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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Muck-raking

On The News Quiz today on BBC Radio 4 Viking comedian Sandi Toksvig (who was educated at Oxford and whose English is better than that of most English people) put much better than I ever could the truth about the creator of Big Brother.


Peter Bazalgette, who created the reality TV show, is the 2 or 3x great grandson of...

... Sir Joseph Bazalgette, who gave London the sewer system that banished the scourge of typhoid from the capital.

As Sandi said, amazing how the two men were both responsible for providing conduits for excrement.

I'm sure Joseph would be very proud of Peter and his achievements.

Zoonotic - Second Dose

I did my thing to just 5 minutes of the episode, and ended up with over 80 new pictures! I can't help it - Bobby's exceptionally clever in this episode.

He gets the measure of Dr Stern right away.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Bobby Then And Now

How much has he changed? Has he improved or deteriorated. Judge for yourselves.
Season 1
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Season 2
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Season 3
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Season 4
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Season 5
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Season 6
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I can't credit all the pictures that aren't mine, but thanks to their creators and to TheReel.

My Bedroom - or The Cat Room

Ok, they don't sleep here at night, but I find it difficult to deprive them of their favourite place when I'm here in the evening.
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Mitzi just manages to squeeze herself into a tiny space next to the tiger throw. One claw stops her from sliding off.
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Shelley's the senior cat, and he's the reason they get this privilege.
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Dandy just looks beautiful.
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You can just see from Jaspa's eyes why she would have been called Jade if I'd known she was a girl. I'm sure she could have fitted the last leg into the catbed if she'd tried.
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The bedside table contains my little bedtime luxury...Oh, and the book was a prize draw winning gift from Wendy.
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The Calm After The Storm

Yesterday there were winds of up to 100mph across the UK, and at least 13 people died, including a toddler crushed by a wall collapse. Next week we're expecting cold and snow. But today was fine and sunny, I didn't have to work, and I was feeling a bit better, so I thought, what better way to clear my sinuses than to go to the Zoo.

They'd closed early yesterday because bits were falling off trees everywhere, and none of the animals would come out (more sense than humans). The journey passed very pleasantly with interesting chats with complete strangers. (I'll talk to anyone, and obviously so will they!)

The big cats were very obliging. The tiger was beating the bounds of his territory. The lion had to stir to sort out his two ladies who were having a bit of a punch-up. The serval was being a bit of a poser.

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The giraffe wasn't sure whether it was safe to come out.
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The squirrel monkeys had gone in to enjoy a meal. Turnip seemed to be the favourite. They kept rubbing it on branches or the glass, maybe to tenderise it, but it didn't seem to have much effect.

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The parrot keepers regaled me with stories about how the Hyacinths excavated a hole in the breeze block wall overnight, and both pairs were together in one room. On another occasion they made short work of the new perches and fittings some workmen put in, dismantling the whole lot in an hour, unscrewing bolts and everything.

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Best of all was the relative shortage of humans. At Easter the zoo is opening the new Gorilla Kingdom, which will be great, but I think it will be like a zoo there then...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Zoonotic - First Dose

It must be a hooker's dream to have someone like Bobby open the door!

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Sitting on a bed with Bobby - every fan's dream.

AnyDVD but mine!

So there I was, about to use my own DVDs, recorded by me, for the first time to do screencaps, and it turns out that AnyDVD will play Region 1 or Region 2 DVDs, but it won't play my home-recorded ones. An email to the HDD/DVD recorder's manufacturer guarantees a reply within an hour, but, hey, who's counting. (Apart from me - seethe). So anyone expecting Silver Lining will be disappointed to learn that I couldn't cap it. As a compensation, I'll be doing Zoonotic instead.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spoilt for choice

One day I'll post an entire album, but today 402 seems a few too many!

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