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Saturday, July 18, 2009


The spoilt rich people portrayed in Criminal Intent are truly revolting, and make me wish the US would have a revolution to bring about the equality the constitution boasts of.

Meanwhile, the Hallmark trailer for the episode Privilege shows an unsuspected deep understanding by that channel of the immense talents of our hero. He does not speak, we only see him use his face and body to act. It's superb.

Goodbye Henry

Henry Allingham, veteran of WWI and oldest man in the world, has died. He was 113.

A founder member of what was to become the Royal Air Force, Henry witnessed the Battle of Jutland as a member of the Royal Naval Air Service.

Like so many veterans of that terrible conflict, he did not speak of his experiences until much later in his life. Fortunately for the world, he was persuaded to begin telling his story, and the archives will carry it through to future generations.

Asked for the secret of his longevity, Henry once joked, "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women".

In a more serious moment he said, "How have I lived so long? I never worried. In the 20s there were millions of men out of work. You couldn't get a job anywhere. I wasn't worried. I'm not worried now."

There remain Claude Choules, 108, a British seaman who emigrated to Australia, and Harry Patch, the last survivor of the trenches. He is 111.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Back to Nowhere

Like I've said before, The Beatles have a song to suit any occasion.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Far be it from me... disagree with the amazing Vincent D'Onofrio, but if he looks like shit whatever episode of the show you look at:

then brother, are the rest of you men in trouble.


I have struggled valiantly with my Toshiba Shit Series laptop, bought as an emergency replacement when my HP went into hospital last year. I use it about once every 3 months at most.

When I bought it, I had wanted a Sony, but they were out of stock in the department store I had chosen (because of its 2-year free guarantees - joke).

Today I bought a better model than the one I wanted back then, with oodles of memory, and it's

Just today it was reduced by £100, and I got it from a different store (Marks and Spencer for those who know it, renowned for good customer service) again with a free 2-year guarantee.
As for the Toshiba, I'm going to remaster it (like I was forced to do when it was all of 4 days old and lost half its programmes for no reason) and give it, sticky keys and all, to my friend, in the hope that she will finally get a broadband connection. As the offending item cost a massive £800 only just over a year ago - and still has many months of useless guarantee left - I hope that she will make better use of it than I have.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Life Has Changed

In oh so many ways.

Mssrs Lennon and McCartney, how true.

You had something to say for every occasion.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get Over Me

Please. Bobby. Vincent. Both of you.

Preferably your leg.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Groovy Paradise

Anywhere with Vincent is paradise, and that would be groovy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Big and Bad

That's what he is in The Irishman. And in case you haven't been over to TheReel, here are the production photos they have posted over there.

He does know how to dwarf people, doesn't he?

Remember when our Sun returned?

We had all those months to wait between Untethered and Purgatory, and even though it was a pretty grim episode for poor Bobby, at last we got him back.

This George Harrison number is one of my all-time favourite Beatles songs. Sweet simplicity.

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