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

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Best of the Fitz 2006

Happy 2007! It was another vintage year for Fitzrovian Tuesday, though going back over the archives for the last twelve months, geo-political and environmental concerns do seem to have dominated much of the chat. Below, in no particular order, is my traditional personal selection of favourite posts/threads of 2006.
1. How to talk to a global warming sceptic
2. Monkeys
3. End of an Era
4. Retro police state
5. Imagine Earth without People

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Beware the christmas party season

Poor old bishop of Southwark - getting hammered at the Irish embassy, then ending up climbing into the back of a parked car and throwing the kids toys he found there out onto the street. It says here that when challenged he shouted, "I'm the Bishop of Southwark! This is what I do!".

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Creationism museum

These people are completely mad - a molecular geneticist who belives in a literal interpretation of genesis, including the 10,000 year timescale.

New thread for the purpose of discussing Scottish Independence

I need to do some reading up on the economic pros and cons, but at an emotional level I'm all for the Union.

I wonder what the Lowland / Highland split is with regard to the issue? Arguably in evidence in Fitzrovian Tuesdays?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Threat Assessment Severe

I think I've discussed my distaste for John Reid before, but this has hardened recently - particularly after watching "V for Vendetta", in which he is basically played by a sinister Tim Piggott-Smith.

His last-but-one announcement at the weekend (just before his 'crack down' online paedophiles) was typical Reid. Other than terrifying the population, I really can't see what point there is in saying that a "Christmas terrorist attack is highly likely". What is anyone actually meant to do with this information?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I've been hacking around with the blog's design

I wanted to get away from the standard blogger template we've been using up to now. It's probably going to be a work in progress over the next few weeks...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Perle's Non-Wisdom

I cannot believe the nerve of Richard Perle, on the radio this morning talking about how the Iraq Study group report is naive. Like, advocating going to war in the first place in the belief that it would bring about a smooth transition to Western-style liberal democracies across the Middle East wasn't naive, then? Total git.

More internet tv stuff

Channel 4 is making its content available for download. Not had a chance to play with this yet but it potentially looks pretty good (if only I had time etc etc).

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Totally unimpressed by Brown's efforts today on going green. As if an extra fiver on air fares is going to make any difference at all. He's going to get completely out-flanked on this by the Tories.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wine offer update

If you buy any 6 bottles of wine at Sainsbury's you get 25% off! Given that a lot of Sainsbury's wine is already marked down to the magic £4 a bottle price point this is pretty good. Offer ends Monday tho...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

European Fields: The landscape of lower league football

These are great (another post culled from the wonderful Metafilter).

Playboy townhouse

Not a bad pied à terre...

Thresher web discount

Definitely viral marketing I reckon. The discount isn't particularly amazing given that Threshers have a "buy two get one free" offer permanently in place and their wine is pricey compared to the supermarkets.