Archive for May, 2009

Hammer & Tickle

Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:20 17 Comments

Sometimes I am attracted to a book because of the cover. Sometimes I am attracted to a book because of the blurb on the back. Sometimes I am attracted to a book because I’ve read other stuff by the same author. In this specific case, I was attracted to this book because of the pun [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Reviews

Reportage: Enrique Tittle Tattle

Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

Newcastle’s Spanish left back, José Enrique, is apparently currently pondering a question which The Clash posed back in 1982… Should I stay or should I go?The Clash It would appear however, that either his mind has changed significantly over the course of only 22 minutes, or that various media sources are speculating and having fun [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Newcastle United, Oddities, Sport

Trial: Weekly Twitterings for 2009-05-30

Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

RT: @chickyog Where has your party stood on hounding the ‘benefit cheats’ -or asking us to grass them up? #sackdorries in reply to chickyog # @krishgm so far as I’m aware, she’s remaining on as his wife. I believe the de-selection process, should it be required, is called ‘divorce’ in reply to krishgm # [...]

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European Parliament: Voting for who?

Friday, May 29, 2009 14:00 6 Comments

Right, I’m not 100% sure how the MEPs voting thing works (I think, using the party list, you vote for a party, and what proportion of the votes they get determines how many MEPs they have) but for the North East, there are three MEPs up for election. Irrespective of how disillusioned someone may feel [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

Great Britons

Friday, May 29, 2009 7:20 2 Comments

You may have read that the BNP have produced a poem which is read out by their soft toy character Billy Brit. Billy Brit reads his poem, “Heroes”, about great white Britons from our history I thought this was a bit wrong, just as think a list singling out only great black Britons is equally [...]

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Kadir-Buxton Fisking

Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:20 35 Comments

Thanks to @bengoldacre for pointing me in the direction of this truly interesting chap, Andy Kadir-Buxton. My impression is that Andy is either a delusional fantasist, or a true genius who has contributed so much to the world already, and could potentially cure an awful lot of the world’s ills, if only people would act [...]

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

If it’s pink and meaty…

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:20 22 Comments

…it must be a diseased tongue, presumably. It’s time to see what spam has been washed into my filters recently. Learn to tipe online Hmm. My “tiping” may not be great (I’m a six finger, one thumb typist, although my typing speed is better than most non-trained people) but I reckon my spelling is ahead. [...]

This was posted under category: Scams & Spams

New Temptation: Alle Zeichen stehn auf Sturm

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:20 2 Comments

Back in “the day”, quite a long time ago now, I was a student. I used to do a lot of studenty things, which generally included staying up ridiculously late, then not actually getting out of bed until mid-afternoon. One of the other things I used to do was buy CDs. I still do buy [...]

This was posted under category: Music, Reviews

Relegation Trapdoor

Monday, May 25, 2009 7:20 14 Comments

Don’t you open that trap door, you’re a fool if you dare, Stay away from that trap door, cos there’s Barnsley down there. Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. No Alarms and No Surprises (get me outta here) With the exception of the brief aftermath of the Boro game, I’ve been thinking the team were [...]

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The Brody Bunch

Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:20 15 Comments

I quite often have a look through the links and sites of people who have commented on my site, as I have found some very interesting blogs — and people — in this manner before. One of the people who commented on my previous blog entry Nadine Dorries: The Witchhunt was a certain Councillor Jack [...]

This was posted under category: Funnies, Politics, Public Sector