Archive for January, 2009

The Ultimate Joke

Friday, January 23, 2009 1:36 1 Comment

I was just saying the other day about a sense of humour being necessary to get through life, and my suspicions that not only does a joke now and again help you get through life, but that life itself is the big cosmic joke. Only it turns out that there may well be more to [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Science

Being Human

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:13 21 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoyed watching a pilot of a comedy programme called ‘Being Human’, which revolves around three people who share a flat, and all the comical scrapes that they get into. Only one of them is a vampire, one is a werewolf (Russell Tovey, possibly better known as Midshipman Frame from one [...]

This was posted under category: TV/Film

Sock It To Me, Baby

Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:07 2 Comments

(with thanks to the lovely LW, who keeps me well supplied with jokes by text) A man wakes up one morning with the most awful hangover. It feels like he’s had some small mammal die in his mouth the previous night, although that’s probably from the kebab; his head is pounding with a solid resounding [...]

This was posted under category: Funnies

Values Meme

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:07 20 Comments

I have been tagged by Chartroose, who has taken part in a values meme, in which I get described as “appealingly strange, or strangely appealing”. Sounds good enough to me… Basically, I have to say six things I support, six things I don’t support, and six bloggers to share this with. So here goes. Six [...]

This was posted under category: Memes

Not My Kind Of Morning

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:26 7 Comments

I’m a night owl. I’m not the sort of person who generally can get to sleep before around 1am, unless ill or exceptionally tired. This means that when it’s one of those nights where I need to be up at 6am the following morning to catch the train, I’m behind on my sleep. What I [...]

This was posted under category: Travel

Slumdog Review

Monday, January 19, 2009 13:22 36 Comments

There’s a film called “Slumdog Millionaire” which is out at the moment and appears to have generally picked up good reviews. I haven’t seen it myself — although I may do at some point — but I heard a review of it today which I simply had to share with you. It was really good. [...]

This was posted under category: TV/Film

Hunky Dory

Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:32 26 Comments

It’s a God awful small affair To the girl with the mousey hair But her mummy is yelling, “No!” And her daddy has told her to goDavid Bowie Yes, that’s right. Suddenly with the discovery of methane, everyone seems caught up in a fever as to whether or not there is life on mars. Firstly, [...]

This was posted under category: Science

Atheist Bus Fuss

Saturday, January 17, 2009 15:00 20 Comments

A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming “There’s probably no God”.BBC News His bosses are bending over backwards to be nice to him — saying he will only have to drive one of those buses if no others are available. Why? Have non-Christian drivers been permitted to [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana

So I Don’t End Up Being A Waffle Waitress

Friday, January 16, 2009 0:29 25 Comments

If you don’t understand the line above, you’ve missed one of the planet’s finest comedians (although frequently not so much near the knuckle as well past it). Difficult to believe we’ve been missing him almost 14 years now. Anyway, I thought I’d start 2008… er, I mean 2009… with a look at my TBR pile. [...]

This was posted under category: Books

Mild Peril and Knocking Off Nigel

Thursday, January 15, 2009 19:58 25 Comments

I object to the increasing sanitisation of our culture: that they seem to think we need to be protected from offensive language, from films which may contain dark subject matter and so on. This is getting worse. Now, frequently when you buy a DVD, you encounter a number of things on the box. Firstly, there’s [...]

This was posted under category: TV/Film