Wednesday, 30 April 2008

A funny

As I have nothing to say today I have this tit bit to offer:

Arnold's Pizza Shop


Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Kate and Boris. I'm sorry, what?

I used to respect Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall.

I thought she was a good MP: she seemed principled and embraced grass roots activities.

Then today I read that Boris Johnson wants to use her as an advisor for sport should he be elected for London Mayor and she's agreed!

It doesn't end there in looking into this revelation I also found out that the, so I thought, sensible Ms Hoey is the infamous Chair of the Countryside Alliance, a group which has been attempting to channel funds to opponents of Labour.

She even has a column for the Daily Telegraph.

And again: I'm sorry what?

Just shows I don't read the sodding rag.

She has sensible positions on things like the war on Iraq and Trident renewal, but it seems she is a bit schizophrenic politically - or at the very least confused.

Maybe I should get in touch and talk it through calmly with her.

Point out the inherent contradictions, but I have to be honest I'm a bit scared about what she would say...

This election is worrying enough with the prospect that Boris might win or at least push it to second preferences, I didn't need this as well.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Everyone's getting married...

My extended circle of friends appear to be getting hitched on mass.

I'm going to do my best not to make this a tirade, I mean it's lovely that they've found someone that they want to spend the rest of their life with, but I must confess to finding it a little strange.

I guess it's because I'm far from the point where I could consider settling down for such a committed relationship.

I don't think that makes me that strange though, I mean I'm only 26.

However on making the observation that a lot of people seemed to be getting married to an old school, let's say, acquaintance at his birthday he asked whether I felt like I was withering on the vine.

Ok he was probably joking in his own strange way, but I felt rather indignant as I answered no rather emphatically.

I then pointed out that he was my age too and didn't seem to be preparing for marriage, to which he replied that he had already withered.


Why is this conversation even remotely acceptable...

Is that the word?

Words fail me.

What worries me more is that comments and conversations like this are going to be getting increasingly common.

Ok I have a hard core of friends who I can rely on, except perhaps in their darkest weakest self doubting moments, not to talk such rubbish.

But what about the rest?

Am I to expect a torrent of ear bashings about the state of my singledom?

This is madness.

Such behaviour should be out lawed it's ridiculous.

But now I'm feeling worryingly like Bridget Jones, but even then she was a fair bit older than me and she actually bought into some of this crap.


No wonder I decided on a feminist theme for my magazine concept.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

I know I know I know

I haven't updated this blog in AGES.

I had every intention of posting blogs about Chinese Manga, various films and the other trivial things that I occupy my life with.

I failed.

I'd like to say that I have something really inspiring and original to write now that I'm returning after such a long time, but, well, I don't.

All I have to say is that I really want to make that bid for world domination, so I'm back.

My latest obsession is

Basically it's this online music thing, yes I know SO articulate, where you put in an artist that you like and it plays something by that artist, then (and this is the slightly clever part) it plays something like that artist.

So for example a while ago I put in Carole King and now in it's infinite wisdom (don't worry you can skip tracks) is playing me Crosby, Stills & Nash 'Teach Your Children', which now incidentally always makes me think of School of Rock.

You get to discover lots of new music this way, plus you can play music by artists you don't actually own (like your own personal radio).

Hurrah for the internet revolution at this rate I won't care that there's nothing on the sodding tele.