Friday 3 June 2005
Coca-Cola for Seagulls
Simple. Silly. Addictive. Just how we like them.
Sunday 5 June 2005
Sith in short
Can’t be bothered to sit through the latest Star Wars movie? Then read this handy (and amusing) short version of the script. via the linkbunnies.
Graybo (and Mrs Graybo) in purchase of Number 1 Album shocker! (and agree that it is really rather good).
Next thing you know, we might even buy a Top Ten Single (which we also think is rather good – the album looks pretty good too if you like RnB).
One for the boys
Rachel Stevens gets fruity and gives a very important message.
There’s a long (and probably not very interesting) story about how I was given my first instruction in checking for testicular cancer from a much-older woman whilst standing alongside the A24 one evening when I was in my very early twenties. But I’ll not bore you with it.
Tuesday 7 June 2005
Jaguar Urban Golf – good coffee break entertainment.
Am I the only one struggling to see a positive benefit overall from a price-neutral introduction of road pricing? The arguments are pretty well documented in this BBC article – it seems to me that it would only move the problem, not remove it.
The only way to effectively reduce car use is to make it signifcantly more expensive, but that would be so unpopular with the electorate and would also have such a negative impact on the economy that no government is ever likely to introduce such a policy. The marginal increases in costs that we’ve seen over the last couple of years as fuel costs have increased has not really had that much of an impact – it needs a substantial increase in costs to really hit home.
Thursday 9 June 2005
Is it me, or are breasts getting larger? Or are this year’s fashions more revealing? Or is it a combination of the two?
I was walking around Chichester city centre yesterday, the first really good warm and sunny day for a while, and my eyes were watering (and not because of the sun).
Monday 13 June 2005
Remember Grange Hill? Ever wondered where it was filmed and what those places look like today? Then wonder no more!
(I bet you now have that theme music going around and around and around…)
I’m never going to listen to my wife again when she says "don’t bother bringing the camera – it’s not a nice day and the photos won’t turn out well". I was quietly cursing the fact that I didn’t have the camera with me yesterday as we admired glorious and huge fields full of poppies near East Dean (the East Sussex one, not any of the the other East Deans) and then stood at the foot of the majestic cliffs at Birling Gap as the waves crashed in – all bathed in splendid sunshine. Bah!
Incidentally, I’m sure that there is a joke in a place name like Birling Gap. Much like there must be a joke in Tarring Neville.
Tim Yeo says that there are too many potential candidates for the Tory leadership. The BBC estimates that there are "at least eight candidates". One commentator in the Independent at the weekend put the figure at eleven.
Under party rules, in order to stand for the leadership a candidate must present a petition bearing the signatures of twenty MPs. MPs may not sign the petition of more than one candidate. There are currently 197 Tory MPs. 11 candidates. Do the maths.
Tuesday 14 June 2005
Interesting theory about the possibility of artificially creating every possible television image.
Google will have all the pictures to cover all the Olympics that could possibly be arranged and all the pic-tures to put together every Super Bowl that could ever be played. They would have a bunch of new epi-sodes of Friends and all the seasons of Lost that could ever be produced…
It would need a computer the size of Manhattan to make it work, but an interesting theory nonetheless.
Thursday 16 June 2005
Or seek me in person at this weekend’s Garden Event at West Dean, near Chichester.
Sunday 26 June 2005
Truth be told, this site is pretty crap at the moment
…being as it is mainly made up of pathetic excuses for the lack of any fresh content. I could tell you that I’ve been up to my eyes in work. I could tell you that I spent last week in the Netherlands and Belgium (Maastricht – great place – who knew?). I could tell you loads of things. But would you believe me? And, even if you did, would you find it an acceptable excuse for the shoddy state of grayblog?
Two hundred kay
I see visitor number 200,000 passed by here sometime in the last few days. That’s nice.
When you look at this logo (which belongs to one of my clients), what do you see?
Wednesday 29 June 2005
Thursday 30 June 2005
A Taste Of Freedom.
Purchased in Vlijmen, Netherlands, 21/6/05. Almost certainly nothing like Mecca Bingo or MechaGodzilla.