Archive for the ‘Memes’ Category

Talk Like A Pirate 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009 9:41 47 Comments

Ahoy there, ye scurvy swabs. Many of ye, me hearties, will already know that it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day today where ye has to talk in the pirate lingo as much as is possible. Anyone failin’ to talk like a proper swashbucklin’ buccaneer will find themselves consigned to Davy Jones’ Locker after [...]

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My Fifteen Books and Films

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

I was recently tagged by one of my friends on Facebook with a kind of a memey sort of a thing where I have to name fifteen books that I have read that will always stick with me, and also do the same thing for films that I’ve seen. In each case, we don’t have [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Memes, TV/Film

Talk Like A Pirate Early Warning

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:20 82 Comments

Don’t forget, September the 19th is officially Talk Like A Pirate Day. Please do consider blogging your pirate talk and there are a number of resources available to ensure that your talking like a pirate goes smoothly. If you don’t know your belayin’ from yer Avast, me hearties, you can head over to the Pirate [...]

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Twitter Sexuality Tester

Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:20 36 Comments

Now I have up to now been relatively assured of my own heterosexuality. I’m married, I have children, and I find women attractive in a way that I don’t find men. These to me are all indicators of heterosexuality (not the same thing as ‘predictors of beaconicity’, for any local government types). And as I [...]

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Twitter Addict

Monday, July 13, 2009 7:20 26 Comments

I came across one of those quizzes (created by The Oatmeal) designed to tell me how addicted to twitter I am. I’m not quite sure why the number of people who are following me, as opposed to the number of people I follow, is deemed to be a good indicator of this, although I maybe [...]

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Walshy’s Facebook Meme

Friday, March 27, 2009 7:20 2 Comments

I don’t tend to do ‘notes’ on Facebook, on the basis that it’s hard enough to find something to post about here every day and spending the time doing that, without ending up doing the same on Facebook as well. However, I was tagged in a Facebook meme and so feel kinda obliged to give [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, The Pickards

Test Your Personality

Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:30 25 Comments

I found Steve over at Very True Things had taken a personality test to see what sort of person he was. So natch, I had to give it a go. I failed, I only got 37%, so apparently I’ve not got a personality. Naah, just joshing chief, apparently I’m an ENTP, a visionary, although it [...]

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Chartroose’s Favourite Bands Meme (S to Z)

Friday, March 13, 2009 16:59 23 Comments

As per usual, and as I probably should have mentioned before, these selections of bands are based very much on the mood I happen to be in at the time. Asking the same question at a different time might well get an entirely different response. But on we must go, from S through to Z. [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, Music

Chartroose’s Favourite Bands Meme (J to R)

Saturday, March 7, 2009 0:07 7 Comments

Right, now where was I. Oh yes, my favourite bands. J is For … Apparently, Johnny Hates Jazz. Meanwhile, Jack dislikes both Jazz and Johnny Hates Jazz. There’s a few in here which have some resonance for me: when you’re in the need of a Metal Meltdown, Judas Priest can supply that for you: Elton [...]

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…by the corrupt few

Friday, March 6, 2009 0:45 37 Comments

Thanks to Paul Canning for this one. This is my band Anchisaurus’s debut album “…by the corrupt few”. I think it looks very much like I’m a heavy metal/thrash outfit. But then again, Anchisaurus. Maybe prog metal. Here’s your route to Top Of The Pops: Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random” or click The first [...]

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