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Merry Christmas - Santa Claws

Thank you to all my readers, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (full of blogging goodness)

Seven things to make you smile

Victor Meldrew

It was recently brought to my attention that much of the content on my blog has been negative, this is compounded by the fact that I have even gone so far as to create a category for Ranting and that my very first blog was dedicated to compiling a list of Things I Dislike.

I have however, temporarily, seen the error of my ways and would like to redress the balance, realign my chi and find my blogging center.

After much soul-searching and a few weeks of careful observation I have found seven reasons to smile, even on these cold, dark, dank and gloomy days. Continue reading

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

What do Lol Cats and Dr Dre have in common?

Anti-music lol cat

It’s a somewhat tenuous link but Dr Dre and the Lol Cats, well at least one of the aforementioned cats who enjoy laughing out loud, do indeed share a common interest.

Is it their flagrant disregard for spelling? No.

Is it their questionable use of grammar? No, although as can be seen in Dre’s 1993 hit song “Ain’t nuthin but a G thang” there are so many things wrong in the title alone that it hurts my brain. Continue reading

Bloody Good from team GB

As the European Championships in Spain came to a close last weekend the future host nation, Great Britain, can feel quietly confident. Some encouraging performances across a number of disciplines saw them finish with a respectable bronze medal around their collective neck.

Although this Championship is a good indicator of personal athlete’s performances and fitness levels it is not however a real yard stick for where these nations will hope to finish in the Olympic games – we must of course consider the other main competitors: China, America, Australia and Hussein Bolt. The Dutch head coach of UK athletics, Charles Van Commenee, probably put it best:

“Quite a few athletes stepped up a level, but there is a lot of work to be done”.

So as Boris gets on his bike promoting the London 2012 Olympic games, the third time the games will be held in our fair capital (1908 and 1948 previously) what can we take from this championship? 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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