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.Â It seems they were getting calls to a house in Repton Grove but […]
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March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Mistaken identity · Life
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 […]
January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Adding insult to injury · 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.Â Â It is unbelievably bad.Â The Daily Mash tried to spoof it, […]
January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on IBM 1401 A User’s Manual · Music
The other day an album title on Spotify caught my eye amongst the 2010 releases: And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees by somebody called Johann Johannsson, another of those crazy Icelanders.Â I had a little listen and it wasn’t really my kind of thing, or maybe I just wasn’t in […]
September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Confusing headline · Life
The BBC News website had a link to a story with the headline Research widens height gene hunt.Â It took a while for my poor old brain to drag any sense out of it.Â Subconsciously I was isolating ‘gene hunt’ as the character from Life on Mars and being left with something widening height.Â The […]
September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Montana woman fights bear with courgette · Life
A very eye-catching headline from the BBC News website -Â Montana woman fights bear with courgette.Â Â It is almost impossible to not click on it to read the story, which is worth doing because it includes this: The woman, whom police have not named, grabbed the closest object – a courgette from her garden – […]
The Daily Mail website has a story about ‘Osborne’s plans to hit workshy’. Scroll down to the bottom and there is this remarkable image. Not the first time I have looked at the DM website and felt like clawing my eyes out, and it won’t be the last I am sure.
August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Love bomb · Life
President Ahmadinejad has unveiled Iran’s new weapon: a UAV which can carry 500 pounds of bomb and drop it 620 miles away. He says that ‘the key message is friendship’.Â So its a friendly 500-pound bomb?Â Â He also said: This jet is a messenger of honour and human generosity and a saviour of mankind, before […]
A couple of news stories today that caught my eye.Â First of all from the Telegraph: Transvestite had sex with a dog at English Heritage castle and then closer to home there is the Lewes knob-poster.Â Just a couple of comments and observations to make.
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on A glitch in the matrix · Music, Technology
According to Spotify’s ‘related artists’ feature, “users who listen to Nightwish also listen to…Â “Â Within Temptation, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Bullet for my Valentine, System of a Down and…Â um…Â Â Enya. They are not wrong though.Â I saw the name and thought, yeah.Â Haven’t heard any Enya for years, let’s have a […]