Microsoft Songsmith has taken some flak for being the worst and most evil thing ever. But the clip below more than makes up for its sins. Mediocre near-forgotten Britpoppers Oasis, with their dull hit about some kind of wall... but TEKNO!
I really like Mock The Week; it's one of my favourite TV shows. Frankie Boyle is perhaps the best comic of the last 30 years; Dara O'Briain is hard to spell but excellent; Hugh Dennis was the funniest one in the Mary Whitehouse Experience and remains so; Russell Howard is remarkably entertaining for a small … Continue reading Worse than Nicholas
I'm normally good at trying, and even enjoying, weird and wonderful and mildly gross-looking foods. However, following a lunchtime experiment today, I can honestly say that this does not apply to jellied eels. I've already made arrangements to move away from East London in shame.
Buy sterling. Buy lots of sterling. 1.40 is an insanely low rate; anyone who believes it to be sustainable is, quite literally, mentally ill. (also, our banks are less fucked than yours; our government is just less dishonest than yours about it...)
Sad (and the best tribute ever). Happy: ...although this is better: ...and, as discussed previously, this is best:
Hooray for Obama's America. I don't have enormously high hopes that everything will become groovy, excellent, liberal, etc, and I know that the President's impact on what happens in the states is somewhat limited - but the fact that the Californians have taken a cop who shot a harmless, unarmed civilian, charged said cop with … Continue reading Yes we can
Waterfowl and planes don't mix very well.
Excellent-but-unreadable economist Willem Buiter pretty much agrees with me on the inevitable collapse of the dollar - although his timeframe is 2-5 years rather than my best guess of six months to 2 years. This will see the $/£ exchange rate going back to somewhere around 1.65. The interesting bit will be whether the changing … Continue reading That dollar collapse
I try and avoid these, because they're insanely geektastic. Nonetheless: a bunch of whining has gone on lately about failures on the trains, in the coldest and iciest week of the last 15 years. For most of today, the M1 was closed, for almost exactly the same reasons. Anyone who slates the former and not … Continue reading Very brief train post
I just voted for West Midlands creative networking blog Created In Birmingham as the Best UK Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards, and I'd urge you to do the same. No, I don't particularly care about the Brummie creative arts world (much as I love Napalm Death and Jasper Carrott...), but they're the entrant with … Continue reading Created in Birmingham