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

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

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

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-06

RT @DrSamuelJohnson The Tory sees the BBC as a Nest of Whigs, the Whig sees it as a Nest of Tories, when 'tis a Nest of FOPS # Conjecture: if someone's been dead over 5 years, then IT'S ANCIENT HISTORY JUST FUCKING LET IT GO. See: Lockerbie, Chappaquiddick, etc. # Half a day more work. … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-06

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-30

Chris Grayling is halfwit http://bit.ly/RQQwb #Britainisntbrokenyouridiculousjokers # Blimey, the right-whingers are going mental at Kennedy's death. I reckon "40 years political service" outweighs "once crashed a car" # The phrase "I'm not being funny" is almost invariably correct. # Early night w00t # Complete this sentence: "Fraser Nelson is the new ...." # Anton Vowl … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-30

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-23

The Awl is brilliant (www.theawl.com) - and no, I'm not getting paid to say that # The staff of my local Pret have all gone on a jolly to New York, and been replaced by equally enthusiastic, but less ept, stand-ins. # CO2 emissions aside, I strongly approve of big co's sending baristas and sandwichmakers … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-23

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-16

Top tip: if the only wine in the house is undrinkably foul & white, and you're out of Creme de Cassis, mix with Ribena for a Value Kir # Top tip #2: pork marinaded in port, soy, vinegar and mustard is almost as good as using red wine. #hopingmailordercasearrivestomorrow # Rule of thumb: anything the … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-16

See #15 for my judgement

I gave you all an extra few days, but you still failed. NRG got 1.5 and neither was the obvious Kinks example, so he wins a Babylon Zoo album. Email details and I'll post it. Meanwhile, Anton gets the cash alternative to two Babylon Zoo albums, which is being hit round the head with a … Continue reading See #15 for my judgement

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-09

I backed a horse that came in at ten to one. unfortunately it was running in the 1130 #oldjokesfornogoodreason # (yes, I know that slating alcohol marketing isn't normally how I roll, but the JW ad was fucking egregious) # Sometimes I forget ppl like @hematuria and @anattendantlord are many hrs ahead, and briefly assume … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-08-09

Lyric translation quiz – WIN BIG PRIZES

Someone's built a website that translates phrases repeatedly into Japanese and back until the phrase stays the same in both languages. So, for a Crazy Friday Competition, I fed in a bunch of lyrics - pretty much all indie/rock stuff from the 1960s through to the 2000s, if that helps - and you have to … Continue reading Lyric translation quiz – WIN BIG PRIZES