Archive for July, 2007

The Flower Show

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 0:03 3 Comments

We had somewhat of a family outing this weekend, and as I’d recently re-located my digital camera, I’ve been flickr’ing about again. If you don’t like diary style posts, then you’ll probably want to make your excuses and leave now. Still here? Let’s get started then. We had something of a family outing on Sunday: [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Local Interest, The Pickards

Psychic Kitty – Qu’est-ce que c’est?

Monday, July 30, 2007 1:03 25 Comments

Apparently, there’s a cat at a nursing home in the US that can predict when patients are going to die, and it’s somewhat baffling the doctors. According to the author of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two-year-old cat has been observed to be correct in 25 cases so far… Staff [...]

This was posted under category: Oddities

Corridor Art – Take 2

Sunday, July 29, 2007 0:42 2 Comments

A couple of months ago, I first mentioned the corridor art in my workplace, when our corridor was being used to hang various artworks in prior to distribution elsewhere around the building. I said that it was nice, it brightened up the corridors and while I obviously didn’t like every piece, it was still nice [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Local Interest

The Gateshead Award

Saturday, July 28, 2007 0:48 1 Comment

I notice my home town are offering The Gateshead Award — basically, a medal what gets presented by the Mayor — and they’re opening it up to nominations from the general public. So, if you know someone who is 18 or older, lives or works in Gateshead, and gives his or her own time to [...]

This was posted under category: Local Interest

Shepherd gone, Dyer to go?

Friday, July 27, 2007 22:48 34 Comments

Well, in neither case could I phrase it better than Freddie did himself: They say you should only say good things about people, so I’ll say this: he’s gone – good!Freddie Shepherd

This was posted under category: Newcastle United

Rude Joke

Friday, July 27, 2007 0:11 5 Comments

This joke kindly donated by Lee Gardner, who is desperate to see his name in print…

This was posted under category: Funnies

It’s A Bad Song For A … White Wedding

Thursday, July 26, 2007 0:04 6 Comments

This little scheme came about because the conversation turned to what sort of songs someone was going to use as a wedding song, and obviously the lads then piped up with their suggestions, which weren’t always entirely appropriate. The whole thing then metamorphosed into the idea of coming up with the least appropriate songs to [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Music, Oddities

Harry Potter 7: They All Die In The End, And It Turns Out Voldemort Was His Mum

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 18:44 7 Comments

I’ve just been reading the final Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Given that Harry is such a publishing phenomenon, I wanted to talk about it here (and ideally get there before Stephen Lang does). However, I don’t think it’s fair to include plot spoilers or to talk too much about what [...]

This was posted under category: Books

Monday Night Joke: Kinds Of People

Monday, July 23, 2007 20:25 5 Comments

The world is divided into 10 kinds of people. Those that understand binary…

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Wii Are Playing Tennis Again

Sunday, July 22, 2007 20:33 5 Comments

Here’s one for you Wii buffs out there: what are your standings in the various Wii Sports? I’m currently the tennis champion, and professional in another two events, while not particularly playing the last two because I don’t like ‘em. For any of you with an interest, the run down is as follows: Tennis: 2242 [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, The Pickards