Saturday, 28 February 2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Skream In For The Kill

I recently heard this on Mad Decent radio and Sinden's podcast, gave it props on, which instantly Twittered it and now I'm embedding the YouTube on my blog. How ridiculously Web2.0 is that?

(I also just discovered the improvements to YouTube embedding: customised playback area, choice of sizes and optional 'related videos' strip. Much better :)

Overheard #69

The workplace can do odd things to people:
You sound strange. Like you're calling from inside a small dog.


Interesting thoughts...

Six Reasons Why Facebook Is Losing Its Way

Monday, 23 February 2009

Over By February?

I noticed yesterday that the Guardian website has decided that the Premier League title is such a foregone conclusion, there is even no point in displaying the leaders in the table:

Sadly, I'm inclined to agree :(

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Love Is All Ar-ouch!

I really got the giggles reading this last night; I think the neighbours were worried for my safety:
"During a rehearsal of the Witches of Eastwick last week Marty Pellow walked on stage and hit his head on a misplaced metal strut. Cue blood and the poor chap becoming rather dazed. He said he couldn't feel his forehead and subsequently failed to see the funny side of a roadie asking:
"Can you feel it in your fingers? What about your toes?"

(from b3ta)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Overheard #68

Casually following the live broadcast of the Brit Awards, shortly after a young Welsh female soul singer has been introduced and is about to perform her major hit:
So who are 'Toffee' then?
I am still clearing wine off the wall.

Overheard #67

This was the tail end of a mobile phone conversation:
" they gently drive more and more of their cars into the sea."
I never found out the context.

Monday, 16 February 2009


Nuff said.

I am happy to admit I cried too, when he scored. Welcome back, Eduardo.

4-0 was possibly a little harsh on Cardiff, although they didn't offer much compared with the first fixture. We had a lot to prove; let's kick on from here and see what we can get out of this season...

Peace, Lily


I'm going to stand here and say to a possibly wearisome & increasingly cynical world that I really like the new Lily Allen album, apart from (the slightly bizarre) Never Gonna Happen*.

And I also liked the last one.

So we seem to have arrived at a situation whereby either (a) she has made two utterly godawful pop albums and I sit here totally outed as the owner of a musical ear more befitting a mutilated koala or (b) they deserve a bit of an unprejudiced listen.

Your choice. And indeed, as ever, your loss.

Oh, did I mention that Spotify rocks like nothing else? I did? OK, good. Do it. Now.

* which for some reason feels exactly like three songs merged into one in an increasingly-desperate coke-fuelled last-minute ignore-the-Grade-Five-Theory-rules-of-musical-chord-progression-Dave-coz-we-have-an-album-to-deliver edit, presumably because it was.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Bus (Reloaded)

b3ta does it again: Bus Slogan Generator

And here is my effort:

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Looks like it was a fantastic friendly between Brazil and Italy at Arsenal's Emirates stadium last night. Missed the game, due to my stubborn insistence not to give Sky another penny of my money, but from the highlights (thanks, 101greatgoals) a free-flowing match full of entertainment and two cracking goals from Elano and Robinho. Proper football, played as it should be: skilful, fearless and exciting.

Right then, Spain v England. What chance a dour 0-0 draw?

Overheard #66

I couldn't help overhearing this, directed as it was, at me, just now:
You do have quite an epic head.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Overheard #65

In a lunchtime discussion about common names:
"So did you get any interesting email?"
"Yes, I got one from the King Of Belgium"

Tweet Petite

If you don't 'get' Twitter, read this: Rands In Repose: A Twitter Decision
"For me, a tweet is still a note I tie to a balloon, which I let go and think, 'Who is going to read that one?'

Sometimes I look and see where it ended up, sometimes I don’t."
If you still don't 'get' Twitter, I can merely *sigh*

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Age Before Beauty

Hugely addictive:

(Yes, I am on there and no, I am not 57)

Just Make It Up Then

Ah, got to love those journalists.

Surely 10:48am is too early to have hit the bottle, even for them?

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Originally uploaded by Olly Moss

I'd really like this on a T-shirt. Olly Moss is a god.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


Well that was like pulling teeth. Still, he's arrived.
Number 23, eh? Who else has that squad number?

Oh yeah. Not much to live up to, owl-boy. Spurs on Sunday too. Let's take a look, shall we?

OK, you'll do.

I'm still slightly peeved about Quaresma going to Chelski, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Up the Arsenal.

Sunday, 1 February 2009


There's a lot of it about:

Night night, everyone.

All Change

So that was fun.

A blog post every day in January, on the subject of 'Change' as per NaBloPoMo rules. You can see them all here (Fork Handles: Change) if you are still remotely interested. However, having got to the end of the month and only had to use my trusty backups of money and/or socks three times, I thought I'd treat you to some recently unearthed photographic evidence of how much I have changed in the last twenty years or so... *deep breath*

I think I was possibly a surly French exchange student in a previous life. And the hair...