But how does it work? Well here’s a little opportunity to find out from the comfort of your sofa, on Tuesday 1st November from 7pm the Bristow crew will be watching the television and tweeting the hell out of it. You can follow @DirtyBristowMag and @probablydrunk and @bounder or the hashtag #DrBTV to enjoy it and please, join in.
Here’s our schedule:
7pm BBC One: The One Show
It’s part Nationwide, part Wogan, part TVam all crap.
7:30pm Channel Five: Real Food Family Cook Off
Real people, Channel Five? You get the deal.
8pm BBC Four: Richard Wilson Learns to Drive
I don’t believe it.
8:30pm BBC Four: Blackpool on Film
We went to Blackpool recently, it’s a hell hole.
9pm BBC Three: Don’t Tell The Bride
Should be called Don’t marry this idiot.
10pm BBC Two: Later Live with Jools Holland
With boogie woogie piano.
10.30pm BBC One: Imagine: Grayson Perry
The hairy potter.
And then the Twitter equivalent of the little white dot and the “ooooooooo” noise.
Get the beers, the popcorn and your Twitter-search primed.
Doctor Bristow’s Movie-a-go-go is showing only the best terrible movies, and invites the audience to relax, jeer and tweet along as he uses top-secret cold-war technology to project the tweets into the film itself. This has never been done in England before and he wants you to come and check it out.
The first movie is Showgirls, here, see:
Doctor Bristow is committed to serving you, the viewing public, only the finest fresh cut snark hand delivered from the Internet, this isn’t just twitter sarcasm this is Doctor Bristow sarcasm. Which is why he is bringing back Tweet Of The Week.
To guarantee only the highest quality tweeters the good doctor will be inviting the best tweeters that month to come to the next event FOR FRICKKEN FREE.
If you have seen a tweet that has the shine of the long knives, as brutal as a headbutt, or simply funny as all fuck and deserves to be nominated, simply retweet (old-style, you know so you can add stuff) with the hashtag #drtotw.
Dr Bristow himself will be checking the hashtag each week and before the next event and the three people deemed winners* will be given a free ticket to the next show. One lucky nominator (pulled from the virtual hat) gets a freebie too.
The Bristow Boys
*Doctors decision is final, he’s a doctor for chrissakes – he knows what he’s doing.
Luke Brown’s short story in issue one of the Bristow is about relationships, about why we spend time with the people we do, and sex and bars. So to illustrate it (along with the production of a special gin cocktail, more of which later) I thought we should do something together. Because you’re my best mates, you are.
Here’s a visualisation of the 300 most used words in the story:
and I want you to pick words and take photos of things that represent them, while you’re out in bars, pubs and clubs this weekend.
Phone snaps are best, don’t worry about the quality.
Deliver them to me via Twitpic (or similar) — use the hastag #bristow or @ me (@bounder) so I can find them.
Include the word you’re taking a pic of in the tweet
Add location too, if you’re sober enough to remember.
You’ve got until chucking out time on Sunday 18th July.
Do as many as you like, or can…
I’m going to use all the photos in some way to illustrate, so you’ll get a credit, but are giving us permission to use it once (online and in print). Just so you know.
In the words of the late Ron Pickering — away you go.