Category Archives: Video

Good Stuff #38

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Bread Street Sessions with Dub … Continue reading

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UK Cigar Scene Magazine Issue Two Out Now

Issue number two of the new monthly UK Cigar Scene Magazine is now online and ready for download. Each issue of UK Cigar Scene is free to download and includes a video interview with a key cigar personality along with … Continue reading

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eHarmony Promo Code + a Chance to Win a Month’s Worth of Popcorn

eHarmony has launched a new #LoveCinema campaign. To help them spread the word, I’ve team up with the popular dating site and with Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a month’s worth of popcorn for free. I’ve also got a generous promo code to share that gives anyone signing up to eHarmony a 12 month membership at £9.95 a month – a 38% discount on the sites’ standard 12 month membership (and 75% off the monthly rate). Continue reading

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Life’s Like a Movie. Make Your Own Ending.

I watched the The Muppet Movie last night for the first time in ages. It’s still one of the most entertaining and inspiring films I’ve ever come across.

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#LoveCinema with eHarmony

While we’ve traded in our parchment for iPads, romance is not something we’re ready to grow out of. eHarmony’s #LoveCinema reminds us that members’ bars and private societies aside, sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith and a night at the movies to start your own love story. Old school meets new age: this is how we might like to fall in love. Continue reading

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UK Cigar Scene Magazine First Issue Out Now

There’s a new monthly online magazine out now about the cigar scene. Titled (appropriately enough) UK Cigar Scene Magazine, each issue will be free to download and will include a video interview with a key cigar personality along with news of events, gossip, and more stogie related info celebrating the specialists, their staff and the many personalities who enjoy a fine cigar here “in one of the world’s most energetic cigar scenes.” Continue reading

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Video: How Far will You Go to Avoid the Doorknob?

Oh man, yesterday sucked. I don’t want to go into details, but we pumped out some major effort here at Chateau tikchris to avert what could have resulted in a costly catastrophe. Along with the epic amounts of elbow grease … Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Christmas

Are you starting any new traditions this festive season or looking forward to adhering to some well-established favourites? However you plan to enjoy the wind down to the New Year, be sure to celebrate joyfully and drink responsibly. Merry Christmas. Continue reading

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You’ll Probably Never Need the FSCS. But What If … ?

What if something beyond your control happened to your savings? The FSCS has enlisted top celebrities such as Marvin Humes to help spread the word about Protecting Your Future. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: ENO does Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: 16 October to 23 November

The Marriage of Figaro comes to the London stage this month with a highly anticipated return of the English National Opera’s smash-hit production at the London Coliseum for the first time since its hugely well received premiere in 2011. Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield at Zabludowicz Collection

The evening after I checked out the preview of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield – a series of sculptural theatres where four interconnected films “that touch upon our changing relationship to the camera and its influence on conceptions of history, evolution and selfhood” are continually screened – I tried to explain the experience of watching the films and negotiating the fabricated space between them to my girlfriend. Despite my enthusiastic attempt, I’m pretty sure I failed. Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett at The Macbeth in London #spiritofjack

A few weeks back I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting in on a tasting with Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. It’s funny to think that I grew up only a couple of hours’ drive from where Jeff does his magic but wound up meeting him on the other side of the Atlantic in an East London pub. Of course, as the ‘nose’ behind one of the world’s most famous brands (and what I reckon is Tennessee’s biggest export), I suppose it’s not all that surprising that the chance to shake hands and sip whiskey with Jeff might take place anywhere across the globe. Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Tapping into Passion and Determination with The North Face

So, I’m just back from a week abroad during which time I hit two very different destinations: the remote and rural Koster Islands of West Sweden and America’s epicentre of political power, Washington DC. More about my visits to both places are soon to come. In the meanwhile though, the chance to share the new The Explorer campaign from The North Face seemed like a fun way to talk about one particular aspect of these past several days as a whole. Continue reading

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Evian: The Amazing Baby & Me Video

Following the success of its previous Roller Babies, Baby Inside, and of course the Baby & Me campaigns,  Evian has launched the latest in its Live Young initiative, The Amazing Baby & Me 2. For fans of Marvel Comics and Spiderman, it’s … Continue reading

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Miss Camel Beauty Contest (Vice)

The desert may be one of the last places on earth you’d expect to find a beauty pageant. But on Christmas Day, while you were busy testing the limits of your digestive system, VICE’s Charlet Duboc was negotiating sand dunes … Continue reading

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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story at London’s Natural History Museum

Last week I popped round to the Natural History Museum to catch the Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition and was so glad I did. It’s a great show chronicling human existence in Britain since the first people set foot here (or at least as far back as the evidence suggests). I recommend going as it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be wowed by the artefacts and items on display. Continue reading

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Atlanta: Strip City (Vice)

Until last year, twerking was the preserve of strip clubs and south London dancehall nights. Now, it’s a word that your great-aunt has probably said out loud, thanks to Miley Cyrus dry-humping that old man’s leg at the VMAs and … Continue reading

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Texas Hold ‘Em – What Beats What?

Interested in learning how to play poker? Texas Hold ‘Em is the most popular version of the game. The concept behind it is pretty easy to get: the hand with the five best cards wins. Indeed, it’s pretty pointless to … Continue reading

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Egypt: How to Play a Gig in a Revolution (Noisy)

Noisey and Colonel Blimp are very excited to present ‘Egypt: How to Play a Gig in a Revolution’. Disillusioned with the gig circuit at home, London band I.R.O.K travelled to Cairo, Egypt, to witness the aftermath of the revolution and … Continue reading

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Buttloads of Pain: Ass Injections Gone Wrong (Vice)

Like thousands of women across the globe and increasingly in the US, Oscarina was suffering from the side effects of a black-market butt injection. Because of its clandestine nature, it’s impossible to quantify exactly how many people in the US … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Renault Presents Electric Zoe #RenaultZOE

Two 100% electric Renault ZOEs – driven by remote control from a helicopter hovering above – race along a 1.9 mile route through central London that’s made up of 570 pieces of Scalextric track. Seriously? Seriously. Yep. From the London … Continue reading

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What Happens When Your Christmas Gifts are Left Alone at Night?

Ever wonder what sort of magic takes place this time of year when the shutters are closed and the lights turned off at a major department store? See what happens when Christmas gifts are left alone at night in this fun little clip from BHS featuring some very clever slow motion animation. The video is only about a minute and a half long but is chocked full of all sorts of great gifts available at BHS Continue reading

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Ron Burgundy – It’s Not about Smelly Pirate Hookers. #BurgundyMoments

Everybody listen up! The legend Ron Burgundy has teamed up with FindAnyFilm.com to tell you how to get real Moments Worth Paying For. Note: it’s not with smelly pirate hookers. Continue reading

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Just Eat Takeaway APP | Anti-Cooking Video

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The Chase – Volvo Trucks Chased by Bulls in Spain

Wanna have some fun? Get a Volvo truck, paint it bright red and drive the thing through the streets of an ancient Spanish town, such as Ciudad Rodrigo, during its annual running of the bulls festival. Oh wait, never mind. That’s already been done … Continue reading

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Brent Butane Asks: Were You Born with a Silver Spoon in Your Ass?

This farcical yet informative ad featuring legendary stuntman Brent Butane rolling around on a Segway with American flags flapping proudly as he share details about Bell car insurance actually had me laughing out loud a couple of times. If you … Continue reading

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Expedia Wants You to Travel Yourself Interesting and Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi #TYI

Expedia has unveiled a #TYI (Travel Yourself Interesting) Twitter hashtag campaign to help make some of the Twittersphere’s more lacklustre tweets more interesting, with slebs such as Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas and kitchen sensation Rachel Khoo being among the first to receive the “interesting” treatment with video spruce-ups designed to bring a smirky smile to your face and get you dreaming about your next travel destination. Continue reading

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Karate Cap with Misha B and Dynamo

Check out how Mancunian rap sensation Misha B’s reacts when magician Dynamo plays a fantastic trick on her at this summer’s Yahoo! Wireless Festival. Can you spot how he did it? Me neither. Maybe I should give it another viewing … but I’ve already watched the clip about a half dozen times. Argh. Man, that guy’s good. Continue reading

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Are Legends Born … or are They Dropped?

Are legends born or are they dropped? That’s what premium beer brand Heineken aims to find out through its latest campaign by testing the resourcefulness of a few select men and seeing how they manage on unfamiliar turf and inexplicable situations. Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith

Magic, intrigue and an exceptionally twisty plot are the hallmarks of this romantic comedy that’s as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed during the Elizabethan era. As the Bard writes, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Of course, that’s what makes the subject such a compelling theme for theatre. Continue reading

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Mariachi Doritos Jukebox @Yahoo! Wireless Festival London

You’ve come across Doritos’ Mariachi ad campaign, right? Hilarious and catchy stuff! It features a traditional Mexican Mariachi band performing classic rock ‘n’ roll and pop hits mostly from the 80s. Apparently the band even hit the stage at the recent Yahoo! Wireless Festival. Continue reading

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Ever Wonder Why Cats Knead Their Paws? This Very Cute Video Might Have the Answer!

My cat certainly does it. I’m sure yours does too. It’s super cute but can be a bit ouch-y if the kitty has some serious claws. This sweet little video might have the answer to why cats knead their paws. Continue reading

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Peru: Empire of Hidden Treasures

Wondering where your next overseas adventure will take you? Check out this brief yet epic clip (sponsored by PromPeru) for a tantalizing taste of all that Peru has to offer its growing number of visitors – whether you’re a down-n-dirty and intrepid … Continue reading

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Camera Shy? Dove Doesn’t Think You Should Be. #MyBeautifulSelf

Dove created Camera Shy to ask women why they hide from the camera as an adult but loved the camera as a little girl. What happened along the way? The campaign invites women to reflect on the point in their lives when they became their own worst beauty critics and encourages them to be their own beautiful self. Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe Video: POM Pimms

Here’s a refreshing pomegranate cocktail recipe from the folks at POM Wonderful. As you can see from the clip, the POM Pimms is based on the classic summer drink, Pimms and lemonade and is super easy to make. Video recorded … Continue reading

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