Viñales: Cuba Pt. 3

With Fidel stepping down this week, it seems only right for me to dig out my notes from our trip to Cuba last year and try to finish off the job of blogging it. In case you missed or don’t remember the first half of this story, we’d begun in Havana, where we skilfully avoided ...

From The Postbag: Redux

I know I did this last week, but I’ve had so many new letters over the last few days that I’m doing it again (it’s times like these when you just wish that Spamusement was still going). “Tye Stockton” has written in to say: “Don’t let hot women laugh at your small tool, because you ...

It’s Not What You Say…

Via the BBC News website, comes the moderately amusing story of some restaurant diners who, having complained about the service, ended up with the following item on their itemised bill: 1 – SUCK MY DICK FUCK FACE – £0.00 Which is quite funny in and of itself (well, at least it was charged at £0.00…) ...

How The Meeja Works, Part 357: Channelling My Inner Private Eye

The Guardian: Jan 30th 2008: “As a Tory MP faces suspension from the party over payments to his son, should nepotism be banned, asks Pamela Hutchinson” The Guardian: Feb 14th 2008: “Max, 19, hits the road” Ah, so this would be the new blog chronicling the adventures of Max Gogarty, an overprivileged teenager off to ...

From The Postbag

Ok, so I know that writing about Spam is just about the lowest form of blogging, but a couple of today’s missives caught my eye… Amongst the messages that Gmail had helpfully moved to my spam folder today I found a note from the intriguingly-named “Nicolle Laurila”. The subject heading tells me that “Scarlet Johansson ...

Jagielka, Jagielka, Jagielka

Much as it pleases me to see Everton winning again in Europe last night (even after such a poor performance) and much as it pleases me to see so many of their UEFA Cup games being shown on terrestrial telly, so I don’t have to hunt around the internet for a stream, I do wish ...

I Said No, No, No.

Just a quick one, but we inadvertently flicked on to the coverage of the Grammys the other night and saw a bit of Amy Winehouse. She sounded pretty awful, as she always seems to do whenever I see her on TV (I once had the misfortune to see her performing some kind of hideous duet ...

Pants On Fire

Well, it’s just as well that’s Sal’s having her Camden-based birthday drinks next weekend, otherwise we’d probably have been prevented from getting to dance like fools to indie tunes in the Barfly at the end of the evening due to half of Camden being on fire on Saturday night. We were actually having a quiet ...