Oh, one more thing about America…

We did watch a fair bit of telly while we were in the States, and occasionally I even managed to persuade Sal to stop watching another slice of E! True Hollywood Nonsense. On one of those rare occasions, we happened to stumble across a paid political advertisement on behalf of the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign. These ...

Land of the (Smoke) Free

The combined joys of jetlag and having to return to work immediately have so far prevented me from writing a proper account of our recent holiday in New York. I feel compelled to do so now, though, if only because if I wait any longer I will be reduced to simply posting a copy of ...

Land of the (carb) free

I’ll be writing a proper entry about our New York adventures when we get back, but for now, I couldn’t resist posting a quick update from the impressive interior of the beautiful beaux-arts New York Public Library on 42nd and Fifth. If only to add it to the mental list of “places I’ve blogged”. So ...

We know where you are

If you were wondering what to buy the stalker in your life, then why not give them the ability to track your every move with this new service from 192.com that tracks anyone’s mobile phone to within 100 metres for just a fiver a month (oh how I wish that someone with a sense of ...

Electric Cinema Dreams

I was heartily impressed by Sal’s ability to fall asleep yesterday evening during the zombie romantic comedy Shaun of The Dead (wonderfully housed on the InterWebNet at romzom.com). Those leather seats and footrests at the fabulous Electric cinema are mightily comfy, but it’s still no mean feat to nod off, however briefly, while a woman ...

RSS-tastic

Being a bit of a geek, I spent an hour or so yesterday setting up an RSS feed for the weblog. It’s something I have been meaning to do for ages now, and although I’ve got a few little things still to iron out, it does validate, and there’s a link on the left if ...

Who needs “Word of the Day”, when you have spam?

My spam email seems to be getting ever more bizarre by the minute. In what I presume is an attempt to defeat bayesian spam filters, the spamers are filling their emails with random obscure words. I just got a mortgage approval email with the subject heading “Re: bellicose voluble”, which almost sounds like it might ...

Addicted to text

As the updated reading list on the right of the screen will testify, I’ve been buying books again, even though I haven’t finished reading the last lot. Which is odd really, as I only went out last night to go to Sainsbury’s to pick up bread rolls and toilet duck (which might in itself sound ...

Hypothetical Situation (We are not at home to Mr Cockup)

Suppose you made a huge mess of the ticket selling arrangements for a major hypothetical music festival, and subsequently discovered that your woefully inadequate hypothetical ticketing system had issued hundreds (or thousands?) of duplicate ticket orders to unsuspecting ticket buyers. Suppose you then discovered that despite the entirely fictional event having officially “sold out”, you ...

Man has affair with woman

I don’t want to dwell on this non-news story, but I happened to click on the link to this story entirely because of the headline: Loos: ‘Becks Made Me Feel A Million Dollars’. For a split second I really wanted this to be an article about some literal money-stroking fetish, so I was very disappointed ...