ruined my life. Okay, fine, I exaggerate. She’s "ruined my life" in a "hurts so good" way. In the 24 February 2007 edition of the guide ("TV Quick!") she shared websites that have links to free, streaming television shows and movies. I, being a selfish cow, would’ve kept…

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