Entries from January 2011

Lumberjack Checked Shirts

I’ve just finished a Simon Brett mystery, one of the Charles Paris series, Situation Tragedy. There’s lots in his books to want to transcribe (for instance the Anglican vicar in on of his Fethering novels, oh man was he funny), but in this book, about some Suspicious Deaths that happen during the filming of a […]

Categories: Art and Literature

All Right, People Who Have Been Paying Attention, and Are Probably English

What do we make about this Government’s decision to sell off the forests of England?

Categories: Politics

Nor, Really, Is This Post About Cricket At All

It is, however, about Australia and England playing the Ashes. On Top Gear. Most of the good jokes are in the first half of the first half, but you can watch the second half of the first half although I can’t find the first and second halves of the second half yet.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Awesome: The Last Few Weeks I Missed Recapped In Political Cartoons!

These appeared in a lovely long ad-free row in Google Reader, alas: The Corner – Cartoon of the Day, by KLo There are actually 28. My fav, for its poignancy:

Categories: People and Current Events

Tonight We Watched Hurt Locker

And for much of it, all I could think of was this: Horrible, I know. But I’m very tired today and obviously it’s affecting my brain. The rest of the movie was good, but I thought the end was a little lame.

Categories: War and Peace

Peter’s Watching 2012

And no, I don’t know why either. I was at a friend’s music recital, periodically getting texts like “SANTA MONICA JUST SLID INTO THE PACIFIC” and “God this movie is long.”

Categories: Entertainment

Peter Recommends CXXX

“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Teenagers “Quite Tense”

I love this story: “10 billionth app” Mom hung up on Apple Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK was the winner of Apple’s 10 billion App Store download contest. The UK mother won the contest with the Paper Glider application that was downloaded by one of her daughters using an iPod touch. In a comical […]

Categories: Electronics

I AM SO BORED

Honestly. Even this video, which I know I should get excited about, about some good arguments about repealing Obamacare: I mean, it’s good, it’s a very good argument, but it’s a bunch of numbers, and nobody who doesn’t already know that won’t see it, and even if they do see it, purely by accident, they’ll […]

Categories: Politics

More Malarial Celebrity News

BBC – George Clooney recovering from malaria He said his own experience shows how the right medication can turn “the most lethal condition” into “a bad 10 days instead of a death sentence”. Insane. I mean, with the right medication you can survive with HIV/Aids for a long time, but you’re still going to die. […]

Categories: Entertainment

Poor Pub

I’ve had this open for an age so I’ll finally link to it now: The Economist – Time, gentlemen An elegy on the British pub, by our obituaries editor The church can go, long since the preserve of a flower-arranging few; the local shop can go, since the distant hypermarket’s cheapness is worth the petrol; […]

Categories: Food

Protest Planning

I think this is pretty funny: The Times – For rent: one anti-war flat, superb views, by Daniel Finkelstein I am going into the building trade. Property developer. And my first project is a block of flats. I thought I’d use concrete, sling the thing together over a few days and leave any debris just […]

Categories: Politics

Fun With Cold

Evaporating Water in -30C in Yellowknife, NWT

Categories: Science and Nature

I’d Like to Thank My Mother and Dr King For Making This Day Possible

<br/><br/> I had the day off today (Peter didn’t haha) and my mother took Baby for a walk in the warm January sunshine so I did some dishes, got my car washed, did some shopping and had a “strawberry romanoff” from La Baguette, pictured.

Categories: Uncategorized

On 1st Class Rail Travel & Corporate Shuttles

So those of you with an eye on Twitter will have noticed I took the train up to San Francisco for a movie yesterday. On the train, I was thinking about something I spend a lot of time thinking about but a new thought occurred to me. So, no one in the Bay Area takes […]

Categories: Wildcard