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Happy 23rd?

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Happy 23rd? · Life

The Wikipedia page on wedding anniversaries looks like a popular one for vandalism at the moment.  Somebody was looking at it at work today and I noticed, in the section on traditional and modern gifts, that the traditionl gift in the UK for a 23rd wedding anniversary is “dirty protest”.

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Can Dec anally match Ant?

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Can Dec anally match Ant? · Life

A question we have all pondered, but not dared to voice aloud… see the Guardian for an explanation of exactly why and how the Express ended up with such an eye-catching headline.  It turns out there is a perfectly logical explanation – they cocked up!

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Small world indeed

August 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Small world indeed · Life

Chrystal is still in touch via the interwebs with some of the people we met in Tunisia in February.  Last night she was chatting to them and it turns out that some of them had just come back from Crete, where they were staying in the same resort and Jayne & I.   As it was […]

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Gazprom with attitude

July 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life

The  catalogue of brand-naming disasters got a new entry this week, when Russia’s Gazprom entered into a joint venture with Nigeria’s state-run gas company and decided to call the new entity… Nigaz.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Glasto

June 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Glasto · Music

I did not see much of Glastonbury this year, not compared to last year anyway – although I have a few hours’ worth recorded for a rainy day.   One thing I did see was Spinal Tap singing Big Bottom, which was pretty bizarre.  They had Jarvis Cocker joining them on bass guitar, but I’ll swear […]

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Get your wellies on!

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Get your wellies on! · Life

Looking at the BBC News website today I found some Google ads displayed.   I’m still smiling over the juxtaposition of the last two…

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Txt spk

May 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology

Do ‘the kids’ really use all these acronyms?   The article raises more questions than answers, not the least of which is – what the hell was number 15?

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Tanzwut

April 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music

Even better than listening to Tanzwut is reading the entry about them on Wikipedia: it is straight from the file marked couldn’t-make-it-up.

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Covered in glory

March 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Music

I may have mentioned it before, but I do like a good cover version.  I also like a bad one.  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.

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Clever but pointless

March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Technology

If the internet did not exist we would not have this.  How do people think of things like that? Not sure whether to be amused, impressed or just meh.

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