Archive for October 2008

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October 30, 2008

So it’s been a while since the decision was made, and following the more recent announcement at Corporate Lackey HQ, I can now let you know that we’ve decided to go to London. To live. Yes, him too. And probably him. For how long? I don’t know. A few years. We fly out in February […]


October 29, 2008

I am a bit crap at keeping secrets. If I have some exciting news, and I absolutely positively cannot let people know for one various reason or another, I feel as though I may explode. It is easier for me to just try and avoid those people, to not talk to them at all, than […]

a bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles (chinese proverb)

October 22, 2008

Rod Liddle, writing for The Spectator, recently published a rather inflammatory piece criticising the contents of the Guardian’s style guide, given away as part of last Saturday’s paper. He described the Guardian as written by a bunch of ‘Marxists deconstructing the English language’. Jim Mora’s panel discussed it on Tuesday. It’s one of those reference […]

return to sender

October 21, 2008

For her degree from the Glasgow School of Art, Harriet Russell did a wicked postal experiment. She concealed the addresses of 130 letters to herself in a series of increasingly complex puzzles and ciphers. She used things like dot-to-dot drawings, anagrams and cartoons. Amazingly, only 10 failed to complete their journey back to her. The […]

friday thirty five: 35 things learned in the last 35 years

October 16, 2008

Once you graduate, no one cares what marks you got at Uni. You don’t regret the tattoos when you are older. Whenever possible, drink from curly straws. Don’t get too comfortable. Only touching something when you know where it’s been, gets boring quickly. Silence can be passed off as grace. Be suspicious of the bearded […]

you want a toe? i can get you a toe…

October 12, 2008

Last night we remedied one of those relationship niggles that can ruin everything. Science Guy had never seen The Big Lebowski. This is quite possibly one of the best movies ever made. Certainly the best cast. Without a doubt, the best bowling scenes. And the soundtrack is fucking awesome. It’s been 10 years since it […]