Archive for October, 2008

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Friday, October 31, 2008 23:17 18 Comments

I do not think that I could find the place again, even if I would wish to. It is sufficient for our narration to note that the bar was in London, and not on any of the main streets. Oh, if only I had chosen to stay on the main streets, instead of walking down [...]

This was posted under category: Fiction/Writing

No Entry For Heavy Goods Vehicles

Friday, October 31, 2008 21:39 9 Comments

Sorry to point this one out to those of you who may already have seen this, but… …when Swansea Council needed to put up a sign in English and Welsh to say “No Entry For Heavy Goods Vehicles. Residential Site Only”, they needed to get the appropriate phrase translated into Welsh also. What went up [...]

This was posted under category: Oddities

London With Wheels

Thursday, October 30, 2008 22:38 18 Comments

I’ve been to London. Well, I say I’ve but really ’twas the Clan Pickard: me, GLW and the two kiddies. We had a couple of nights staying with my Dad and his family in Brentwood (and the kids were delighted to see Grandad, Nanny and their Auntie and Uncle), and a couple of nights staying [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Life

They Once Were Kittens

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 0:26 21 Comments

And because for kittens, you don’t need an excuse to show photos. These kittens are now grand old ladies, aged around 17 I think, and they are both still with us although they are obviously getting on a bit (I will resist the temptation to say “much like their owner” because this would no doubt [...]

This was posted under category: Life, The Pickards


Tuesday, October 28, 2008 0:09 16 Comments

Although “when censors go bad” sounds like it will be some sort of crap documentary due to appear on Channel 5 at any moment now, it’s is always somewhere between farcical, comical, and tragic when attempts to censor something cock up badly. For example, The American Family Association don’t like the word ‘gay’. They instead [...]

This was posted under category: Language

Ebeneezer Time

Monday, October 27, 2008 0:19 20 Comments

Ebeneezer is traditionally seen as… …refined, sublime, he makes you feel fine Though very much maligned and misunderstoodThe Shamen: Ebeneezer Goode …no, not that one, the other one. Ebeneezer Scrooge. He’s traditionally seen as someone who is a real spoilsport. Someone who will spoil the fun — particularly at Christmas — and is more concerned [...]

This was posted under category: Life

Free Dr. Pepper For All Americans

Sunday, October 26, 2008 0:12 2 Comments

All I can say is you bastards. I love Dr. Pepper. Why can’t I have some? In case you’re wondering why all Americans are to get some free Dr. Pepper, it’s because of probably the oddest news story I’ve seen for some time. Basically, what happened is that Guns n’ Roses had been taking so [...]

This was posted under category: Music, Oddities

Cthulu Halloween Extravaganza

Saturday, October 25, 2008 0:12 2 Comments

Myself and Chartroose have cooked up Jack And Chartroose’s H. P. Lovecraft Short Story Challenge, more or less by accident. The basic premise is that you have to rewrite one of H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories and publish it on your blog. For Halloween, so you’ve got just under a week. And on the bright [...]

This was posted under category: Fiction/Writing, Memes

They Love Us

Friday, October 24, 2008 1:30 4 Comments

I don’t want to tell you too much about this site; I am therefore not going to describe it, or give you my opinions on it. I’d just like to see what everyone else thinks of it. It’s Black People Love Us. What do you think?

This was posted under category: Technology

Rentaquote 2: Christian Voice

Thursday, October 23, 2008 13:29 3 Comments

Not content with telling everyone that bendy buses and atheism are a danger to the public at large, Rentaquote Stephen Green from Christian Voice has been spouting more crapulence today. As an aside, it’s interesting how these people always claim to be speaking for their religion as a whole, despite the fact that most Christians [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Politics, Science