I did just put my tobacco tin down somewhere - by the thermostat. I can only assume I put them down while my mind was elsewhere. The obvious candidate is the thermostat. I put them down right next to the thermostat and didn't notice because i was focussed on the thermostat! I must have been focussing like some sort of super-brain-thing. Zapppp! I'm surprised that I didn't burn through the casing with my concentration beam.
I thought last night's final episode of the first series of The IT Crowd was very good indeed, and I look forward to the second series. There's some sounds from The It Crowd here if you're interested.
I've got trouble connection to google for the second time today. What happened last time when I traced it was that the request got to uk.above.net who didn't appear to pass it on. This time it doesn't seem to be getting past BT's Telehouse London. I can still get to Yahoo, easily enough, hmm, interesting...
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Car Of The Day: Volkswagen Derby
Posted by Keir Hardie at 8:24 pm
I wonder if I left my tobacco tin somewhere or just put it down here somewhere. The former, I think, and I think I know where. It's gone the way of my hat, although I'm less sure about the hat. Have you lost anything or left anything anywhere recently? Or haven't you left anything anywhere since the time you left that thing that place? Perhaps you've left something somewhere and haven't even realised it yet. Once many years ago I managed to forget about my shopping at some point on the way home. Couldn't even work out where I'd left it. Looks metaphysical but smells and tastes prosaic.
I just went to buy a Clipper lighter. I really think the clipper lighter is some sort of design classic, but I can't find any information on them anywhere, only places selling them. Ah well. Sorry to alienate all you non-smokers but smoking is stupid and I do it and you don't so surely you've got the last laugh anyway.
The last episode of this series of The IT Crowd is on tonight, it's got a second series, eight episodes, hurrah. Although I really enjoyed this one I thought it could have been better, perhaps the next series will be.
News update: The man who was thinking about putting the kettle on yesterday did not do so at that point but did so approximately twenty minutes later.
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Website Of The Day: Early Music In Schools
Posted by Keir Hardie at 6:23 pm
I know what you're all thinking - why won't he show us Paul Daniels' ebay page? Oh, go on then.I see he's not currently offering any items for sale. Come on Paulie, you can do better than that! Stick something up for sale! We may like it! Not a lot!
News just in - a man in Reading, sitting in a chair, is thinking about putting the kettle on.
I read today that Saddam Hussein is doing the 'yeah I killed them but I was allowed' angle which is consistent. He must feel that the way things has turned out is very unfair. If it was me I think even if I thought it was hopelessly rigged against me I'd still try and endear myself a bit more than that.
I've just been broadening my mind on wikipedia. Laura Scudder was the first to put crisps in sealed bags, and kebabs used to the food of Persian kings ang the ordinary people only got to eat it at new year. I don't eat a lot of kebabs but I wouldn't fancy only having one a year. It would be easier never to have tasted one. As well as the halva I know there is a different sort of confectionery called halva on the indian subcontinent. Interesting, they must go back a long way. Freedom fries? We been there first - our lovely Empire Biscuits were German Biscuits until World War One.
More nonsense tomorrow
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Superhero of the day: Dr Strange, Master Of The Mystic Arts
Posted by Keir Hardie at 4:37 pm
I've had a lot of interest in my Adrian Collins piece yesterday, a lot of you wanted to know what my favourite Adrian Collins film was. Unfortunately I don't remember seeing any.
There was a fuck of a lot of snow here today folks, well possibly the most there's been all winter anyway, it's a little late for it really. A lot of people will say 'Wahey! Snow! Rejoice!' but I don't see what the bloody blinking big deal is, so there. I can't think of anything snow does for me really. It's only water.
I've nothing to add to what has been said already about the death of Linda Smith, but I'll say anyway that she will be sadly missed.
I don't think I've anything to else say today folks, sorry about that. If I think of anything I'll add it later.
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Author of The Day: Haruki Murakami
Posted by Keir Hardie at 8:44 pm
I've been reading the As You Like It, the biography of Hollywood film-maker Adrian Collins by Paul Topolino, and it's fascinating reading. Even as a child Adrian had such a powerful imagination he was once nearly killed by a bear after standing on a crack in the pavement. His school was narrow-minded and didn't appreciate his talents, his English teacher constantly marking him down for including a love scene in every essay, and his art teacher would often mock his paintings in front of the whole class, often because of the car chase, or the 'AN ADRIAN COLLINS PRODUCTION' banner. He did not graduate from high school and his prospects looked bleak when he left, but eventually he got an interview with an advertising firm and won them over with his vision and enthusiasm. Over the next three years he was responsible for some phenomenally succesful advertising campaigns which are still remembered fondly in the US to this day. Like the McDonalds ad with Steven Berkhoff and the Hamburglar, trying to hijack a plane, and the Cadillac as where Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson have to race against the clock across Idaho to deliver a birthday card. While he was working in advertising he was writing his first film script and making contacts to enable him to finance it. The Pan Am Story showed the industry what he could do, and the rest, as they say, is history. I won't spoil the rest for you.
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Cheese of the day: Airedale - I thought that was a dog
Posted by Keir Hardie at 8:27 pm
I'm not away after all due to reasons I won't bore you with and it's a shame for various reasons I won't bore you with. But as I hadn't eaten yet I went to buy a Subway for the train I thought I was getting on. I chose my sandwich and size, asked for that then she asked me what bread I wanted it on. I winced internally, realising that I had forgotten about the twenty questions aspect which I hate so much. The music in the outlet and lack of sleep combined to make it difficult for me to make out what she was saying too. After choosing the bread I was thrown a curveball - I was asked if I wanted it toasted or microwaved. I'm sure this is a new question they have added - perhaps they felt that the process wasn't complicated enough. Then it was the easy patch where I just keep saying yes for a while, leading up to the end bit where it's four things I can never really catch although I heard three of them today. I always just take the olives from that lot, which proves I'm not being funny and just saying yes to everything. And then, despite having nothing to prove, I refuse all the sauces, and finish up by accepting salt and pepper. Thus the sandwich is done. The refusal of a drink or a cookie is a seperate matter, it's more like an extended warranty. Not being able to get on the train I ate it back at home. It was okay. There was too much of it. I shouldn't have been greedy and had the footlong.
Hat Of The Day: Homburg
Posted by Keir Hardie at 8:19 pm
Just a quick note to say I'll not really have time to post anything today. Sorry about that. But I'll be travelling tomorrow and post after I get there. If I have anything to say later I may edit this though.
Have a donut.
My stomach has felt like it's sort of gurgling a lot of the time since yesterday in a quiet way. Most odd. I don't think I've been eating less than normal, been drinking coffee a bit more than of late though. There, it just gurgled, I even heard it. It's not uncomfortable or anything, just curious. Like the single curly eyebrow hair that occasionally appears sticking out about an inch all of a sudden, which gets pulled out. Or the rug in my hall. Despite the fact that people walk in both directions equally it makes its way towards the door. Eventually I have trouble getting in, and at such times when I do I move the rug back a couple of feet. And before long I am doing it again. Perhaps it's weight. The times I come in weighing more than when I went out (carrying shopping) are more that the times I go out weighing more than I do when I return (taking out rubbish). Actually it hasn't done it for a good while now, which is a further mystery.
Well, having said I wasn't going to say anything I think I've been very generous.
See ya tomorrow!
Download Of The Day: Half Man Half Biscuit - Twenty Four Hour Garage People
Posted by Keir Hardie at 6:50 pm