Breaking News

I don’t have any, before you get excited.  It is just that the title seemed appropriate to the story. It was last Wednesday morning and my phone went off at 8am, which it does not do very often.  A quick glance showed it to be…

Christian Bale's train set rant

For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast (I know you’re there) the Christian Bale segment is now up on Youtube, mainly because I wanted to play around with the features of iMovie in iLife 09. Watch it below. Or don’t, it’s up…

Moody movies

I go to the cinema quite a lot.  I had a student job as a projectionist, so I’ve always had a fascination with the Big Screen.  But we are in a recession, so every penny counts, and I am not as flush as I used…

The Atheist Bus bitten back

A letter sent today to the Advertising Standards Authority: Dear Sirs, I am writing to complain about an advertising slogan soon to be seen on the side of a buses in central London.  It proclaims, in large letters, that there DEFINITELY is a God.  I…

A helping hand

“Do you need anything from the shops?” I asked, helpfully. I had knocked on a couple of my elderly neighbours doors to see if they wanted anything whilst I popped out to the shops during the “The Worst Snow Fall In Years”. My first neighbour…

The Leap Second

So another year has passed us by.  2008 has been a pretty good year, unless you are Heather Ledger or a major shareholder in Woolworths. Tonight sees us drift serenely, and somewhat inebriated, into 2009.  But this New Years Eve is slightly different.  It is…

The Sole Assailant

Outgoing US President George W Bush’s recent flying visit to Iraq was dramatically improved by a brief incident during a press conference.  An Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at him.  Technically, I suppose he threw two shoes at him, but it was the first one…

Somalian Pirates

Cliff and I mentioned the Somalian pirates in Tuesday’s podcast.  It was breaking news at the time, and I couldn’t for the life of me see how they planned to ‘steal’ one of the largest oil tankers in the world. Since then I have watched…

Prescience

There are some people who claim they can see into the future. There are some people who claim to have seen their own destinies mapped out before them in the stars. And now it appears that there are people who can see their own futures,…

The sins of the father

Osama Bin Laden has nineteen (19) children.  That was the first alarming thing that struck me after I read this article. Osama Bin Laden has had sex at least nineteen times.  Which I am sure you will all agree is pretty impressive for someone who…