Saturday, December 31, 2005

Movies: One Word Summaries

The Sunday Times' TV listings magazine, "Culture", likes to finish its descriptions of films with a one word summary. The films for New Year's Eve:

A very Happy New Year to everyone, except those bastards at BT Ireland. I hope they choke on their noise-makers.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sports: Football

  • From The Times, the Christmas message from the Lithuanian majority shareholder of Scottish team, Heart Of Midlothian:
    "...there are also those — be they agents, journalists, jealous hangers-on or other 'wunderkind' — who seek to ruin all that is good about the game. But it is the devil that is driving them forward, and they are not going to stop. All that will remain for me is to step aside and bid them farewell on their road to hell."

  • That's a funny name for a football club, isn't it? Named after the Walter Scott novel (which you can read online)?
  • There is a Welsh team called Airbus UK. Their grounds features retractable floodlights because they're beside a runway.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Lyrics Quiz: Christmas

Lyrics Quiz for Christmas.

  1. And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time.
  2. Did you ever see the faces Of the children? They get so excited. Waking up on Christmas morning, hours before the winter sun's ignited.
  3. They sold me a dream of Christmas, they sold me a silent night. They told me a fairy story, 'til I believed in the Israelite.
  4. Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome Christmas, come this way!
  5. Happy Christmas. I wrapped it up and sent it With a note saying "I love you". I meant it.
  6. And every day's like Christmas Day without you - it's cold and there's nothing to do.
  7. Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! But I think I'll miss this one this year.
  8. Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party. We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog.
  9. Two years ago today I was arrested on Christmas Eve.

Bonus Christmas greeting from the Cardigans.

Bonus bonus: my favourite song of the season: "Christmas On Riverside Drive" by Kid Creole and the Coconuts (MP3 available here with a load of August Darnell songs).

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


The always amusing Caitlin Moran writes in The Times about, a website that is actually "Who Represents", not "Whore Presents". (It tells you which agency represents which entertainer - but don't bother going there as it requires a subscription.)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Lookalikes: David Cameron

The Times points out the uncanny resemblance between new Tory leader David Cameron and Data from "Star Trek". They're right!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Politics: Bertie Ahern

If any Irish people try to give me guff about George W. Bush not being the sharpest sandwich in the picnic basket, I'll express my "sympaty" for their head of "goverment", for that is how Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern signed a book of condolences for George Best. This Irish Times article has more examples of Bertie-isms, like "Don't upset the apple tart."

Speaking of Best, the BBC has quotes by and about him, including the immortal "Where did it all go wrong?"