The line closures as part of yesterday’s engineering works on the London Underground could have been arranged better, although my paranoia reminds me that if they’d been specifically designed to prevent me getting from Victoria to North Action they could barely have done a more sterling job without actually closing the stations involved (which is probably against the rules of the...
Dreamed about a TV show again last night. This time Battlestar Galactica again, odd seeing as it’s been over a year since it finished (and I haven’t started on Caprica yet). Still, some interesting SF concepts formulated in my dream about packaging soldiers and sending them across space in a beam.
Make Your Word Count
I seem to be alone when it comes to problems with word count. The myriad blogs and tweets of other writers seem to have one bugbear in common - there’s never enough space in the specified word count for all they have to say. The most widespread complaint seems to be “how do I cut it down so it fits?” I never have that problem. If anything I struggle to reach the word count. I...
You WILL watch Scotch forever
What if the Scotch videotape skeleton was actually the devil? I’m going to tell you how it’s going to be I own your soul for eternity Scream all you like both night and day The pain you feel won’t fade away Pain you feel won’t fade away Pain you feel won’t fade away
The dream I had this morning could be interpreted as lesson about accepting the reality of death. In the dream, an elf demonstrated to me that when skeletons appear and start chasing you (along the side of the hedge from my grandmother’s garden) the best thing to do is not to run nor indeed to stand your ground and kick them to pieces (which I did successfully) but simply to hold out your...
I really didn’t expect to like the 3D film of Alice in Wonderland as I’d heard bad things, I think Tim Burton is massively overrated and I think Johnny Depp is massively overrated. So it was a pleasant surprise to find myself actually enjoying the film. Making it a sequel rather than direct adaptation worked; having an adult Alice was also a good idea. For me the film did seem to...
Better than the smell of the bus, by far though.
For some reason I can now smell “being in my late teens” which is both pleasantly nostalgic and unbearably depressing
I suspect this bus didn’t have a shower this morning as the interior reeks of it’s weekend passengers’ bladder impatience & stomach problems
Does anyone else have an iPod that starts playing by itself in the middle of the night? Is there a WiFi Ghost in my House?
Too Much To Dream
A very dream-heavy night, wouldn’t even know where to begin. Flying to a city south of New York and then being unable to catch the train north and being arrested; finding myself in a “no go” enclave of blokey thugs in Crouch End, unable to find the W7 bus stop; old family (i.e. Dad, Mum, Sister, Brother) going to a hospital in Cardiff and meeting Russell T Davis in the canteen -...
tweets 11.03.10 reporting doubleplusungood refs unevents rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling
New blog entry - How did Richard Dawkins avoid a fatwa? http://ping.fm/TMnoq
Dreamed I took to taking my cat everywhere with me, including to gigs. Zipped up in a sports bag.
Please take a minute to tell the BBC your message against closing 6 Music and Asian Network: http://ping.fm/VLwcj
Brilliant, you can even see the Maneki Neko in my kitchen window: http://bit.ly/superluckykitchen Brighton Google Street View goes live
Now that’s my kind of fatwa: http://ping.fm/xKtYw
Brightpn Google Street View goes live tomorrow… but of course it is already out of date after minus one day because the new Sainsburys opened in Palmeira Square this morning. Wonder if Street View releases software patches for new buildings?
Just detected a WiFi network called “getoffournetwork”. Bet they think they’re really clever. Well they’re not, just unnecessarily rude.
Google Street Voyeur
When they release Google Street View for Brighton & Hove (coming soon) make sure you do a screen capture of anywhere you appear to preserve it for posterity before the exaggerated sense of ultra-vanity (and dimwitted paranoia) of the Little Englanders in the pictures results in them being taken down. Reality comes in much higher definition than Google Street View. If you really don’t...
#todayshates 2: Completely tone-deaf people who insist on whistling. WHY?
Bottled ghosts? Still or sparkling? A potential gap in the market: http://ping.fm/Zrlko
You And Your Bloody Anaesthetic
Every so often I post something a little longer in here just to distinguish it from my Twitter stream. Right now I am wondering why I have knocked hot coffee over desks two days on the trot after a clear three years of not doing so. I am beginning to suspect it’s an aftereffect of my anaesthetic. Bottom heavy mugs - perhaps designed like Devil’s Tower, Wyoming - would probably help.
#todayshates 2: Moustacheless beards that make the wearer look like they’ve dipped their chin in a bucket of shit
#todayshates 1: Cashiers in shops unable to develop any sense of urgency despite the fact that they now have a queue going out the *door*
Spilt coffee all over my keyboard for the first time in over 3 years. Typically, keyboard protector WASN’T on today.
Continue to be frustrated by my inability to do sudoku just by looking at them
If that doesn’t work I’ll try to get a Green Card for the Eighties.
Applying to Somerset House for a new date of birth. Hopefully I’ll get something more contemporary.
Overheard on the bus: “What’s a badger?”
The difference between men and women is thrown into stark relief when sitting in a window seat on a bus. If I so much as look like I might want to get up soon, a woman sitting next to me will start moving and apologising, whereas I have to ring the bell, stand up, cough, say “excuse me” and practically clamber over a man in the same seat (and get a filthy look for my trouble).
“Collosal” & “Massive” always sound like hyperbole even in an Egyptological context - but are justified in this case: http://ping.fm/506HQ
Hard to tell whether that noise is the sound of whispering ghosts or simply the cistern refilling. Need to get my ears tested, but where?
I seem to have inadvertently killed my blog by switching to weekly (rather than bi-daily) updates :(
Oliver Hardy: saying “D’Oh!” 50 years before Homer Simpson