Giant Gaping Hole found in Universe.

24 08 2007

So that’s where I left my keys…


Meat Drinks!

14 08 2007

Have you ever been drinking and felt that your usual tipple needed more beef fat?

Have a look at these.

I’m actually kind of curious about the Bourbon and Blood.

Charlie Brooker gets it right… again

14 08 2007

Nothing to do with Dawkins this time, but I got sent a genius article by Charlie Brooker on Facebook and this time around, it was like an epiphany of recognition about how, really, if we’re all being honest, nightclubs suck.

“Really, why bother? Why not just stay at home punching yourself in the face? Invite a few friends round and make a night of it. It’ll be more fun than a club.”

Here’s the full article.

Thanks to Jen for the link.

The Enemies of Reason

14 08 2007

Just a quick note on here to say after my last post how good the Richard Dawkins documentary was last night. Even though it was the first part of a two-parter and his attacks on homeopathy and related bollocks isn’t till next work it was still unmissable viewing.

Tried looking to find the documentary this morning on Google Video with no luck but did find his Richard and Judy interview on YouTube.

Now there’s an intellectual battle of minds…

Charlie Brooker gets it right

13 08 2007

I’ve always had something of a love-hate relationship with Charlie Brooker; he genuinely pisses me off as much as impresses me, but I had to blog about his superb article on Richard Dawkins’ new documentary which airs tonight on Channel Four on spirituality and superstition.

Some choice cuts:

“If it wasn’t for the Enlightenment, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. You’d be standing in a smock throwing turnips at a witch.”

“If you’ve ever described yourself as ‘quite spiritual’, do civilisation a favour and punch yourself in the throat until you’re incapable of speaking aloud ever again. Why should your outmoded codswallop be treated with anything other than the contemptuous mockery it deserves?”

“The NHS recently spent £10m refurbishing the London Homeopathic Hospital. The equivalent of 500 nurses’ wages, blown on a handful of magic beans. That was your tax money. It was meant for saving lives.”

Read the full article here.

PS. I hate to say it, but Richard Dawkins does actually look a bit like Professor Yaffle off Bagpuss.

Dick Cheney speaks sense?

13 08 2007

Just found this delightful little clip on YouTube of Dick Cheney telling an interview exactly why it would not be a very good idea to invade Iraq. And interestingly, he gives a very succinct and very obvious answer to why that would be a REALLY bad idea.

A shame the interview was in 1994 and his memory is as fuzzy as his arteries.

New houses and technolust

11 08 2007

While I’m pretty bad anyway at keeping this blog alive anyway, one of the things I seem to be particularly bad at is keeping it with actual details of what’s happening in my life. And so as I’ve nipped into Ice Mango for a few minutes, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about life, the universe and everything.

I seem to be getting quite a nice Saturday afternoon tradition going at the moment. Helen’s working today so I decided to wonder into town and buy some food for dinner tonight (baked sea bass with lemon and fennel). Well it’s either that or sitting in front of the PS2 replaying San Andreas for the hundredth time until I get pressure sores.

Life seems to be going pretty well at the moment. The good news is that Helen and I have had an offer accepted for a new house. We’ve been accepted for a mortgage (how did that happen?) and we’ve managed to sell the old house so the list of potential cock-ups is reducing. Still trying to resist getting too excited about it though.

The house itself is in Thorpe Astley which we’ve been reliably informed is a step up classwise from Thurcaston Park where we were originally looking. Plus it has three bedrooms so I can have an office as well as an en-suite bathroom, conservatory and laminate flooring downstairs so we’re both pretty chuffed. Still waiting to find out when we’re moving mind. Expect more moving nightmare blogs in the months to come.

All the financial manouvering we’ve been doing of course has given me the opportunity to upgrade my Mac. I’ve not actually had this iBook all that long, but as I need to finish this web design course I’m doing, plus planning to do an HNC in Photography this year, an upgrade was in order. I’ve been planning to do such an upgrade for a few months but was waiting for Apple to release new iMacs. Now I’ve got the funds available but the only thing stopping me from going and buying it is the usual trepidation at spending such a huge amount of cash.

Anyway, this afternoon I wondered into KRCS in the Haymarket and even though it’s only been about four days since they were announced, they are already in stock there so I got have a drool at them. They really are quite amazingly thin and the glass screen didn’t bother me as much as I thought it might.

Lovely iMacs in KRCS

Should I resist? Can I resist? Probably not.

Anyway, my coffee has gone cold so I shall sign off.