2008 is a good year →
at last, the Cardiacs live here
It is official, I am uncool →
I am pleased to announce to the world that I do not belong to any of the top 25 pages / fansites on Facebook… ‘how cool is that?’ Proud to be independent! And if you think that is sad, then…
Getting it into perspective →
This blog found it of great comfort to hear that the government of the day was concerned about the effects of a Nuclear strike in the 1950s. It was also great comfort to note what exactly the…
The Robot Test →
Yeah, okay, I thought I was a geek butI’m obviously not. It as good fun though. Created by OnePlusYou
Election result shock →
It is emerging, from sources independent of Darren, that he may have not won the election. Information is sketchy at the moment but it appears that Darren has not earned enough votes to continue…
St Patrick not as Holy as Jesus →
I did find the news that St Patrick’s Day has been brought forward to the 15th March quite interesting. The basic reason is that this year, because Easter is a movable feast, St Patrick’s Day falls…
War Child Blog book →
The other day I wrote about a fundraising event organised by the blogging community and involving the blogging community too. Well I’m here reminding you all of it again, after just watching a Horizon program about how to live to 101 on BBC2. It seems there are a few simple rules that you can follow to add longevity to your life and they are as follows: Eat varied coloured vegetables (what...
Worthwhile cause inspires the fingers to type →
Well of course that isn’t true. As soon as it is time to write something specific, for a worthwhile cause (see previous post), the ideas completely dry up. A little lubrication via the drink department of ASDA seems to have little effect on sparking ideas. If I had a South American Tree Frog I may be able to induce some creativity via its hallucinogenic back sweat, but I am, as are ASDA,...
You're Not The Only One →
I have been known to lurk on Peach’s site, and also commiserate (virually) with many a happenstance. And it seems this sort of thing goes on a lot in the blogosphere, hence this neat little project. A book of ‘blog’ stories making money for the WarChild charity. To find out more follow the link below… peach: You’re Not The Only One
I have a new favourite website →
and it is here Thanks to Andrew for the link, and for those who may be easily offended, perhaps it isn’t your cup of tea, so don’t go there.
Songs / voices in my head →
One of the most annoying things in life (for me) is hearing a song in the morning and then being unable to get it out of my head for the whole of the day. Today it got worse. The next stage of this really annoying thing is to wake up with a song in your head. So the first thought you have in the day is a blast of Madonna’s Into the groove going round and round in your head. This is what...
The other half (and isn't he a socialist?) →
I got to think (yes, I know, take it easy) about how the other half live. Take Peter Hain for instance. He’s got into a spot of bother for some donations that he may, or may not, have had given to him to use for his campaign to become deputy leader of the Labour party. When the water got a little too hot, he was able to tender his resignation, in order to ‘clear his name’. Now,...
Art imitating life? →
Apparently the loss of power to the engines of the 777 that crash landed at Heathrow airport the other week wasn’t the first such incident. A UK aviation industry source told the Press Association seven engine failures was “not a large figure” given the aircraft’s long flight history. Anyone else see the similarity with Fight Club? JACK: Take the number of vehicles in the...
Steve Jobs keynote speech not here →
Dear British Gas →
Just thought I should let you know that ten past eight in the morning is not between nine and one, unless of course, you meant nine pm and one pm. This I am quite sure is not what you meant as you only gave one date, and nine pm to one pm would be over two days. ust thought you’d like to know. Yours Tired and tealess
Political comment →
Now I don’t claim to be as incisive as John Humphreys or Jeremy Paxman (or even Jeremy Clarkson) when it comes to political issues but I have watched the TV. On the way to work this morning I caught the radio talking about the US Presidential election and the first rounds of voting taking place today in Iowa. It said that the Republican favourite to take Iowa was Mike Huckabee, a former...
Emo Claus →
Emo Santa Originally uploaded by dazzer67 Well Christmas is over for another year and the world has taken to heart the message of good will to all men (but hasn’t extended it to female political leaders - perhaps next year). I have managed to have a nice time, a good break and am now well into the swing of creating some resolutions for 2008, but before I go there I’d like to say...
Panto season at the optician →
Well I needed my six monthly contact lens check this morning and so made my way to the local opticians. What I didn’t know was that panto season had just started there. The optician, one I hadn’t met before, did the check up in a traditional camp panto stylee that would have made Ricky Gervais in Extras proud. The highlight of which was the phrase, ‘would you mind opening your...
Intelligence reports →
Okay, I’m not going to do a cheap gag about US and UK intelligence, but what I am going to mention is the big issue of trust. Before the coalition decided to invade Iraq, the world was told, based on information in Intelligence Reports, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and could launch a significant attack in about 45 minutes. Now we are being told that Iran, isn’t making any...
Weekends consist of resting →
Crashed 1 Originally uploaded by dazzer67 Well I wish there was more I could do but between trying to complete NaNoWriMo and other home type things there is very little time. When I do get a moment it is a cup of tea and a quick rest on the bed. And here is the proof, a comfortable position and a nice rest.