Saturday, November 29, 2008

Getting real christmasy

We weren't going to get involved in the Christmas hype this year. Then
we walked through the Market and couldn't resist. So now I'm off to
get tree decorations.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Now it's Christmas!

First mulled wine of the season.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hair care product of choice for mr. Livingstone.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crawl, Lube, Wank

One of those three will be my next move for sure.

Reading's best claim to fame.

I was delighted to discover that Reading had been hiding a cultural
secret from me all this time. The public conveniences of the Oracle
shopping centre have won the national "Loo of the year" award for the
last six years running. As if that was not enough "Lizzie" has also
been "Loo attendant of the year" in three of those years!

Well done Reading and well done Lizzie! I shall be sure to come and
take a dump in your palace of piss and poo before I leave town at the
end of my contract.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Anticipation Dashboard

Because waiting for a snowboarding trip is, for me, like a 5 year old waiting for Christmas and because I have a little time on my hands today I have found a use for the OS X dashboard. Now a flick of the wrist or a press of F12 gives me a full update on the resorts where I will be heading to this winter in just a scant month. The really great news is that it appears to be totally dumping there right now. Long may it continue!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Adventures of Dr. McNija

My favorite web comic of the moment. "He kills with one hand and heals with the other"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Genius of Chris Ware

I just picked up from the post office my copy of The Acme Novelty Library #19. I had pre-ordered it on Amazon an age ago and completely forgot about it so was very happy to see it ship on Friday. Pity it then took me another 5 days to get it into my hands but it was worth it. The back cover is a joy.
Unfortunately I don't have the book to hand so can't put a transcript of it here. Basically its a political riff about convenient south american subjugation.

Admittedly it could be considered another retelling of the Jimmy Corrigan tale - How an awkward child grew out of a dysfunctional family into an even more awkward adult - but seeing as the telling is so very very good I can forgive. The first part of the book "The seeing eye dogs of Mars" is fantastic. It's apparently a short story written by Rusty Brown about the failed relationship of a colonist sent to seed Mars with human life. I have only started reading it (greedily) after ripping open the package but have shown discipline and put it down until Saturday morning when I will lie in bed drinking coffee and eating fresh fruit bread and enjoy it in full.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gears of Gore

A capture from a recent multiplayer death match. Nufkin takes down some Locust scum.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Can't stop listening to...

Balaclava by Nu:Tone.
It's on "The Future Sound of Cambridge" from Hospital. The rest of the
album has some cracking tracks on it too but this is the stand out
call for a rewind monster in my books.
The tune is exactly how I want my Drum&Bass. Melodic, trancy and
juicy. Seriously, get a hold of this one by any means necessary.