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What’s in a name?

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Music

I watched a bit of the MOBO awards last night, but only about three minutes’ worth. As I tuned in there was a category where two of the nominees were Jessie J and Katy B which made it sound like they were not so much recording artists as child protection cases being granted anonymity. It […]

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Citation needed

May 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life, Music

I have just been looking at the Wikipedia page for The Wombles (specifically the band rather than the books or TV shows) for no particular reason. I already knew that Chris Spedding was in the band so that was no great revelation, but several other things were news to me. Unfortunately some of the best […]

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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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Strange bedfellows

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

Santana and Rod Stewart have announced a tour together. It isn’t completely clear whether they are playing separate sets or playing together. I suspect they will do their own sets because I can’t imagine them working together, but you never know. Jayne thought this sounded good because she likes Rod Stewart and likes Santana. I […]

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A Manor Royal mystery

December 26th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

We walk our dogs round the Manor Royal inductrial estate quite a bit, especially at night. As nobody lives there it doesn’t matter if they, or we,  make a bit of noise. It is quite interesting to see all the different companies that operate there from giants like Virgin and Doosan to small businesses like […]

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Dali

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

The other night I watched a programme about Salvador Dali. Sort of. I mean, it was about him; his name was in the title and was what would have drawn an audience, but it was also about Jack Bond who made a film about Dali in 1965. The programme was presented, written and directed by […]

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Mega Piranha

March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life

Conscious that I am failing miserably to watch more TV this year, I watched a few programmes I had recorded on V+ tonight, including the nail-biting quarter-final of University Challenge between Oxford Brookes and York.  After that I had a quick look on the EPG and saw that the film Mega Piranha was just starting […]

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Mistaken identity

March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Today the BBC website has a story of police idiocy on a par with when the Irish police had Prawo Jazdy at the top of their most-wanted list. Basically, the police an address more than 40 times in 18 months by mistake.  It seems they were getting calls to a house in Repton Grove but […]

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Steampunk Palin

January 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Life, Politics

Some things are so absolutely bonkers they defy description, and I think that Steampunk Palin must be one of those things, though Comics Alliance have a go at it. They say: If you consider yourself a devoted gatherer of such oddities, your collection is not complete without it. But that does not diminish the fact […]

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Adding insult to injury

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I came home to find that while I was at work the internet was buzzing about an article Liz Jones wrote in the Mail on Sunday, with most of the fun happening with the Twitter hashtag #lizjonesreports attached to it. Do read the article.   It is unbelievably bad.  The Daily Mash tried to spoof it, […]

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