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So I occasionally get these marketing emails from Tesco. I’m sure I’ve tried to unsubscribe before, but they just keep coming. The “unsubscribe” link takes you to this page. I can’t help thinking that there might be a teeny flaw in their system there. Can you tell what it is? [Clue: In case you haven’t ...

Mine Of Comic Potential

As part of my tireless work for my soon to be ex-company’s social committee, I happened upon an email yesterday advertising the services of this company. It’s good to know that if we ever need to book Chas n’ Dave for an event you can get them playing live for just three grand (although perhaps ...

How Politics Works (Part 247)

Monday 21st April: Conservative leader David Cameron has vowed to “stop the government in its tracks” and make them think again over the axing of the 10p income tax band. He said he would fight in Parliament for compensation for those affected by the “disgraceful” move. Wednesday 23rd April: The prime minister has defended moves ...

Approved

So. Sighs of relief all round yesterday when the Australians finally got round to granting my visa. Something of a relief, really, given that we’d already resigned, given notice on our flat, booked our flights for our big trip to South America next month as well as our one way tickets to Melbourne in October, ...

How The Meeja Works: We’ll Just Print Any Old Rubbish We Get Sent In A Press Release…

I read this story about a teenager getting a cabinet (when she wanted a cab, init–DYSWTDT) in the Metro of the bloke sitting next to me on the tube this morning. It’s also for some reason made it into El Reg (er, technology angle?) who appear to have just copied it out of the Daily ...

Comedy Headline of the Day…

Excuse me while I put my grammar hat on for a second here, but I couldn’t help spotting this in the indie on Saturday: “Two held over woman’s head found on beach“. I can’t see how dangling the suspects in the air is going to help solve the crime, but what do I know about ...

Tiscali: Incompetent

So I guess it’s just as well that I our plans to be in South America meant that I wasn’t trying for a Glastonbury ticket this year (although, unbelievably, tickets appear to still be available 24 hours after going on sale, so I guess all that rain last year and Jay-Z must really have scared ...

I Think I’ve Spotted The BBC’s April Fool Joke…

Check that timestamp. They just got in there with a minute to go. Update: It wasn’t just me. This week’s Popbitch says: —————————————————– Lily Allen’s new material is said to be “dance- oriented”. (Her TV show’s re-commissioning was on 1st April. BBC staff thought it was an April Fools joke.) —————————————————–