Jubilee schmubilee

Diamond Jubilee Lambrini


Royalist, republican, or really couldn’t give a toss-ican,  I’m sure most of  you are fed up with all the hullabaloo surrounding the anniversary of our Queen’s 60th year on the throne (she must really be in need of some Senokot) .

However, it’s not our fair Queen’s record breaking long reign that’s raining on my parade, instead it’s the inescapable publicity and uncontrollable amounts of Union Jack-themed merchandise everywhere you look.

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A long running joke

The Running Commandments

As some of you may or may not know, last year I foolishly enrolled myself to take part in the 2011 Brighton marathon. This somewhat foolhardy decision was brought about after having witnessed runners of all shapes and sizes completing last year’s marathon which left me thinking – “I could do that!

However, after many a long and dull training run I can assure you that running is not a wonderful stress relieving, meditative activity, it is a silly sport – there is little pleasure to be derived from a run which lasts longer than 2 hours. In fact, aside from trying to stop my earphones from falling out by continually jamming them back into my ears, one of the only ways I’ve managed to keep myself sane on these long pavement-pounding runs is by people-watching, particularly by watching other runners.

There are many different types of runner that you might encounter whilst going out for a pleasant walk (or an unpleasant run) . Obviously you get super-sporty types and then the not-so-sporty runners but there are many more varieties of runner you can find dashing around your town or city:

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Bang goes the Licence fee


The BBC, an incredible British institute and the largest broadcasting organisation in the world, has for over 80 years continued to produce ground breaking and inspirational television programmes that enjoy global distribution and acclaim.

A little over a year ago I was in Australia and was amazed to learn that Top Gear was one of their most popular TV shows. There is actually an Australian version of Top Gear but I have it on good authority that it’s not as good as the English version (Australian Dave told me!)  Continue reading

Being a dickhead’s cool!

Hipster dog


There is currently a very funny Youtube video circulating on the web. This video is proper jokes and an excellent social commentary which takes a humorous swipe at the cool kids in society.

If you haven’t already seen it posted on one of your friend’s Facebook walls or in the Twitosphere click here to watch it now. Continue reading

The lowest form of humour?

Pun-aholics annonymous

Frank Furter, a fellow member of pun-aholics anonymous

As I stand up from my chair I feel the other people sitting around me staring intently.

“Hello. My name is Alex and I’m a pun-ahoic” I say in a quiet voice.

As I sit down the circle of other pun-aholics clap.

It started about a year ago and has really begun to take over my life. I can remember, once a-pun a time not too long ago (in a galaxy far far away), that I never really knew what a pun was.

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Vuvuzelas are not going to buzz off

What's all the buzz about?Sad news, South African World Cup organisers have announced that they are not going to do anything about the severe bee problem in their stadiums.

Sadly the bee-impersonating bastard vuvuzela horns are here to stay. Ironically according to musicians the note created by these horns is bee-sharp.

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Je ne comprends pas? Sometimes France doesn’t make sense

Groundskeeper WillieIt may come as a surprise to some of you, seeing how I’m a fierce advocate for all things French, but sometimes the French system just doesn’t make sense. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not denouncing my heritage, nor am I denouncing the French people… merely some of their ‘peculiar ways’.

Right now I can imagine the sceptic in you concucting a long list of things which displease you about the French, the many myths and stereotypes that are so frequently (and wrongly) associated with les français. Continue reading