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In the irony business

September 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life

It only struck me yesterday, but there is something terribly ironic about all those adverts on TV with the Welsh opera singer, the meerkats and the little number plate-checking robot. All those adverts have one thing in common: they are trying to build up brand awareness and brand loyalty with the public. All the companies’ […]

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Black boys – slight return

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Some time back I wrote a little about the unfortunate mnemonic used to remember the colour codes for resistors, well now XKCD has come with an alternative. As it happens, I think their version is not very memorable, but I am greatly amused by their topical xmas mnemonic for remembering the order of the planets: […]

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Steve has bad ideas

December 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

I’d better cancel my plans to do fried gnocchi on xmas day… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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It’s your own time that you’re wasting

August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics

As ever, the ‘As if…’ website has the best perspective on Clegg’s time in charge of the country. Supply leader Nick Clegg fails to keep control as entire nation starts humming In a series of ‘Town Hall meetings’ Mr Clegg travelled the country pleading with people to ‘settle down’, ‘be quiet’, and to ‘get on […]

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The first rule of Fight Club is…

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

…one never mentions Fight Club. Got to love the idea of Jane Austen’s Fight Club!   (hat tip to Stroppybird) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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The wisdom of crowds…

July 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics

…of idiots? While Francis Maude has been busily rounding up government websites for the chop in order to save money, the government has been active in creating new ones to replace them.  Best of the bunch, just for the sheer entertainment value, has to be yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk. If the site is a bit much then somebody […]

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(Very) Bad Shepherds

December 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music

A Christmastime treat for the sister: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Via Tom Freeman (an all-around-my-hat tip?)

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Its the way he tells them

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life, Work

There was a bit of an end-of-term atmosphere at work today – which is going to make going in tomorrow feel like a real anti-climax.  A major contributory factor was our xmas lunch in the canteen restaurant.  Queueing up to get in there we noticed a picture of the incident at Prestwick where a Ryanair […]

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Mandelson on top form

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Politics

Unfortunately, at the time we met Peter Mandelson I was unaware that he had won the Politician of the Year award yesterday.  Reading this report it sounds like he was on good form. When accepting his award from Boris Johnson he said that he and Boris would be doing everything they can to undermine David […]

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Griffin highlights

October 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Politics

Here are the highlights from last night’s Question Time, for anybody who missed it. With a smidgen of selective editing… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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