Everybody Else Is Saying It...

President Barack Hussein Obama. Hell yes.

More soon.


The Raleigh-Durham market had the largest TV audience with more than 51% of households tuned in to the day’s events. Seattle-Tacoma had the lowest viewership, with only 18.8% of households watching the events.



Heading out in a few hours. Stay tuned for Terminal 5 adventures!

Searching For The Reverse Midas Touch

I spent tonight looking on backup CDs trying to find the tracklisting for the Reverse Midas Touch compilation I sent to Mark and Lard ten years ago. I am so old. I think the CorelDraw file is hidden away on a disk that I can’t read at the moment (I don’t have an IDE connector anywhere in the house anymore!), so stay tuned for fun and games when I come back. I do seem to remember that it included Grandaddy’s AM 180 and Black Box Recorder’s The Facts of Life, but after that, my memory fails me.

However, on the 14 (!) discs of Radio 1 audio I recorded between 1997-2002, I did find a few gems. Lauren Laverne’s guest session on the Evening Session, Simon Mayo’s last show, as well as shows with cryptic comments like “Mark loses it 28 minutes in”. And another copy of this little piece from Planet Pop:

I’m going to be converting the ancient RealAudio files to MP3 when I come back from America, so I may post some classic moments from High Tea and Tosspots when I return, but for now, have Simon Mayo and John Peel, together again for the first time. (possibly)

John Peel & Simon Mayo (1999/03/11)

Eight Years...And Sanity.

HOLDER: If you look at the history of the use of that technique, used by the Khmer Rouge, used in the Inquisition, used by the Japanese and prosecuted by us as war crimes. We prosecuted our own soldiers for using it in Vietnam. I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, waterboarding is torture.

Eric Holder, next Attorney General of the United States.

“Mr. Chairman, no one is above the law. The president has a constitutional obligation to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”

The Imperial Presidency may hopefully be reeled back in, thank goodness.

One Week.

What do we think? Better than Andrew Jackson, but worse that Taft?

Classy To The End, Part 345

13 days to go…13 days to go


Woolworth’s, we’ll miss you. Despite the many years of sucking. I guess I can be happy that the shame of attempting to ask out an assistant there will finally fade once the space is taken by another shop..


(not that there’s any shame in asking out a shop assistant, obviously, but I must have glowed bright red that morning…)

Senator Al Franken


(I’m not sure what’s funnier today, that story or John Bolton and John Yoo demanding that Obama respect the Constitution of the United States as President. It’s a bit late for them to develop a sense of humour)

Personally, I'm Expecting The Rapture First

Mr Owen added: “Popeye is one of the first of the famous 20th-century cartoon characters to fall out of copyright. Betty Boop and ultimately Mickey Mouse will follow.”

Popeye’s fall into the public domain in the EU.

A Pitiful Request For A Tracker Link...

Someone, somewhere must have uploaded End of Part One to the net by now. I’ve tried, believe me, but without a UKNova or TheBox login, I think I’ve hit a dead end. If anybody does have an idea where I can either download some episodes or obtain a bootleg, it’d be great. There’s a couple of bits on YouTube, but nothing approaching complete programmes…