Lily Fredricks On Wednesday night, we all went over to Lee and Zoe’s to meet the incredibly cute Lily Fredricks, their four-week-old baby girl, for the first time. Sadly, she was mostly asleep for the evening (presumably, given that there was clearly an acceptable level of attention being devoted to her by all these strange ...

David Blaine chubby Every now and again, I remember to check the stats to see what random search queries have lead people here over the last month or so. Most of the recent random hits have been from people trying to crack CD copy protection (to which I say: “click cancel, people, click cancel!”). But ...

After posting regularly for most of last week, you might have noticed that bloggage* has been somewhat slow this week. It’s not for want of things going on, though. There’s been all sorts happening to the people around me recently. Some of these things are the wonderful, life-affirming kind, but then I don’t think it’s ...

Elliott Smith: 1969 – 2003 I have just found out that Elliott Smith died on Tuesday from apparent suicide. I can’t believe it, actually. I was a huge fan, although I only saw him live the once at Glastonbury three years ago. I had to go to the new bands tent on my own to ...

Forgive me for coming over all NTK.net, but, bloody hell, Amazon got a shitty exchange rate when they converted their profit into Euros: Sales Growth: “Amazon reported a net profit of $16m (£9.5m; 13.7 euros), or 4 cents per share, for the three months to 30 September.” That’s $1.1M to the Euro…

Passengers are advised to use alternative routes just bloody well walk to work, ok? It occurred to me this morning, on my inadvertently circuitous route to work resulting from the Victoria and Northern lines both being broken, that this standard piece of London Underground advice is utterly pointless. It essentially equates to saying: “The such ...

Yesterday there was an elderly woman in front of me at the checkout in Waitrose buying 40 large beef-flavoured packets of Cesar dog food. It was most odd. She had two people helping her pack her bags (she also had a lot of other shopping, but it was the large quantity of dog food that ...

“Yay! One thing the world needs more of is young conservative women.” Oh look: Susan’s back. It must be so terrible for her to live in a country overrun with “rabid liberals” that so upset her with their opinions that don’t entirely match her own. You can find out more about some of the rabid ...

Subject: What If You Died Tomorrow? Is the subject heading of a spam email I just received. Unfortunately, as with most spam these days, the subject heading bears no relation to the contents of the mail (a devilishly intelligent trick, of course, as I for one will only buy that penis enlargement I’ve been after ...

I’m not quite sure how we ended up in London’s most overcrowded club (Brixton’s The Living) on Saturday night. Ok, that’s a lie, I know how we ended up there (I wasn’t that drunk… oh, actually, maybe I was: I did, after all subsequently have to be reminded that we’d got on the bus to ...