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

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone! I'm up on the Isle of Lewis at the moment, spending Christmas with my sister & family. The main advantage to this is that my nephew is eleven, so I get to play with all the cool presents he gets....the lightsabre is very cool, and I got him a remote control hovercraft. Brilliant stuff! Hope you're all having fun and eating and drinking to excess...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

UK Most Wanted ...

Was just looking at the new most wanted list of criminal suspects. All the crimes seem to have been in Yorkshire or Greater London, so I guess you're safe John, especially if you stay away from Weegieland. Some of the entries full of typos, e.g.:

"However it si believed that he was mundered at Stone Road address."

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Arnie has terminated Crips founder Stanley 'Tookie' Williams, despite there being some some doubts as to the extent of his culpability for the crimes for which he was convicted, and his apparent reformation in prison.

All the same, you wouldn't have wanted to mess with him in his heyday - if this guy was in a film you'd think it was over the top:

Stanley Tookie Williams

Friday, December 09, 2005

Best of the Fitz 2005

Well, the end of the year is approaching and the reviews are starting. I thought I'd present my Top 5 Fitzroy Tuesday trails of 2005:

Cosgrove Puts the Boot In (Feb 14)

The Portable Virtual Privacy Machine (March 2)

Contemporary Scottish Bar in London (May 19)

Philosophical muti-storey car park ticket machine (November 26)

Well, the weather in Edinburgh has been ridiculously cold this week (November 19)

Thriller in Manila

Anyone catch the program about the Muhammad Ali / Smokin' Joe Frazier fight series last night? Think it was called The Fight. Completely gobsmacked by the final showdown - armageddon, basically. (Also not a very flattering portrait of Ali, I thought).

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Prescription Meds

Herbal viagra... Become a property millionaire... Cheap home insurance... Russian brides... Forward this to 100 people and earn $$$$$... Stock tips...

Sorry, just trying to attract some higher value Google ads for the Fitzrovian christmas drinks kitty.

Poetry Corner

I haven't seen this mentioned before, so I thought you might enjoy some of the poetry of D.H. Rumsfeld ...

Friday, December 02, 2005