Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Stuff which what we found interestin’.



The actual front page news story of today’s Daily Star.

Richard Linklater might be about to film a sequel to his 1993 cult classic movie Dazed & Confused – (Sequels Prequels)

Scientists have created a crystal which might be able to let us breathe underwater – (The Independent)

Over 11,000 Scots have signed a petition telling ex-PM Gordon Brown to go f**k himself – (Change.Org)

Woman places potato in vagina, potato begins to germinate. Shock then ensues. – (Style Lite)

Hunger Games stuntman falls to death after failed parkour jump in Lisbon – (Gawker)

British teenager obsessed with TV series Dexter dismembers his girlfriend – (BuzzFeed)

Some teens breakdown the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody without knowing who sang that song – (Laughing Squid)

The creator of the cult cartoon series Adventure Time stepped down last season without anyone knowing – (Mary Sue)

300 movie tribute t-shirt available at Stealthy Giant.

HMS Friday’s Top TV Series Of 2011.

TV is better than film. There we’ve said it and our word is final.

With all the meaningless crap released in cinemas this year that accolade wouldn’t be hard but the sheer quality of TV series broadcast over the last twelve months was simply staggering. Selecting one from such a robust field of worthy competitors, (Game Of Thrones, The Killing, Justified, American Horror Story, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Community, Archer, The Venture Bros, Luther), wasn’t a simple task and as we’ve already cheated by handing out a joint honour in our favourite movie of the year we decided to bite the bullet and pick out a single winner.

For us the French crime series Braquo, which aired for the first time on British TV on FX, left quite an impression on us. Think 24 blended with The Shield and now throw in copius amounts of ciggarettes, bottles of wine, worn leather jackets and acts of sporadic voilence. It stars  Jean-Hugues Anglade who continually reminds us of Roy Scheider and was created by former French policeman and film director Olivier Marchal, (Tell No One, Department 36), Braquo rattles along like so:

A squad of Paris cops who exist in the blurred boundaries at the very edge of the law, use violence and intimidation to get the job done. The lives of these officers change radically when their squad leader, falsely accused of corruption, commits suicide. Determined to clear his name they start an investigation of their own, only to find that the police department itself stands in their way. 

Dexter Morgan Ice Cream.

Jon Defreest is a fantastically talented graphic designer and artist whose love of movies and TV play a large inspirational role in his work.

Above is his imagined tub of Ben And Jerry’s Dexter Morgan themed flavour of ice cream.

If you want to see more of Defreest’s amazing work chart a course for HERE.