Friday, October 27, 2006

Here I go Wish Me Luck!

Just about to leave my current office for the final time before my big holiday!
When I return I may have to go and work in bloody Scotland, but for the time being Wooo holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Virgin Viral Backfires

Ooops Virgins latest viral marketing campagn abruptly stopped after one day as the b3ta photoshopping masses lay into Richard Branson.

Who couldn't see that coming.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Everyone Leaves Ferrari

From F1ITV

"Ross Brawn will leave Ferrari before the end of this year, the Italian squad confirmed on Thursday.
In a long anticipated move, Brawn will stand down from his post of technical director and will make way for Mario Almondo.
Engine guru Paolo Martinello will also leave the team, moving to Ferrari’s parent company Fiat.
Meanwhile Stefano Domenicali will take over Jean Todt’s role as sporting director."

Hmm looks very much like everyone important has buggered off.

I'm sure Kimi Raikkonen is overjoyed that the team who propelled Shui to 7 Drivers Championships has buggered off leaving him with the B Team.

London Lites Lame Listings

I was reading the listings in the London Lite on the tube on the way home last night (A London Free Paper mostly concerned with celeb gossip) and noticed a great example of lazy music journalism.
"Ray Lamontagne whose single Trouble echoes Nick Drakes softly spoken style"

Say what?

Last time I listened to Trouble the guy sounded like a love weary Grizzly Adams bellowing Otis Reading songs with a gob full of gravel where as Drake on the other hand sounds like a painfully shy posh boy singing rather eloquently in a very English accent.
I think what they actually meant was:

"I don't really know anything about Ray Lamontagne other than the fact that he doesn't do interviews and he is very shy and the most famous singer/songwriter I can think of who was also quite shy is Nick Drake"

Tomorrow I'm expecting something along the lines of:
"If you enjoyed the Streets latest record why not listen to UB40 who are also from Birmingham"

Still what did I expect for free....

I literally laughed my head off when reading this

A weblog dedicated to misuse of the word literally.

in talking about the Giants comeback victory over the Eagles, mentioned that the Giants had “literally put a bullet in the heads of the Eagles“. Well, no wonder they won!

It's petty, but it made me laugh.

p.s. Did you see what I did there

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fax Machines

Every so often Michael Buerk wanders into my office and asks if he can borrow my Fax machine (I've no idea why he does this).
The only problem is that dispite the fact that I sit next to the huge beige monstrosity and I am employed as a technology expert I have no idea how it actually works.
The ubiquity of e-mail means that I've only had to use a fax machine about 3 times in my life (and always at the behest of a bloody estate agent) and though most are fairly self explanatory ours is a monster (It even has a bloody Mercury button). It has a help button that when you press it displays a message in its tiny screen "Press any button for help on that feature" and then when you press the button for example "Confirm" it prints out a sheet of paper with "Help Index #88934 CONFIRM BUTTON -: PRESS TO CONFIRM ACTIONS" written in tiny letters at one corner.
The net result is fiddling arround trying to help him with an array of buttons that all go bleep and do nothing whilst the 999 music plays in my head and I think "Little did they know that playing with the fax machine would prove deadly!"

I can't work photocopiers either....

My Personal Brazilian Grand Prix Highlight

Had me in stitches

How to tackle Londons pigeon problems

I may forward this video on to Red Ken it looks like an ideal way to shed the flying rats from our nations capital.
I think this is filmed in Green Park

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I'm off on my hols on Monday.
I'll be spending 2 sweet weeks in the Dominican Republic at a 4* all inclusive resort.
It's the most extravagant holiday I've ever booked (Which to be honest isn't saying much as I'd never even been on a plane up until a few years ago).
I've had a fairly insane time at work recently and my holiday last year got canceled at the last minute when my girlfriends mum died so I really feel like we deserve it and it's going to be such a great oportunity to just relax and get my head straight, not to mention drinking my own body weight in rum based cocktails!
Linky for the 5 day forcast.

First Post

Better get my first post out of the way.

I thought I would like to take a long time to write a really great post, but managed to delete it by mistake about an hour into my sublime prose.
Ah well, I'll come up with something clever another time.