Monthly Archives: May 2007

The 100 posts challenge – I surrender

It was still just about feasible until the middle of this week, but real life got in the way taking out tomorrow and this evening and it gradually became insurmountable. And having just got a lift home from David Newton, … Continue reading

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Rothko

Interesting to see a Mark Rothko selling for $72 million this week. When I was about 16 I often used to travel up to London on a Saturday (this is before I realised what a repellent cesspit the place is) … Continue reading

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Just not cricket

England are 280-4 at lunch. What do they think they’re playing at? This is the West Indies. For people of a certain age (let’s say 39), the West Indies are supposed to be a terrifying cricketing prospect, a team in … Continue reading

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Just Shoot Me

I am fascinated by the sitcom ‘Just Shoot Me’. Assuming nobody has seen it (because nobody in their right mind would), it used to be on quite early on Channel 4, round about the time my wife was making the … Continue reading

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Page turners

There are two types of people in the world. 1) Those who, when reading a magazine or newspaper and needing to turn a page, take the corner of the sheet between thumb and forefinger and then transfer it from right … Continue reading

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Lyrical gangsters

Recently I read that Des’ree had been awarded a prize for the worst lyric in popular music, namely “I don’t want to see a ghost, it’s the sight that I fear most, I’d rather have a piece of toast, watch … Continue reading

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Nostradamus

The teletext service on ITV carries advertising pages between those with news and information. One of these, I saw last night, was for a premium rate telephone line called Nostradamus. For all I know this connects you to a biography … Continue reading

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