Worse than Nicholas

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

Yes we can

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

That dollar collapse

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

Very brief train post

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

Created in Birmingham

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