Celebs on the South Bank Pt 2

And this lunchtime I went out to Borough Market to see a celebrity buy some fish. It was art, apparently. The celebrity in question was Jude Law, and he was there to re-enact this as part of an art piece called The World As A Stage. I have to say that the re-enactment didn’t look ...

Celebs on the South Bank Pt 1

So yesterday I was walking back from Borough Market at lunchtime with my Flour Power brownie and sandwich in hand, when I spotted some people collecting money for charity with slightly amateur looking handwritten signs saying something about Anne Widdecombe having been arrested. And now I find out (via londonist) that this was all a ...

“Don’t Listen To Him, He’s Had Two Duvels” [*]

So the other Friday, I made my best stab at slipping out of the office at half four, as subtly as you can when you’re laden down with bags and wearing a big winter coat, and made my way north on a surprisingly quiet Northern line. Sal and I were off to Bruges for the ...

What’s The Scam?

I seem to get more and more misdirected emails these days. I’m not talking about proper spam, but rather what seem to be real emails that were intended for a different Matt: for example, there’s the Central Indiana Christian Songwriters’ Association who email me every now and again inviting me down to open mic nights ...

“The End of Homeopathy”

My output on these pages might have dwindled recently to little more than the occasional photograph or screenshot and the most minimal of commentary, but I don’t normally stoop to the level of just linking to stuff that other people have written. I’m making an exception today, though, because I want to link to Ben ...

Basic Maths

So there’s this London radio station, right. And they happen to be running a competition at the moment in which they are asking their listeners to do their marketing for them (well, they already ask their listeners to pick the records, so this isn’t such a great leap–presumably they will soon be outsourcing all remaining ...

File Under “Dumb Britain”

We had salmon for dinner last night. I was both relieved and amused to read the allergy advice… Always read the label, kids. [Busy. Can't Stop. Proper blog with words and paragraphs and everything coming soon, promise...]

Trick Question?

I was just doing one of those YouGov surveys that they send to me from time to time. Um. I’m not quite sure how to answer that last question, though… Anyone? (I don’t know if I “thing” anything about Ming, really, but I do thing that Tony Blairs and Iain Duncan Smith are doing sterling ...