Saturday, December 20, 2003

OK, let's go high-brow (this blog's soooooo moving away from sport;)):

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and the essential for bluffers:
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Tuesday, December 16, 2003

I'm in love....with a Smashing Pumpkins song. I had one of the music channels, coulda been Q or the Amp, and "Tonight Tonight" came on and, well, it was breathtaking. I realise it's over 10 years old but I'd never heard it and it was....wow. An epiphany. The video drew me in, then Corgan's voice and just the way it climaxes, falls away, builds, swoops and soars. Breathtaking. Well, that's another one for another car tape

On other stuff, I'm getting fixated on Get Fuzzy, so was searching on google for Darby Conley, the creator and found this interview. And I'm just bemused by the site

Monday, December 15, 2003

Interesting point from Mr J Paxman in today's Newsnight email (Go here): "And how can governments like the British say they're happy to go along with the wishes of the Iraqi people when it comes to a possible execution, while declining to go along with the wishes of a majority of their own people on the issue?".

It's a poser, isn't it?

And seen the coverage of the Soham trial? Thought so. According to Private Eye there have been 552 articles in the national media reporting the trial in the past month. What you may not have seen is the fact the Attorney General's declared the media coverage of the trial is "frankly unacceptable". Why might you not have seen this? Over to Private Eye for the number of articles reporting this story: 2. Here's 1 of them. And if you think they're making it up, search google news for the number of stories containing the words "Soham", "Attorney", "General" and "unacceptable". It comes to three and one of them is just referencing the story. They're all from the Guardian. Makes you think eh?

Thursday, December 11, 2003

John Wyndham. Centenary this year. Did you know? Thought not, George Orwell's been celebrated but not Wyndham, even though he probably scared the pants off you if you read his books/saw "Village of the Damned" or gave you a fresh series of well crafted "logical fantasy" (his words) books to read. There's no specific websites dedicated to him (at least there are pages, but generally not "official ones") but try here and delve away.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Go on: Am I Annoying.com. If you must

Monday, December 01, 2003

"This house campaigns for the re-introduction of the phrase "Great Scott!" into popular TV drama. And serious consideration to "Blistering Blue Barnacles"". Go on, admit it, they're evocative of a certain time in british (and Tintin) history - sort of just after Vicky left the throne but before Neville left for Munich. Kinda. Well, I for one am going to use "Great Scott" when I can, instead of "F**k me" (self-censored - we don't want this site turning up on the wrong Google/Yahoo/Hotbot searches - note how I cunningly avoided the complete worship of the search engine google. And then didn't).