Added by Paul 08 March 2009 21:01
Is a funny bloke. The Guardian has featured him in their 'Did I say that' column.
On Will Young
He's in the Guinness Book of Records. But so what? So is a bloke who jumps off the Eiffel Tower and lands in a tea cup
Added by Paul 08 March 2009 21:23
Added by Dave 15 March 2009 21:10
It does what it says on the tin
Added by Paul 16 March 2009 20:29
If you like it so much, why don't you go live there.com.
Bit of a mouthful, but looks like a very promising site essentially mocking the idiots that post stupid, racist, or otherwise ignorant comments on websites that permit feedback.
For some reason there's a big chunk of the population (yes, that's you Mail readers!) that seem to believe that everything bad in the world is some kind of pinkie-commie-bbc-left-you couldn't make it up-conspiracy.
Anyway, a sample...
If you have young children it cannot escape your notice just how blatantly the BBC constantly push and promote multiculturalism to our receptive young.
With this in mind imagine my surprise when I sat down with my Son a few evenings ago to watch some of “The Bedtime Hour” on Cbeebies only to see two white presenters, one male and one female. The huge overrepresentation of Blacks and Asians on Children’s BBC programmes is already well documented so I was even more surprised that the lack of an “ethnic” presenter was not compensated for in another way as neither of the presenters was obviously homosexual.
This evening I noticed that the female presenter only has one arm. They can’t help themselves.
Added by Paul 25 March 2009 21:13
An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents' £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling.
Actually I think he should do some pubes and 3 bits of jizz when he gets back from travelling!
Added by Andy 25 March 2009 22:40
If you haven't seen it already, an excellent and articulate verbal tirade on Gordan Brown by Daniel Hannan...
Added by JamesN 26 March 2009 12:05
God cannot be expected to step in and save us from climate change.
Given "He", even from my ignorant standpoint, is supposed to be "all powerful", I think he is being a bit tight.
We all make mistakes, can believers really expect no salvation from this evil, evil idiot?
Is "He" just going to kick back and enjoy the spectacle of humanity is "choked, drowned, or starved by its own stupidity." What an arsehole.
Rowan Walliams, what an idiot. For someone with the title "Dr", he really does talk a terrible load of shit.
Added by Paul 27 March 2009 21:31
Google Docs has nearly come of age I think.
We've been trialling it for word processing documents and spreadsheets and, by and large, it has worked very well.
On the plus side
It's great to be able to share documents with colleagues and customers, brilliant that you can work on the same documents at the same time and most of the functionality that I actually use in MS Office is available. Being able to access a document from anywhere with an internet connection is awesome.
There are a few negatives.
Bugs, bugs, bugs. Renaming files is a nightmare. The service is also a little unreliable. The word processor is much more basic than the spreadsheet. Logins - google needs a unified login like MS Passport. I've ended up with a different login for gmail, docs, adwords. Maybe this is my fault, maybe not.
On balance, the service can only get better I think. We've also taken advantage of the 'sites' functionality which enables you to set up your own 'wiki' which is very handy. We've used it for our induction.
Added by Paul 28 March 2009 14:57
F1 is back! I'm much more of a casual fan now living legend Michael Schumacher has retired.
However, it's hard not to get excited about the coverage returning 'home'; ie back to the BBC.
I've just watched the coverage and have a few observations...
1. Jake Humphrey much > Steve Rider
2. No James Allen. Hooray! Seriously hooray!
3. Yay, Martin Brundle on the team
4. Ted Kravitz in the pits. Ted Kravitz is the pits. He must have sucked a good deal of cock.
5. Ross Brawn has his own team! Does he really personally have more money than Honda?
6. I like Ross Brawn a lot and wish him well... but what a driver line-up?
7. Why are they racing in last years Formula Ford cars? Dreadful front and rear wings.
8. Sebastien Vettel is a legend and is > Mark Webber and probably just about everyone else.
9. Sebastien Vettel = new Michael Schumacher I think/hope.
10. Let us all pray that Button does not win tomorrow. Anyone but Button.
11. DC as a pundit. OK.
12. Eddie Jordan. Not for me.
13. Surprised at my positive reaction to seeing Richard Branson. Even though he looks, well, sort of bullish (I mean physically rather than merely optimistic)
14. Amazed how much the new regs have shaken up the grid. Who can remember an exciting first qualifying session?
Added by Paul 30 March 2009 19:42
Don't worry if you can't read the small print - you get the idea :-).
Added by Paul 30 March 2009 20:13
At risking of sounding a bit Heat magazine, he's not aged well has he? Whilst for many others 60 is the new 40 (Rach's dad is a great example), poor old Charles, despite the advantages afforded to him by birth, looks much older than his years - though not maybe his wife interestingly.
I would like to think it's some sort of punishment for his consistently irritating new-age, alt-med, hocus pocus beliefs. Like most men as they get older, they become increasingly convinced that they are right as the actual accuracy of their beliefs has gone into a proportional decline.
The views of most old men get rightly taken with a pinch of salt - James Lovelock is a notable and worthy exception to this rule - but the press serve up any old bullshit that comes out of Charles' mouth.
Anyway, here's what Professor Michael Baum had to say about science trumping royal intuition
"The power of my authority comes with a knowledge built on 40 years of study and 25 years of active involvement in cancer research. Your power and authority rest on an accident of birth."