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Well, it’s been a while…

I know it’s been (checks watch like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day)… 9 months since I last updated this site, but in all honesty I was starting to mellow. I started working from home (amazing how cutting out a commute

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Well, it’s been a while…

I know it’s been (checks watch like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day)… 9 months since I last updated this site, but in all honesty I was starting to mellow. I started working from home (amazing how cutting out a commute

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People who grab their hand luggage before evacuating a burning plane

“Cuh. Always the same, isn’t it?” “I beg your pardon?” “The second the plane stops and everyone’s on their feet to grab their hand luggage. I mean the doors aren’t even open yet!” “Ha, yes it’s silly isn’t it? Although

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Burning plane

People who grab their hand luggage before evacuating a burning plane

“Cuh. Always the same, isn’t it?” “I beg your pardon?” “The second the plane stops and everyone’s on their feet to grab their hand luggage. I mean the doors aren’t even open yet!” “Ha, yes it’s silly isn’t it? Although

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Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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Overly descriptive TV listings

As a previous entry regarding movie trailers will attest, I’m not a big fan of spoilers. But, detest them as I might, at least there’s a twisted logic going on with the marketers who cut those particular previews together –

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listings

Overly descriptive TV listings

As a previous entry regarding movie trailers will attest, I’m not a big fan of spoilers. But, detest them as I might, at least there’s a twisted logic going on with the marketers who cut those particular previews together –

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Responses to some of your (spam) comments

One of the great joys of writing this blog is receiving and reading your comments; whether they enlighten, entertain or cause me to snort in a derisory fashion.  However, it’s come to my attention that an awful lot of comments

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Responses to some of your (spam) comments

One of the great joys of writing this blog is receiving and reading your comments; whether they enlighten, entertain or cause me to snort in a derisory fashion.  However, it’s come to my attention that an awful lot of comments

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Racist ThunderCats

1985. Hollywood animation studio. Executive offices. “Ted, thanks for coming.” “A pleasure, Chad.” “I just wanted you to pop by so I could tell you that the studio and I are really excited about this ThunderCats animation, and I thought

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Racist ThunderCats

1985. Hollywood animation studio. Executive offices. “Ted, thanks for coming.” “A pleasure, Chad.” “I just wanted you to pop by so I could tell you that the studio and I are really excited about this ThunderCats animation, and I thought

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Signing cards for people in the office you don’t know

Dear Lisa, What can I say? No really, what can I say? I’ve been in the office for less than a month and we’ve barely exchanged a syllable. You work over there, next to another bunch of people I don’t

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Signing cards for people in the office you don’t know

Dear Lisa, What can I say? No really, what can I say? I’ve been in the office for less than a month and we’ve barely exchanged a syllable. You work over there, next to another bunch of people I don’t

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Weak hand dryers

I like those Dyson hand dryers. I like those Xtreme Air ones as well. The reason I like them? It’s not so much the user experience or the design (although those Dysons are rather sexy for a sanitary machine) but

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Weak hand dryers

I like those Dyson hand dryers. I like those Xtreme Air ones as well. The reason I like them? It’s not so much the user experience or the design (although those Dysons are rather sexy for a sanitary machine) but

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People that watch TV in the wrong aspect ratio

You can guarantee that the minute an old show appears on the telly, people up and down the country, usually people over a certain age, will be reaching for the remote controls to their shiny new HD TV to wilfully

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People that watch TV in the wrong aspect ratio

You can guarantee that the minute an old show appears on the telly, people up and down the country, usually people over a certain age, will be reaching for the remote controls to their shiny new HD TV to wilfully

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Thor’s rushed redemption

I’m warning you, this is another geeky one. A really geeky one. Please avoid reading if you couldn’t care less about superhero films. Still here? Great. We didn’t need them anyway… Ask your average connoisseur of all things superheroic to

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Thor’s rushed redemption

I’m warning you, this is another geeky one. A really geeky one. Please avoid reading if you couldn’t care less about superhero films. Still here? Great. We didn’t need them anyway… Ask your average connoisseur of all things superheroic to

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Badly organised pub quizzes

Hello. Shut up, I’ve been busy. But since you’re already preoccupied about the amount of time that has passed since my last entry, let me take you back to the tail end of 2004. I’m in a pub in Newcastle,

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Badly organised pub quizzes

Hello. Shut up, I’ve been busy. But since you’re already preoccupied about the amount of time that has passed since my last entry, let me take you back to the tail end of 2004. I’m in a pub in Newcastle,

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People who lean against the poles on tube trains

I’m not a tall man. Those loops of plastic dangling from the tube train’s upper extremities are just about within reach, but the act of grasping one at full stretch is not a comfortable one; indeed it feels more like

pole leaner

People who lean against the poles on tube trains

I’m not a tall man. Those loops of plastic dangling from the tube train’s upper extremities are just about within reach, but the act of grasping one at full stretch is not a comfortable one; indeed it feels more like

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Posh people celebrating

So it’s the final day of Wimbledon. For people like me, who like watching quality tennis, it is a good day. Two athletes – a smug Swiss and a superhuman Serbian – hitting unerringly accurate shots with such ferocity you can only

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Posh people celebrating

So it’s the final day of Wimbledon. For people like me, who like watching quality tennis, it is a good day. Two athletes – a smug Swiss and a superhuman Serbian – hitting unerringly accurate shots with such ferocity you can only

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Hot weather

OK, I realise I’m on the wrong side of a losing battle here, but hear me out… To begin, some context. I live in the UK, so when I say ‘hot weather’ I am referring to a prolonged period of

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Hot weather

OK, I realise I’m on the wrong side of a losing battle here, but hear me out… To begin, some context. I live in the UK, so when I say ‘hot weather’ I am referring to a prolonged period of