August 22, 2007

No, not that one!
Though, I have been following the celebrations and have enjoyed learing more of the history behind Partition and the mess that Britain made of it. If you get a chance to catch “The Last Raj” that was shown on Channel 4 recently, I’d recommend it.

Anyway, I’m about to delete and resize some hard drive partitions on the computer.

I could be some time. Fingers crossed!

Fave Foto Friday # 13

August 17, 2007

Here is a little something for those of you addicted to the 24 hour Big Brother feeds.

Though I must warn you that it does promise to be only “virtually” undetectable under clothing.

Enjoy 🙂

Invisible Sheath Urinal

Word association

August 16, 2007

Studio 60 is on the TV.

A song is playing, like this “Hey, I put my new shoes on and…”

I say to Paul “oooh its….”

Paul looks at me.

I try again “You know, the…”

My mind has gone blank and so has Paul’s face.

“You know, the gravy boy, eerrm…….” I trail off.

Paul loses interest and goes back to the show.

I worry at my brain, just like I worry a piece of Lamb caught in a molar, until the connection happens.

Gravy. Bovril. Comes in a jar. Brown stuff in a jar, Nuttella!

Paolo Nutini 🙂

The thanks for this odd word association being in my brain must surely go to Ms.Mac & Antipo

Damn you!

Who’s the gayest of them all

July 23, 2007

The Channel 4 Gay-O-Meter has calculated that Andy is 46 percent gay!


Find out just how gay you are with the Channel 4 Gay-O-Meter

Gay season.

July 20, 2007

So, Channel 4 are doing this Gay season thing at the moment and all power to them, the programmes look really good.

But, and you guessed it, there is a but, I find the tagline just a bit annoying and quite offensive.

It says, “….celebrating 40 years since the legalisation of homosexuality….”

This annoys me because it implies that like, since the beginning of time until 40 years ago, it was illegal to be a gay. This is plainly bollocks, the legal (or illegal) thing was invented by us, or more precisely (some of) you.

I think this should say “…. celebrating 40 since the de-criminalisation of homosexuality…..”

After all, you criminalised us! Prior to that, we were doing fine thanks.

I know its just a little difference but its a big difference (does that make sense?) and it’s really got my grump!!

Aye Aye Captain.

July 17, 2007

Another wasted hour on YouTube, another blast from the past 🙂


Oh no Captain, I’ve got to keep the monster happy with ma Concertina 😉

Another up tempo fiasco

July 10, 2007

So, according to Reuters, Live Earth draws lackluster TV ratings

……..BBC One coverage of the Live Earth climax at London’s Wembley Stadium, leading up to Madonna’s eagerly awaited finale, averaged 3.1 million viewers, compared with 11.4 million for the Diana tribute

Frankly I’m surprised they even got 3 million viewers. I mean, who really wants to watch another benefit/awareness gig? Even if I had been desperate to see the artists perform, the “message” just turns me off.

I cant be the only person that is fed up of over-paid ageing millionaires telling me I should be doing this or that for the sake of the planet. Stop wasting money putting on concerts that few people want to see and just donate some of your millions already!

And dont get me started on the BBC’s Saving Planet Earth, a whole week of celebs trying various heart-string-tugging techniques to part us from our cash. If the BBC put the money they spent making the programmes into donations to the campaign, it would be money well spent in my view. Though I dont know what business they have taking my licence fee and using it to make programmes telling me to donate more money to their chosen causes.

Dont get me wrong, I do care about stuff, I have DD’s set up to my chosen charities and I do my bit around the house, saving water, composting, low energy bulbs, that sor of thing.

I’m just sick of sick of the lot of ’em, telling me I need to do more!


June 25, 2007

This was the scene this afternoon just 50 metres from were we usually park our car near the office.

UnderMyBrolly 002

This picture show the River Don at the 5 Weirs Walk on Carbrook Road in Sheffield, the water in the foreground and to the right of the picture is actually supposed to be a path! I estimate that the water is at least 8-10 feet higher than normal.

Floods 007

We were lucky enough to get home with too many problems, and have been watching the news unfold on Sky News. There are even 3 RAF rescue helicoptors winching stranded people off roofs.

Many offices close to ours are totally flooded in and Staff will be spending the night!

Why does it always rain on me….

June 15, 2007

…errrr, because it hasnt stopped for the last 48 hours, thats why, actually it did stop for 2 hours this afternoon, but hey-ho.

So, as usual after any prolonged spell of weather in the UK, the whole country grinds to a halt.

The funniest thing though, Paul has Corrie on the TV and we cant help noticing how far out the pre-recorded storyline is.

On several occasions the characters are exclaiming about the lovely weather, “oh, lets go for a walk in the park” or something. We are both pissing ourselves at this, since the rain hitting the road outside is is bouncing 2 feet* back up into the air!

I do hope it stops soon, otherwise I wont get to collect and build my greenhouse on Sunday!**

* Approx 60cm
**I originally mis-typed this as Subday, hope its not an omen!

Big Brother 8 begins

May 30, 2007

So it’s started. I am now officially a TV widower for the next how-ever-many weeks it goes on for!

Lets see the housemates into the house, LIVE! (Well its live for me, you’ll see it afterwards)

The Twins – annoyingly squeaky

Twins “giggles OMG”

Lesley – Opinionated Feminist, possible lesbian?

Twins “Hello, we’re twins”
Lesley “No? its uncanny!”

Charley – Booty-shaking, Footballers wife wannabe, fake R’n’B styleee.

Twins “giggles Have you seeen the pink-ness?”
Charley “OMG twins, thats amazing!”

Tracey – Crazy Rave Bird, didnt understand 1/2 the words she said. Possible lesbian. Probably drug-addled.

Tracey – “Unlucky Kentucky!”

Chanelle – Yorkshire bird, sorry about the Posh Spice thing, seems a bit up herself. Too early to tell?

Chanelle “pouts”

Shabnam – Likes to read on the toilet, possible eating disorder. Delusion of looking like Danni minogue.

Shabnam “Youre the twins! I was in an audition with 2 twins, but youre not them”
Twins “squeaks”

Emily – Ritch bitch/Posh totty. Are you Peaches Geldof? Parrot green eye-shadow? No thanks!

Emily “there’s a new music sweeping the land. Indie music”
Me “Errr, didnt we always have Indie since the 90’s?”
Paul “Errr, yeah!”

Laura – Loves cooking, food makes her happy, enjoys playing minesweeper (stealing drinks) Funniest housemate so far!

Laura “My friends call me wangers”

Nicky – Catholic Indian, smokes, drinks, doesnt want men near her. Possible lesbainian. Dont mention Poppadums.

Nicky “Sorry, hello, sorry”

Carole – Militant activist, unemployed health worker, has a goatee. Bi-sexual, possible lez.

Carole “Are you two twins? Oh, this is gonna be fun”
Twins “giggles”

And that is that, no men in the house.
We are promised one on Friday! ONE!

Its a blooming good job I dont watch this rubbish!