#MakeASongBritish is currently trending on Twitter, with people from all over the UK putting a wonderfully British spin on all of your favourite hits. We couldn't resist getting involved - here are 8 of the best BritSongs we could come up with:
1. Excuse Me, Sir, Could You Please Leave - Michael Jackson
Featuring a polite yet firm guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen.
2. I Will Always Love Queues - Whitney Houston
This could be the national anthem.
3. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Drink Tea!) - Beastie Boys
4. All About That Boat Race - Meghan Trainor
There are plenty of songs about football, but not many about rowing. It's about time that changed.
5. A Rather Good Song, Though We Do Say So Ourselves - One Direction
'Best Song Ever'? You'd expect those 1D lads to be a little more modest - aren't they supposed to be British?
6. Do You Love Tea - The Contours
"Because, if not, then frankly I don't think this is going to work out."
7. Stuck on the M4 with You - Stealers Wheel
This one assumes that you're driving towards Wales. Otherwise, Gloucester would be on the left.
8. Scone de Replay - Rihanna
If you didn't laugh, it's because you're pronouncing 'scone' wrong.
Now that it's late February and the New Year diet has folded like a house of cards, let's talk treats. We'll eat more or less anything here at Gadget Inspector HQ - when it comes to sugary snacks, we're not at all fussy.
That said, we are particularly partial to a chocolate chip cookie or two, particularly because we've got such a cool place to keep them:
This, friends, is a Darth Vader Cookie Jar, and it's exactly as awesome in the flesh as it looks in that photo. We've actually found ourselves popping to Tesco for another packet of Marylands just so we've got something to put in the Vader jar. It's not healthy, but we don't care - a cookie jar that cool deserves to be used!
Of course, there's more than one perk to keeping your cookies in Darth Vader's helmet. We've found that, since we started using the Vader jar, cases of cookie theft are way down; our precious cookies used to 'go missing' all the time, but who on Earth is brave enough to filch biscuits from the scariest, strangliest Sith Lord of all time? Nobody at the Gadget Inspector office, that's for sure.
We're certain that, by now, you're itching for a Vader jar of your very own. And that's the really
good news: you can buy one right now
! We've got plenty of Star Wars cookie jars to go around, and we've even knocked £10 off the price - Vader is now just £19.99, giving you a bit of extra money to save for sweet, sweet cookies!
The Six Nations Championship is upon us again, and people throughout the UK are once more rediscovering their fondness for rugby (if only so that they can be smug when their country wins).
Of course, you're not one of those fair-weather fans; you're a true supporter. You care about rugby every second you're awake, and you've no time for these clowns who only watch five games a year.
And since you're such a big rugby nut, you'll no doubt be attending a match or two before the end of March. If this is the case, you'll need something to wear...and that, dear reader, is where we come in. We don't doubt that you were already planning to hit the stadium in your team's colours, but why wear a boring old rugby jersey like everybody else when you could be wearing an awesome OppoSuit
For example, our eye-catching Irish Shamrock Suit
will help you stand out from the crowd at the Aviva Stadium...
...and this ravishing Red Suit
is so wonderfully Welsh that Max Boyce himself would turn green with envy!
If you don't support Ireland or Wales, panic not - we've got plenty of other OppoSuits to suit your allegiance:
We don't have any England-themed suits, but if you can overlook the irony of wearing Union flags while you jeer at members of the other home nations, this snazzy blue-and-red number will do just as well!
We were going to suggest that this suit would be good for fans of the French rugby team, but then we realised how terribly trite it would be to suggest that moustaches are somehow inherently French.
America is one of the six nations, right?
Despicable Me fans across the world are no doubt dribbling at the prospect of Minions, an upcoming feature-length film that will see Gru's adorable yellow henchmen set out on an adventure of their very own.
But, with the première still a few months away, how much do we actually know about the year's most hotly-anticipated family flick? Let's find out...
When's the release date? The film comes out on July 10 in the USA, although we lucky Brits get it a little bit earlier; June 26 is the film's UK release date.
What's the story? Minions is a prequel to the Despicable Me films. It will show us the history of the minions, giving us a glimpse of what happened to them before they joined Gru's cause. If you've seen the trailer, you already know some details; the minions have been around since prehistoric times, and the sole purpose of their existence is to serve the world's most despicable supervillains.
After disastrous stints with Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and other historical baddies, they find themselves without a master, and so three brave minions - Kevin, Stuart and Bob - set out to find somebody new to serve.
Who's in it? Well, the minions themselves will all be voiced by Pierre Coffin, who is also the film's co-director. There are big stars elsewhere, though; Sandra Bullock will play Scarlet Overkill, the villainess whom the minions end up trying to woo, while Scarlet's husband Herb will be voiced by Jon Hamm (a.k.a. Don Draper from Mad Men). Michael Keaton, Alison Janney, and Steve Coogan will also star in as-yet-unconfirmed roles.
Will any other established Despicable Me characters make a surprise cameo? Not that we're aware of. There's been no suggestion that Steve Carrell (Gru) will be involved in this movie; nor is there any sign of Russell Brand (Dr Nefario) Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Dana Gaier (Edith), or Elsie Kate Fisher (Agnes) on the cast list as it stands.
Will there be another proper Despicable Me film? Indeed there will - Despicable Me 3 is tentatively slated for release in 2017, so Gru and his girls will be back in a couple of years.
Can I have my own minion?
Yes you can! Our Talking RC Minions
are huggable, snuggable, and every bit as adorable as their on-screen counterparts. Get yours here