Tuesday, May 12, 2009

River Euphratres

Ah, the Pixies, where are they now?*Vaguely interesting detour via the old Stothert & Pitt site this evening, the canal being blocked off so the police divers could do their thing looking for whoever it was that jumped (or was s/he pushed?) off the Victoria Bridge. Seems a bit of a pathetic bridge to make a suicide attempt from. Unless of course you can't swim, I guess. But then, why go to the

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get Balsamic Vinegar Quick, You Fool!

Ah, just a week ago the only virus we had to worry about was good old Conficker. Now even US-CERT is getting in on the swine flu hysteria. Or rather, they're telling us not to fall for swine flu spam. Tch. As if anyone would be that daft.Talking of daft, if Richard Cook + partner, of Nuneaton, really do have swine flu then the person at the hospital that advised them to go and queue up in a

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pinging Zorro

No idea if this is a song title or not. A Mystery Prize(TM) to anyone who can enlighten me. In the meantime, back to the real point of this post:Oi Zorro your comments are broken!Or mebbe I'm barred? Argh, the paranoia.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No Lucifer

So the media is going crazyapeshit for swine flu now, while the more entrepreneurial set up companies like Total Culling Concept with the aim of winning those knee-jerk contracts that governments award in times of crisis to show that really honestly they're on top of the situation.Seven possible cases in Wiltshire already.Blimey. That's, like, next door. Not a moment to lose! I'd better contact

Monday, April 27, 2009

Things The Grandchildren Should Know

Ahh, Eels... what a band... probably one of those bands I'll never see, much as I'd love to. They don't seem to show up in the UK much, more's the pity.Anyhow, let's kick off the week with a discussion of "Monday mornings as a critique of contemporary humanity", eh? Feel free to click off now if this doesn't float your boat.It was certainly boat weather this morning though, wasn't it? It was

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apo Pam Keka Ak Dag Maten

Hmmm. Apologies for the obscure (more than usual) title. That's the downside of using the iPod to generate titles. No idea what this one means (Mac, are you still reading? Help!). It's Pontish. Or Greek. Nice tune, anyhow.I seem to be going through a bit of a verbal diarrhoea patch again. Nothing to say for the last month or so, and still nothing to say now, only this time I'm typing the nothing

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Last Stop This Town

I see they’ve put that daft fence back at the Homebase end of the Victoria footbridge again. I wonder how long it will last this time? The last one survived a couple of weeks, I seem to recall.Never could quite get my head around what the last one was for. Were too many pedestrians rushing along at breakneck speed, engrossed in their phones and creating Health & Safety issues for others? Were

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What Does PC Stand For, Daddy?

So, here I am on Easter Saturday (ed: is there such a day?) and I'm pretending to feel full after spending £50-odd at Pizza Express. Looks like there's a Pizza Crunch on as well as a recession - the pizzas are definitely smaller, yet the bills are bigger. Luckily Mrs Bobbins found a nifty website that has loads of discount vouchers, so we got a tenner off and knocked the price back to its

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Well, Duh.

I see Sony have announced a "major management reshuffle" to give the illusion of doing something constructive about losing a billion-odd dollars in the last year.Tch. Where's the point in putting the same old idiots in charge of the same old stuff (but giving them new names)?Here's how Sony could make some dosh: cut the price of the PS3 in half and take some public egg on the face. Just stand up

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fashion Crisis Hits New York

I took a walk into town the other lunchtime. Big deal, I hear you say. But it is a big deal, dear reader, when you consider how life-sapping my job is, and how apathetic it makes me towards Life, The Universe, and Everything.So there I was on the Churchill Bridge. I had one of those genuine WTF (TM) moments. In fact, it was a major WTF (as in, "W... T... F...").Have you seen the new busometer