Monthly Archives: December 2002

The schmaltzy Seasons in the Sun was based on a loose translation of a Jacques Brel song called The Dying Man, or Le moribond. Compare a translation of the Brel lyrics with what Westlife and others have incanted… let’s just … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s amazing where conversations take you, and sometimes it’s amazing where the internet takes you. Put them together and you have magic. I was, quite innocently, pondering the question “What is the plural of the word ‘scrotum’?” when I … Continue reading

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“Smile please” said the sign on the scales at the Weighhouse. With a result of -2, taking me to -46 total, I was quite happy to smile. Mid-week massometry mayhem and madness!!!

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For years I’ve been reporting that Mork and Mindy had a character in it called “Arnold Wanker”. Well, I was right (do a quick search for “Wanker” on the linked page). Not only that, but there was also an “Annie … Continue reading

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Good full day-trip to London yesterday… managed to catch not one but TWO west-end shows… Darius, the baby hamster, is singing of his teenage anxt bless him.

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Talking of BBC2 comedy – Look Around You was excellent – and I’m saying this having seen little more than one episode and their website. You can enjoy their fantastic Water Quiz to find out how funny it was – … Continue reading

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Today is a day for remembering obscure BBC2 sitcoms. How about The High Life?

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If you need any excuse to visit the hilarious MC Hawking website, check out this fantastic picture:

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If you want to read the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then I suggest you buy it. However, if you need to search the text for people like Veet Voojagig, then find it online here.

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Worrisome woes on the weekly wednesday weigh-in. Today’s result was an increase of +4. This is not desirable. Taking the aggregate back to the recidivist level of -42 which is still progress, but is not getting me closer to the … Continue reading

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