Wednesday, April 25, 2007

'Let us out'

I hear the cry from the washed clothes in our washing machine. 'let us out' they chorus. Of course I am not holding the clothes hostage. I am unable to let them out because the handle has broken. A full load of clothes are therefore being held hostage by the uncaring Ariston machine, until the man can come and fix the handle.

At least he is a friendly man.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

String theory?

The water pressure from our mains cold water feed is very weak.

We have damp on our wall and I don't know where it is coming from.

Some vague connection?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Tachyon TV Pilot Podcast

One of my favourite / blogs /sites over recent years, always garanteed to make me laugh, has just put up a pilot podcast. If you are at all interested in sci-fi and having a little chuckle then take a wander over to Tachyon TV and download the podcast here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Out of office emergency phone number

Walking to work today I noticed a sign that read, 'Out of office emergency telephone number'. Now this is generally a good thing. I walk past the GP so a number there would be helpful. But this notice was on the local library. Why would anyone have the need to call the 'local'* library outside of normal library times with an emergency?

'Please, I need to know, is that Stephen King novel in yet?'

'Do you have any red recycling sacks I can come and collect when you are open?'

'Could you look up onomatopoeia in the Ecyclopedia Britannica for me?'

*This isn't a major library but a local sub-branch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

David Pleat - Idiot Football Presenter?

The evidence:

'There's Ronaldo, comparable with George Best, the incomparable George Best.'

The verdict:


Thursday, March 29, 2007

How to irritate people in the UK

It is a wonderful pastime in the UK, queuing. We are great at it, but this surely is a step too far. It is frustrating at the moment to be stuck behind someone who can't remember their PIN number, or someone who is trying all their accounts to find one that isn't overdrawn and so will cough up the cash. But to be able to play games, print photos and so forth would push the normal Brit reserve over the edge.

40 years on - the cashpoint gets a makeover - Yahoo! News UK

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blog Death threat, the meme to follow

Ok, what has happened is totally out of order, I mean when have people been threatened for saying what they think? Is free speech dead? Oh yea, it always has been if you don't say what is socially acceptable.

What is worrying about this post on the BBC site (and before you complain I read Kathy's blog and think she is a wonderful blogger and death threats are totally out of order) is the comment that bloggers are doing their own investigation. Can you imagine it, within days we'll have a meme doing the blogosphere rounds

1 Tell me 5 things about you know one knows

2 What drugs have you taken

3 How many times have you had sex in the last week

4 Have you recently sent a death threat to a fellow blogger

After you have done this tag the local law enforcement agency

BBC NEWS | Technology | Blog death threats spark debate

Coronation Street fans treated like the rest of us

It's hard to believe but Coronation Street fans have been treated like the rest of humanity. They have been abused by a drunk. It is almost as shocking as the abuse poured out by Shatner on Star Trek nerds many moons ago. When will this fan abuse end.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Coronation Street actor suspended

PS What do you expect being fan of a pathetic soap opera.