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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Capital Rung 

Did I tell you I walked around London? We finished it a couple of months back. In the old days I would have all blogged about it; but you know. Blogs. There are some photos up - all out of order and on different cameras, but you'd get the idea if you were interested in seeing shots local parks in Zone 3.

So now it's all about the North Downs.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I was watching Love Actually the other day - I know, it's dreadful, but it was Christmas Day, and my defences were lowered - and I noticed they're rerunning the adverts for visiting America, based on places you've seen in films.

What kind of crazy world is this where America, America, has to tout for business based on its status as a film set? Particularly when the exchange rate is now such as to make the whole country a half price sale.

I'll be doing my bit by getting married in Vegas in '08. You know, Las Vegas, from Viva Rock Vegas.


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fire Andy Townsend 

Can't remember if I've mentioned it before, but Marty started a blog a while back about sport and that, particularly the media's relationship with sport and that. It's here, and I contribute occasionally. I don't know anything about sport, but the others do, so it's worth checking out.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Radio Sadness 

The most disappointing entertainment story of the year, that Triple M had cancelled Get This, reached its conclusion last week: the show is no more.

Going to miss you guys.

The podcasts, all 162 of them, will still be available until the end of the year. They would help to understand the final segment of the final show, largely an in-joke dense musical montage that almost made me well-up.


December Outsourcing 

From Marty:

From Here We Go Sublime - The Field

And Their Refinement of the Decline - Stars of the Lid

Pato yet to report.

Books to follow.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

November Outsourcing 

I know! 3 posts in a month!

So I'm late with this. Though I'm still very down with the idea, I've been slack in getting on with my pals' recommendations this month, especially when I have to stump up readies for them.

These were they:

Marty says...

Bang Bang Rock & Roll - Art Brut
The Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers

Pato says... some old rubbish. Specifically...

Something Else - The Kinks
Situation -Buck 65

My tips for readers:

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus - Gene Wolfe (try not to be put off by terrible name and cover)
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol (only read book 1, book 2 is rubbish)


Bush Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey 

Easily my favourite annual news story.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Norman Mailer 

Norman Mailer needs no eulogy from me; but he was great because he wasn't afraid of looking foolish, and he always took a swing at it.

See below for a fight with Rip Torn.

You're just not going to get that from Julian Barnes.


Thursday, October 11, 2007


From The Times:

And ramming that message home yesterday, Mr Iwata showed a clip, which, for veteran gamers, represents the ultimate boast: Sega’s cherished mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, will appear alongside his arch rival, Mario, in a series of games scheduled for release early next year.


Fifteen years later, Sonic and Mario will appear arm-in-arm for an athletics-based game set around the Beijing Olympics

Presumably a remake of this game.

China: bringing people together.


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