Bad Things To Do

…Eating a bar of Maya Gold Green & Blacks before setting off on an afternoon of programming.

My comments are frightening. My code only slightly less so.

Hurrah for the House of Lords once again! You know, I’d have somewhat more respect for the Government if they dropped some of their disingenuous. “Passports are voluntary!” they cry, knowing full well that the amount of foreign travel that Britons do means that they’re really not. And they provide an easy way of filling an unpopular database.

Will the Government use the Parliament Act more than all other previous Governments combined? It’s looking likely.

But, final good news for the day from Newsarama!

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: Richard Case, Steve Yeowell, Mike Dringenberg, Vince Giarrano, Jamie Hewlett, Rian Hughes, Mark McKenna, Doug Hazlewood, Malcolm Jones III, Scott Hanna, Mark Badger and various.
Collects DOOM PATROL #42-50.
256 pages, $19.99 U.S.


wipes himself down

currently playing:

Bus Hates

To whit: discovering that the bus is extremely busy today, to the point where there’s only two places on the bus to sit. One is Not An Option Because Of Not Wishing To Be Creepy, and the other is taken up by a guy whose idea of sharing is to almost fully open his legs, leaving me with a sliver of seat all the way to Oxford.


currently playing: Neko Case – Dirty Knife

Your Money At Work

See? If only we hadn’t sold BR off!

And now, a pause to remember The Adventures of Flossie. Things will never be quite the same again (remember to flush the Wayback Machine as well, Matt!). There are times when I think of doing the same, but a month in Chapel Hill is approaching, and that normally makes this place a little more exciting…

currently playing: The Art of Noise – Time For Fear

Our Friends In The West

And the weird thing is, this sounds like a restrained ceremony by Leanne…

Must have been a rather dull night for the buffet girl though - what do you do in those situations? Can you tell people off for coming back for third and fourth helpings?

currently playing: Act – Snobbery and Decay

England Prevails.

The end of British Parliamentary democracy?

[Jim Murphy] told the BBC: "I have given assurances that there are more safeguards on the face of this bill than before, that we will have statutory consultation, we will not do anything that is highly controversial and the relevant select committees of the House of Commons will have a veto on every single proposal."

"Trust us."

currently playing: Stars – Elevator Love Letter

Message Board Wars Pt. 643443


Things You Do Not Want When You've Had A Bad Day

Number 1: A helpful phone call from the Federation Against Software Theft.

currently playing: Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed

Internet: You Failed Me!

Not much response to my plea for a book on the miners’ strike, although I didn’t expect a flood. Anyway, I did manage to find this:

With a title like that, its biases are rather clear, but I’ve already learnt that Scargill wasn’t quite the corrupt person that I’ve always thought he was (the story back in the 1990s that he used union funds to pay for his house has since been described as ‘entirely untrue’ by the editor of the Mirror who commissioned it). So I’m expecting intrigue and shock! I’ll let you know.

currently playing: Lisa Loeb – It’s Over

Ring The Winter In And End The Competition

Oooh! Lovely emails from Johnny Boy about my review, and this:

Johnny Boy — The Opera!

Okay, so I can’t go, but some of you might. yeah! yeah!

currently playing: ABC – Tears Are Not Enough

Rampage In The Pit

Curious news from Chapel Hill - a graduate student tried to run down down nine people in the Pit on Friday. It took me a while to work out how he could do it - but then I remembered that up by Davis there’s a car park, and it turns out that’s how he got in.

It was on Fox News this morning because they had an interview with Ryan Tuck, editor of the UNC student paper, The Daily Tarheel. Fox interviews are amazing, making you wish for the halcyon days of RISE:tv. Yes, they really are that bad. What was quite interesting, though, was the footage they showed of FBI agents going into his apartment. It looked suspiciously like the complex that Kavi used to live in back in 2004. Eeek!

currently playing: A Camp – Hard as a Stone