Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bostin translation and other #birminghamremakes

Twitter is often beautiful in throwing up one of those silly tags which leads to a lot of people being creative. Back in the summer one such tag was #birminghamremakes - film or TV titles with a tweak here and there to fit in the name of a Birmingham location. As a few pedants lacking in humour pointed out, some of the places were outside Birmingham, being elsewhere in the West Midlands, but whatever.

Humour is a subjective thing, but out of the many submissions piling onto twitter late afternoon, here's some of my favourites, with links back to the original tweets. These range from the genius, to the cringeworthy. If you have no familiarity with Birmingham or the West Midlands, you won't get any of these; best to move on...

Bostin Powers


Snow Hill and the Severn Dwarves


Quinton of Solace


Total Rednal


Debbie does Darlaston


The Good, the Bad and the Dudley


We Will Alum Rock You


Duddeston, where's my car?


The Bourneville Identity


Charlie and the Custard Factory


Shirley Valentine


Pearl Harbourne


Bostin' Translation


Brum and Brummer


Hall Green was my Valley


The Good, the Bad and the Oldbury


Handsworth of God


Five Ways to Leave your Lover


Top Brum


Weoley Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Three Men and a Little Ladywood


My Fair Ladywood


I Spit on your Gravelly Hill


Dudley Zoolander


The Taking of Pershore 123


Mr Smith goes to Wolverhampton


The Harborne Ultimatum


Edgbaston of Darkness


The Whole 9 Yardley


Stirchley Valentine


Jurassic Sparkhill


Bordesley Malone


The Great Train Rubery


Once Sutton a time in the West


All About Evesham (now, that *is* pushing it geographically :-) )


Lichfield of Dreams


Slade Runner


Some like it Hockley


Ladywood and the Tramp


A Longbridge too far


You've Got Mailbox


20,000 Leagues Rotunda the Sea


Pebble Mill on the Floss


A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Paradise Forum


The Darling Buds of Maypole


This is Spinal Tap & Spile


Harborne of the Dead


Lickey Hills Cop


Drag me to Solihull


The Wizard of Tiswas


Touchwood Scissorhandsworth


The Longbridge Good Friday


The Lion, Redditch and the Wardrobe