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Thursday 31 July 2003

Reading Matter

In my absence, why not take a look at strip mining for whimsy. It is primarily the well-written memories of a man who went through quite a rough childhood. Brought up by a drug addicted, gay and eventually HIV positive...

We apologise for this interruption

Ok. Several reasons for not posting anything over the last few days. Firstly we seem to be going full steam ahead to get the house in a saleable condition. Building walls, completing the bathroom, finishing off the little undone bits...

Monday 28 July 2003

Weekend High, Monday Low..

The problem with a good weekend is that, when it's followed by a bad Monday it feels even worse. This weekend wasn't a major high. I had a good gig on Friday night which I enjoyed. I spent most of...

Thursday 24 July 2003

I lost!

The Game. Bugger! And I was doing so well. I'd won for nearly 12 straight months. Until someone went and left a comment. Damn You!...

Wednesday 23 July 2003

MT throws a hissy fit.

It appears that MT threw a hissy fit on the last index page rebuild. I visited my main page about 10 minutes ago to find it consisted of an empty HTML doc. HTML, Header, Doc Type and Body tags but...

The best weblog in the world.

Sadly not my website. The Single Bitter Announcement Weblog...

Tuesday 22 July 2003

Dear God....

Look. It's not funny any more. And it probably never was to most normal people. So just pack it in. Alright? Signed Us....

Buffy & Angel withdrawal

Anyone know when they're going to release Buffy Series 7 and Angel Series 4 on DVD in the UK? We're getting kinda desperate here. We've almost considered buying them on VHS. Please don't make me resort to that....

They probed my comments!

Check out the comments to aardvark.dj: Mad as a fruitcake!. I'll let you draw your own conclusions....

Tenacious D sex tips for boys

Ever heard of Tenacious D? No? That's a crime... Tenacious D are Jack Black (High Fidelity, Saturday Night Live and comedy shows) and Kyle Gass. They do excellent comic rock songs. One of the best is F**k her Gently. The...

Monday 21 July 2003

Delayed action guilt complex

Just over 7 years ago my first wife died. We'd been together for almost exactly 3 years and married for just 3 weeks. Over the period of our relationship I'd made some mistakes. The sort of mistakes that get made...

It's like thunder, lightning..

On Wednesday night last week we had thunder storms. Not just the usual puny, 2 strikes and it's spent storm the UK normally gets. No. In Jim's bedroom, with the curtains open, just after dusk we watched about 15 strikes...

Things not to say to a DJ

when asking him for a record.... 1) When are you going to play something good? - Firstly, you're saying my music is crap. Secondly, you appear to expect me to read your mind and work out what you like. I...

Saturday 19 July 2003

Radio Timing

I do the vast majority of my radio listening in the car, to and from work. For this reason I tend to listen mainly during the hours of 7.30 to 8.30 in the morning and an hour between 5.00 and...

Wednesday 16 July 2003

School Plays

The parents among you will know the torment of having to sit through 2 hours of mediocre, embarrassed performances from assorted children to see the excellent starring moment of your own future Broadway star. It seems that talent as well...

Tuesday 15 July 2003

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Need to know basis

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn drobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in Britain. It has 58 letters and translates from Welsh to English as "The church of St Mary in a hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and near St Tysilio's church...

Monday 14 July 2003

Annoying slang/ abbreviations I wish I didn't use.

BTW - Bye the way FYI - For your information Defo - Definately Ar - Yes Cool - (How retro 70s?)...

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

I'm getting old. I know I'm getting old because yesterday afternoon Sharon and Al had to almost physically drag me away from the ironing in order to go to the park. The UK is experiencing its second mini-heatwave of the...

Saturday 12 July 2003

I turned off my genius 18 Months ago.

Creative genius and crime express themselves early in men but both are turned off almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children, a study says. Says it all really....

Thursday 10 July 2003

How to build a UFO Pt 1.

Now here's something I'd never heard of. Antigravity Engines. Of the sort that supposedly power UFOs and are being developed at Area 51. Except you can build one in your living room if you so desire. All you need is...

Boob man

Continuing the boob theme, that I hadn't even noticed until Tribal Night pointed it out. Vote for your favourite Page 3 girl (by tomorrow). For non-Brits, a common feature in some of the more lowbrow tabloids is the appearance of...

Searching for Weapons of Mass Destruction?

You knew it was coming didn't you? with the whole world looking for WMDs, somebody had to go looking on Google. Try it yourself. Visit Google, type in "weapons of mass destruction" and hit "I feel Lucky". (For the "can't...

Matrix Ping Pong

Matrix Ping Pong is an excellent pastiche of the special effects made famous in The Matrix reproduced in live action by some very clever black screen puppetry. The effects they achieve are superb....

Poorly

Sharon's not well. In fact she's quite sick. Not seriously ill but very sick. She has been since Wednesday which is one of the reasons I've been scarce....

Cartoon Lust

Over the last couple of weeks my search engine hits have gone through the roof. An inordinate amount of them, especially yesterday, were looking for "Jessica Rabbit" and especially "Jessica Rabbit Naked". Why is she still so popular, and why...

Tuesday 8 July 2003

Stranger than fiction

I don't wish to make light of the situation in Liberia but.... Monrovia has always sounded like a made up name from a 1950s SciFi movie or a really old novel....

French Erotic Film

Not what it purports to be, French Erotic Film is one of the funniest, most surreal and down right stupid animations I've seen on 'tinternet for a while. Actually, safe for work....

Monday 7 July 2003

Keeping abreast..

Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a boob man. Men basically break down into 4 types; boob men, bum men, leg men and "others". Ask any man. If he's honest, he'll tell you which he is. Me, I'm...

Alternate History

Trioptimum.co.uk has today a link to Nixon's unused Apollo speech, written in the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had become stranded on the Moon's surface. He's not alone in finding it spooky, like peering into an alternate universe...

Italy v Europe

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi continues to pour oil onto the fire of intra-European relationships. He is to diplomacy what Danny la Rue is to subtlety. According to a short animated guide to the difference between Italy and other Europeans, their president...

Sunday 6 July 2003

The wrong side of the bed.

Ever spend an entire weekend with your arse firmly in your hands? In such a stinking mood that you take it out on everyone around you but with no real explanation? It's been a tough weekend and it's mostly been...

Thursday 3 July 2003

Bloody Large!

Take a piece of paper. Write the number 1. Follow it with 100 zeros. This is 10 to the power of 100 (10^100) or a Googol. Take another, much larger, piece of paper. Write the number 1. Follow it with...

A horse's arse....

I'm with Lisa on this one. And, I have to say, you could see it coming a mile off. You'd think a country who has a world-wide reputation for corruption, indeed in most Western Countries is seen as the Godfather...

Blogger Withrawal

That was a long 24 hours. I was starting to get the shakes. Thanks to a succession of D-O-S attacks, my webhosts have had to install new servers. During the move process my MySQL database access gave up so I...

Wednesday 2 July 2003

Godwin's Law

I had never heard of Godwin's Law until this morning and I have certainly never seen it in action. I assume that it must have been quite a regular thing at one time for someone to have formulated a "law"....

Tuesday 1 July 2003

Money's too tight to mention.

I need more money. Not too much more, just more. Just this year....

Unwanted "Messenger Service" Spam

Just recently I've been getting unwanted messages. At first I thought they might be from some sort of virus, or that some spyware had managed to install itself on my system. So I ran my virus checker and two types...

The Church of Google

Our Google, who art on the Intraweb, hallowed be thine url, Thine answers come, our search be done, in html as it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily cached page, and forgive us our misspellings, as we...

Classic TV Moment

Last night the UK TV programme V Graham Norton had a TV moment reminiscent of some urban legends....

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