Saturday, February 28, 2009

No superwoman

A new billboard ad campaign features overrated Welsh chanteuse Duffy with a can of diet coke and the caption "I'm no superwoman".
No love, of course you're not. You're a corporate whore.

Friday, February 13, 2009


It's worth supping in certain bars for the entertainment provided.

Best shoot-out ever

It's York v Kiddy in the FA Trophy. The first game finished 1-1. So did the replay and the extra half hour didn't produce any more goals. Then this.

Tell me that penalties are a lottery. Go on. I dare you.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Best shopping list ever

Supermarket shopping, as we all know, is easily identified with Danté's fifth circle of hell. Hence, I rarely subject myself to the misery. However, with the wife laid up with a broken toe, I had to go today. I made it clear I wasn't happy about it and needed a clear and exhaustive list of what we need and, if at all possible, in the order in which I'd go past the relevant items. And so I received this:

which is awesome.
All shopping lists should be like this.

(you may need to click on the picture to enlarge it in order to get the full effect)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Tastes like sick

Having taken one bite from the sandwich lovingly prepared for me by my wife, I can inform you all that paté and pickle sandwiches taste like sick. Not quite as much like sick as the gobfuls of bile I endured after taking that one bite, but very, very similar. I am reliably informed that this was not the taste sensation she was aiming for when preparing said sandwich.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Makes me mad

It's complete and utter arse gravy like this that made me recant my Catholicism. Words fail me


The major issue over Israel's recent incursion - after months of blockades - into Gaza was the disproportionality of the response. At least they're being open about it now, but this is just going to go on and on. There's no apparent will to end it and that's frankly depressing.

Protesting about the wrong thing

The spate of walkouts up and down the land has drawn plenty of comment, some of it justified and most of it borderline xenophobia. Everywhere I've heard it reported it's been that the protests are in opposition of foreign workers. That's not how it started and missing the point of what they ought to be protesting about. An Italian firm won a major construction contract at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire and said at the time that they wouldn't consider UK workers. That's the thing that's wrong, not the fact that foreign labour is being used at all.
Obviously, with folk being laid off all over the country, the issue is highlighted to a much larger degree than would otherwise be the case, but to have it turn into a debate over whether any foreign workers should be allowed into the country isn't helpful to anyone.