Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Overheard #11101011

OK, so this was 'overheard' on Twitter but it made me chuckle anyway:
"No, veg suppliers..."

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

EOTW #Silver Jubilee

Well, look at that. EOTW has made it to 25. Break out the bunting, open some own-brand sparkling wine & warm a few sausage rolls (careful now). And in honour of this landmark, we bring you another generous helping of your Euphemisms Of The Week, as heavily trailed at 33% off on QVC last week*

Recently observed on the web of shame:
  • Clearing out the cutlery drawer
  • Patting the wig 
  • Camping on the heath
  • Sleeping in the beige caravan
  • Crimping the pasty
More to follow...

* no, not really

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

1, 2, 3, Ceasefire

I think this might be my favourite one to date:

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Behind The Fate Ball

Two weeks. Two coincidences.

1) I was emailed back in April this year by the chap who runs a cricket club called The Quaggies who fancied a game against my club, Gentleman's Relish. As it happened, we found we could fit them in and played a very entertaining game last weekend in Kent. After the match, we were chatting over a beer when the conversation turned to the return fixture, and its possible location. I mentioned that we were nominally South London based but that unfortunately the pitch we used to use in Honor Oak had been redeveloped. After confirming the location, it turns out that our old pitch was also the place they played their very first game back in 1993 and his local pub back then was the Blythe Hill Tavern, which is now my local, due to being at the bottom of my street.

2) I was very kindly taken to see Arsenal v Bolton today as a guest of Thomson Reuters. The hospitality was excellent, the seats superb, the banter consistent and the result correct. After the game, we established that we were all heading back via London Bridge and decided to have a quick last beer at Hay's Galleria before we parted company. One of our number happened to be meeting his cousin who was also heading home from the Arsenal match, via the same station, so he too joined us for a swift one. I immediately recognised him from somewhere, but couldn't place him just yet. It bugged me repeatedly as we chatted amiably for a while until there was mention of our destinations. When I mentioned Blythe Hill, it clicked; he lives round the corner from me and we had both seen each other on Champions League evenings watching Arsenal at - guess where - the Blythe Hill Tavern at the bottom of my street!

Randomness abounds...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Best Email Ever

"I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise, since we have never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world; precisely I cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried, for I come in peace and something very positive is about to happen to your life right now and to the lives of others through you, if only you can carefully read and digest the message below..."
Unfortunately, that is where it ends.


Monday, 6 September 2010

EOTW #24

Yes, EOTW is back from its summer holidays, and boy is it hungry. Handily enough, this week sees some tasty treats featured in your much-loved, all-beef, special-sauce, quarter-pound Euphemisms Of The Week, which received critical accolades in this month's Saveur magazine*

Recently observed on the web of shame:
  • Unfolding the tortilla
  • Rubbing the garlic
  • Warming a triple marshmallow
  • Flying to mango-land
  • Cradling the peanut
More to follow...

* no, not really

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Touch My Phone

Visiting from an iPhone*? Things should look a bit clearer now, thanks to Blogger Touch (a port of WP-Touch, apparently) which can 'automatically' create a mobile-friendly version of your blog.

The website logs you in, creates the code and walks you through adding it to your sidebar with a suitable link, couldn't be easier (although I decided to tweak that and copy the script into the HTML header, which means the redirect happens much quicker). Commenting works well (give or take the odd bug to do with updating the comment count) and frankly it's an absolute disgrace that Blogger hasn't done this itself by now.

Anyway, all this means that, after sorting the kerfuffle with moving a self-hosted Blogger site away from FTP publishing, I now don't have to up sticks to Wordpress just to make it work better on the iPhone.


* other mobile devices are available :)