currently playing: Amerie — One Thing

TOM CRUISE? Oh, Katie, Katie, Katie…

It’s one week until Election Day! Woo-hoo! I have been greatly impressed by Michael Howard’s attempt to try and make people vote against Tony Blair because…well, he smells or something. Oh and he lied. Not that Howard was ever against the War at any point, and of course, the Conservatives were very critical of the Government for not rushing in before fighting broke out.

You have to feel sorry for them, really. They’re desperately trying to show that they’d spend at least as much money on hospitals and education, turning their backs on eighteen years of Thatcherism, and their once-great trump card of “Labour will run the country into the ground and there will be dead bodies overflowing onto the streets” doesn’t work after eight fairly decent years under Labour. Their only hope, it appears, is to runs as far to the right as possible, trying hard not to be racist, but giving enough leeway to make them seem attractive to those who would consider voting BNP/NF/UKIP. I’m trying to feel a little sorry for them. On the other hand, I would really like a Lib Dem opposition…

We’ve had a few leaflets delivered for our non-event of an election next week (if Tony Baldry isn’t re-elected, there will be lots of hats eaten). Firstly - the Lib Dems need to hire a graphic designer. I know, I know, substance-over-style and all that, but come on: about four different fonts, images in a layout that looked as if it had been ‘helped’ by MS Word, and obvious “INSERT LOCAL BITS HERE” text. Just horrible.

I do love reading leaflets from the far-right parties. It makes me smile to spot all the spelling and grammatical errors they’ve made while calling for the expulsion of foreigners from our lands. Also! Fun policies! UKIP will pull us out of the EU immediately and station the army outside the Channel Tunnel - JUST IN CASE! The National Front will kick out ‘left-wing subversion in our schools, trade-unions, and mass-media”, as well as banning all imports. That’ll work out well when we run out of petrol. But I’m sure they have a plan. The prize, though, goes to the BNP, who, obviously saw the fox-hunting fight as a challenge. If elected, the BNP will outlaw opinion polls. A round of applause, please, for making the concept of yogic flying sound sensible.

Also, a leaflet from Your Party, whose raison d’etre is “tell us what you want us to do. We have no policies.” I mean, you have to admire the idea of representing the people, but come on, you have to stand for something! You might as well be an Auton…

But! I shall leave you with a picture for my sister, who has learnt to love the thought of this man dancing in a dress during the past few days…

currently playing: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Where The Wild Roses Grow


For fighting and winning (this round at least) against a RIAA court order!

currently playing: Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

DVD Authoring!

I got the proof my of my DVD chapter today! Admittedly, it’s all in German, but it does look fancy and professional…

currently playing: Smashing Pumpkins – Thirty-Three

Link Thing by Amerie

Consumers feel frustrated by legal music downloads! Music industry whistles…

The Bush Administration continues to have some fun and games while recasting the White House in the manner of Boss Tweed.

Make fire with just a can and some chocolate! (You can eat the chocolate afterwards too)

Yay for Benedict VIII. Or perhaps not.

Doctor Who update: I’m glad they’re not having Keith Boak back next series. He just can’t handle action scenes. But! UNIT! A classic Who cliffhanger resolved in ten seconds! And the promo for next week! NERD-GLEEEE! “WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE!?!”

(Ian has been replaced by a gibbering loon. Stop sniggering, Judas.)

(Yes, this week, I will be doing Lee & Herring catchphrases.)

currently playing: Clor — Love + Pain

A Question

Does T4 hold incriminating photographs on Simon Popworld? I had the misfortune to switch on the TV to The Morning After Show this afternoon (yes, even the title’s a mistake), and he had this “please, will somebody shoot me, and put an end to this unbearable pain?” look in his eyes. But still, the little spat between him and The World’s Smuggest Pop Star was quite amusing (Mr. Daniel Beddingfield, who seemed to think that he could say ‘I’m a bachelor’ to explain why he has a toilet in his bedroom. Daniel, I think, even with the ways that record companies avoid paying you money, that you could probably afford a separate bathroom…).

I apologise for the lack of updates this week. I have a few ideas for next week, and I’ll try and get the avatar code fixed as well. Plus the usual bobbins and stealing other people’s material. And then I got off the bus…aaaah!

currently playing: Eminem – Just Lose It


Cinnamon rolls! Or: what I baked today...

Job Hunt…

Finally heard from Salford today. Apparently, it was a close-run thing, but another candidate had NetWare experience, and that gave him the edge. On the one hand, yes, a little disappointing, but at least this time, it wasn’t my ineptitude in the interview that doomed me…

currently playing: Dubstar – Stars

That's Fine By Me!

sniff...this was a no-smoking cinema…where Ridley Scott ruled…

Tom's Kitchen!

And this is at the end of the night!