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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-08

  • is now departing Chhatrapati Shivaji International on Jet Airways (India) Powered by Lufthansa – http://myskystatus.com/ #
  • Comment WIN: "Melanie Phillips would accuse her husband of anti-semitism if he didn't do the dishes on time" http://bit.ly/1j1DHn #
  • RT @dontgetfooled Monbiot on the crucial, oft-misunderstood, distinction between being a skeptic and being a sucker: http://bit.ly/f79s5 #
  • New weapon in war on terror: BEARS! http://bit.ly/2G5tui #
  • Things I'm enjoying this evening: @fakeapstylebook, and @nosemonkey's post-Lisbon apocalyptica #
  • Apparently Apple have launched the iPhone in China for usd1000 with no wifi. That's, erm, heroic #
  • Can't believe eejits in India still boycotting #Dow, which bought Union Carbide's assets years after the Bhopal disaster: http://tr.im/E5uV #
  • Yes, I know BNSF is freight RT @gilescoren Warren Buffett has spent $34bn on a railway company. So EVERY carriage will be a buffett carriage #
  • "I've no clue what Network Solutions does or how domain names work, but that won't stop me writing about them" http://tinyurl.com/yl8d9ez #
  • "The white working class have very real concerns" #thingsracistssay #
  • EUrabia. Dhimmitude. The Gates Of Vienna. Islamofascist #thingsracistssay #
  • RT @duckorange #thingsracistssay "Gordon Clown's ZaNu LieBore Broken Britain" #
  • RT @averyps "Why can't we have a white officers' police association? Where's the Music of White Origin awards?" #thingsracistssay #
  • This could, and should, be the basis for a new reality TV show: http://bit.ly/1mXEm9 #
  • In vile mood. Got to get up at 5am for a flight, it's almost 10pm now and 2 hours before I can finish work *scowl* #
  • Racing down unfinished road at 6am on 4h sleep: not good. Home in 12 hours: 'king AWESOME #
  • Pissing on poppies poor show, but *jail*? http://bit.ly/viivC Isn't that the sort of thing we were fighting against…? #
  • is now departing Chennai Airport on British Airways Powered by Lufthansa – http://myskystatus.com/ #
  • BACK IN DA UK. Contemplating checking the microphone, but probably won't. #
  • sheer genius – RT @fakeapstylebook To describe more than one octopus, use sixteentopus, twentyfourtopus, thirtytwotopus, and so on. #
  • I'd sooner burn an actual Damian Thompson: http://is.gd/4O2hE (via @dontgetfooled) #
  • I've signed up, have you? http://www.greateudebate.com/order/ – I'm especially looking forward to forewords by T Kavanagh and F Forsyth… #
  • Do people who use terms like AmeriKKKa or the EUSSR really not understand how stupid it makes them look? Or just don't care…? #
  • Struggling to see why Merrick upset re S Mann – http://bit.ly/2KEN1N – Eq Guinea one of Africa's vilest regimes, so no biggie if overthrown #
  • If he'd been overthrowing an (even vaguely) democratic or liberal government, *that* would actually matter #
  • jetlag, evil hangover *and* a cold. thanks, fate, for bestowing these all on me simultaneously. #
  • wanna go home, but scared of the cold and the tube… #
  • (that's temperature-cold, not aforementioned ill-cold. although latter probably a factor in fear of former) #
  • Thanks, rememberance, etc, to those who fought to save us in WW2 #
  • …and entire 'meh' to those who were paid to do pointless and irrelevant fighting subsequently #
  • Nick Cohen article *epitomises* the unthinking, economically illiterate side of lefty thought: http://bit.ly/2eVK0we #
  • Irrelevant crap about Glass-Steagall? CHECK. Quote from egregious Richard Murphy? CHECK. #
  • I feel *sorry* for ww1 victims, but not *grateful* as whole shebang entirely pointless #
  • Oops, Cohen piece should be http://bit.ly/2eVK0w #
  • RT @ismitim: On twitter "Social media guru" is code for guy that pretends he's a 15 y/o girl on myspace (via @chrissiem) #
  • On Cohen piece, didn't mean to imply all lefty economic thought illiterate – rather, there is a particular strain that it exemplifies #
  • …and while Cohen is a tit, it's hard to deny that he's left-ish rather than right-ish. #
  • Piece daft because: 1) Glass-Steagall has 0 bearing on current crisis (most banks that failed were pure i-banks or pure retail banks) #
  • 2) R Murphy's research mostly hokey nonsense; 3) whole piece an attempt to exculpate craven politicians through whataboutery #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-01

  • A good piece on sensible-debate versus actual-politics from Andrew R, based on real science: http://bit.ly/14vR5W #
  • Remote nowhere was excellent, incidentally. All foreign phone roaming disabled, so absolutely no outside-worldery impinging on anything. #
  • Not a huge J Carr fan, but he's right here (and funny) and his critics are idiots: http://bit.ly/3PlBgp #
  • S Fry leaving twitter is 3rd-top story on BBC. Say *what*? #
  • /What the hell motivates climate change denialistidiots? Is it just blind contrarianism, or do they actually *want* to destroy the world #
  • I wish the right-wing party set to win the next election was made up of Economist writers, instead of idiots: http://bit.ly/3m18xu #
  • Things I dislike, from either side of the political spectrum: the casual equation of "feminist" and "puritan". e.g. http://bit.ly/2arVvy #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-25

  • Weird lurker Cruise, you are wrong: the Lulu & The Lampshades song is properly lovely, and you have no sense of joy or sweetness #
  • is now departing London Heathrow on British Airways Powered by Lufthansa – http://myskystatus.com/ #
  • Forsaking night out in Hyderabad with former colleagues (now vaguely-sister-company types) in favour of work and sleep. LAME #
  • …in which jetlag catches up with me. Utterly pole-axed, and it's only midday. #
  • Is there a hashtag for "I hate Royal Mail's management, but don't care about posties or whether their obsolete service continues to exist"? #
  • Maybe #unionrightsneedtobedefendedevenwhentheworkersinquestionarecompletelyuseless? #
  • bored in India airport so going thru old txt msgs. #
  • My favourite so far is "Gone 2 meet icelanders after all. If u fancy collecting theremin, post office card & my credit card on dining table" #
  • …and it's 100% truth not euphemism/metaphor/nickname. #
  • Latest exciting airline innovation: handing out card labelled "lounge card" which doesn't actuallly get you into lounge. #
  • drinks with my dad. discovered that messrs Griffin & Winner are alumni of his college. mine are Tolkien & Kristofferson. Not sure who wins #
  • top 5 crazy welshmen: dr william price; gruff rhys; howard marks; dylan thomas; owain glyndyr #
  • Non-UK tweeters (inspired by @themanwhofell's comedy reviews), is Peep Show widely shown outside these shores? #
  • Mmm, sunshine, sea view, next week off… shame I have to do LOADS OF BASTARDING WORK this afternoon, then. #
  • Restaurants: maintain an air of exclusivity by having a website solely in Flash & no-text PDFs, so you don't show up on Google #toptips #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of Q #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of M #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of E #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of [Mr] T #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of [Baby] P #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of [Ali] G #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of H #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of K #
  • #oneletteroffmovies The Story Of [John] B #
  • Have I won yet? #
  • "I was a member of *an* Al-Qaeda, and an almost entirely non-violent one" #latetothegriffinparty #
  • Anyone got the gen on why ex-NuLab Andy Neather is telling BNP-ish lies in the Telegraph http://bit.ly/2Whh6N – pitching for Tory job? #
  • Note to 'very real WWC concerns' eejits: tougher immigration controls mean that *the BNP have won*, even if Griffin remains a derided oaf #
  • Ghetto = 'place where nearly everyone's the same race'. No borough in London is a ghetto. The closest is Havering, which is 95% one race #
  • Voodoo poll by nasty Puritans: do your bit and vote 'no': http://bit.ly/fz1xQ #
  • Bleedin' hell, the appalling Fraser Nelson is now promoting AIDS denialism: http://bit.ly/18AWM4 #
  • Missed this story – http://bit.ly/X69qg – I've previously blogged re: no evidence of forced sex trafficking in UK, good to see it confirmed #
  • outside a third world airport in the middle of the night waiting for my sister to clear customs. this still beats #xfactor #
  • Off to absolutely nowhere for a week: http://bit.ly/3lJ5bk #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-18

  • now using MySkyStatus – http://MySkyStatus.com/ #
  • Duncan Bannatyne: prick – http://bit.ly/FkAyr #
  • "I agree with C Hitchens that champagne among 4 most overrated things in the world, with lobster, picnics and anal sex" http://bit.ly/1pD6n8 #
  • (note to self: do not go on a champagne and lobster picnic with C Hitchens) #
  • New rule of thumb: anyone who uses the term "simples" is an idiot who can safely be ignored and/or horsewhipped #
  • Denying Poles' involvement in Holocaust isn't as bad as Holocaust denial, but still pretty vile: http://bit.ly/Hto4o #yayFry #booCesarani #
  • disappointed to miss @herring1967's live solo podcast, and this is my last Monday in the UK for 3 weeks. eh well, fun night anyway #
  • my cleaner charges gbp45pw = gbp2340pa for 2-bed flat. agree with @krishgm on this. #thescandalistheincompetencenottheexpenses #
  • In case you aren't following @realnickgriffin, do. NB 'real' may be artistic license #
  • delighted to see the planib #
  • delighted to see libel laws protecting fine #trafigura folk vs implication they may be callous bastards who'd let Africans die for a few $ #
  • Injunctions evil. Civil law shld be 'you did this, it hurt J Bloggs, pay him some $', not 'you might do this, but you'll get jail if you do' #
  • Alex Massie great, eg http://bit.ly/QY81H – but only matter of time b4 Speccie notice he's not identikit Bufton-Tufton & fire him #Trafigura #
  • Finally, an area where Tory policy is unequivocally better than Labour's: http://www.nfrnonline.com/item/949/23/5/3 #stillnotvotingforem #
  • Check out "Let's Gag Carter-Ruck" on Oct 15th. RSVP at http://twvt.us/gagcarterruck #gagCarterRuck #twvt #trafigura #
  • RT @chickyog #trafigura is trending. #
  • Haha, nice: RT @LonelyWonderer Are British libel laws #toxic and should we give a #CarterRuck ? http://bit.ly/3tBM9y #trafigura #
  • RT @PressGazette Guardian gagged from reporting Parliament http://bit.ly/2fMMOs #
  • If you pay a 3rd-world co' to do something and they don't, is it necessarily your fault – or is that a bit of a colonialist assumption? #
  • That part of original Grauniad piece also a bit ropey: http://tr.im/BC9v "unqualified local man" had a government hazardous waste license #
  • …none of which excuses the gagging attempts, obviously. Oh, and nice to see Carter-Ruck trending #trafigura #
  • It isn't illegal to buy booze and *give* it to kids, only to *sell* it to them. Disturbing that booze retailers don't understand the law #
  • RT @chickyog I'd like the whole world to know about my blog. How much do Carter-Ruck charge for an injunction? #trafigura #
  • RT @mrjohnwilkes "You, Sir! Will you with me come to Westminster and fight 'pon the matter of LIBERTY?" #trafigura #
  • RT @nickjbarlow Guardian front page now mentioning #Trafigura and Paul Farrelly – Carter-Ruck now known as specialists in epic legal fail #
  • Does anyone still care about MP expenses? I mean, actually just not want the whole pointless, annoying saga to bugger off #
  • Anyone care to make a defence *in principle* of injunctions? What's wrong with just applying damages in civil cases? #
  • I like this, and suspect it's 90% true: http://bit.ly/OURNC #
  • I hear that @jonnelledge is tipped to be chief photo editor for Playgirl #
  • The Wehrmacht. They lost the war, now they've lost us the quiz #
  • Always listen to your PRs, not your lawyers – Pottinger-Bell was not behind Trafigura's decision to take legal action – http://bit.ly/2u509B #
  • Well, always listen to your PRs on stuff you're doing for PR, which includes libel. On H&S/employment law, always listen to your lawyers… #
  • Iraq. We're not there. We were there once (all-party-endorsed). We also held Calais. Relevance to any current debate is…? #
  • (reference to Afghan debate noted. But saying 'XXX voted for Iraq -> XXX is a war criminal' is moronic, unless XXX is actually Dick Cheney.) #
  • Some Yanks build phones that are nearly as good as Taiwanese ones from 2 years ago: why is this BBC news? http://bit.ly/3afuDD #
  • RT @antonvowl: The penny drops for Londoners. Hilarious straw haired buffoon, great, but right here's where you start paying… #
  • If Parliament were to pass a Bill of Attainder against Adam Tudor, it'd be hard to oppose it… http://bit.ly/2OnXjS #
  • Officious Tube twunt needs fired – please RT: http://bit.ly/1Bwqq7 (via @LDN) #
  • RT @rblandford: http://bit.ly/2cCQJ7 Read this, then RT. Let's see if Twitter can bring down a homophobic Daily Mail columnist. #janmoir #
  • "Mark Speight's death strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of straight partnerships" #janmoir #
  • Just got given a free subscription to the Staggers. Huzzah! #
  • Rude-Tube-man Internet WIN: http://bit.ly/ROw7G #
  • Pub gossip: "that go-go dancer who owned the Spanish kebab shop is now in the Taliban". WIN #
  • That last tweet was courtesy of @thebuddhasmiled by the way #
  • I was planning to get up, but flatmate seems to be watching Coronation Street -> staying in bed appeals #
  • Does a point need missing? Does ignorant bigotry need spouted? Just call Frank Fisher http://bit.ly/jInVh #
  • liam gallagher is in the pub. he's smoking a fag and looking like a grumpy twat #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-11

  • Inbound plane has finally landed. So if nothing else goes wrong we'll only be 5 hours late #
  • Something else went wrong, so we were 5h45m late despite some heroic high-speed flying. Better get some bloody compo #
  • Poor red pandas, destined forever to disappoint people who click headlines about them #
  • like lionel blair, kate bush, keith bin laden, etc #
  • Ah, London. I love going to India, it makes our infrastructure seem amazing. Suspect Austria trip tomorrow will have opposite effect #
  • Slightly misleading of BBC to say 'no individual was prosecuted': the driver who caused it was killed! http://bit.ly/cALI0 #
  • …and it's the end of my 39-hour day. Feel strangely energised. #
  • And it's another trip to LHR, this time to lecture Austrians on interior furniture. #
  • The wireless is free in Vienna Airport, and the beers are only €4.75 a half-litre. Congratulations, Austrians, on your lack of thievery. #
  • unequivocally, @PennyRed is wasted on blogging. Someone give her a columnist gig, please: http://bit.ly/1XXJSv #
  • Can access all media via mobile, except work email. If I had less to do, this'd be a Good Thing. #
  • just passed the Number 1 Fetish Shop. I suppose that's less horrific than the Number 2 Fetish Shop… #teutonicstereotypes #
  • Also passed the Hotel Goldenes Einhorn. wonder if they're affiliated? #
  • I hope she gets masses of compo: http://bit.ly/BOZy9 – although sadly the court can't order tabloid editors birched #
  • Evening now involves rather more working than previously planned. #tretcherusbasterds #
  • "This is a memorial to the soldiers of the Soviet Army who died in 1945 to free Austria" #unconventionalhistory #
  • What's wrong with drinking champagne, FFS? Does recession really mean we all need to become hair-shirted Methodists…? #
  • Wahey, it's *another* tedious puritanism scandal! http://bit.ly/itW04? #
  • Why on earth did Powers That Be decide to run LHR trains to suburban nowhere, rather than central London? #
  • And yes, Mr IK Brunel also scores a Massive Fail for that one. #
  • Cab driver listening to TalkSport. Consensus among callers is that England should be given World Cup because Premiership is quite good #
  • Not entirely sure whether they mean hosting, or just awarded-by-default. I suspect both. #
  • I hate Camden. And cabs. And general travelling whilst my friends have fun at my house. #curmudgeon #
  • I particularly hate cab drivers who're polite to other traffic. You're doing this on my time, so I shld get to choose who you let thru. #
  • …which is nobody, unless they've a blue light on the roof. #
  • Fafblog, making all other political commentary obsolete since 2003: http://bit.ly/18cFyL #
  • Amused by, but unable to comment on for professional reasons, one of the current most-Twittered stories by UKmeeja types #
  • "Oxford slips in international university ranking as Asian rivals 'snap at heels" http://bit.ly/w8Efd …except that # Asians in Top 20 = 0 #
  • Bleg time: pls to send me a Wave invite #googlewave #
  • Ways to deter fighting for digital rights: RT @Openrightsgroup Fight for digital rights and get free Cory Doctorow novel http://is.gd/46NDg #
  • RT @quincytweetz I would have sold my brown cow for a beanstalk, too. #
  • Richly deserved RT @benlocker Delighted to see old people on train were so busy slagging off teenagers that they missed their stop. #
  • Listening to Neil Hannon's delightful Casanova. I miss political sex scandals. One of the few plusses of the next lot is we might have some #
  • I love the way halloumi squeaks when you eat it. I've never tried a live mouse kebab, but I'd give it a go… #
  • Hahahaha: RT @libcon Article:: TaxPayers' Alliance's director doesn't pay UK tax http://bit.ly/EchjW #
  • I like this: RT @alaindebotton The secret life of airline meals: http://bit.ly/LFZAI #
  • Shorter Hugo Rifkind: "Harold Shipman lives next door, so it doesn't really matter if I bump off the occasional granny" http://bit.ly/qbMaq #
  • Wow. Piccalilli and pastrami on toast makes a surprisingly excellent breakfast. Almost ready to face the pub… #
  • It's amazing how 28-days-later even Z2 London can look at 8am on a Sunday… #
  • "and out with the kegs of eau de vie" #
  • Peep Show excellent; 4OD abysmal. Not convinced overall re merits of merging C4 w/BBC, but if it got Peep Show on iPlayer I'd be all for it. #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-04

  • Much left-web sillyness re Polanski. If you think 'rejected prosecution accusation' = 'fact it's reasonable to assert', go read the Mail… #
  • Joy in heaven over 1 sinner who repents? RT @antonvowl Sun Hillsborough disgrace was before it backed Labour. They should've complained then #
  • It's amusing, for some values thereof, to know that most lib-bloggers would happily have committed Oscar Wilde to jail… #
  • (it being unequivocally established that Mr W was a fan of teenage boys. Yes, they *might* have all been 16+) #
  • Enough of that. I'm sure the next moral panic'll be some Daily Wail nonsense we can all agree on. #
  • meanwhile, "a commission has determined Georgia started last year's war". I await their findings on bears, Popes. #
  • Why is "estate agents in Dungeness focus on nature park not power station" a headline story on BBC World Service news? #bears #Pope #
  • "committed suicide" = "bad person"; "took own life" = good-ish person #tritedocumentaryconventions #
  • Quite up for a beer with @mrpower next time he's Darn Sarf. Wanna hear his I Hated Them Then Too take on more 70s icons, in over 140 chars #
  • Is it the NME Awards tonight? – RT @realnickgriffin sitting down to watch the MOWOs #
  • Didn't my tweet last PM "He's a filthy old man who had sex with a young girl, shouldn't have, and should be punished for it" make it clear? #
  • Time to make "Asian Babes Hotline" ad! RT @kingblues: BNP freephone number 0800 0086191, every call will cost them (via @Ladymcscamp) #
  • A quiet night in Hyderabad. Like every night in Hyderabad, in fact. #
  • Celebrating Gandhi's birthday with a beer and some meat. #culturalinsensitivity #
  • Right. Work done, B3TA read, bedtime it is. Terrifying trendy Mumbaikaar clubbing tomorrow, apparently. #
  • Met some interesting vendors of posh-looking custom solar panels. Ideal for the Cameroonite in your life… #
  • Don't let the door hit you on your way out, dear: http://bit.ly/6KqWP #
  • Against my better judgement, being roped into Facebook-based farm games. #thingstodoonarainyIndianSunday #
  • Dear God, this is awful even by their standards: http://bit.ly/ei2ZX (via, like, everyone) #
  • Ooh yeah: http://bit.ly/1tkgJl – #newsportsfor2010 #
  • I save them for women's beach volleyball, myself: RT @sarabedford Watching X Factor to find out the finalists. Got the tissues ready! #
  • Actually quite glad to be in a developing-world airport and not in front of telly tonight #xfactor #
  • …especially as said airport has become appreciably more developed in the last 6 months. 30 mins entrance-to-lounge good by any standard #
  • No upgrade tho. Again. Next regular-long-haul-flights job, J-class goes in the contract… #
  • Mumbai Sapphire and tonic truly is drink of gods. didn't have anything like enough gin this summer #
  • "I Drove All Night": sweet love song when by Cindi Lauper, creepy rapist song by Roy Orbison, crime against humanity by Celine Dion. #
  • And people suggest the BBC is *left*-biased? http://bit.ly/4ej88x – repetition as fact of Cameron's lies #
  • Things that I am in: uncomfortable cramped chair surrounded by strangers. Things that I'm not in: aeroplane. #
  • Places that aeroplane is not in: here. Places that aeroplane is in: the air, having previously landed in the wrong bloody city #
  • Things that I am not: pleased. #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-27

  • This is true, but not how he suggests RT @tygerland You think you can write, then you read AA Gill and you consider alternative careers #
  • I like this: http://bit.ly/4ydwzI – good to be reminded that GB is popular abroad, despite ignorant witch-hunting domestically #
  • "You should update Adobe Flash Player right now" – no, I'll update it whenever I so choose. It should be illegal for software to hector you #
  • Almost impressed by VC of Buckingham University: it's a rare skill to actually live in 2009 academia whilst believing you're in Lucky Jim #
  • Last chaise longue "nervous": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8273396.stm #
  • Fantastic lunch burrito. Why aren't http://www.chilango.co.uk an enormous Londonwide chain already? #
  • Wine and pork: the best hangover cure in the world, ever. #
  • Feel ignorant. Have just discovered "Like Someone In Love" is jazz classic, not Bjork original #
  • What's Bjork up to these days, anyway? Quirky songs need recorded and photographers hit. #
  • Yes, indeed – RT @Nosemonkey The Swiss are dicks: http://bit.ly/78I28 #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-20

  • Just caught up on the Adebayor stuff. As is often the case, football confuses me. #
  • Stamping on Persie's face v bad, victory dance in front of Gooner fans hilarious – but he seems to be getting most stick for the latter #
  • Bloody rain. Actually, bloody rain would be far better than the watery rain that's currently about #
  • Keys. They're shit. See also: flatmates being on holiday is shit; supposedly cheap London hotels are shit #
  • Reunited with keys. O frabjous day. #
  • I endorse this sentiment: RT @quantick My hangover is so bad I just shouted at it. #
  • The posh deli at St Pancras wants gbp3 for a bottle of Sam Smiths IPA. It's less than that in the pub, ffs… #
  • ?!?!?!?: http://twitpic.com/i8ayg (via @catdonn) #
  • Another day, another moronic 'scientist' trying to destroy childhood: http://bit.ly/T2r69 #
  • Disagree with @libcon on B Scotland http://bit.ly/DxHSq – nowt wrong with employing illegals, but ministers shld follow their own silly laws #
  • The pub opposite Archway station has a big sign up advertising that it cashes cheques for commission. Is it me, or is that kinda sad? #
  • A superb piece of historical context from the Economist re Islamophobic scaremongering – http://tinyurl.com/lhajft #
  • Earliest Sat night EVAH. Am officially lame. Nice to be in own bed for once tho. #
  • RT @drsamueljohnson Mister BAIRD'S Idiot-Lantern makes a Buffoon of every Man, esp. when enact'd by fellow Scotchman COLTRANE #
  • The only alternative to Frog a la Peche is even worse: Peche a la Frog #
  • If anyone isn't watching @james_blue_cat livetweet the midsomer murders in french, they should be #
  • Peep Show 6.1 quite surprisingly good. 4OD player really quite dreadful. Why do people who aren't the BBC have to make decent telly? #
  • (and yes, I know that Peep Show is pretty much the sole .uk example of people who aren't the BBC making decent telly) #

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What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-13

  • Made 2359 Stansted Express off 2330 Ryanair arrival. Yay speed-walking and ruthlessness #
  • In the town where I was born, just long enough for the train to stop and start again. Maybe one day I'll get out & see what it's like #
  • just moved to new office. sadly a) is building site b) nearby train station is building site c) nearby Tube station is building site & shut. #
  • However, when works are finished in 2011 all will be wonderful #
  • am juvenilely amused by the overlap of responses between @cathelliott and @antonvowl #
  • Doctors 'can bugger off': http://tinyurl.com/n45qkp #
  • Dammit, I thought I'd escaped from Orange: http://tinyurl.com/m3vm7z #
  • "Army makes safe 600lb border bomb" http://bit.ly/Xnsmy – I'm not sure the Army should really be making bombs, but I'm glad they're safe #
  • "Boyle edges closer to porno" – having read the headline, I was very relieved by the content: http://bit.ly/L4h2Z #
  • Apple are fantastic, but Safari is actually the worst browser I've ever used. It makes IE look Excellent. C'mon Google, Mac Chrome NOW. #
  • Fuck. Need to be in Bristol in 1h20m. Still in bed. Sceptical this will work. #
  • On train back from Bristol having visited 2 old friends and a v new one. A good day. #
  • Presumptious of me to call someone not yet capable of sitting up 'friend'; she may decide to hate me once able to formulate opinions… #
  • There is, quite literally, nothing better than the second (metaphorical) side of Abbey Road. If you think there is, you're mistaken. #
  • Finished The Corner. War on Some Drugs v depressing. Then read daft 'evil bankers' piece from R. Nader. Ignorance of lefties v depressing. #
  • Authoritarian nonsense, driven by the Nazi tendencies of the lower-middle-classes, is why we're screwed. The bankers are an irrelevance. #
  • See: grog. Legal, enjoyed by almost everyone, Paul Walsh doesn't shoot anyone, all fine. Admittedly, tis also in the puritan twunts' sights #
  • Meanwhile the bankers have given us a decade of cheap entertainment, followed by one year of rubbishness, all at the expense of the Chinese #
  • Compared to the puritans, they're Solomon and Santa Claus rolled into one #
  • Annoyed I'm following @quincytweets already, a Twitter poem (twoem?) would be qualitative. #
  • I was hoping #DavidCookRocks was some kind of crack fiend anthem, but apparently it's just appreciative of a lame Pop Idol singer #
  • Headphone review tweets from @tygerland reminding me why I stopped reading What Hi-Fi… #
  • …and yes, Twitter is a radically stupid medium for trying to express complex ideas. Back to my book & whisky… #
  • Do physicists call higher dimensions "branes" out of deference to N Molesworth? String theory def makes my brane hurt. #
  • Why is Ian Rankin the UK's most successful crime author, and Christopher Brookmyre, erm, not? Edinburgh more glam than Glasgie, is it…? #
  • "Scotland is beautiful. It's also cold, cruel and unforgiving if you don't treat it with respect" – this is why I like Scots birds^H^Hwomen #
  • Depressed by the tweets of people who've achieved things today. I've reheated some pasta and eaten a passionfruit. #
  • I suppose my liver has probably been working fairly hard. Well done it. #
  • I might have a kebab later, depending on whether I can face leaving the house. In the meantime I'm watching downloaded eps of Fist of Fun #
  • When I saw Fist of Fun 14 years ago, I assumed that at 30 I'd be a famous and successful comedian and writer like @richardherring #
  • Although looking on the bright side, I'm about as likely to get my own TV show as he is… #
  • Nice kebab or horrible pizza? Latter involves not leaving house or spending money. But is horrible. #
  • If only I had a servant I could despatch to the kebab establishment. And borrow money from. #
  • I made it to the kebab shop. I had a large kofte. It was excellent. Then I watched some Anthony Bourdain. #
  • Achievements for day: left house, put on dishwasher, cut nails. Hooray for six billion years of evolution. #

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