If only this was true…Â I might have time to actually read the paper if all the stories were only 140 characters long. I suspect this statistic will outlive the story and by next month will be quoted as fact all over the world. Currently, 17.8% of all Twitter traffic in the United Kingdom consists […]
Entries from March 31st, 2009
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on OMG Hitler invades Poland · Life
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Non-starter for ten · Life
I had been looking forward to back-to-back pub quizzes this week.Â Tomorrow there is a charity quiz at work, and tonight I was expecting the monthly quiz at Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, but it was not to be.
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Knock on wood · Politics
Now the clocks have gone forward and the evenings are lighter there is no excuse for not going out canvassing after work and having some sort of life instead. Actually that is not 100% correct.Â We found an excuse to not canvass tonight: everybody thought that somebody else was going to print out the necessary […]
March 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Small world · Life
Yesterday’s visit to London showed how it might be a big city but it’s a small world.Â We were in London Bridge tube station and I saw a work colleague walking past with his wife.Â Â We had a few words and he mentioned that he had just bumped into another of our colleagues in the […]
Just back from seeing Metallica at the O2 Arena.Â A late return, courtesy of London Transport who closed the Jubilee line due to “essential engineering works”.Â I think the only way they could have annoyed us more would be if they had announced it was closed due to unessential engineering works. The return home was […]
March 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Covered in more glory · Music
Some cover versions are just pointless waterd-down versions of an original (Westlife doing Uptown Girl for example).Â Others are almost pointless because they are very decent facsimiles of the original – very handy on Spotify because some of the covers of AC/DC, Metallica and Pink Floyd are the closest you can get to the real […]
March 27th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Life
While I was in town today I looked in the book shop window and saw a book called Jade Goody: Fighting to the end,Â My autobiography 1981-2001.Â Â Â At the time I thought that the implications were a bit distasteful.
March 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Music
I may have mentioned it before, but I do like a good cover version.Â I also like a bad one.Â Most of all, I like an unlikely cover version and delving into the recesses of Spotify I have found some crackers – combinations that you could hardly make up.
Charlie Brooker’s new programme, News Wipe, is like a 30-minute illustration of the phrase “many a true word is spoken in jest”.Â Â Not the funniest thing I have seen all week though: that would have to be the bit in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle where the couple are sitting on the sofa flicking through the […]
March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
It was the big day for young Rojo today: his appointment with the vets to get neutered ((sounds so much better than ‘castrated’ doesn’t it?)).Â To be fair, he took it all very well – a lot better than I would!Â Â He seems less bothered by the sudden lack of knackers than by all the […]