A couple of nights ago Our Beloved Lord of the BBC Round Buffet Table (of the Free Drinkies and Nibbles), Lord Melvin of the Laboratoire Garnier (because he isn’t worth it) was asked about the “bedroom tax” on the early evening “entertainment” creature called “The One Show” on the BBC and he wrinkled his [...]
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Now a little known fact about me is I have a visceral love for the the concerto. Especially the violin concerto. As a certian (forget the name) English conductor once said “Madam, you have an instrument between your legs (she was a cellist) capable of giving pleasure to millions but all you do is scratch [...]
I was speechless - literally - when I heard of this cultural malfeasance. It was like some scrote had drawn a cock and balls on the “Rokeby Venus” with a magic marker and then sniggered. This is sheer musical vandalism.
The epically crap “boyband” One Direction have “covered” (under the aegis of the deranged and [...]
I have been back in Britain a few days (it feels like years), my impressions are….
“Evening Standard” on the late night-early morning train from the airport.
Weird article attacking “golf club Nazis” (for such clearly Nazi things as likeing Monty Python - no the article made no sense to me either). I have now remembered that [...]
So what are we up to in Mali?
I have never seen a more rapid and openly disingenuous escaltion ever. First it is a couple transport planes, then it’s a surveillance plane (but no boots on the ground - honest), then it’s “training” and it’s allowing tankers to operate from British airfields but still we’re [...]
So Prince Harry has killed some fellas in the ’stan. Well, that’s his job innit? Put a fellow in a GBP65mill choper and expect them to pootle then that is an obscene waste of money. He was there to stick 30mm chain-gun rounds up beards. Have you seen what one of those does to a [...]
Now what exactly do we need to invent? Better treatments for cancer? Absolutely! Cheap orbital access? For sure! Room temp superconductors? Of course!
But no! Instead human ingenuity has given us this. Behold!
With recent figures showing a huge rise in the number of toddlers being given iPads and other expensive gadgets, the iPotty - a [...]
Hypocrisy is the short answer.
The longer answer is their cutsey-named “Femail” sidebar on their website. It by and large consists of stuff like this. Note the second image where Ms Moss’s nipple is clearly visible. And this from the valiant crusader (that’s all over the front page of the print edition) against online pornography. This [...]
Well, it’s been bitter cold a few days ago. I know I was varnishing an external door.
I then thought for dinner I might fancy (It was my wife’s idea) making a hearty Spanish style stew. So I went on a hunt for chorizo… and found it at the Co-op which staggered me for it was [...]
In my time as an astrophysicist I got used to, well, astronomical numbers. So there are several hundred billion galaxies each boasting several hundred billion stars. That’s cool. Not least because some might have solar systems where they can do economics but this is terrifying…
We are not having a debt crisis.
It’s important to [...]
… but not of physics. I don’t violate the laws of physics because I can’t. They are the great leveler. I mean if I could break the laws of thermodynamcs I’d be pitching a perpetual motion machine to Theo and Deborah on “Dragon’s Den”. If I could exceed the speed of light I’d be posting [...]
A few days ago I was in the local Co-op buying bleech or some such. Anyhows, they have an area manager in and he is uttering the latest diktat. The woman on the till is astonished, gob-smacked by it. It went like this…
“You have to stock aubergines - tell Terry*.”
“But, but… what do you ever [...]
From The Telegraph on the subject of the predecessor to the Bloodhound SSC project…
Thrust SSC was, at 4m wide and 10 tonnes – powered by twin Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, more commonly found beneath the wings of an F-4 Phantom II jet aircraft – an unwieldy beast. Rather than simply tweak its design, Noble and [...]
They are available from Amazon:
7 new from $0.79, 1 used from $3.00, 1 collectible from $3.00
(Those are USD)
Is it just me or does the image upon said note look like a gigantic turd?
Since 2009 the Zim dollar is a Norwegian Blue. It is pining for what it no longer affords. Any travelers to Zim are [...]
There are some horrors out there but I don’t mean SAW style torture-porn or even the contents of Jimmy Savile’s hard-disk. Nor do I mean more sophisticated stuff that would make the shades of Edgar Allen Poe and MR James huddle together and cry like girls. The hate-fests of Pyongyang or Tehran? Mayan prophecies, alien [...]