Archive for December, 2009

Decade Bug: Consultancy Services Available

Thursday, December 31, 2009 7:40 40 Comments

Some of you may remember that, ten years ago, there was some concern that all of the computers in the world would crash, melt down, catch ahad, and generally civilisation would come crashing to a halt, and there would be gangs roaming the streets in a post-apocalyptic future with only Max Rockatansky to stand between [...]

This was posted under category: Funnies, Technology

Decade Meme

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 19:08 24 Comments

Inspired by the Very True Things Decade Meme, here’s what I’ve been up to over the last ten years. 2000 Second year of employment in a local authority, second year of living in the first house I’d actually owned (well, more of it was owned by the mortgage provider than me, but you know what [...]

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:47 6 Comments

“Too Long, Didn’t Read”. I am, now and again, accused of writing too much. This is primarily because I don’t structure these blog posts to take up a specific amount of time to read, or words to fill. I start because there’s something I want to say, I talk about it, and then when I’m [...]

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**** The World, I Wanna Get Rich

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 7:11 4 Comments

Also known as the Copenhagen Summit. I’m not going to go into the scientific evidence for man-made global warming here. I’ve read arguments from both sides, and for me the crucial factor is that the vast majority of scientists, while they might disagree about the amount of man-made global warming, all seem to think that [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Politics, Ranting, Science

Graceless In Defeat

Monday, December 21, 2009 9:22 22 Comments

When someone loses in some sort of a contest, it is generally deemed appropriate for them to say something positive about the other team. It doesn’t even have to be particularly gushing: “We might not have got the rub of the green today, but that’s not to take anything away from team X who played [...]

This was posted under category: Music, Newcastle United, Ranting, Sport

Politics, Sport and Sexuality

Saturday, December 19, 2009 13:24 16 Comments

I’ve covered the issue of homophobia in football before in quite some detail, and so was interested today to see someone in another sport come out as being openly gay. This is the former British Lion Gareth Thomas, who is something of a high-profile player (ninth highest ever test try scorer) even if at 35, [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Newcastle United, Politics, Sport

Thursday Joke: Marriage isn’t a word, it’s a sentence

Thursday, December 17, 2009 16:20 3 Comments

My wife says I’m nosy. Well, strictly speaking she didn’t say I’m nosy, but that’s certainly what she wrote in her diary… Fred and George are in the pub, and just as it’s approaching last orders, Fred says he has to phone for a taxi. When he returns, George is incredulous — “a taxi? But [...]

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Buying In The Name Of…

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:30 3 Comments

Okay, I’m a curmudgeonly scrote who can’t be doing with these ‘reality’ TV shows. I can’t really be doing with the production line pop churned out by the X-factor, Britain’s Got Talent. Personally I think the question the nation should be asking is How Do We Solve A Problem Like Simon Cowell. In what may [...]

This was posted under category: Music

Spamalot: I would have dumped her the first time, mate…

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:35 No Comments

So I just got a call from my girl friend that she has been fucking around with my uncle!!! So like any angry boy friend I have choosen to share every naked photo I have of her to the internet. I have downloaded the pics…Spammer To start with, I think you mean uploaded. Downloaded would [...]

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God Error Chucking

Monday, December 14, 2009 7:02 22 Comments

A couple of examples of high-quality articles from over the weekend, which again suggests to me that perhaps certain organisations need better poof reading… Firstly, here’s the Observer online: Championship Barnsley 1 Colace 53 Scunthorpe 1 Hayes 58 David Hopps at Oakwell, Saturday 12 December 2009 20.09 GMT The other membersof the Championship’s top [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Oddities, Sport