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Planespotting

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Life, Technology

We had our grandson, Alfie, visiting over the weekend so I thought I would take him along to the Gatwick Aviation Museum to look at the planes there. In all the time I have lived here I have never got round to visiting before so I figured it was about time. I also decided to […]

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Where does he get those wonderful toys?

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

Right now I’m l’m listening to Prince’s soundtrack to the Batman film. I don’t care what anybody else thinks, but I liked that album when it came out and it is still good to listen to now. It got me to thinking about the Batman films, and thinking about two things in particular. Firstly it […]

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Serious banking question

April 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

This is a serious question. I’m not trying to make a point about something, or make a joke or anything. It is something I noticed and don’t understand, and I don’t like not understanding stuff. When I do internet banking I can see the balance on my account, and then another figure for amount available. […]

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TV crossovers

April 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Life

I quite like it when one TV show crosses over into another one. It always used to be a rare treat, just because it was so rare. If it still goes on then I don’t see much of it, probably because I don’t watch any of those evening-long charity telethons, and if I did then […]

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April Fool Crawley!

April 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life

The worst thing about April Fool’s Day is how it makes you realise how ridiculous, strange or just unlikely the real news is. You see a story and think “ha ha. What a great joke, well done” and then straight afterwards you see another one that is even less likely and wonder: has the paper […]

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Charlie Brooker on Darwin

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

This evening I found a great quote from Charlie Brooker, taken from a 2008 Guardian article: Darwin’s theory of evolution was simple, beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring. But because it contradicts the allegorical babblings of a bunch of made-up old books, it’s been under attack since day one. That’s just tough luck for Darwin. If the […]

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Revenge of the Egghead

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

When people my age hear the name CJ the first thing that pops into our head is “I didn’t get where I am today”, but that is closely followed by the bloke who used to be on Eggheads and then wasn’t. I stopped watching Eggheads a while ago for no particular reason but last week […]

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Steak & blowjob day

March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life

Apparently this is a real thing. Someone decided that Valentine’s day is for women and so men should have a special day as well, a month later, marked not with flowers and chocolate but with steak and blowjobs. I had thought this was just a sort of Facebook and Twitter meme that didn’t cross over […]

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Peony with rose blush

March 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

I noticed today that our laundry detergent has a ‘flavour’: peony with rose blush. What does that even mean? At first I misread it. I thought it said peyote, which would really be a novel approach to laundry. Not that I have ever had any experience of peyote, but I have seen it mentioned in […]

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A bit wobbly

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Life

We took the dogs for a bit of a walk in Tilgate forest today and I got a chance to experience a phenomenon that Jayne told me about last week. I don’t think her description did it justuce, but I don’t think any description could. I think you have to see it for yourself. As […]

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