Hello again iiwiiers
The news from round these parts - Jonny Greenpeace has done his new podcast on the Worm Buffet, and I must confess that this one isn't too bad. He forces me to listen to them, you know, so that was a relief. There will be a story type thingy instead of the usual drivel next time maybe. Here, that is, not there. As far as I know Jonny Greenpeace has no such plans for his thing.
Glasvegas news is that the firster single I don't have from 2004 (I'm Gonna Get Stabbed/Ina Lvs Rab) finally went on ebay to the first bidder for £301.82! I'll keep my eye out for others, my theory is that that seems to indicate that only one person was willing to pay more than three hundred quid for it, and they won't be so keen to do it again now that they've got one. And my detective work revealed that in September 2004 they reported on their website that HMV (one of the UK's large music store chains) in Glasgow had agreed to stock it due to public demamd, so it's not like there's only three copies. It's now one of only four Glasvegas releases I don't have, and the only (slightly) commercially released one, the others being promotional CDs of singles I have on vinyl that weren't commercially released on CD. What a dull detail. I might as well finish though. I've got all the rest of the commercial releases (got them all kew except Go Square Go! which was a few months later) and the promotional CD singles of Daddy's Gone (the original one) and Geraldine. The promotional CD of the remake of Daddy's Gone is about now but I'm not buying it now, I'll wait for it to be cheaper which I'm sure it will when the single actually comes out next month and the promotional ones aren't nearly all still being used. The promotional CDs have different tracks to the commercial releases now by the way, I'm not just interested in them because mad.
"Voters head to by-election polls" is the headline of a BBC story posted just after half past five. "Voting in the Glasgow East by-election is getting under way with polling stations open from 0700 BST" it says. There must be some very slow walkers keen to get there early. No-one in that constituency lives anywhere near an hour's walk from a polling station. One thing I haven't mentioned before is that it does often appear that the BBC correct their mistakes. For example we have the same old story today about the people who worked on all the massive computers in the olden days like Colossus, Eniac, Leo, Edsac and Baby. I don't recall if they always call them 'unsung' heroes, but if they don't it's a funny time to start doing it now. Anyway, you know that thing I hate where they think we're so shallow that to get our interest in worthy things they have to basically lie about their similarity to things they think we're interested in, you know, like Samuel Pepys was the first blogger, or if Homer was alive today he'd be writing about The Apprentice. That sort of thing. Well, when that story first came up it had the risible headline 'Laptop pioneers', but the actual page now has 'celebrating the UK's computer pioneers', which is much better. I fear, however, it would have been left like that were it not for the fact that the computers they are talking about were famously massive. In fact, under the headline is a photo captioned "in their infancy computers used to fill entire rooms" - perhaps that was the clue that was so blatant that even the 'laptop pioneers' fool spotted his error.
That's all from me for now
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The Story Behind The Painting Of The Day: American Gothic by Grant Wood
yes, they only wanted to sell you cereal.