"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Polymeal

Stick to this diet, reduce your chances of getting cardiovascular disease by more than 75% and increase your life expectancy by 6.6 years. It's true, the BMJ says so.
Shit Things that happened this year:

1) US elections
2) Madrid bombing
3) Iraq war
4) Death of John Peel
5) Russia school massacre
6) Polar ice cap melts
7) Death of John Maynard Smith

Good Things

1) Mark Thatcher arrested
2) Fitzrovian Tuesday launched

er, any others..

Sunday, December 12, 2004

rock and roll circus several minutes on

shit - yoko ono is part of john lennon's supergroup and it's all gone downhill rather rapidly...

Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1968

On as I type on BBC 4 - the who have just followed jethro tull and it's all compered by the stones 1968 lineup in a big top. Apparently it's legendary but has never been seen before or something - has anyone else ever heard of this?

Friday, December 10, 2004

More goats for Christmas

I'm getting my grans goats and chickens from Oxfam Unwrapped, since they're both in their late 90s and don't really know who I am anymore.

John - Bis! You pulled that one out of the vault.

This bares out what I was saying in the Fitzroy about the Blair government I think

Blair's rule full of gaffes, spin and control freakery, says mandarin.

I was a bit disappointed to find it wasn't Manda Rin out of Bis making the damning indictment though...

Monday, December 06, 2004

Good Gifts

Wonder if my nephews will thank me if I buy a goat for some Africans instead of fighting my way through the wild-eyed desperate Hamleys hordes to get them some overpriced plastic Thunderbirds toy for their Christmas.

One for Tom:

National Secular Society

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Neighbourhood Statistics

Home owners - enter your postcode at Neighbourhood Statistics to find out the truth about your council ward!