Hello again iiwiiers
Archaeology Magazine has a feature on their top ten discoveries of 2008. All credit to them, because they started with "For some archaeology buffs, 2008 will always be the year of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" I knew that 2008 must have been a shit year for discoveries, and not to bother reading the rest of the article. For surely if anything remotely decent had been discovered in 2008 no archaeology buff could consider an Indiana Jones film the highlight of the year. That would be like saying Spinal Tap is the best band and has the album of the year.
This evening the BBC will be revealing who will be playing the next Doctor Who on the telly. I hope it's Robert Mugabe. The people of Zimbabwe need something to take his mind off things, to give him something glorious to move on to. I bet it won't be though. It will be someone else, perhaps Noel Edmonds, and the people of Zimbawe will have to carry on suffering and dying. The BBC really are a bunch of shits, aren't they? No offence. I'm sure some people who work for the BBC are clever and nice. Any who read It Is What It Is, for instance. Or who would if they knew about it and had the time.
I really hope it's not Noel Edmonds. Perhaps I should be more open-minded, and trust the production team, that if they choose him they must have good reason to think he'll do well in the role. But I dunno... it would be a divisive choice. But it's up to them.
An Arctic explorer has tested his new boat in the River Thames. A boat he's going to use in the Arctic. A home-made boat. You nearly died last time mate! Don't make your own! Buy a proper one! You don't even understand what sort of boat it is! The BBC say he called it a Qajaq. They say it like he made the name up, but he didn't, and what's more you can see here that it isn't a qajaq at all, at best it is a qajariaq. It took me less than a minute to find that out in Google, and that's more (or better) research than he's done, unless he knows but isn't very interested in that level of detail, in which case he might go to Leeds instead, doesn't matter, it's North, it's the same thing, near enough. But still, he probably doesn't think he made the name up - so he's still more thorough than the news.
Find Schools Online.com has done a list of the top 100 space and astronomy blogs. Fucking hell!!! Maybe I'm an intellectual lightweight, but I think that's too many. Unless most of them post about once a year. When there's a big space story imagine how many will have basically the same post! Am I supposed to look at all one hundred to see which ones I like best? The page has descriptions of each one, but even so, am I supposed to read all one hundred descriptions and compare? They are split up into categories, but that would only help someone with a very narrow range of interests. It's no good for renaissance man and women like us.
I guess I'll just need to keep up my moratorium on space news.
Unless they make Noel Edmonds Doctor Who.
that's all from me for now
see you around
Car Of The Day: Toyota Sprinter Carib
Carib - snow - if you say so.